Originally Posted by Laeeq
I have installed Fedora 12 with Gnome desktop on a PC. For some reason, I want GNOME to NOT decorate windows with borders. Is there some way to instruct GNOME to NOT add border to windows, and leave them border-less, without scroll-bar title bar etc. Is there some other desk top environment where it is more convenient to achieve this?
Thanks in advance.
Can you be more specific on what exactly do you want to do? Maybe you are taking the wrong approach.
The one that puts borders and title bars around windows is the window manager. In a gnome desktop that's usually metacity, though in modern setup it could also be compiz.
I have no idea if metacity has a way to configure some windows so they are shown without decoration, most WM's do, but metacity is not precissely known for being configurable. It's probably the most dumbed down WM around.
Do you want to do this only for some windows or do you want to completely remove borders from all the windows? Do you want to retain window managing capabilities? (ie. do you want to be able to re-stack windows, move them, etc.? If so, how do you plan to close, move, resize, maximize or minimize windows if there's no title bar with control buttons you can click? Are you willing to use a keyboard for these tasks? In that case, you should be looking for what we call a "tiling window manager", like "awesome", "xmonad", "dwm", "ratpoison" or something similar. Some of these might work under gnome, I don't really know.
If you don't need window managing capabilities (for example, if you plan to run a single program under X that will run at full screen) then you could just run without a WM, and let that program do everything by itself. But most X programs will not behave correctly if you don't have a proper window manager, unless they have explicitly been designed to work that way.