[xubuntu-users] Fwd: Re: Misaligned Windows in the Interface

Mike Kupfer m.kupfer at acm.org
Fri Sep 7 05:07:42 UTC 2012

Jack Fromm wrote:

> I forgot to mention one other symptom. Alt-F4 doesn't work. 
> I thought it was just me. I developed the same problem the other night.
> I've been on 12.04 since May and it worked fine until then. In addition
> to the problems John describes, applications open on my secondary
> monitor and I can't move them. Not only that, but they don't show an
> icon on the panel like an open app should. Finally, when I go into
> Settings Manager, both Window Manager and Window Manager Tweaks are
> completely blank when I open them.

Jack, in your case, it sounds to me like the Xfce window manager (xfwm4)
is not running for some reason.

If you can get a terminal window, see if "pgrep xfwm4" prints anything.
If it does not, try running "xfwm4 &" and see if that fixes things.

I don't recognize the symptoms that John Deakin reported, but it
wouldn't hurt for him to try these steps, too.

If manually starting xfwm4 fixes things for you, make sure you save your
session so that you have xfwm4 the next time you log in.


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