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Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:03 pm
by Tacuabe
I've been using LXDE for a long time. First in Lubuntu and now with Debian 9.4 Stretch. My Desktop Pages always showed icons for the opened applications in each desk. They have now suddenly stopped appearing. Has anyone experienced this problem? Will appreciate a solution or workaround.
Thanks.

Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:37 pm
by Rex Bouwense
You didn't give us a lot to work with. Try right clicking any open space on the lxde panel and select "Task Bar (Window List)" Settings. Place a check mark on "Show windows from all desktops" and then close. That will list of all open applications on all of your desktops.

Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:52 am
by Tacuabe
I'm not using the Taskbar, just the Desktop Pager. Anyhow, I added the Taskbar and looked at the Settings. Found that "Show windows from all desktops" was already checked. The problem is that the Desktop Pager sometimes show icons and suddenly they are replaced by a rectangle. This irregular behaviour is what I want to correct, if possible.

Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:39 pm
by drooly
Tacuabe wrote:I'm not using the Taskbar, just the Desktop Pager.

Do you mean this?

Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:33 am
by Tacuabe
No, I'm using a narrow vertical panel on the left edge. I set a 48 px wide margin there. I do not need text, just the icon of the topmost app in each workspace to appear. Unfortunately, this does not happen in every session and sometimes I get only rectangles instead of icons. See attached capture.
The annoying part is that some sessions have icons and others do not. This is aleatory and I could not associate this behaviour in any way.
Desktop_Pager.png
Firefox is in desktop 1, SpaceFM in desktop 2.
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Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:48 am
by drooly
I do get Icons.
But if the window in question is too small the icon disappears.
The windows in your screenshot seem to be too small for icons to appear in them.

Re: Desktop Pager icons

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:10 pm
by Tacuabe
Well, the funny thing is they do appear sometimes (just like now) with space to spare. Sometimes they do not and, as said, the behaviour is uconsistent.