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dsschanze 08-06-2012 09:16 AM

Compiz: MATE Appearance Preferences Not Working with Window Borders
 
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I've been configuring Compiz this morning on Linux Mint 12 with MATE and everything seems to be working except when I start Compiz, my previously set window borders stop working. My icon and panel themes all work fine so I'm assuming it has something to do with the Window Decoration Settings, however I can't find anything in there or in the CompizConfig Settings that does anything to change the window border back to what it was before.

Thanks,
ds

Zero Angel 08-08-2012 02:18 AM

It looks like Compiz is trying to use the GTK3 window decorator when in fact you want to use metacity (the GTK2 decorator). One thing you could try is if your compiz has the window decoration option, to set the decorator to 'metacity' or if that doesnt work then 'metacity --replace' -- another thing you can try is install fusion-icon to switch between the window manager and decorators, as well as maybe 'emerald' if you want to use those window decorators.

dsschanze 08-09-2012 07:52 AM

Thx for the suggestions...tried a few things but nothing seemed to make the workspaces come back. Also was having trouble with Cinnamon even loading so I went ahead and updated to Mint 13. Works great so far and now I'm on the LTS.

Knightron 08-15-2012 06:56 AM

Hi i agree with Zero Angel. I just wanted to point out that Metacity is a gnome application though not a mate application. Mate's window manager is called 'marco'.

dsschanze; Mate is a fork or gnome2, but is still in development and some things are still being integrated. I can't remember where i read it but; But Compiz integration is still not fixed. The mate team would rather focus there attention on improving stability and other polish before they become involved with novelty features; and i think they are taking the right approach, good luck to them as i very much enjoy the gnome2/mate interface.

alirezaimi 08-18-2012 09:28 AM

Hi
I can not change window borders in appearance when compiz is active.
with this solution (http://bit.ly/NQ5Hvs) can not change theme or window border too! Because in my system not exist any metacity in gconf-editor But:
Code:

root@ali-deb:/home/alireza# apt-cache policy metacity
metacity:
  Installed: 1:2.34.3-2
  Candidate: 1:2.34.3-3
  Version table:
    1:2.34.3-3 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid/main amd64 Packages
 *** 1:2.34.3-2 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
root@ali-deb:/home/alireza# apt-cache policy gnome-themes-standard
gnome-themes-standard:
  Installed: 3.4.2-1
  Candidate: 3.4.2-1
  Version table:
 *** 3.4.2-1 0
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing/main amd64 Packages
        500 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Why ? Any ideas?
Thanks.

Knightron 08-19-2012 05:28 AM

alirezaimi Are you using Mate or Gnome2?

alirezaimi 08-19-2012 05:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightron (Post 4758179)
alirezaimi Are you using Mate or Gnome2?

mate :
Code:

root@ali-deb:/home/alireza# apt-cache policy mate-desktop
mate-desktop:
  Installed: 1.4.1-1+wheezy
  Candidate: 1.4.1-1+wheezy
  Version table:
 *** 1.4.1-1+wheezy 0
        500 http://packages.mate-desktop.org/repo/debian/ wheezy/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status


Knightron 08-20-2012 01:09 AM

alirezaimi Have you read the answers in this thread? I just said to the OP.

Quote:

I just wanted to point out that Metacity is a gnome application, not a mate application. Mate's window manager is called 'marco'.

Mate is a fork or gnome2, but is still in development and some things are still being integrated. I can't remember where i read it but; But Compiz integration is still not fixed. The mate team would rather focus there attention on improving stability and other polish before they become involved with novelty features; and i think they are taking the right approach, good luck to them as i very much enjoy the gnome2/mate interface.
Do you have any other desktop environments install alirezaimi? such as gnome? if not, do an aptitude purge metacity and see if that helps. If it doesn't then, you'll probably ave to wait till the Mate team intergrate compiz better.

alirezaimi 08-20-2012 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Knightron (Post 4758793)
alirezaimi Have you read the answers in this thread? I just said to the OP.



Do you have any other desktop environments install alirezaimi? such as gnome? if not, do an aptitude purge metacity and see if that helps. If it doesn't then, you'll probably ave to wait till the Mate team intergrate compiz better.

Thank you very much my friends!


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