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I'm an on and off novice ubuntu user, last used 9.04 and installed 11.10 a week ago. What I want to happen, edit unity to suit how I use my computer:

  • Copy the way xmonad ( shows its applications and that is that there is no "exit, minimize, maximize" bar on top of the application

I've read a few things on how to configure unity using Ubuntu Tweak and MyUnity

I want to eventually switch to xmonad but for now it is still too complicated for me even with all the docs & tutorialss it's still too complicated for me & I cannot yet let go of my mouse


from this:

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to this

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Is this possible? And if it is possible, how?

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It is possible to remove the complete window border:

Install CompizConfig Settings ManagerInstall compizconfig-settings-manager:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Open it via ccsm or out of the dash.

Disable the plugin "Window Decoration" (under "Effects") by unchecking it:


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