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Questions tagged [metacity]

Metacity is a Window Manager that is part of the GNOME Project.

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Why has Metacity stopped running at bootup, after I added gtk.css?

I'm running live knoppix 7.7.1 on a USB stick with persistence. Metacity has stopped running at bootup, after I did the following. I addded the file gtk.css to the pre-existing empty directories /...
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Preventing other GUI applications from stealing focus?

How can I prevent other applications from stealing focus from the active window? I have found solutions for other window managers, but nothing for "Metacity (Marco)" (the window manager of the MATE ...
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Issues with Gnome window management in two display screens

I am troubleshooting this GUI application running multiple windows, some of which are small and made explicitly to stay on top of the main window (which usually stays on the first display scree). The ...
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What themes are those under Controls in Cinnamon themes?

I have installed many Cinnamon themes but those listed under Desktop affect mostly the Panel, not the windows texture: The window frame is set under Windows Borders, but what I am interested in is ...
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Function Keys no longer available for Switching Workspaces

For about 15 years I have assigned a workspace to each function key (F1-F10) in whichever Linux/X environment I'm using. Yesterday I ran a normal software update on my work Ubuntu box and now, ...
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Make a terminal window 'un-hideable'

I've been trying to get a fully embedded terminal sitting on my desktop. After searching around for some tips I finally almost have it: xfce4-terminal --hide-menubar --hide-borders --hide-toolbars --...
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WM-independent way to focus/raise URGENT window

I would like to have a keyboard shortcut to "go to" (focus + raise) window with URGENT flag set which looks like URGENT: it appears on the taskbar (Gnome + Metacity) even if it is on desktop other ...
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Remove shadows from Metacity windows

My goal is to remove the dropshadow from all metacity windows. I realize there is not a setting to do this and I may need to recompile metacity. If I can simply do it by editing source files without ...
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Run metacity without gnome-shell (gnome 3)

Hi how can i use metacity with composite manager without gnome-shell. I'm trying to do so in my custom xsession #!/bin/bash if test -z "$DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS"; then eval `dbus-launch --sh-syntax -...
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Is there any way to prevent focus being grabbed by another application?

I am getting annoyed by windows under X opening and taking focus away from the current window which has focus. This is particularly annoying when you are typing a password into a password dialog and ...
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How to remember window location metacity (Always on visible workspace)

I need to have some applications running on specific workspaces on gnome and have the option (Always on visible workspace) ticked and remembered each time I'm loggin out. Is this possible?
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send keystroke to process

I'd like to run some applications in fullscreen. Even though they don't have an explicit such option, it is possible with the metacity Alt-F11 command. So, I thought I could create such an input like ...
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Terminate metacity

The last two lines of my .xinitrc looks like this xterm -g 80x24+10+10 -bg black -fg green & metacity When I used twm, I could exit it from the menu (return to the tty where I run xinit), but ...
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How to make Compiz start automatically?

I'm using Linux Debian Squeeze and I already have compiz installed. I want metacity stop automatically boot, and instead want compiz to start automatically.
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Open PDF previewer width specific size and position and “always on top” from command line

I'm using latexmk -pdf -pvc to keep compiling my LaTeX files to PDFs while they are displayed in evince. I'm doing that a lot with different files and I keep needing to zoom the PDF content, resize ...