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I was playing around with Compiz and now the Close/Minimize/Restore buttons are gone. Please help me to fix this.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It seams your decorator has crashed. Try in a terminal:

compiz --replace &
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That worked!! thanks. – infoquad Feb 19 '11 at 10:37
You're welcome. – shellholic Feb 19 '11 at 11:00

Assuming you used CompizConfig Settings Manager to change things make sure you have enabled window decorations - see first screen shot

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I recommend you install Ubuntu Tweak it will enable you to change the window manager settings easily and arrange the button layout as you want - see screenshot below.

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this worked for me as a permanent solution (didint have to install ubuntu tweak though) thanks! – amosrivera May 13 '11 at 14:49

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