I've been running Linux Mint 7 XFCE on a DELL Latitude C610 for sometime with no problems.
Today I am getting some odd windows management issues:
[1.] Open windows don't show in the task bar.
[2.] Unable to resize windows.
[3.] Icons for maximizing the window size, minimizing the window size or closing the window are no longer visible.
[4.] Unable to scroll through open windows using ALT / TAB.
Any ideas on what is going on and what can be done to resolve would be appreciated.
Sounds like xfwm4 died, for whatever reason. Pressing ALT+F2 should open the run dialog, just enter "xfwm4" without quotes and it should fire up. If the Run dialog doesn't come up, open a Terminal and run it instead. Might wanna save your Session on logout too, so its restarted next time around.
Thanks for the suggestion. This appears to have resolved the problem.
It's probably a good idea to have Xfwm4 set to "Restart style: immediately", in Settings>Session and Startup>Session.