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

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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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Compiz locking me out of other windows

When I am looking at one window, say a Firefox window, I can't click out of it, even when I can see another window on the screen. That is, Compiz does not only not focus on the other window, I cannot ...
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Metacity not showing up in gconf-editor

I just fresh installed 13.10 on a laptop to test out some new stuff. I installed gnome-panel and selected gnome flashback (no effects) at log in. I would like to set some key-bindings using ...
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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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How to make the window manager to draw lines instead of the windows content when moving/resizing?

Is there a way to make the window manager in gnome-session-fallback to draw lines instead of the windows content when moving/resizing? It was possible in 12.04, you could change the option in ...
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How to make pcmanfm foremost window on launch?

Often when pcmanfm is launched instead of being placed as the foremost window on the desktop, it is placed in the gnome-panel and does not get placed as the foremost window. Ie it is started in 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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How to return default window manager?

I removed emerald window-manager and now I dont have any window- mamanger. How can I return default manager? And what is default window-manager? Mutter or metacity? I have ubuntu 13.10
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Move Metacity Window Buttons in an Upward (Negative) Direction

In my metacity window theme for Ubuntu 12.04, I am trying to customise the close, minimize, and maximize buttons. I have the .png images in the folder already put on the window, but cannot move them ...
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compiz being overridden by metacity

so, i've upgraded to 13.04 and my workspaces are being determined by metacity, as best as i can figure. i couldn't switch anything at all until i disabled then reeenabled workspaces through ...
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Exploding .xsession-errors file seems to have ruined my ability to use metacity

Recently I discovered that my .xsession-errors file ballooned to over 350 GB filling my /home partition completely. Luckily, I had the remaining 5% reserved. I was able to get into the system, delete ...
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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 metacity button tooltips?

back in the days of gnome 2, metacity used to display tooltips if the user hovered over the window buttons long enough, like 'close window', 'maximise window' etc. these were both pointless and ...
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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 ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work in gnome shell

After upgrading to 12.04 the keyboard shortcut of the windows manager (Metacity) such as my custom Alt+1, Alt+2 for desktop switching but also the default Alt+F10 for maximizing window stopped working ...
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Hide window title in gnome-shell using mutter, gdk, wnck or gtk

I'm after a way to: get list of all application windows currently open, as a Gdk or Gtk window remove window decorations for selected windows (maximised in my case). I'd like to do this using ...
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Compiz in Precise 12.04 - Unity 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? I'm looking to be able to tweak some things in Unity 2D. I have an older machine with a Celeron M 2.2GHz and only 2GB ...
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How to customize window borders and controls?

I want to use themes from Gnome Art, but I can't find where to configure Control/Window Border/Icons in Ubuntu 12.04.
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Remove close button on specific application

I would like to remove the close button only on selected applications. Is it possible? My expected result would be deactivating Skype's tray ugly-icon and removing the close button from his window, ...
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How to remove the title bar of a window in js/lg/extension under gnome-shell?

I know that title bar of windows can be removed in {g,d}conf-editor or by modifying the metacity theme. However, I want to have some rather complex rules for showing title bars or not (like hide the ...
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Use compiz on startup, compiz --replace bad?

I want to run compiz on startup instead of the default window manager in the Gnome Classic Gnome Shell Fallback. My problem is that I can't find the "correct" way to do this. I have tried a bunch of ...
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Installed xmonad, broke gnome desktop

I installed xmonad a couple of nights ago. Xmonad includes the files that you would need select it from GDM (e.g. /usr/share/applications/xmonad.desktop and /usr/share/xsessions/xmonad.desktop). I ...
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Compiz not drawing window controls

I have recently installed driver for my ATI graphic card in my Dell Studio laptop. I have also read this somewhere on the web that Ubuntu enables compiz window manager by default if your hardware can ...
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Window Manager and Login Screen Removed After Trying and Uninstalling Gnome Shell

A while back I decided to try the Gnome Shell desktop environment as I've always been a fan of the foundation and the desktop environment. I decided that I'd become used to Unity and that I wouldn't ...
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Need suggestion for working Xubuntu theme

I just installed Xubuntu. Everything works fine except the window manager theme is broken (the border is only 1 px wide which makes it almost impossible to resize a window with my touchpad). The other ...
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How can I fix a GTK 3 theme window border looking wrong?

This image speaks for itself: The white line between the window border and the window body is not supposed to be there. I've seen other users dealing with the same issue but I've never seen a ...
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How can I install Emerald Theme Manager, and switch between Emerald and Metacity themes?

I want to get Emerald Theme Manager to work in Ubuntu 11.10 and activate its themes. Also, I want to be able to switch between Emerald themes and the originally installed (Metacity) themes. How do I ...
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How can I change the window movement key when using Unity 2D?

The default window movement key (alt) conflicts with several programs that I use fairly often. I'm sure some users find this key binding useful but I really need to change it to something else so that ...
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Missing title bars of every window

Recently I did re-install empathy, and installed Pidgin. I don't think this is related to gnome system. I don't know what else I did, but all the window's title bars are gone. Basically I can't move ...
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Window Menu Bar Issue

I installed Ubuntu Natty (11.04) a while ago and also CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) for better display effects. This was working fine till now but since a few days ago due to some unknown ...
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How to enable experimental rounded corners?

My one major disappointment with Oneiric is that it no longer includes nice rounded corners as in some of the dev builds: Andrea Cimitan's Google+ post. Although he argues that Compiz is still too ...
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How to change the window theme in Gnome Shell

I use Gnome Shell on Ubuntu 11.10. I can use Gnome Tweak Tool to change the GTK theme and icon theme, but I can't change my window theme. If I select anything other than the default theme "Adwaita", ...
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How to switch from metacity to compiz permanently?

I know that by typing a command: compiz --replace into the terminal window you can switch back to compiz, but this only works till the next logout/reboot. I want to switch for good. In Natty Narwhal ...
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How can i set exceptions for Metacity/GNOME window-styles?

I have KDE and Metacity as window manager enabled with a dark theme, but I'm having a few problems with it and firefox. The default and my preferred style of firefox is light and not dark, but firefox ...
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PyQt apps cause Window Manager to crash - where's the problem?

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I have a strange problem. PyQt apps, like ReText and the one below, cause window manager to go crazy. Metacity crashes, Compiz hangs, GNOME Shell / Mutter displays ...
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How can I remove the rounded edges and transparent border from a metacity theme?

I have a problem with my current theme. When windows top border close to top panel, there's a transparent background at the top corner (please take a look at the attached image). So, how could I : ...