I have Dell-Precision laptop with ubuntu 14.04 installed; using KDE. As a result of my minor (and failed) attempts to get an extra widget into bottom bar, something funny happened:

Whenever I call a window (any! including browser, etc) by clicking on that window icon (either at the bottom bar or at the desktop icon), and after using it, click at the "minimize button" in that window,

the window does NOT go as an "waiting icon" into icon bar, but simply disappears! I know it is somewhere (I can see it by using "ps" command), but it is lost to me if I want to call it back (e. g. to maximize). There must be some minor fix, but I cannot figure it out... Help!

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I have the same problem on an Ubuntu derivative, but only with Brasero. Reset KDE settings, if needed just re-install the desktop environment.

  • thanks, Akito; but can you be more specific : "Reset KDE settings" -- what specifically I need to reset in "System setting"? If possible, can you give me step-by-step instruction ? (see, you have here a dumb user, sigh...)
    – Al Kap
    Mar 16, 2017 at 19:50
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    Dumb people are those who don't ask questions. I didn't put a step-by-step guide in, because I don't know much about KDE. But I will look into it and update my answer in case I find a more specific solution
    – Akito
    Mar 17, 2017 at 2:32

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