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Old 03-28-2010, 11:04 PM   #1
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Need border-less windows for Fedora-12 Gnome desktop.


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.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 03:50 AM   #2
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"I want GNOME to NOT decorate windows"
well first that is NOT Gnome
the program is called Nautilus

you do not

you can make a theme that has everything the same but ....

or use the terminal
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:41 AM   #3
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Thanks John,

I tried themes, but I failed to figure out, how to suppress border from windows. All I found in themes was a collection of differently looking window styles, but they all have borders, and I could not find any way to suppress them.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:51 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 06:58 AM   #5
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I would look at compiz and emerald for achieving your effect. You can adjust the size of the border on the top bottom and sides of themes. You don't have to run all the eye candy if you don't want, but emerald themes are very configurable with the emerald theme manager.
 
Old 03-29-2010, 11:21 AM   #6
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Thanks bret381 & i92guboj,

I tried Compiz, but my hardware is not capable of handling that, system freezes right away.

Here is more info about why I need this functionality,

I am writing some programs using OpenGL/Freeglut, some kind of video game. The game window the program produces gets decorated by a border by window manager. The semantics of game is such that window border does not make sense.

I asked around in openGL forums, I was told there that, the border is being wrapped around the window by window manager, so I have to tweak the window manager to get rid of border.

So, here I am.

Yes, I dont mind if border gets stripped away from ALL windows of the system.

Best regards,
Laeeq
 
  


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