No borders anymore / cannot switch between applications

Gilbert Sullivan whirly.gig at
Fri Nov 4 19:21:37 CET 2011

On 11/04/2011 02:20 PM, d_widi wrote:
> Hi all
> After some changes with theming, I have a great problem with my XFCE 4.8
> :-(
> I do not have any borders around the windows anymore, cannot switch
> between open programs and also don't see any entries anymore at the
> window-list (Window-Button). also not in the Workspace Switcher (Only
> one Workspace left) :-(
> I have Debian Squeeze with XFCE 4.8 from the Wheezy repository...
> -> I once deleted all settings-stuff from my Home directory - then it
> initially worked, but after the next login, same issue. As well I tried
> to log in as another user: Same: First I had a proper environment, have
> seen all Window-borders, after a logoff/logon, same :-(
> What else do you need to know?
> Thank you for your help!
> David

Just thought I'd add another note. You said you made some changes in 
your theming before the trouble started. It could be that you have a 
theme that is causing the window manager to crash. In that case, you'll 
probably want to switch to another theme and see if you can get the 
broken one fixed.

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