Questions about the window manager, Metacity. Metacity was the default window manager for the Gnome desktop prior to Gnome 3.

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Syncwall is not replacing the background [closed]

I recently wanted to change my background to a custom slideshow, and realized that Syncwall can do this. I installed it, and configured it with some backgrounds that I want. I configured Syncwall to ...
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Can't use metacity themes in gnome flashback session (metacity) Ubuntu 16.04

I'm using the gnome flashback session with metacity window manager, but I can't change to any metacity theme in any of the tweaking tools, as they're not even appearing in the lists. Is there anything ...
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how to ensure all application's menu will be accessible (in any way) at any window manager?

In Unity 3D window manager, I use the global menu. When using another window manager, the application's menu are gone, there is no single way to access them, making most of them useless. Ex.: If ...
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Performance issues on Lenovo T460s (seems like graphics problem under metacity)

We just got new Lenovo Thinkpad T460s laptops at work. Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 Memory: 8055MB DDR4 Harddisk: 256 GB SSD (...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Konsole won't Exit FullScreen mode

I use Konsole on regular flavour of Ubuntu 15.10, with Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. Since today, whenever I fire up Konsole, it starts in FullSCreen mode, and it won't exit the mode even ...
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Metacity Tahrballed After Upgrade

I've just upgraded from Precise to Trusty, and now when I log in to Metacity I have no top bar or status bar, and no working keyboard shortcuts. The mouse works, but aside from a half-dozen desktop ...
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Gnome(Metacity) panel dont show system menu or any other indicators [duplicate]

I have installed trusty (Ubuntu 14.4) with Gnome-metacity desktop but now, my desktop doesn't show any indicators like volume level, battery status, WiFi etc. Not even a system menu. Can any one ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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Gnome-classic stopped showing time

My Gnome-classic (or Metacity) on 14.04 stopped showing the time on the top right pannel without my notice. How can I bring the time back, without reboot?
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How to delete shortcut in notification bar (metacity)

I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS with metacity window manager and by mistake I created a link to my home folder just on top in the notification bar. I would like to delete it but do not know why.
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Gnome / metacity and Chrome bug leading a to a falal error

since today I have a very annoying bug, opening a new tab in Chrome can make my system crash and I have to reboot. When I right click with you mouse in Chrome I see a black box instead of the standard ...
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How to update lightdm/metacity to classic gnome 3.12 or greater?

Need to use the numix flat theme in Ubuntu 14.04 metacity lightdm (classic gnome 3.9), but numix flat has requirement of gtk3+ and gnome 3.12 at least. How can I just update to gnome 3.12, not the ...
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Where are panel launchers stored in Ubuntu 14.04?

In earlier versions of Ubuntu, user-created launchers for the top panel were stored in the directory ~/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers. This is no longer the case in the current versions. The ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Gnome Metacity, extension how its works?

For any reason that I don't understand the extension installed in Gnome not appear in Gnome Metacity. If I logged in Gnome Metacity and go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ is unavailable to me install ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot unlock “user accounts” panel

Already happened time ago but I cannot remember the solution (remove some in home directory, I think). I cannot unlock some panels like the "User Accounts" even though I am an administrator. Also ...
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How can I add semi-maximize right/left in Gnome Flashback Metacity? (14.04 LTS) [duplicate]

I use semi-maximize a lot but unfortunately this feature doesn't seem to be enabled in gnome metacity, at least not with the usual Ctrl+Super+Left/Right keybinds. It does work in Compiz, but Compiz ...
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Key for expanding Application menu in Gnome-Classic for 14.04?

In Gnome-Classic (metacity) in 14.04, is there a key to invoke the Applications menu? is there a key to switch between the items on the top panel, such as the Applications menu, Places, wireless ...
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Are gnome-session-fallback and metacity + gnome-panel the same?a

Are installing gnome-session-fallback and installing metacity and gnome-panel the same? To me, they seem to both install metacity and gnome 2? Thanks.
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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How to make xprop -set manual changes permanent

I am trying to permanently reserve space for my top edge panel in the middle of a dual display screen, where the two monitors are above and under each other, like this (the smaller lower one has the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Aero snap in two screen horizontal setup?

I managed to get Aero snap left and right working in metacity Ubuntu 14.10 and now I would like to come up with the correct winctrl commands so that I can mimic the same effect on a two screen setup, ...
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aero snap left and right in metacity ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I managed to install Gnome classic Metacity on Ubuntu 14.10 using this: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback I can user the Super (Windows) key to maximize and restore the windows with the ...
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White pixels at left border in gnome flashback

I run the Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1. After the upgrade, when I have an application maximized, there sometimes appears a little 1-pixel-wide white ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed Virtual-box and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I know how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drag&drop it in the desktop trash ...
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Alt-Tab works only for the current active application on 14.04 gnome+metacity

I've just installed a fresh 14.04, I use Gnome with metacity, (after trying Compiz...) but I can't get the Alt+Tab keyboard to have the standard behaviour. When I use it, it only displays the windows ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Metacity freezing for 30 seconds due to some futex [closed]

When logged in to my Ubuntu 12.04 workstation, doing relatively benign things like tab-autocompleting in a terminal, switching workspaces, moving windows, etc. can result in Metacity freezing for 30 ...
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Flashback gnome doesn't work on 14.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 a while back and decided to try out the Gnome flashback option. I used the software center to get it installed and after logging out I have the two extra options (...
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gnome-panel crashed, and now won't load in GNOME Flashback (Metacity and Compiz)

I installed GNOME Flashback earlier today because I prefer the old interface. While surfing the web earlier, gnome-panel crashed. I thought it would be no big deal, but it didn't come back like I ...
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Window themes not getting applied

I downloaded Tweak Tool changing window theme doesn't change anything but changing from Appearance changes. Why is it so? Has the default theme directory changed from /usr/share/themes? Tweak tool ...
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What is the difference between Gnome Compiz Flashback and Gnome Metacity Flashback?

I upgrade ubuntu 13.10 from development branch (alpha version or beta version) and after that at login user only two options are available.here i attach image of gnome metacity Gnome compiz ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity Fallback doesn't update Background

The gnome metacity fallback doesn't update the background producing a Windows XP-esque effect: I first thought this was a problem with my gnome configuration. I deleted my config and cleaned up my .*...
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How can I use Metacity and its themes with Unity?

According to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/Theming Now Trusty don't support Metacity themes. So... Is there a another way to enable Metacity in Unity? For example, gnome-session-flashback can return ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Missing Close, Minimize and Maximize Button after Update and Upgrade [duplicate]

I just do update and upgrade, but I miss close, minimize and maximize button along with top border title bar after that. I did metacity --replace and unity --reset, It didn't work for me. Also, I ...
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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Is it possible to have the opened application bar on top with the launcher bar (Gnome Metacity)

I would like to have the opened windows bar on the top as a second bar fused with the launcher bar in Gnome Classic without Effects (presumably aka Gnome metacity). Is it possible to configure it like ...
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Desktop environments not working properly after nvidia graphic driver installation

So I tried to install the graphics drivers for my nvidia geforce gt540m on ubuntu 13.04 64 bit. I tried following the instructions here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1916961 but it didn't ...
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How do I replace/quit Unity in Ubuntu 13.04?

I am trying out Ubuntu 13.04 and the only thing that prevents me from completely switching is XBMC. I am running XBMC from the wsnipex PPA which is compiled with XVBA support. XBMC doesn't like Unity ...
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How do I reduce the size of the menu bar?

I am trying to make a slim-looking radiance theme. I dont want to switch to linuxmint for slim interfaces, and I like the unity interface more. I have been able to reduce padding from almost all ...
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How to set the path of “Run application” in Metacity?

In Metacity, ALT-F2 opens a dialog "Run application". How to customize the $PATH that is used for autocompletion and running the command? (It's not the $PATH of .bashrc)
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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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How do I remove window buttons and file menus from panel in 12.10?

I am a Gnome 3 fan, but after upgrading to 12.10 I feel like I want to give Unity another try. One problem that I have with Unity though is the menu bars in programs and window buttons displaying in ...
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Metacity malfunction preventing custom Gnome session from launching?

When I try to run Metacity in Ubuntu2D(12.04), I get the following message: alisa@ubuntu:~$ metacity Window manager warning: Screen 0 on display ":2.0" already has a window manager; try using the --...
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How to add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity?

Is there a way I can add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity? I'm trying to find how to enable it using gconf-editor or gconftool-2 in a way similar to what's shown here
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How do you turn on the customizable gnome-panel features (like gnome-applets) in Precise?

I resurrected a broken laptop today. I took out the HDD, put it in a USB 3.0 enclosure, and created a VM that would use it. It was running Lucid. I took a screenshot of the desktop before I started ...
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Are there benchmarks available for Openbox vs Metacity resource usage?

I'm reading a number of sites on making ubuntu faster/more lightweight (e.g. this guide, and many mention replacing Metacity with Openbox. However, in 12.04 on an Inspiron e1405, I only see Metacity ...
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How to disable closing a window

It might sound ridiculous, but I want to prevent closing a window in Ubuntu. I want to provide to my users a highly secure environment, without any desktop environment with just one window open. Now I ...