VNC'ing from mac to Ubuntu 20.04 server. Desktop is fine except I cannot resize app windows as they have no 'decorations'.

Is there a way to fix this?


# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
# exec /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
[ -x /etc/vnc/xstartup ] && exec /etc/vnc/xstartup
[ -r $HOME/.Xresources ] && xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
vncconfig -iconic &
xterm -geometry 80×24+10+10 -ls -title “$VNCDESKTOP Desktop” &
startxfce4 &

vnc desktop screenshot


I use xfce (xubuntu) and this fixes it, won't work for ubuntu unless you're using xfce, but I expect there is some equivalent.

xfwm4 --replace
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    With Gnome classic, you can use metacity --replace & instead. – Ingo Karkat Jan 21 at 18:44

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