On Fri, 15 Aug 2008 10:18:37 +1000, Ross McKay <rosko(a)zeta.org.au>
SWMBO finds that her document tabs occasionally just up and disappear
on her. No error message or anything, they just... vanish! They quite
happily reappear on a "Toggle All Additional Widgets", but may
disappear again at some point.
I strongly suspect some interaction with the NVIDIA driver, as we
basically differ on hardware: both of us running Fedora 9 x86-64
updated with the latest patches, but she's on a desktop Intel P4 with
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, and I'm on a laptop AMD Athlon X2 TK-55 with
NVIDIA GeForce 7000M; maybe the latest NVIDIA driver has a bug on 5*
I strongly don't believe this has anything todo with the graphics
drivers or even with the used chipsets.
The only other thing I can think of is that she is of
the habit of
selecting a dozen or more files in the sidebar and opening them all at
once, to make global changes in them. I always open one file at a
time, and rarely have more files open than the file tabs can display.
a) have you seen this before? (when / how?)
b) any tips on diagnosing it?
Erm, is it that certain documents get closed or is it just the notebook
tab bar which disappears?
Maybe she accidentally double clicks on a notebook, then Geany hides
'additional widgets' and so the tab bar.
Maybe she is closing the documents accidentally by middle-clicking on
the notebook tabs? But then a message should be in the status window
that a document was closed.
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