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Old 05-09-2014, 11:42 PM   #1
rocknman
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Cursor issue plus minimize, maximize & close buttons missing


Hello. The following is some info from my post on another forum. I'm using UE 3.8.
I'll try to be brief. About me: Newbie and over 50, XP knowledge scale 1-10 about an 8, Linux knowledge about a 2.

First, when I changed the theme to blue deck and to a blue deck cursor/pointer (spaceship looking), it will only appear when hovering over Firefox, LibreOffice, etc. Thoughts on this?

Second, Firefox, LibreOffice, and all other open windows do not have the minimize, maximize and close buttons (suppose to be in the upper right hand corner of the window). I've had to close Firefox, LibreOffice, etc. via this method per click File scroll down to Close. There are instances also when I was trying to find a solution where I opened up a window and could not close (Did not have in upper left hand corner of window the File option where you can scroll down and Close). I thought I had the answer: Moved the Title Bar to the bottom because it covered the top part of the windows but this wasn't the problem.
Also, I cannot move any windows or manually resize.

I logged in as Guest this morning and it appears these issues are not affecting the Guest account. Hmmm.

I found a possible solution: After opening a terminal and typing: "metacity --replace" the minimize, maximize and close buttons magically appeared! However, when I closed the terminal, they disappeared. A suggestion from a different thread stated that the command needed to be added to Startup Applications. Well, it seems to be working OK. I am also able to move and resize windows.
Comments, advice, is this the fix? Thanks for your help and your time!
rocknman

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Old 05-10-2014, 01:47 AM   #2
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Sorry, I'm having trouble understanding you. Isn't Ultimate Edition some sort of Windows OS? If so, why are you asking about it on a linux forum?
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:44 AM   #3
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Based on ubuntu http://ultimateedition.info/ultimate...e-edition-3-8/
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:46 AM   #4
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Yes EDDY1
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:52 AM   #5
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Thanks Eddy & sorry rocknman. You learn something new everyday. I has done a search on "Ultimate Edition" and had found a bunch of pages about Windows 7 such as an excerpt from this one:
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This is a comparison list of features between the Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.
I'm surprised MS isn't suing Ubuntu for copyright violations. They sue just about everyone else.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:54 AM   #6
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Any thoughts on my problem jdkaye? Thanks.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:54 AM   #7
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Have you tried the configuration editor?
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:55 AM   #8
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Yes, no luck.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:56 AM   #9
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I'm surprised MS isn't suing Ubuntu for copyright violations. They sue just about everyone else.
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It's only based on Ubuntu not made by.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 02:57 AM   #10
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Like I said at the end of my original post, the "fix" seems to have done the job. I'm a newbie though and wondered if it is the right solution. Thanks!
 
Old 05-10-2014, 03:01 AM   #11
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If the fix was solved by using metacity then you must have been using compiz originally & compiz has a settings panel.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 03:08 AM   #12
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It's only based on Ubuntu not made by.
Well there must be someone they can sue.
@rocknman If the problem isn't general (doesn't effect the guest account I would search in the hidden files (those beginning with a ".") amongst those found in /home/youraccount directory. I don't know enough about Ubuntu to be any more specific.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:10 AM   #13
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To my knowledge, I have not used compiz. Like I have stated, I'm a newbie and don't really know if I have used compiz. I'm really new to this stuff!
 
Old 05-10-2014, 03:11 AM   #14
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Thanks jdkaye. I'll look into it. It is appreciated!
 
Old 05-10-2014, 11:48 AM   #15
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Well there must be someone they can sue.
Yes the person who made the remix.

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