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Minimizing A Window Closes Window Instead (Mint 13 Mate)

     
2:43 am on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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I asked this on the Linux Mint forum but haven't heard back:

When I minimize a window - whether it is a file manager or whether it is an application such as firefox - the window will CLOSE instead of being minimized to the panel / system tray.

If I go to the terminal and and enter top I can see that the application is still listed (it still has a PID as well as a CPU% and a %MEM), but the window is no where to be found.

If I restart the application from the menu, it DOESN'T bring up the other window. For example: If I come to webmasterworld.com and minimize the window, then go to the Menu -> Internet -> Firefox, it will launch a new browser with the default home page (not the webmasterworld.com page I was just browsing).

Any help is greatly appreciated.
3:59 am on Mar 6, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Got it figured out.

somehow, the window list gadget was removed from the bottom panel, so there was no way to view any windows that had been minimized.

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If you experience this problem, then you should:

1) Right click on the Pane

2) Click the + Add To Panel link in the popup menu

3) Scroll down and click the Window List item and then click the +Add button
 

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