I have a problem with Nautilus that Nautilus window border is disappearing.
As you can see, there's no window border. What can i do to get it back ?
Using: Nautilus 3.10.1 and Gnome Shell 3.10.4
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Contrary to popular belief, this isn't the way gnome shell apps are supposed to look.
From the webupd8 blog:
Starting with GNOME 3.10, some GNOME applications have switched to "header bars" or "client-side decorations". These CSD (client-side decorations) don't work properly in some desktop environments / shells - for instance, in Ubuntu 14.04, Unity doesn't support CSD and because of this, some applications look broken.
Ubuntu 14.04 or 14.10 users can install gtk3-nocsd by using the main WebUpd8 PPA. To add the PPA and install gtk3-nocsd, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install gtk3-nocsd
Here's an example: to disable the client-side decorations for gThumb 3.3.2, open its desktop file as root with a text editor (I'll use Gedit below):
gksu gedit /usr/share/applications/gthumb.desktop
And in this file, search for the line that starts with "Exec=" and right after "=" and before "gthumb", add the following (without removing anything!):
After editing gthumb.desktop, the "Exec=" line should look like this:
Exec=env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib/gtk3-nocsd/gtk3-nocsd.so gthumb %U
See the source for more information and examples and download sources.
If you don't want to hack apart every desktop file shortcut just to show title bars. I gave up and just installed Nemo. It is very similar to nautilus and doesn't have the same problem.
Add the PPA and install the latest Nemo with Unity tweaks/fixes by using the commands below:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/nemo sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nemo nemo-fileroller
Read the source post for optional extensions and more detailed information.
that is just the way the new gnome shell looks.
You may want to look at some other desktop environments.
here are some Official Ubuntu derivatives with the same base just different looks.
if you want something like the old gnome2 style you may want to see about trying Linux Mint
its a distribution based on Ubuntu but the desktop environment was forked from the old gnome2 when the gnome development team went to the new style like you have now.