[SOLVED] Compiz activates when I move windows around.
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as the the title states, when I move windows around when Metacity is activated, Compiz automatically activates, especially when I move the windows over edges (but also otherwise, just-for-fun it seems :/). I use the fusion-icon.
Is there a way to disable this behavior? For me, this is kinda annoying, I don't know what the devs were thinking...
When I start up my desktop (Gnome), compiz is started (via the command fusion-icon -f). Then I switch to metacity with the fusion-icon, for example to play a game (games don't run smoothly when compiz is enabled). After I play my game, I don't activate compiz again right away (for example, because I want to play again after doing something else). Now, with compiz still disabled, I move windows around. While I do that, compiz just activates without being asked for it. But I don't want compiz to activate when I don't tell it to. How do I change that behavior?
I made those lines bold that I think have to do with this.
About the two commands: Why do I set $DISPLAY to $DISPLAY?? I don't see the point in that, but calling metacity from the console seems to help track down the problem: When I moved windows around now, metacity crashes (I'm left without any window manager at all; I wouldn't be able to get one back without the fusion-icon). metacity outputs this:
metacity:ERROR:core/boxes.c:1161:meta_rectangle_edge_aligns: code should not be reached
Ahhh, yeah, metacity is crashing and your system is recovering, or trying to, anyway, by starting a window manager back up. I'm not sure why, however, it chooses compiz over metacity. I'd definitely open up a bug report with your distribution.