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So I am new to Linux and I currently am using Kila Linux 64 bit Gnome version. No I am not a haxor, I was a computer networking technician in the Air Force and gonna be going back to school for network security this fall so I am self teaching a lot of the more common attacks and how to defend against them. Anyways, my issue is when I open a web browser or any program for that matter it appears to open multiple copies of it displayed in the bottom of the screen and in the bottom right where I guess the workspace switching options are. It started doing it yesterday and was just 2 copies opening now it is showing 3 copies. I have right clicked on the worspace area and went to preferences and changed it from 4 workspaces to just a single workspace but it has not changed. There has got to be something I am missing. I have a dual monitor setup with my HD7950 and the latest amd drivers. I unplugged one monitor and changed it back to single monitor (multiple desktop mode) I do not know if that is the issue? There is no single monitor single desktop mode as far as I have seen.
    
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iirc Gnome has sessions where the applications used while logging out are remembered. Try checking there.

It's definitely not a fault with your workspace (they're just virtual desktops).

Try opening up a terminal and running firefox from there. It should only open once, but if it doesn't then that might highlight the fault.
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Well, after about 90 minutes of searching I came up with a fix. Not sure if it is permanent or not but at least it is done with. Here is the fix for future reference:

Download/Install dconf-editor
Code:
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Run the dconf-editor

Go to this folder in the editor:
Code:
org.gnome.gnome-panel.layout

You will see 2 lines. The top one is object-id-list Just cop-y and paste this on its line (for the default settings):
Code:
['menu-bar', 'indicators', 'show-desktop', 'window-list', 'workspace-switcher']

on the 2nd line is toplevel-id-list And you need to paste this (for the default settings):
Code:
['top-panel', 'bottom-panel']

There you have it, just click out of the area where you pasted those and you will see the duplicate menus change right before your eyes, yay! That was fun wasn't it? I ran across another fix that seems easier but have not tried it myself. I will post it just for T.H.O.I.

enter this in the terminal:
Code:
dconf reset -f /org/gnome/gnome-panel/layout/

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You may find this issue reoccurs. If I was to guess, I'd say gnome was duplicating those lines every logoff or login because the panels aren't being handled by the sessions correctly.

edit: you'd think huddler would have something in place to prevent accidental multi-posts. rolleyes.gif
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You may find this issue reoccurs. If I was to guess, I'd say gnome was duplicating those lines every logoff or login because the panels aren't being handled by the sessions correctly.
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You may find this issue reoccurs. If I was to guess, I'd say gnome was duplicating those lines every logoff or login because the panels aren't being handled by the sessions correctly.

edit: you'd think huddler would have something in place to prevent accidental multi-posts. rolleyes.gif

I'm actuall surprised OCN doesn't use automatic post merging like devnet, xda and other websites use... Not to mention that it compares the last two posts content wise and decides if it was a double post - and throws out the new one if it was. It also merges multiple posts by the same user into the same post if the are in succession to eachother (still causes a bump, just doesn't add a whole new post division)
    
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