Issue: Strange Behavior of app windows

Hello, I've been a Linux user for a few years and I like using it because I am a developer. About 3 weeks ago, I decided to install Zorin OS and use it as my primary distribution because its appearance is similar to MacOS, which was my main operating system in the past.

However, I've recently encountered a highly counterproductive problem! I like to have 3 different desktops, one with a PDF open, another with the browser, and the last one with my IDE. Since I'm using a laptop, I switch between screens using gestures. When it's halfway through my workday, I always need to restart Zorin because it behaves strangely: if you try to minimize an application, it doesn't minimize; it remains as if it were a static image. However, your mouse can access what's behind it, allowing you to open desktop folders or files. You just can't see them because the image on that desktop is frozen. This happens every single day, and it's becoming quite bothersome.

I hope I explained it well. If you have any questions or solutions, I'm available.

I understand your dilemma, but not the source of the issue. I also use multiple desktops, though I use the keyboard shortcuts to switch (I modified them to use the ctrl + alt + <-/-> instead of up and down). I also use keyboard shortcuts to open applications, as it doesn't require me removing my hands from the keyboard, improving my efficiency.

Was this a fresh install of Zorin? Which type and version did you install (I did notice you have core in your profile, but is it pro or free, 15.3, 16.3)? Is this a dual-boot installation? Did you disable fast boot in windows and bios? Did you disable secure boot?

As I don't use gestures to navigate, I am unsure if this would have any effect on performance. Did you improve your gestures by the tutorials in the tutorials and guides category of this forum, or did you change the stock gesture settings?

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