I installed covergloobus in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. But when I start covergloobus. It is handled like an opened appliciation.

There is still a titlebar. How can I disable the gtk-theme ?


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    I was about to post this :) – avi Apr 18 '11 at 16:43
  • Install CompizConfig SettingsManager

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

  • Launch it by searching from the dash in Unity, or Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubuntu Classic.

  • Navigate to the Window Decoration tab.

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  • Add a new rule to Decoration Windows.

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  • Enter the value Covergloobus.py, and tick the Invert box.

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  • Click Add.
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  • Worked for me!!! – Alan May 2 '11 at 7:01
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    this only works for me if I install and enable the "widget layer" compiz plugin (compiz-plugins-extra) – marto Jun 7 '11 at 17:34

I followed the following instructions to download the v1.6 source code, compiled and installed. Using this method, there are no theme issues in the default natty install.

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In CompizConfig Settings Manager, click Window Decoration under the effects category. Enter the following text into the fields Decoration windows and Shadow Windows:


Seems to work for me.

EDIT: Does NOT work for me. With this on, anytime I click something on the panel, Unity restarts. I suppose you can try it, anyway, it is reversible.

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  1. Install ConpizConfig Settings Manager

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager 
  2. Launch it from Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager, and configure your Window Decoration as shown:

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The covergloobus 1.7 installed from a .deb file.

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