Running apps are vanishing in v4.0.4...

Marv Boyes marvboyes at
Wed May 5 12:55:57 CEST 2004

Okay, plausible enough-- IF:

a) the workspace changed when the windows disappear;
b) the applications were still there when I went back to my original 
workspace; and
c) I actually had a wheelmouse on either machine. ;)

I appreciate the suggestion, Olivier, but (no offense) it doesn't fit 
the facts. For whatever reason, those apps are getting killed.

[but it sure sounded like I was wheeling from one workspace to another, 
didn't it? I just re-read my original post, and that probably would've 
been my first suggestion. ;) ]


Olivier Fourdan wrote:
> Hi
> 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.
> Cheers,
> Olivier.
> 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 
>>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.

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