How can I use Unity 2d with another window manager besides Metacity? (like openbox forexample)
To make changes permamnent, You'll have to edit unity session file. Here's short guide for Unity2d and openbox: http://spacecat3000.blogspot.com/2011/11/replace-metacity-with-openbox-in.html
sudo apt-get install openbox
- Optionally install additional packages (in my case these were installed as dependencies):
sudo apt-get install obconf openbox-themes
/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/2d-ubuntu.sessionfile and replace:
DefaultProvider-windowmanager=metacity with DefaultProvider-windowmanager=openbox
- Logout, login (with Unity 2d session).
- Run obconf, choose some nice theme (my was found on box-look.org and changed a little) and configure buttons position.