Window-borders / title bar vanishes frequently

killermoehre killermoehre at
Mon Aug 27 21:10:42 CEST 2012

Am 27.08.2012 20:45, schrieb Heinz Diehl:
> Hi,
> recently, I installed Fedora 17 with XFCE on a friends laptop. All
> works perfectly, with the exception of a little inconvenience which
> happens from time to time: all the borders of all windows
> vanish. Precisely, when you open e.g. the XFCE terminal emulator (or
> any other program), the blue line at the bottom containing the word
> "terminal" and also the +, - and x on the upper right corner and the
> scrolling bar is no longer there (I guess it's called the title bar).
> She's not able to move these defective windows either. Rebooting
> doesn't help.
> Opening a console/terminal and doing an "xfwm4 --replace" cures this
> immediately - until next time. I found this in some thread about a
> similar problem and tried it, without knowing what it actually does,
> but it worked.
> Frankly, I have not the slightest idea where to look for a permanent
> solution. Does this phenomenon maybe ring a bell for somebody?
> What could I do to get rid of this?
> Thanks,
> Heinz.

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