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I am using gVim, installed using apt-get, and whenever I minimize the window it gets lost. The program is executing because I can see it in the monitor, but there is no way to bring back the editor. In fact in the dock it never appears as if it had been open. Is there a way to fix this? Thanks! (Using Unity with Ubuntu Oneric Ocelot)

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Is the icon still on the launcher? – Reuben Swartz Oct 15 '11 at 15:41
Yes it is. But let's say gVim is closed. If I click on the icon it opens gVim and keeps on flashing forever and never gets the little arrow on the side that shows that the program is running. So if I minimize gVim and click on this icon again it opens a new gvim instance. Not the one I was working with. – Mario R. Vallejo Oct 15 '11 at 15:45
In fact if I search for it after pressing the super key it won't come up. – Mario R. Vallejo Oct 15 '11 at 15:54
2… This did the trick. Thanks – Mario R. Vallejo Oct 15 '11 at 16:20

The solution provided in the referenced question was to "Logout, then log back in again using Unity 2D, then log back out and back in with 3D. Your problem should be solved."

Thought other might appreciate having the answer right here.

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