Update Deleting Minimize/Maximize/Close Icons on the top right corner of windows
hrsawyer at comcast.net
Sat Dec 8 23:28:49 GMT 2007
Metacity had crashed for some unknown reason. Someone suggested I start
it using Alt-F2 (as the terminal would not work either).
Now everything is back to normal. I find it interesting that you can
run programs including Gnome without having the window manager running.
Vincent Trouilliez wrote:
> Harold Sawyer <hrsawyer at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Has anyone else been plagued by the loss of the three window control
>> icons on the top right hand corner?
>> This has caused me a great deal of grief as my family is quite computer
>> illiterate and no longer can figure out how to quickly shut windows
>> down. All of the several clicks that is now necessary make using Ubuntu
>> a pain for everyone.
>> Is this a general Linux problem at this time or only with our flavor?
> The only way I can see for buttons to disappear from the window title,
> is that the window manager has been configured to do so, since Metacity
> provides Gconf options to rearrange these buttons in the order you
> want, or indeed (I just tried it to check), remove one or more buttons
> The Gconf key is at apps->metacity->general, key is called
> "button_layout". By default, it should be set to:
> To start the Gconf editor, press Alt+F2 to open up the Run dialog, and
> type "gconf-editor".
> Other possibility, is that you activated the 3D desktop effects.
> Everytime I do that, some bug causes the window manager to not start at
> all, so of course I don't get any button, that goes without saying ! ;-)
> BTW, your request would have been much more at home on the ubuntu-users
> list, not sounder.
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