Minimising windows and jedit not opening properly

Asked by Nickie W on 2012-10-20

I've just set up Ubuntu and started using it for the first time.

I was using it fine. When I minimized windows they appeared at the bottom of my screen, on the taskbar, much like a Windows computer. I was also successfully using jedit and doing some C++ programming.

Then, as far as I can tell, it randomly stopped showing what windows were minimized at the bottom of the screen. How did this happen and how do I rectify this?

That is not the most important thing, I can live with it. However, after minimizing a jedit window and losing it I find that I cannot even open a new jedit window at all (even after restarting my computer several times). I type jedit in the command prompt - I get the grey box with jedit written in it, but then no actual jedit window comes open so that I can edit code. Or, I click on the jedit icon itself and it does the same thing.
What the heck can I do?! I need to program and it's not working!

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Please tell your ubuntu release and the Desktop Interface you are using...

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Nickie W (nixiepixietrixienak) said : #3

I'm using kubuntu
and how do i find out the desktop interface?

Nickie W (nixiepixietrixienak) said : #4

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux NicolasLaptop 3.2.0-29-generic-pae #46-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jul 27 17:25:43 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

kubuntu ok

so KDE is the Desktop Environment

Nickie W (nixiepixietrixienak) said : #6

I seem to have found a way to get to minimized windows now. Looked up KDE online and messed about a bit.

Nickie W (nixiepixietrixienak) said : #7

Oh and now because I can see windows that are minimized, I can see jedit.

Thanks for your help. I just used task manager.

Problem sorted.