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Since yesterday (8th May 2012) I don't know what has changed - several unity updates come through but now whenever I open gnuCash it doesn't show in the unity launcher bar when it's open and I can't Alt-Tab between it and other open applications.

This makes it impossible to switch between it and other apps.

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closed as too localized by fossfreedom Sep 13 '12 at 18:41

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This also happens with K3b - I don't know if this is because it's a KDE app but sometimes it disappears from the Unity Launcher bar and sometimes it's there. If it's not shown in the bar then I can't alt & Tab between it and other open apps. – Peter May 11 '12 at 10:27
OP flagged as too localised - " It no longer applies as it's automatically been resolved by some updates which came through" – fossfreedom Sep 13 '12 at 18:41
This is happening to me now on Ubuntu 12.10--not with GnuCash, but with a few other programs (Skype, Archive Manager (aka file-roller), gedit). But I guess I need to upgrade to 13.04 and see if it's fixed there. – Craig McQueen May 30 '13 at 5:23
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I have found that the shortcut "Super +W" shows all the windows, even if there is the issue you describe. So, just a temporary solution, but it works well :-)

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Now this is a good option Super & W. Thank you. – Peter May 11 '12 at 10:28

Open a terminal window and initiate Gnucash from there. You should see error messages in the terminal that should help you discover the problem.

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Hi, Srinivas. Now that you have enough rep to comment, please don't use the answer section to request more info. Thanks – Jjed May 9 '12 at 14:33
Hi Srinivas, when I open gnuCash again - either by terminal or dash it just says that it's already open. I can't get back to the window to close it or use it at all. – Peter May 9 '12 at 14:36
Oh ya sorry about that.. ;-) – Srinivas Gowda May 9 '12 at 14:36
Well I guess your not the only one facing this problem have read of this.… – Srinivas Gowda May 9 '12 at 14:42
I've now tried restarting unity by typing "unity" in a command line and that didn't help! So I logged out and back in. Problem is still there but if I add gnuCash to the unity bar then this sorts it out. Any ideas why? – Peter May 9 '12 at 14:42

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