desktop switcher

Aere Greenway Aere at
Thu Jan 23 17:15:45 UTC 2014

On 01/23/2014 06:23 AM, W.J.Heeringa wrote:
> Dear all,
> I upgraded from Lubuntu 13.04 to 13.10 by performing the following 
> command:
> sudo do-release-upgrade -d
> This affected also the desktop switcher (I hope this is the right 
> term), see the pictures attached. I used to have eight desktops as can 
> be seen in the picture.
> However, when starting an application, the desktop switcher completely 
> disappears. In Lubuntu 13.04 and earlier the desktop switcher was 
> permanently visible.
> Does anyone know how I can achieve having the desktop switcher 
> permantly visible in Lubuntu 13.10 as well?
> Best regards,
> Wilbert

I have seen something similar with my Lubuntu 13.10 system.

Any customization I have done with my system is totally by GUI means.  
The one I know of, is that I made the panel a bit higher than normal (32 
pixels).  I don't use command-line means of customization, because in my 
experience, I forget how to do it, so it doesn't get done on the next 

Normally, the two desktops I have appear in the task-bar (panel) 
switcher, and work without any problems.

But sometimes, one (or both of them) get covered by the taskbar background.

I recognized it because I have configured my panel to be a bit larger 
(in the vertical dimension) than the default, and the panel background 
that obscures it doesn't go all the way to the bottom (it seems to 
assume a normal-height panel).

I don't know what triggers the problem.  It just occasionally 'happens'.

I can make it go away by clicking on any desktop panel entries that are 


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