close button

Gamble, Thomas K tkg at
Mon Sep 16 12:31:43 UTC 2013

This sounds a bit like 'missing title bar' syndrome.  I had the same problem when some kde packages were held back from an update/upgrade.  I fixed it on my 13.04 installation by adding backports to my repositories (not sure if this is really necessary) and running "sudo apt-get dist-upgrade".  This brought my KDE installation back in sync.  A google search, however shows other possible causes, such as kwin not starting properly and the problem is not limited to version 4.11.

Good luck and don't give up.  Remember the old saw: "What doesn't kill us just makes us stronger" ;o)


-----Original Message-----
From: kubuntu-users-bounces at [mailto:kubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Charles Bell
Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2013 4:39 AM
To: Kubuntu user technical support
Subject: Re: close button

On 09/14/2013 06:30 AM, Errol Sapir wrote:
> On 14/09/13 13:06, Errol Sapir wrote:
>> On 14/09/13 13:01, Clay Weber wrote:
>>> On Saturday, September 14, 2013 12:49:25 PM Errol Sapir wrote:
>>>>    Present Windows has also an unpopular change: the mouse action 
>>>> for closing a window got removed.
>>> "Present Windows" is the Desktop Effect, so your missing buttons are 
>>> another thing entirely.
>> Should I try an reinstall KDE 4.11? Maybe the problem is only mine? 
>> I'm at a loss.
>> Errol
> Hi Clay & Myriam
> I did an update using Muon Update Manager and all came right. Sorry 
> for pressing the panic buttons but I didn't (and still don't) 
> understand what happened.
> All is well now. Thanks for your aid.
> Errol
I sometimes run my screensaver as a program without any window border at all.
I found out that when you go to the panel at the location you keep it (top or bottom, or side) and right click it will offer all the options for maximize, minimize, close, etc.
I sometimes open and maximize the screensaver because it won't do it otherwise, when run as a program.  That gives me a nice moving desktop (KOceanSaver).
When I want to close it, I just go to the panel and click close.
I find it a nice feature.
Good luck!


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