Show Desktop ICON

Jay Ridgley jridgley2 at
Thu Oct 17 10:50:55 UTC 2013

On 10/17/2013 03:11 AM, Colin Law wrote:
> On 16 October 2013 23:49, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at> wrote:
>> On 10/16/2013 03:22 AM, Colin Law wrote:
>>> On 16 October 2013 04:45, Jay Ridgley <jridgley2 at> wrote:
>>>> Folks,
>>>> I do not know what I did but on one of my systems I have a green box
>>>> shaped
>>>> icon that displays "show desktop" when I hover my mouse over it. However
>>>> I
>>>> can not seem to activate it.
>>> Where are you seeing this icon?  Is it on the launcher (the column of
>>> shortcuts on the left hand side of the screen) or somewhere else
>> It appears next to Menu on th top left portion of the screen, it has been an
>> icon that looked like the Ubuntu wallpaper.
> If you normally see Menu in the top left then presumably you are not
> running the standard Unity GUI.  Which one are you using?
> Colin


I am running the Cinnamon desktop, however, it was the same when I was running 
Gnome on 10.04 and the decorations and are still there if I login with ubuntu 2d 
(Unity) selested. Everything was working fine until about Tuesday evening.

Window decorations are a black bar with orange and grey buttons on the right (I 
changed them at installation time from the left). I have noticed that several of 
the system icons are no longer displaying correctly.

I have 2 other desktop systems configured in the same fashion that are still 
working fine. It is just the laptop that has problems.



Jay Ridgley
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Registered Ubuntu User ID - 23320

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