No borders anymore / cannot switch between applications

Greg Folkert greg at
Fri Nov 4 19:24:20 CET 2011

On Fri, 2011-11-04 at 19:20 +0100, 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 :-(

Is xfwm running during your session? As it sounds like your Window
Manager is not running at all.

> What else do you need to know?

Unless this doesn't solve it, nothing.
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