Running apps are vanishing in v4.0.4...

Olivier Fourdan fourdan at
Wed May 5 08:09:54 CEST 2004


Most of the time this, happens when people inadvertendly use the wheel
mouse over the desktop, which moves to another workspace hiding all
current windows.


On Wed, 2004-05-05 at 02:33, Marv Boyes wrote:
> I've been using Xfce4 (v4.0.4) near-exclusively for a couple of months 
> now, and I've absolutely fallen in love with it-- coming from KDE, I 
> feel like I've "graduated", in a way.  ;)  Unfortunately, I've run into 
> a serious problem in the last couple of weeks and hope that someone can 
> help.
> Once every day or two, for no apparent reason, every single application 
> opened in a particular workspace will suddenly disappear. It's like I 
> killed them all at once. There's no warning, there are no error 
> messages-- everything in that workspace just vanishes. It has (so far) 
> only happened in whichever workspace is active; applications opened in 
> other workspaces are unscathed. It appears to be random-- I haven't been 
> able to pin the behavior to a particular application or action. 
> Sometimes it happens while I'm working; other times I'll leave the room 
> and return several minutes later to find everything gone. I haven't been 
> able to purposely duplicate the problem.
> It happens on both my home and work computers, too-- while both are 
> running Mandrake 9.2, the computers themselves basically have only the 
> Intel architecture in common. The two are configured, and run, very 
> differently. I installed Xfce4 using the same packages on both machines. 
> I had thought that perhaps there was some kind of conflict with software 
> I had installed at home, but that wouldn't explain why I see the same 
> behavior at work.
> Is anyone familiar with this issue? Please accept my apologies if it's 
> been covered before, and thanks very much in advance.
> Marv
> -------
> Help in the research to fight devastating diseases like
> Huntington's, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's-- donate your computer's
> leisure time to Folding at Home.
> ----------
> The best way to accelerate a Windows box is at 9.8 meters per second per 
> second.
> _______________________________________________
> Xfce mailing list
> Xfce at
 - Olivier Fourdan - fourdan at - - 

More information about the Xfce mailing list