shmulik
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Missing taskbar

Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:22 pm

i am using raspberry pi and after entering the desktop mode by "startx"
i am missing the taskbar, the bottom bar.
i just have nothing there.
When clicking the right mouse botton at the bottom of the screen i have the same menu as clicking at the center of the screen.

i tried to make changes in the screen resulosion but it didnt work, and i think its not the problem.
when i am taking the cursrr to the bottom of the screen i can see that its at the lowest position and there is nothing more down there.

what can i do?

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Laurens-wuyts
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Re: Missing taskbar

Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:12 pm

Use the command line :lol:

Laurens

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Re: Missing taskbar

Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:55 pm

try going to LXterminal and type:
lxpanel
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated Raspbian Buster w/ Desktop OS.

shmulik
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Re: Missing taskbar

Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:57 am

what do you mean to use the command line?
terminal ot alt+F2 ? i know i can use it.

about lunching lxanel, i trien it few times, it says that the panel already lunched.
itries rebooting the raspberryPi...

what else can be wrong?

Is there any way to lunch the "file navigation", i mean like in windows i can open a folder and see the files in it or open "My comuter" and navigate through the file and folders, that is esspecialy what i need.

ghans
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Re: Missing taskbar

Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:28 am

PCManFM should still be there ? Don't you have a "Home" icon you can click ?

Well , try

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pcmanfm  &
inside an LXterminal , that should work.


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shmulik
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Re: Missing taskbar

Mon Oct 20, 2014 9:55 am

thanks that worked, it opened a window for file navigation.

i dont have a home button or ant taskbar... how can i restore it ?

shmulik
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Re: Missing taskbar

Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:57 pm

anyone ??

pksato
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Re: Missing taskbar

Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:14 am

Hi,
Check if taskbar is not out from screen.
Put mouse on bottom border, if cursor disappears totally, screen is more big that display area, try to use over and under scan settings, or correct resolution.
If still see mouse cursor tip on border, screen size are correct. And taskbar really not on screen.
Try to restart with this command (terminal or run box)

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lxpanelctl restart
And, if problem persists, show us more details, like OS and version on use, RPi model, type of display (tv or monitor), etc.

babis19
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Re: Missing taskbar

Sun Dec 21, 2014 4:24 pm

Hello everybody. I have the same problem. Everything was ok when I installed OS (from NOOBS) but after update (sudo apt-get upgrade) task bar is missing. It's not the TV resolution (I think). Is there anything I can do?
I am a beginner with Raspberry Pi so Please keep it simple.

LevidRodriguez
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Re: Missing taskbar

Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:24 pm

Hi

My task bar is blinking, I try a lot of terminal commands and no one fix it.

Somebody have an idea?

Thanks!

pishta68
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Location: California, USA

Re: Missing taskbar

Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:25 am

I messed with the size and it vanished. I did a cold reboot and it came back.

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VincentGR
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Re: Missing taskbar

Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:45 pm

I had black screen with some icons that refused to execute with no taskbar after strech update from jessie.
I tried many solutions with no result, but I noticed that with sudo startx my zero boots stretch fine.
I saw that the Pi folder on my Pi3 had Pi user permissions but on my Zero root :roll:
So I switched back to Pi and everything went back to normal on next reboot.

rkristelijn
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Re: Missing taskbar

Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:11 am

Situation: Clean startup, in xwindow, but no taskbar.
Cause: My taskbar was on the wrong desktop because I had multiple monitors connected (running inside VirtualBox witn x86 image)
Solution:
edit

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~/.config/lxpanel/LXDE-pi/panels/panel
you can use CTRL+ALT+T to get the terminal and use vi or nano to edit

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Global {
  ...
  monitor=0 // it was 2
  ...
}
after restarting the service, the taskbar apeared

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lxpanelctl restart

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