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I want to completely remove titlebars from windows...but still have shadows via window decorations.

I am using the Elementary borderless theme and Compiz. But it doesn't matter too much which theme I use, I suppose. Basically I want to get rid of all window decorations except for the shadows.

What should I look for in my theme file to get rid of the titlebars? Or is there a better way?

I'd rather not use Emerald or another window manager right now.

I mainly use keyboard shortcuts for all window activities.

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  1. Install the compizconfig-settings-managerInstall compizconfig-settings-manager package.

  2. Open CompizConfig Settings Manager and navigate to the Window Decoration plugin.

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  3. Change the value of the Decoration windows entry to none:

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excellent. I had to restart compiz form shadows to come back. thanks! – winchendonsprings Jul 1 '11 at 21:25
gnome-terminal no longer has a shadow, even after making an exception for it. hmm – winchendonsprings Jul 1 '11 at 21:30

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