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After launching OpenOffice, the titlebar is not shown correctly. The symbols and the name of the program are missing.

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Apr 8 '11 at 15:18

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A screenshot would be very helpful. –  Octavian Damiean Mar 12 '11 at 22:55
This should be a bug report:… and… –  Jorge Castro Mar 13 '11 at 2:25

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If this is the usual problem, it's a wart in window-picker-applet which I've been hacking around with a patch (which isn't suitable for general application; it ought to be runtime configurable and probably allow more control) at

Briefly, the problem with window-picker-applet is that it only shows the title bar for windows that it considers "full screen", but its notion of "full screen" doesn't match some other programs' notion of it. The patch makes it show a title bar for all windows, instead of trying to guess which ones it should show.

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open office is full screen, but the symbols/name of the program is missing. same with other programs sometimes. –  melodram Mar 12 '11 at 23:18
That was what I was trying to say. window-picker-applet is dumb about "full screen", which is why I patch it. –  geekosaur Mar 12 '11 at 23:25

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