Bob Stia composed:
I'm running KDE3 on openSUSE 11.3. A strange thing has popped up on my desktop. If I minimize an application it does not show up in the taskbar. It just dissapears. I have 4 virtual desktops which I can choose from on the taskbar.
I have been trying things in Personal Settings but don't know if that caused it. I have been going over settings for hours without any luck at finding the solution. The app is not closing because if I mouse-over a window (pager) in the task bar it shows the app name on that desktop. But opening the corresponding desktop it does not show the opened app. This condition happens whether the taskbar shows permanently or hidden.
Could be an accidental click on something obscure. I have no idea what that may be. If it only happens when you login as yourself but not logged in as root or an alternate user, you should be able to solve it by resetting your all your KDE3 personalizations. To do that, log out of X, switch to any of the virtual consoles and log in, then delete ~/.kde, then log back into X. You'll have to redo most of your desktop personalizations, but that should kill the subject problem.