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

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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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every time the system update gnome-metacity fails to start

Whenever updates are applied, gnome-metacity hangs and goes back to the login screen. If I start with another window manager I log in and when I exit, metacity works OK. Sometimes I have to try ...
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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window (With Metacity)

My question is exactly the same as the described here: Lightning reminders doesn't get focus when pop up, so I don't notice them. The difference is such that my system uses Metacity instead Compiz. So ...
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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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My gnome session crashes - how to find out why and solve the problem?

Hello my xorg services in the last months at least crashed 3 times. Once I saw an error message of the httpd service on the shell. My questions are: 1.) How can we find out more about the reason for ...
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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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New install Ubuntu 14.04.2…Some apps will not open

Just installed Ubuntu 14.04.2, 64 bit, (Gnome Flashback, using metacity) on a laptop. When I click on certain apps, it starts to open on the bottom panel then stops and disappears. Unubtu Software ...
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How to hide window buttons and show them on mouse scroll over?

I would like to know how to get the title bar in applications to merge with the top panel like in the stock theme Ubuntu comes with. Any help is appreciated, thank you!
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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?

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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After starting Metacity, Unity crashes

I used metacity --display=:0 --replace in the CTRL+ALT+F1 terminal window to try to speed up the incredibly slow Unity, but instead, Unity crashed. Then I tried unity after launching Terminator (by ...
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How to fix no menu bar in 14.04/Metacity?

I am trying to develop a kiosk configuration for Ubuntu 14.04 with Metacity window manager. I have a session script that looks like this: #!/usr/bin/env bash metacity --replace & while true; do ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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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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Lists, icons, and text fields not displaying properly [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04, the text fields (like in the text editor), icons (like the list in System Settings) and lists (like when opening a file, or when listing programs in the Software Center) are not being ...
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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 ...
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Can I uninstall compiz and metacity on 12.04?

I kind of new to linux and don't know much about window and desktop managers and that's why I am getting confused. Since Ubuntu 12.04 relies on Unity, why are there so much Gnome Lib file and ...
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How do I disable compiz and enable metacity with the command-line?

I've installed some new drivers and restarted, and much to my amusement when I log in my screen goes black, then white, and it never draws properly. I switched to the command line using Ctrl + Alt + ...
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How to change V Desktop and H Desktop in Ubuntu 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change workspaces layout in Unity 2D I want to change the desktops/workplaces from 2x2 to 5x1 but it is not possible using CCSM (CompizConfig) nor MyUnity. I've tried ...
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12.04, how to switch gnome-fallback to use metacity permanently?

I upgraded to 12.04 recently and found that my VNC connection wouldn't update, specifically when I connected it would display the desktop as it was, but would not update further. I found disabling ...