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

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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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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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Shotcut keys in Gnome-Classic?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 VirtualBox and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I now how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drap&drop it in the destop 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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Too expanded launcher icons on bottom panel in Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Flashback (Metacity)

When I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 (through 12.10, 13.04, 13.10) my launcher (shortcut) icons on the bottom panel expanded (previously they occupied one fourth of panel, not one third). I ...
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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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Keyfiles need to be imported for KUbuntu - [schlüsseldatei importieren für ubuntu]

Every time I try to update my Ubuntu OS I get the following error message: Keyfiles need to be imported for KUbuntu [hope this is somewhat accurate translated] Schlüsseldatei importieren für KUbuntu ...
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Gnome Theme Tweaking

I'm making some tweaks to my desktop (Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-shell 3.9.90) and I want to get my title bar black. By title bar I mean the thing you double click on to maximize the window or drag it ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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i can't find Metacity folder in my os 14.04lts

i can't find Metacity folder in my os 14.04lts /apps/metacity/general/button_layout metacity please help me
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...