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Questions tagged [mutter]

Mutter the default window manager in GNOME 3. It was initially designed and implemented for the X Window System, but then evolved to be a Wayland compositor.

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How to remove window drop shadow on Gnome shell?

I've been trying to remove windows shadows in 3rd party applications like Atom or Mailspring in Gnome without any success. At first I thought it was theme related, but after trying out different ...
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How to maximize or make fullscreen a window across dual monitors?

Is there any way to do this in GNOME desktop environment?
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How To Disable the “Window not responding” Dialog

When debugging UI programs, I see frequently the "Wait or force quit" Dialog. This is super annoying, since this dialog blocks basically everything. The whole graphical system is not usable anymore ...
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How do I enable snap window to corner in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I've just upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 where Unity Tweaks had this dialog: (I would normally have the top and bottom "do nothing"'s set to "top" and "bottom" as well) Working with both large monitors ...
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Deiconify an application does not update its content with Mutter and X11

I have a java graphic application using Swing library. If the application is minimized and the graphic content changes (color or whatever), I should see the modification when restoring the window. ...
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How can I snap a window in a corner with 18.04?

Super + left/right snaps windows to fit half the screen. I'd like to be able to snap four windows in all corners. CompizConfig Settings Manager doesn't seem to be an option since 18.04 uses the GNOME ...
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No login screen/Stuck at Ubuntu logo in 18.04

My system stuck at ubuntu logo while booting. To resolve it, I've set nomodeset. But now it occurs a resolution issue to 1024x768. Here are the necessary information: lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 vga 00:...
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On ubuntu (gnome) with my nvidia graphics card i have awful gaming 3d performance

On Ubuntu (Gnome) with my nvidia graphics card I have awful gaming 3d performance, I use the proprietary driver. Gnome slows down completely the graphical performance and I need to login via openbox ...
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Where is GNOME device configuration? - Ubuntu 17.10

I recently install Ubuntu 17.10 on my Dell XPS 13 9365. With GNOME Shell, from what I understand, Mutter is the default compositor, which supports the Wayland protocol. I haven't been able to find ...
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Remove Decoration of single window in Gnome 3

How can decoration for a single window be removed using a bash or third party program in gnome 3?
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I don't think Mutter is using hardware acceleration properly for me while Compiz definitely is

To test this out, I installed plain Ubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu MATE one after another. They were all 16.04.2 LTS. I updated all three of them and rebooted as necessary. My goal was to have three ...
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How to hide window decoration (title bar) in Opera 32 and Cinnamon?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and my DE and window manager is Cinnamon (Muffin). Chromium has a nice option "Use system title bar and borders". Opera does not. I tried to add an option --force-native-...
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Mathematica 10.2 - Window not responding

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-Shell running and use Mathematica 10.2. Whenever I open a mathematica file and select some lines in it, I get a message from the system that mathematica is not ...
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Gnome-session broken for specific account, works for other accounts

Running Ubuntu 12.04, I installed Gnome-shell (Gnome 3) and used it for some days with no problem. Yesterday, I broke it following this sequence of events: I played with the accessibility menu in the ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Is Mutter supposed to be my window manager on plain Ubuntu?

I ran into some problems after installing Gnome on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have managed to address most appearance-related issues. However, if I run sudo update-alternatives --config x-window-...
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move window to corner and RESIZE in gnome shell

in Unity with the CTRL-ALT-KeyPad_7 keybinding I can move a window to the top-left corner and it is automatically resized to a quarter of my desktop size. In gnome-shell, in dconf, I found the ...
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Is it possible that Unity would some day switch back to Mutter? [closed]

I remembered that the first Unity was indeed built on Mutter, but later ported to Compiz due to poor performance. I also know Canonical practically incorporated Compiz to work closely for future Unity,...
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How to modify Gnome-Shell animations?

I use docky in Gnome-Shell and it's annoying that when I minimise a window, it goes up to the top left corner. I know mutter isn't that customisable but is it possible to get a minimise effect similar ...
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Auto_raise broken in GNOME 3.4.1?

Since dist-upgrading 12.04 LTS in such a manner as resulted in an upgrade of GNOME from 3.2.x to 3.4.1, auto_raise is broken. I have the usual auto_raise* settings set in gconf, in apps -> metacity ...
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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set window properties (above, on all workspaces) in js/gnome-shell-extension?

As part of teaching myself how to make gnome-shell-extensions, I'd like to be able to tell a window to be on all workspaces on on top of all other windows. I notice in the mutter API there is a ...
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Is it possible to have window transparency in Mutter/Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

I really like the transparency effects in compiz with GNOME2 and wanted to know if there was any way (I'm assuming without using compizconfig) to have some kind of transparency in the windows. Is ...
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Set Audacious to open maximized? [closed]

I'm using Audacious 3.2.1, on Gnome-Shell. However, everytime I open it, it starts not-maximized. Is there a way, like editing the command for the launcher in the Menu Editor, to make Audacious fire ...
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How to replace Mutter with Compiz to enable Wobbly effect?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome shell, because Unity is too slow. Is there a way I can enable extra visual effects which I had in Lucid Lynx? How can I replace my Windows managers? I prefer to use ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization? [closed]

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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Mutter: Global menu integration

Is it possible to have Mutter merge the title bar of maximized windows and the panel, like happens with Compiz and Metacity? I want to try to replace Metacity with Mutter in Unity 2D, and so far it ...
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How do I use Mutter with GNOME Shell?

I'm new to the whole GNOME Shell. I recently installed it, and I read somewhere a while ago that Compiz is completely broken with GNOME Shell so I have to use Mutter instead. I have no idea where to ...
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Disabling vsync in Unity/Mutter/Compiz?

Yesterday I was still using Natty with Compiz. I had noticed that disabling Vsync in Compiz made dragging windows much more smooth and responsive (I don't mind the tearing). I installed Ocelot this ...
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Gnome classic split screen plugin

How do i get Gnome classic to have a split screen? I want it to be like it is in Unity where if i drag something to the side it maximizes its size to cover just half the screen, and then drag ...
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Is there a settings manager available for Mutter?

Is there a GUI settings manager for Mutter? Something where I can adjust the window shadow size, or the hot corners, or opacity, etc...
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How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the GNOME shell?

How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the gnome shell? I'm trying the shell out and I like it so far. I know it uses mutter rather than compiz so there's no ccsm that I'm used to. ...
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How does Mutter differ to Compiz in terms of its resource consumption?

I was using gnome-shell and I forgot I wasn't using Compiz. I didn't pay all that much attention to my battery life as I think I was plugged in. Has anyone taken notice of the resource consumption of ...
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Mutter slows down my system

My Ubuntu (10.10, netbook remix, unity) almost freezes from time to time. As far as I've investigated, the problem is with mutter. Then I run pkill mutter it restarts window manager and system ...
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How to use Compiz as the window manager for Unity

When I tried to enable compiz, it said that I can't because of mutter. How may I enable compiz?
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Performance of 3D applications on Unity/Compiz comparison with other configurations

In the past I have had three important applications having problems with compiz and the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, they are; Googleearth, The Secondlife client and Blender, compiz and the ...
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Can I configure Mutter to unredirect fullscreen windows?

I tried a Google search on the subject; however I came up with nothing. Is there a way I can enable this option so I can enable good 3d performance while using Unity?