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 to change overlay scrollbar color? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change the color of the scroll bar? In my /home/myname/.themes/themename/gtkrc file I found this: style "murrine-scrollbar" { bg[SELECTED] = shade (0.6, ...
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what is the difference between a GTK theme, Metacity theme, and Emerald theme?

I keep seeing themes as being labelled as metacity or GTK or Emerald. From reading in other places, I gather that Metacity is a window manager and changes the window borders, so what is a GTK theme? ...
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Unity is using something that looks like Emerald instead of the correct theme (like Metacity)

I just upgraded my netbook thus: Lucid -> Maverick -> Natty. (I skipped Maverick other than as an upgrade step due to issues with Unity.) Now, I seem to be stuck with something that looks like ...
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Can I invoke a graphical program to run with a hidden window?

I have a program that interprets the input from my mouse and provides multitouch gestures. I wrote it using a game engine, which always creates a window when it runs. I'd like to run this program ...
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Set compositing manager preference to Compiz

As I discussed in this question, for some reason, Metacity was used instead of Compiz even with capable GPU and driver. I want to set the preference to use Conmpiz wherever possible, is there a way?
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Why can't I change the color of the titlebar of Ambiance?

When I change the color for highlighted menu-entries for clearlook the window border is affected, too. This isn't the case with Ambiance or Radiance. Why? Is it a bug or intended?
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Can the Window Controls (Max, Min, Close) and the Title be moved to the Bottom?

I know I can move them to the left or the right, even on the middle, but I've never seen a window with it's controls and title on the bottom instead on the top. Is it even possible to? Like if I ...
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Window buttons vanish after upgrading metacity packages [closed]

I am using Unity. Today I upgraded some Metacity packages to the latest version with Synaptic Package Manager. After restarting the Window Buttons are gone, but the borders are still present. See the ...
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Unity disabled itself, stuck on Metacity, cannot renable via ccsm, unity --reset, unity --replace, etc [closed]

I've been using ubuntu 11.04 for several months now...but today it just decided to quit on me. I temporarily switched my computer from a widescreen monitor to an older, square one...and I got the ...
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position of window control buttons

can we have unity move the max/min/close buttons to the right? When the window is not maximized, Metacity takes control of the window, therefore we can use gconf-editor to force the traditional ...
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How do I enable multi-row layout for the workspace switcher applet in Metacity?

I'm looking for a way to increase number of rows in workspaces layout, using Metacity with no Compiz installed. i.e. 3 cols and 2 rows. Using gconf-editor I can only change number of workspaces ...
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window switcher over all workspaces/desktops in GNOME [closed]

i'm aware of 3 solutions: use compiz's ring switcher http://code.google.com/p/superswitcher/ change desktop manager to KDE or xfce but i'm not satisfied with theses solutions. Is there any other ...
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How to disable visual effects and compiz 100%

UPDATE 1: The problem is not a monitor refresh rate flickering problem, as then the whole screen would be flickering. For me, only the application windows flicker in and out of view, then most of ...
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Can I use metacity's move_to_side keybindings from Unity?

I noticed that gconf-editor has some interesting keybindings for metacity in /apps/metacity/window_keybindings/: move_to_center move_to_corner_ne move_to_side_e Can I use these from Unity in ...
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Are there Metacity themes for Unity?

Any resources/collections/repositories for Unity themes? Is there any chance is Metacity themes will be supported, at least in terms of window controls and window borders?
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How to make firefox main windows have no decorations using devilspie?

First off, I can't run Compiz. It doesn't work with my old ati. I'm trying to make all firefox main windows have no decorations. Here's the rule: ( if ( and ( is ( application_name ) "Firefox" ) ...
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Commands to do things like alt-tab

Are there commands to preform actions such as alt-tab?
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How to close applications by middle clicking on the title bar? [closed]

In metacity I want to be able to middle click on the title bar and close it. I tried going into gconf-editor and changing the action-middle-click-titlebar value to "close", but it does nothing. Second ...
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How can I copy a gtk theme?

Suppose I am trying some distro (with Gnome) and I like some theme. How can I copy for installation in another computer?
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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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Force resize of Java window

I'm trying to resize a dialog window from a Java application (Thinkorswim). Oddly, the main application window doesn't suffer from the same issue and can be minimized/maximized without a problem. ...
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How do you change the resize increment?

I currently have my <distance name = "left/right/bottom/whatever_width" value = 0\> so I have to use Alt+F8 to resize windows. Unfortunately, this is a bit cumbersome because the resize ...
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How can I make Maximus and Metacity compositing coexist?

I use Maximus to undecorate windows, using the top GNOME panel to house the Window buttons and Globalmenu apps. The Metacity "compositing manager" option must be turned off, otherwise every panel ...
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Why does Ubuntu use two window managers: Compiz and Metacity?

I'm a bit confused about this one. Does Ubuntu use two different window managers at the same time?
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Can I get an always-on-top button in windows' titlebar (alongside with minimize/maximize/close buttons)?

I use to use always-on-top windows frequently and make them such by setting the option in windows' right click menu. Can I get this option closer, right in windows' titlebar alongside with ...
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Compiz antialiasing with xserver-xorg-video-radeon? [closed]

Windows previews are ugly on my computer. Is there any solution to make them smooth? BTW windows previews in Metacity with compositing enabled (/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager) are ...
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How can I set a second screen (DISPLAY=:0.1) as the default gnome display?

Due to various reasons, I have my main monitor set as the secondary display in xorg.conf. I would like to have gnome initialize metacity, gnome-panel as running primarily on :0.1, instead of :0.0. Is ...
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Can I manually adjust a particular window's transparency using Metacity composite mode?

Compiz doesn't work correctly with my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM), so I use Metacity composite mode, which works fine. Sometimes I'd like to make a particular window of my choice ...
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Metacity/Compiz antialias?

Have Ubuntu developers considered adding antialas to a window manager(metacity) in Ubuntu 11.04? If there is coming Unity and Compiz is needed, why not to add this feature to corners of windows ...
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Why does “metacity --replace” hang my system, but “metacity --replace&” is fine?

The following applies to Lucid 10.04 It happens on my "real" computer and also in a VirtualBox VM... (UPDATE) I just now installed Maverick 10.10 to a VM... and almost the same thing happens! I do ...
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Crash! How can I make Compiz and Metacity co-exist happily? I only have one or the other

While experimenting with sending virtual keystrokes, things got seriously hung up! I powered off, When the system restarted all window decoration was missing, and all fancy compiz graphics was ...
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How can I drag windows over the panel?

Basically, I want my windows to go wherever on the screen. I don't want to panel to be a block. How can I disable not being able to drag windows on top of not under the panel? Oh, and, yes: ...
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Window decorations disappeared

I was trying to solve NetworkManager icon disappearence, and following some tips I executed this command: rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel Not only it didn't worked, but windows decorations disappeared ...
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windows 7-like snap window maximize and vertical feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys? Is there anything that provides functionality in gnome/compiz/ubuntu similar to Window 7's new ...
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How to distribute windows over virtual desktops in Gnome

I have a load of virtual desktops running and I usually have one full screen application per desktop (so sort of like the Ratpoison WM but with an option to use it in other ways when needed). I want ...
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Window decorations disappeared?

yesterday everything was fine and today when i logged on to my ubuntu 10.10 I noticed that the icons in the top of each menu dissapeared(I mean the the bar where the close mini maize etc..) this ...
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How to disable windows' contents to be moved on dragging, so that only a frame is draggend and a window is obly redrawed on drop?

How to disable windows' contents to be moved on dragging, so that only a frame is draggend and a window is obly redrawed on drop? In Windows, KDE and XFCE this can be easily configured, but in Gnome ...
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How can I stop bluetile from changing the window manager theme? [closed]

When I start bluetile it replaces the current theme of the window manager. How can I keep the current theme and settings, and still use bluetile?
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How do I move the window buttons back to the right for all users?

I know I can edit gconf to move the [Minimize,Maximize,Close] buttons back to the right-hand side, but is there a way to do this for all users? Ideally at install time so I don't have to explain this ...