MS VisualBasic apps have no minimize/maximise buttons, no taskbar button - RFC, help debugging

Dmitry Timoshkov dmitry at
Tue Sep 27 03:38:15 CDT 2005

"Alex Villací­s Lasso" <a_villacis at> wrote:

> The following is a problem I have been having with every single
> VisualBasic application for some time, and I ask for your help now:
> Every single VisualBasic application I have tried lacks the minimize and
> maximize buttons, even when the application is supposed to have them. In
> addition, the taskbar button is missing (on Gnome 1.4.x/Metacity 2.10.3
> under Fedora 4), so there is no way to recall the application once the
> window is obscured by another application, except by clearing the
> desktop. The applications show the buttons on the virtual desktop, and
> the problem arises only when the application uses the window manager for
> its own window. This problem was confirmed on Metacity and MWM.

Please open a bug in bugzilla, attach simple VB app to it and assign it to me,
once I have some free time I'll have a look at it.


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