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Old 04-18-2006, 12:22 PM   #1
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How to remove the lines that appear when minimizing windows

I use GNOME as desktop manager. Now I have a problem with the lines that appear when I minimize windows. Does anybody know how to remove them? I already tried Configuration Editor then Apps -> Metacity -> General and un-ticked the "Reduced resources" option and the lines are gone, but this way makes also moving windows very annoying because there are another lines appearing... I only want to remove that ones from minimizing windows. Also in the Configuration Editor I un-ticked all the "Enable animations" options but no result. Anybody pls?
Old 04-19-2006, 10:06 AM   #2
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Don't know if this will help but you could try running Gnome with another window manager instead of metacity.

A week or so ago I decided to test Gnome (in Debian Etch), wasn't happy with metacity and replaced it with XFCE's window manager xfwm4. In the end, I didn't like Gnome enough to keep it but here's how I switched the window manager for Gnome:

(1) First, I installed the "xfwm4" and "xfce4-mcs-manager" packages.
(2) Then I edited /usr/bin/gnome-wm, making the DEFWM line to look like this:
(3) Then I removed my saved Gnome session file ~/.gnome2/session so that it wouldn't override my changes in /usr/bin/gnome-wm.
(4) After starting Gnome with xfwm4 as the new window manager, I adjusted the xfwm4 settings by starting "xfce-setting-show".

As I said, the above might not be what you're looking for but it's the only suggestion that comes to my mind at this time. Hopefully someone who regularly uses Gnome can offer you better suggestions but Gnome is notorious for not being very adjustable, so don't expect too much. It's possible that one just cannot tweak window resize animations in the Gnome+metacity combination.

Last edited by Dead Parrot; 04-19-2006 at 03:40 PM.
Old 04-19-2006, 03:01 PM   #3
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Yes, unfortunately with reduced_resources, you also get wireframes while moving windows at no extra cost . Your best option would be to do as Dead Parrot suggested. It's quite easy enough to replace metacity with another WM. Openbox is a good alternative.


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