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accepted Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
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answered Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
OK, no longer any need for a script or workaround. As of Nov 3, 2011, version 9.0.61 x64 of Vuescan has fixed the problem between Unity, Compiz, Vuescan and window decorations, at least on Ubuntu 11.10. All works normally now (thank goodness!).
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
Are you using Nvidia proprietary drivers? I am. I have read that if the open sourced Nvidia drivers are used then this problem with Vuescan and Unity/Compiz is gone. However, the open sourced Nvidia drivers bring with them another set of issues...
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
Thanks @desgua, your script works better now (although Window Decorations don't turn on again until after Vuescan closes). I've been looking at other bugs in the Unity/Compiz combination and the whole thing looks pretty ugly right now. I think I will be prudent and leave my main system on 10.10 for the time being.
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
@desgua - I have just tested earlier, 32 bit versions of vuescan (versions 8.5.xx and 8.6.xx) and they all work normally under Unity with no window decoration issues. It is only vuescan version 9.0.xx, 32 and 64 bit, that do not operate correctly. This now seems more likely a bug with the newer versions of vuescan (which supposedly were compiled under Ubuntu 10.10).
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
I tried the modified script but the behaviour remains basically the same under Unity - decorations do not restore until after vuescan closes. You can download a demo version of vuescan from here: hamrick.com and test the issue to see if you get the same result in your script. I'm using the 64 bit Linux version. You don't need a scanner attached for the program to start. I'll play around some more later today when I'm back on my Unity install. Thanks!
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
PS - Above behaviour only ocurs under Unity.
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
I tried experimenting with longer sleep times but it seems that after the script launches Vuescan (/home/ross/VueScan/vuescan), the last instruction of the script which restores the window borders doesn't execute until the program (vuescan) is closed or terminated. In other words, the script seems to do the following: 1) Save current Compiz settings 2) Set Compiz without window decorations 3) wait for Sleep time to expire 4) launch vuescan 5) wait for vuescan to close 6) wait for Sleep time to expire 7) restore original Compiz settings 8) Exit. Step 5) seems to be the problem.
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
OK, if I add 'unitymtgrabhandles' and 'unityshell' to the active_plugins list, Vuescan opens OK in Unity, but window decorations don't come back until I close Vuescan. I think that the Unity shell plugin must be buggy.
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comment Need Script to turn Compiz Window Decoration plugin OFF, start a program, then turn decorations ON again
Almost there! The script works fine in Classic mode in 11.04 but not in Unity. I wonder if it has something to do with the two Compiz Unity plugins not being enabled (Ubuntu Unity Plugin and Unity MT Grab Handles) by the script when it turns decorations off?
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