Questions tagged [metacity]

Questions about the window manager, Metacity. Metacity was the default window manager for the Gnome desktop prior to Gnome 3.

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Ubuntu MATE - Window Border changes to default after reboot

I have recently installed a few themes on Ubuntu MATE 22.04, specifically Midnight. I am using Midnight-Blue for the interface and Midnight-BlueNight for the window borders. Recently, I found that ...
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Xubuntu 20.04.3 with Compiz

I cannot seem to get Compiz (0.9.14.1) working correctly with XFCE (4.14) in Xubuntu (20.04.3). I have installed compiz, have it running, but it is not loading the window decorator theme. I enabled ...
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How to get quarter-window snapping for Ubunt18.04 Metacity

My Ubuntu 18.04.04 cannot install numerous applications that are designed to allow quarter-window snapping. I'm running Gnome 3.28.2 I'm running Metacity on GNOME Flashback I think. My shell version ...
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How to properly configure xstartup file for TightVNC with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS GNOME environment

I'm trying to configure Gnome-Desktop on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I'm able to view the desktop with Real VNC Viewer, Apple VNC Screen Share and other VNC viewers, I can run my applications, the desktop ...
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Disable window content while dragging @ gnome+metacity Ubuntu 20.04

How to disable gnome display window content while the window is being moved? Among many other things, I tried: gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory -s -t ...
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Can not enter password on lock screen in 20.04

I was able to enter my password on ubuntu purple focal fossa lock screen (however i never wanted this screen to appear). Until now. Today i tried to enter the password, but failed to do this. The ...
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Can not disable screen locking after suspend in 20.04

I updated from 18.04 to 20.04 and since then unable to disable lock screen, despite it was disabled in 18.04. Corresponding setting in the gui does not take effect, so does gsettings set org.gnome....
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In Focal, Gnome Flashback panels are white despite the default being grey

This is very annoying, and is affecting the top and bottom panels. I had the problem with Eoan too, but I noticed it only appeared if I have a tty session opened as the same user when starting ...
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Windows are hidden behind the desktop background on GNOME Flashback desktop

I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 recently and now gnome flashback sessions using metacity are acting funny. About 70% of the time, either on login, or on lock then unlock, it appears that the desktop ...
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Flashback does not start on 20.04

Just upgraded for 18.04 to 20.04. Tried to log in with flashback. Screen displays desktop for a second and immediately reverts to log-in screen. Happens with both compiz and metacity. Both ...
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Showing the date on the system tray with the metacity flashback (ubuntu 18.04)

I'm clarifying "with metacity" because I assume that's what is disqualifying the advice I found on multiple posts. I had this fixed back on ubuntu 16 with a different pc but I can't for the life of me ...
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Window titlebar scaling problem with Marco [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu Mate 18.04 beta2, and Marco as my window manager. The following two screenshots illustrate the problem: with HiDPI turned off, the window title bar looks as described by the theme ...
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rounded window bottom corners

I'm editing a theme I increased the frame's top and bottom border-radius in metacity-theme.xml by doing : <frame_geometry name="normal" title_scale="medium" rounded_top_left="8" rounded_top_right="...
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Gnome Metacity and GuestSession

I would like a guest session to use by default Gnome Metacity instead of the default Ubuntu window manager (I use Ubuntu 16.04). Where are the configuration files ?
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No value set for `/apps/metacity/general/theme'

Whenever I open a terminal I get the following message: No value set for `/apps/metacity/general/theme' It doesn't stop me from using my system, but the message is still there. I'm curious as to ...
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Nautilus and Terminal icons not displaying on metacity desktop

I am using metacity from gnome-flashback. For some reason, icons for most of the programs I use (e.g., firefox.desktop, steam.desktop, gedit.desktop) reliably appear on the desktop. However, icons for ...
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Gnome/Metacity: Prevent windows from stealing focus when another window is closed

Normally when I open applications A, B, C (in that order), if I then close C, focus shifts to B. This is the default behavior and this is desirable to me. However, it seems that Slack breaks this ...
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16.04 Ubuntu - cannot enable focus follows mouse [duplicate]

I just "updated" from 14.04 to 16.04. I like gnome metacity, but cannot get it to focus follow mouse. I've tried at least 4 methods and rebooted, without success. I've been using the net since 1991, ...
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Change round window control buttons to square shape

Ubuntu 16.04 with Gnome Metacity How can I: 1) Change the shape of the window control buttons to square? 2) Change the color of the window control buttons? 3) Change the color of the highlighted areas,...
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Can I install mate 16.04 lts on ubuntu 14.04 lts? [closed]

I use ubuntu 14.04 lts. Can I isntall ubuntu mate 16.04 lts without first installing ubuntu 16.04 lts? Also, i use gnome classic (metacity). After istalling mate, should I be able to use this again?
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Can't use metacity themes in gnome flashback session (metacity) Ubuntu 16.04

I'm using the gnome flashback session with metacity window manager, but I can't change to any metacity theme in any of the tweaking tools, as they're not even appearing in the lists. Is there anything ...
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Performance issues on Lenovo T460s (seems like graphics problem under metacity)

We just got new Lenovo Thinkpad T460s laptops at work. Processor: 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU @ 2.30GHz, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 520 Memory: 8055MB DDR4 Harddisk: 256 GB SSD (...
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Metacity Tahrballed After Upgrade

I've just upgraded from Precise to Trusty, and now when I log in to Metacity I have no top bar or status bar, and no working keyboard shortcuts. The mouse works, but aside from a half-dozen desktop ...
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Gnome(Metacity) panel dont show system menu or any other indicators [duplicate]

I have installed trusty (Ubuntu 14.4) with Gnome-metacity desktop but now, my desktop doesn't show any indicators like volume level, battery status, WiFi etc. Not even a system menu. Can any one ...
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Key bindings in metacity/gnome WM

I like to use F6 to toggle raise-or-lower on a window. I used to be able to set this in: System Tools -> Preferences -> Keyboard, but now this needs to be set using dconf-editor. Specifically ...
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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How to delete shortcut in notification bar (metacity)

I use ubuntu 14.04 LTS with metacity window manager and by mistake I created a link to my home folder just on top in the notification bar. I would like to delete it but do not know why.
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Gnome/metacity and Chrome bug leading a to a falal error

since today I have a very annoying bug, opening a new tab in Chrome can make my system crash and I have to reboot. When I right click with you mouse in Chrome I see a black box instead of the standard ...
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Where are panel launchers stored in Ubuntu 14.04?

In earlier versions of Ubuntu, user-created launchers for the top panel were stored in the directory ~/.gnome2/panel2.d/default/launchers. This is no longer the case in the current versions. The ...
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issue with resizing nautilus window in gnome metacity

Recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. Previously I was using gnome metacity as my desktop. (Couldn't work well with unity). I did not find any issues with the resizing in the last version I was using. ...
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Gnome Metacity, extension how its works?

For any reason that I don't understand the extension installed in Gnome not appear in Gnome Metacity. If I logged in Gnome Metacity and go to https://extensions.gnome.org/ is unavailable to me install ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot unlock "user accounts" panel

Already happened time ago but I cannot remember the solution (remove some in home directory, I think). I cannot unlock some panels like the "User Accounts" even though I am an administrator. Also ...
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How can I add semi-maximize right/left in Gnome Flashback Metacity? (14.04 LTS) [duplicate]

I use semi-maximize a lot but unfortunately this feature doesn't seem to be enabled in gnome metacity, at least not with the usual Ctrl+Super+Left/Right keybinds. It does work in Compiz, but Compiz ...
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Key for expanding Application menu in Gnome-Classic for 14.04?

In Gnome-Classic (metacity) in 14.04, is there a key to invoke the Applications menu? is there a key to switch between the items on the top panel, such as the Applications menu, Places, wireless ...
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Are gnome-session-fallback and metacity + gnome-panel the same?a

Are installing gnome-session-fallback and installing metacity and gnome-panel the same? To me, they seem to both install metacity and gnome 2? Thanks.
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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How to make xprop -set manual changes permanent

I am trying to permanently reserve space for my top edge panel in the middle of a dual display screen, where the two monitors are above and under each other, like this (the smaller lower one has the ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Aero snap in two screen horizontal setup?

I managed to get Aero snap left and right working in metacity Ubuntu 14.10 and now I would like to come up with the correct winctrl commands so that I can mimic the same effect on a two screen setup, ...
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aero snap left and right in metacity ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I managed to install Gnome classic Metacity on Ubuntu 14.10 using this: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback I can user the Super (Windows) key to maximize and restore the windows with the Up ...
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White pixels at left border in gnome flashback

I run the Gnome Flashback with Metacity session. I just upgraded from 12.04 to 14.04.1. After the upgrade, when I have an application maximized, there sometimes appears a little 1-pixel-wide white ...
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How to manage the icons in the top bar (14.04 & metacity)

I've installed Virtual-box and this icon appeared in the desktop top bar. I know how to add icons with drag & drop but how to remove one? When trying to drag&drop it in the desktop trash ...
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Alt-Tab works only for the current active application on 14.04 gnome+metacity

I've just installed a fresh 14.04, I use Gnome with metacity, (after trying Compiz...) but I can't get the Alt+Tab keyboard to have the standard behaviour. When I use it, it only displays the windows ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Metacity freezing for 30 seconds due to some futex [closed]

When logged in to my Ubuntu 12.04 workstation, doing relatively benign things like tab-autocompleting in a terminal, switching workspaces, moving windows, etc. can result in Metacity freezing for 30 ...
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Flashback gnome doesn't work on 14.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 a while back and decided to try out the Gnome flashback option. I used the software center to get it installed and after logging out I have the two extra options (...
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gnome-panel crashed, and now won't load in GNOME Flashback (Metacity and Compiz)

I installed GNOME Flashback earlier today because I prefer the old interface. While surfing the web earlier, gnome-panel crashed. I thought it would be no big deal, but it didn't come back like I ...
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Window themes not getting applied

I downloaded Tweak Tool changing window theme doesn't change anything but changing from Appearance changes. Why is it so? Has the default theme directory changed from /usr/share/themes? Tweak tool ...
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What is the difference between Gnome Compiz Flashback and Gnome Metacity Flashback?

I upgrade ubuntu 13.10 from the development branch (alpha version or beta version) and after that at login user only two options are available. here I am attaching an image of gnome metacity Gnome ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gnome Metacity Fallback doesn't update Background

The gnome metacity fallback doesn't update the background producing a Windows XP-esque effect: I first thought this was a problem with my gnome configuration. I deleted my config and cleaned up my .* ...
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