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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?