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    window borders disappeared

    Hi,

    I have a big problem with Xubuntu 8.04. I upgraded from 7.10 immediately after 8.04 was released. Suddenly (2008-05-02) window borders (plus window title) disappeared. In that moment I tried to return from virtual machine in VMPlayer by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+R". When I wanted to try something with "Settings->Settings Manager->Window Manager I received message: "these settings cannot work with your current window manager (unknown)" Lower toolbar has no signs of opened windows, nor icons for workplaces. Upper toolbar is bellow opened window. I have set "I allow XFCE to manage my desktop". Strange behaviour. Now I cannot move/resize/max/min windows.

    Please help,
    Best regards,
    Milos

  2. #2
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    Re: window borders disappeared

    Type, xfwm4 --replace after pressing alt+f2.It brings up the run dialog box.
    Last edited by linux phreak; May 6th, 2008 at 04:06 AM.
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    Re: window borders disappeared

    great..now it works..really thanks
    Milos

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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: window borders disappeared

    Indeed it works fine! The thing that bothers me is that in my Xubuntu 9.10, my default user account does not render either of the taskbars on top and on the bottom of the screen no matter what I did (restart PC). I even tried creating a new user account just to be sure that there is no part of the user-specific configuration and guess what! For the new user, the task bars were rendered correctly, but I couldn't see any windows title bars and buttons!

    It seems that some services did not run successfully. Any ideas about this?

  5. #5
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    Re: window borders disappeared

    Quote Originally Posted by th_agorastos View Post
    Indeed it works fine! The thing that bothers me is that in my Xubuntu 9.10, my default user account does not render either of the taskbars on top and on the bottom of the screen no matter what I did (restart PC). I even tried creating a new user account just to be sure that there is no part of the user-specific configuration and guess what! For the new user, the task bars were rendered correctly, but I couldn't see any windows title bars and buttons!

    It seems that some services did not run successfully. Any ideas about this?
    You need to re-start your panels:

    In a terminal , or ALT + F2 enter:

    Code:
    xfce4-panel &
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  6. #6
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    Re: window borders disappeared

    xfwm4 sure worked!!!

    however, one more help pls...
    my mouse pointer chooses any one icon on the screen and sticks to it...this triggers random opening of many windows of one type....

    help...please

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