Xfce Missing Maximize Minimize And Close Buttons

Last modified: 
Thursday, April 30th, 2015


  • Maximize, minimize, and close buttons missing from windows.
  • Window theme styles not present.
  • Missing window borders.
  • Can't switch between windows by ctrl tabbing or clicking on items.

Probable Solution

Run the following from a terminal:


More Options

Panel xfce4-panel

Taskbar xftaskbar4 (Xfce 4.2 only)

Window Manager xfwm4

Desktop xfdesktop (can depend on the dbus service, Xfce 4.4 only)


Help, my panel/task bar/desktop/window borders has disappeared

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