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My PC is fairly old and the hardware is quite weak, but it runs unity 2D quite well and fast. But I have this only one problem. The close/minimize,maximize buttons dont appear When I open a application window (like writer,calc,etc) and the launcher(sidebar) disappears before the application opens. I notices however when the application opens with the launcher bar on the screen there is no problem. Also when i the buttons dont appear with i click the dash home and return to the window the buttons appear. Is this a bug? is there a fix to this?

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Do the window buttons appear when you hover your mouse over the top-left corner of the screen, where the dash button used to be in 11.04? If yes then it's not a bug. Also, you may consider adding some more details to the question or maybe a screenshot - it's not very easy to follow the question. – Sergey Nov 7 '11 at 8:01
Are you sure they're gone and not just really, really dark? (I ask because I thought they were gone too. I took a screenshot, zoomed in and realised that they were actually just really dark icons.) – detly Jan 19 '12 at 2:33
This question appears to be abandoned, if you are experiencing a similar issue please ask a new question with details pertaining to your problem. If you feel this question is not abandoned, please flag the question explaining that. I am flagging this for closure. Regards, – Ringtail Mar 11 '12 at 18:22
Does this happen with other themes? Radiance, for example? – AyaneForever May 9 '12 at 21:01
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Which theme do you use? Default (Ambience, Radience) or custom? For old hardware you may try gnome fallback or xfce and cardapio menu as alternative to unity-dash.

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