This is on a RHEL6 system using GNOME (but it happens on Debian as well). I use an application called
xchat and if you hide it using the icon in the notification area (as opposed to minimizing using window button) of the panel it will hide and only show an icon in the notification area. You can then re-activate it and pop up the window clicking that same icon.
This all works fine and keeps the panel area where most apps have a button less cluttered.
However if you restart the panel, either by hand using
kill -1 or it restarts as a result of an update the icon in the notification area disappears and there is no way to pop up the
xchat window, but the process is still running fine.
I was wondering if there is a way to display or "pop up" this application's window using some commands or some special tool. Right now I am forced to kill and restart it.