December 29, 2021, 5:44pm
Hi to you I was moving files from one VM to the other than the taskbar and the windows became invisible and are now even after reboot not be back. Thant happened with 4.1 rc3 any idea?
December 29, 2021, 5:58pm
A similar issue:
I once had both the upper left qubes “start button” and the task bar lock up in qubes 4.1 rc3. By “lock up” I mean clicking on them did nothing, and closing windows did not update the task bar. Widgets in the tray still seemed to work though.
If this is related to your issue it may help.
It only happened once so not repeatable, and rebooting fixed it for me.
Since yours is repeatable, I recomend submitting a issue on it on the github issue list: at
Issues · QubesOS/qubes-issues · GitHub
Help! My taskbar disappeared and it is not coming back. I rebooted the machine 3 times now. What can I do?
I found the solution on Reddit:
Right mouse click on the desktop and look for the dom0 terminal and type:
It did gave me a width negative content error but the task bar is back
Update: After reboot it is gone again.
March 3, 2022, 4:51pm
now i belive that the invisible taskbar happened because of dom0 updating bevor 4.1 released official
After each reboot I manually enter
xfce4-panel on the dom0 terminal to be able to get the taskbar. Is there a way to solve this so the taskbar appears automatically again?
Also the sys-net network icon is not shown after I manually start the taskbar so I cannot change my wifi network settings.
I solved it based upon a solution found here:
xfce4-Panel doesn't appear after booting - #8 by trounces
Go to System Tools > Session and Startup > Application Autostart > Add+
Name: Start taskbar
Trigger: on login
Reboot the machine and taskbar appears automatically again with all the icons including network icon which did not appear when I manually started the taskbar later on.
Since nobody did it, I created an issue report for this. This is the way things get solved. Otherwise the developers may not hear about it.
05:20PM - 18 Mar 22 UTC
Opening a bug report for this because people have been talking about this in the
… forum, but nobody stood up to creating it here on GitHub [after some insistence on my part](https://forum.qubes-os.org/t/xfce4-panel-doesnt-appear-after-booting/10089/6):
### Qubes OS release
### Brief summary
XFCE panel disappears on boot.
### Steps to reproduce
? No idea
### Expected behavior
XFCE interface shows like like normal
### Actual behavior
Quoting from [the forum](https://forum.qubes-os.org/t/panel-is-gone/9242/1):
> My panel in qubes4.1 is somehow gone… I was just browsing in the internet and then all at once my panel was gone. I rebooted the device but still it is missing.
> I found the xfce4-panel.xml file, so i guess it should be possible to “restart” it again but i don’t know how. I don’t know how to “start” the panel and if i have to make changes at the xml file i don’t know how to do that either.
> When i right click and go to “Applications” → “System Tools” and then click on “Panel” i get this error message:
> This was the solution for me. To clarify:
> Go to System Tools > Session and Startup > Application Autostart > Add+
> Name: Start taskbar
> Command: xfce4-panel
> Trigger: on login
> Reboot the machine and taskbar appears automatically again with all the icons including network icon which did not appear when I manually started the taskbar later on.
> 1. running `xfwm4 --replace`
> 2. running `xfce4-panel`
I had exactly the same issues and adding
to autostart fixed both the panel and the network icon for me as well. Thanks!
If devs need more info on system specs, feel free to contact me.
October 4, 2022, 11:10am
Same issue thanks to trounces. i was using the beta then happend again once on the stable. Dell laptop.
March 23, 2023, 5:45pm
This is still happening in March 2023.