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Old 03-11-2004, 03:44 PM   #1
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Metacity problem

My metacity is not working. None of the borders or max/min stuff comes up when my desktop is up. I am using RedHat 9, Gnome and obviously metacity. I have tried to reinstall metacity without any luck, I am willing to try another Window Manager if I could get some details on how to do it. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Old 03-12-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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There is at least one GNOME theme (and it seems to me to be the default when you upgrade GNOME 2.2 to 2.4) that appears not to create a titlebar. Very annoying.

The solution, iirc, was to run 'metacity' in a terminal. This seemed to "reconnect" GNOME and Metacity for whatever reason. You might also try changing your window border settings in the (GNOME) Theme manager to use a different Metacity theme (maybe the one you are using is broken in some way), or in fact a different theme entirely (which would change not only the window borders, but the window controls, icons and desktop color theme as well).

Hope this helps.


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