Ubuntu :: Unabling Metacity Transparency In Gnome 3?

Jul 23, 2011

For whatever reasons, I cannot seem to enable metacity transparency. I'm running the 64 bit version of Ubuntu 11.04 and I broke Unity in favor of Gnome 3. I have enabled metacity compositing and adjusted the opacity to the desired level via the configuration editor.

However, there is no transparency whatsoever. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I'm currently working hard on creating Gnome Shell themes and GTK+ 3 themes that look and work well together.

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Debian Configuration :: Unabling Eth1 In Lenny W/ Gnome?

Apr 26, 2010

I (and those who kindly helped) went through hell building the driver for mi wireless, but apparently that's over now. The reason I know that is that when I go to System-->Administration-->Network, I can see the interfaces that are detected: Wired Connection, which I enabled by setting the automatic dhcp option, and Wireless Connection, which is not activated. When I double click in Wireless Connection, a window opens with an unchecked box saying "Enable this connection" so I check the box and the previously greyed options become subject for editing. I have two setting I can configure: Wireless Setting, which have Network Name, password type and Network password Connection Settings, which has Configuration, IP Adress, Subnet mask and Gateaway Adress.

Since I'm hopping to get wireless working to a point which i can automatically connect to wireless whose passwords I know or that are open (like un public spaces) I think the best option to choose in Connection Settings-->Configuration is Automatic Configuration (DHCP). When I choose that, all other options under Connections Settings become grayed.

In Wireless Settings-->Password type, the default choice was WPA Personal. Network Name and network password are blank. The problem is that, as it is, the "OK" button of the Network window is grayed out, so the only option is to Cancel, in which case the Wireless Network remains dissabled. I noticed that if I write something (anything) in the field of Network Name (ESSID) the OK button can be selected, but I don't know what should I write in that space. How do I know which name is appropiate? Does it matter? Can I choose whatever name I want?


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Ubuntu :: Lost Gnome And Metacity After Update?

Apr 29, 2011

I did a clean install of 11.04 and then installed the updates it prompted me to. After restarting I was missing metacity and when I checked in synaptic I didn't have gnome installed. Here's the error message I got when I tried to install gnome (and dependencies):

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Ubuntu :: Replace Metacity With WindowMaker Without Ditching The Rest Of GNOME?

Jul 9, 2010

I'm a lover of Window Maker, but I have stopped using it for several months due to the love of the ease of use of the Gnome Environment. Supposedly I can swap out Metacity with Window Maker and I have attempted to do so according to the instructions at [URL]..

Originally Posted by mcduck To change the window manager in Gnome open Gconf-editor (hit Alt-F2 and run "gconf-editor). Then browse to desktop/gnome/sesssion/required_components and change the valune of "windowmanager" to wha ever you want to use.


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Ubuntu :: Gnome Panel Transparency?

Mar 23, 2010

How would I go about making my top Panel transparent? I know how to do the basic variation, but things like the Clock, Notification Area, and Gnome menu aren't.How would I make my panel transparent, almost like Mac OS X's?

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Ubuntu :: Menus Transparency Partial In Gnome

Nov 6, 2010

When I set menus to be transparent, only part of them are as in this screenshot.

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General :: Debian - Gnome - Metacity - Fglrx - Text Too Small

Sep 7, 2010

I am running Debian Lenny with Gnome and Metacity, and I've just installed the fglrx driver for my ATI card. I am running at a humble 1024x768 resolution, but I can barely read the text in many applications and on the desktop itself. Some programs are better than others, but for example, Icedove/Tbird's text is extremely small.

I encountered this thread: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...aviour-569624/ but wasn't sure if it was up to date or not.

I'm sure this topic has been covered plenty of times, but I'm new to setting up X/Window Manager/Desktop on Debian, and am not sure how to proceed. I've been using Linux for a couple of years but am relatively new to Debian (I started on Ubuntu - hence the being stumped by something like this).

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Fedora :: Gnome Panel Transparency ?

Feb 8, 2010

I am using fedora 12 x86_64 gnome. if i turn on panel transparency, whole panel becomes distorted, same thing happens if i choose a panel background.The problem was not there at the time of installation as i once tried it but after updates and all this glitch has appeared. I have experimental ati drivers installed. Is this a recognised bug with panel or drivers.

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Ubuntu :: Transparency For Gnome's Window-switcher-applet?

May 7, 2010

panels can be made transparent by clicking on preferences/background.

But for some reason there is no obvious way to change the transparency of applets. Their transparency depends on the current theme. For example with the theme "radiance" window-switcher and date are opaque. With "human-clearlooks" both are transparent.

Is there a way change the transparency without changing the theme?

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Ubuntu :: Lost Gnome Panel Transparency On Upgrade To 10.04

Jul 25, 2010

I recently upgraded from 9.04 to 10.04 and things went pretty smooth. The only real issue is that I lost the transparency settings for the menu & indicator applets on my top knome panel. I simply don't remember how i did it last time, and i've been searching the net for an hour for a solution with no luck. Many results suggested the use of the Compiz Settings Manager's opacity settings, but that opacity applies to everything, including the text & icons. I thought i used the "gnome color chooser" package to do it last time, but I cannot find the option in the gui. how to make the background of the menu (applications/places/system) and indicator applet have transparent backgrounds while retaining full text/icon brightness?

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Ubuntu :: Disable Gnome-terminal Transparency In Compiz ?

Feb 14, 2011

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with Compiz enabled (Visual Effects = Normal, in the System-Preferences-Appearance)

The gnome-terminals are transparent. I would like to disable the transparency, because I have a lot of terminals open at the same time and I don't want to be able to see one below another one.

In the gnome-terminal preferences, Background is set to "solid colour". However, Compiz seems to be over-riding this somehow.

I have the CompizConfig Settings Manager installed. I have looked through it but I can't find an option which disables the transparency for terminals. I tried the Opacity, Brightness and Saturation plugin, but it only allows you to vary the transparency level, not disable it entirely, and there doesn't seem to be a way of setting a default.

I like Compiz very much, so I don't want to disable the desktop effects. Does anyone know how to just disable the gnome-terminal transparency?

I'm not using lubuntu. Somehow I selected that and I can't get rid of it now. I'm on Ubuntu with Gnome.

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General :: Transparency For Terminal -gnome/ubuntu - Zorin ?

Jun 9, 2011

I am currently reading a few different command line tutorials and have my terminal set to almost completely clear. In dreamlinux it made it easy to see what the tutorial said, While still letting me use the terminal as I read. In zorinOS (Ubuntu build using Gnome) I have it set to almost total clear, and what I get for the background is my wallpaper ... Regardless of whether there is a window open or not. The only changes I have made are in the preference settings, and not to any files.

But on the part where I set transparency here are my options (grey is not selectable,[x] is chosen option,{dir} is drop menu, --*---- *=current setting):


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Ubuntu :: Gnome / Metacity / X After Lucid Upgrade - No Toolbar - Couldn't Move / Resize / Close

May 2, 2010

Gateway box
P4 3GHz processor
one 40 GB Western Digital IDE Hard drive
one 500 GB Western Digital IDE Hard drive
NVidia-GeForce FX 5200 DDR 128MB Video Card
Hauppauge HVR-1600 Tuner Card (with accompanying remote of unknown model #)
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Card

Ran Lucid upgrade on a mythbuntu box on Friday. On startup, though, the desktop looked quite odd - in fact, I didn't even know it was my desktop at first. It was a small white terminal 'window' in the upper left corner of a black screen. My mouse was responsive, because I had to mouse over the 'window' before I could type. I say 'window' because it had no toolbar, and I couldn't move, resize, or close it. No top or bottom panels on Gnome. it was so unrecognizable I didn't initially think it was my desktop. I assumed it was nvidia drivers, and spent a long time making sure they were installed - they do not seem to be the problem. After searching forums/internets, found several pages telling people to rename/move/delete .gnome, .gnome2, etc and gnome should revert to default. Problem persists. I can open gedit or firefox by running from command line, but when I close those windows, the image of those windows remain as part of the background.....

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Debian Multimedia :: Transparency With Gnome-Terminal ?

Feb 25, 2010

When I was running it before, that was Debian as well, I was able to make my gnome-terminal window decorations completely transparent and/or gone - so the terminal appeared to be typing directly on the desktop.

The method I used before to accomplish this was pretty straightforward, these options could be found in the actual terminal's interface and menu options.

However, now, I get the following result:

Click on the image for a larger size image so as you're able to see the picture in more detail.

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Debian Multimedia :: Jessie Upgrade - Gnome Terminal Transparency

May 1, 2015

Under wheezy, I could set gnome-terminal profile to partial transparency, i.e., to display the desktop wallpaper behind the text. (E.g., a picture of my girlfriend.) But after upgrade to Jessie, this option completely disappeared, and now I can only pick a solid color. Do I need to flip a setting or something to get this back? Am running default Gnome desktop (not fallback mode) though I think I only have 2D acceleration.

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Jul 1, 2010

I have installed 10.04 on my macbook air. As I can't physically connect a macbook air to the internet there is no way to download the necessary drivers and the 'hardware packages' doesn't have the nvidea or broadcom packages which were present when I booted off the livecd. I presume therefore that, like gparted, these are only present on the livecd & aren't installed by default. When I installed karmic I downloaded the drivers from my mac partition then transferred them over. I've tried doing the same with the lucid equivalents,[URL].. but when I try to unpack them (32-bit versions as is the version of Lucid I have) in the correct order each returns an error saying the drivers are either damaged or I don't have permission. I definately have the necessary read/write permissions so assume they must be damaged somehow.

If I can't connect to the internet Ubuntu is useless. Has anyone got any idea as to how I can enable wifi please?

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Ubuntu :: Unabling The See-open-windows Option In Panel?

Apr 17, 2010

I instaled Ubuntu a recently and have been trying it out (my first attemt to use Linux OS) So I was playing around with Desktop panels and I'll say I'm very impressed with all the crap you can put on it. So of course I deleted the default ones and created my own one. The problem is this: I found all the things i need using 'Add to panel' but my panel won't show the open applications on it . Can some1 tell me how can i add this to my own panel (or at least bring back the default panels)?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Unabling Compositing With Nouveau On 11.3?

Jul 16, 2010

Desktop effects are not enabled and in system settings there is the following message "Desktop effects are not available on this system due to the following technical issues: Required X extensions (XComposite and XDamage) are not available."

The nouveau driver is installed. Peering at /etc/X11/xorg.conf I get three pieces of information

- driver ="nv"
- composite ="off"

- threats of war, famine, death and the other one if I edit the file by hand

I tried Xorg -configure and tested the result as it prompts, but that file seemed to contain errors

I can't find anything in YaST to edit the file

- is "nv" correct?

Apart from backing up xorg.conf (which I have) and firing up a text editor to change "off" to "on" does anyone have any more intelligent suggestions?

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Dec 13, 2010

I have a machine I have already installed 11.3 on. How do I set it so it has a automatic login for a specific user into the KDE desktop? I looked in YAST but didn't see anything obvious to enable that behavior.

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Jan 10, 2010

I've just partitioned my hard drive with GParted so that I have space to install and run Windows OS based programmes such as Monkey Island (wine simply won't work) and other PC games. I have the Windows XP SP2 Installation CD but my OS (Intrepid Ibex) won't allow me to autorun the CD and proceed to installation.

Now having hunted around the net little, it seems the answer is System->Preferences->Removable Drives and Media. Problem is, I don't have a Removable Drives and Media option on this menu. Is there a workaround for this? E.g., is there a way of using the Terminal to enable autorun, or is there another way I can do this?As I'm pretty new to this thing, feel free to use short words and detailed explanations.

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Jun 23, 2011

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Ubuntu :: Metacity - Top Bar Of All Of My Windows Is Gone

Jun 1, 2010

The top bar of all of my windows is gone, which i think is due to metacity no longer starting up, im pretty sure it should be in the system moniter but its not, i can teporarily get it going by restoring it in the terminal, but that only lasts as long as the terminal is open, can anyone tell me how to permanantly restore it to run normally.

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Ubuntu :: Run Metacity Automatically?

Sep 29, 2010

I recently broke my desktop environment. I had installed e16 and although I reverted to the pure GNOME option at login, it continued to use e16's window manager. When I uninstalled e16, no window manager was present, but after a while, I worked out that I need to run metacity.At the moment, I only know how to run it from the command line:Code:metacity &Is there a way to get it running automatically?

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Ubuntu :: Can't Use Metacity And Compiz Effects Together

Feb 27, 2010

I'm on a Sabayon Linux install, and the Sabayon forums and stuff have NO idea what I'm talking about and keep giving me "facepalms"

So in Ubuntu I could enable desktop effects and simply use my metacity themes.

In Sabayon, when I enable Compiz, it changes my window theme manager to Emerald. I want to use metacity, not Emerald. They kept telling me it wasn't possible when I used Compiz effects and Metacity together all the time.

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Ubuntu :: Metacity Theme Won't Change?

Jul 11, 2010

Got a simple question about xubuntu. I installed it from ubuntu via 'xubuntu-desktop' package and all seems to be working fine. My ubuntu programs and files appear in xubuntu and run normally. However, when I change the theme, the metacity window frame remains the same. How do I change it? It's stuck with the last used ubuntu metacity theme.

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Ubuntu :: Install .zip Metacity Themes?

Jul 12, 2010

I'm trying to install these two Metacity themes: URL...They're .zip files, and when I go to drag them into Themes, it says they're not valid themes. If I can't install them this way, how do I install them?

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Mar 10, 2011

My workstation has a Nvidia Quadra FX550 graphics card which affects compiz in a very bad way; movies is often just black screened, Blender runs extremely slow etc. Switching to Metacity makes the computer much more robust without any glitches.

I would gladly move to Metacity if not for a big BUT; the annotation tool in Compiz which I use all the time. Not having that makes me a handicapped animator.

So, is there some sceen annotate tool that works in Metacity?

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Apr 23, 2011

So in a failed experiment, I tried out xmonad for a couple months. I would now like to switch back to metacity for my default window manager. How can I do this?

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Apr 30, 2010

I just want the radiance theme to have to title in the middle, how do I do it?

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May 30, 2010

I recently installed KDE on my Ubuntu setup to try kubuntu by installing the kubuntu-desktop package.I decided I didn't enjoy KDE as much as GNOME, so I went back into GNOME and uninstalled the kubuntu-desktop package via Synaptic.That didn't remove ANY of the stuff that it brought in, so I searched for the keywords "kubuntu" and "kde" and uninstalled all packages but one (libdecoration0) to get rid of all the KDE-mess.Now, after logging back in...THERE IS NO WINDOW BORDER. AT ALL.

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