Re: Questions like ”How can I move my windows in 11.04?” and more…

Amichai Rotman amichai at
Fri Aug 19 23:32:16 UTC 2011

Try this:
Hit ALT+F2 and enter unity --replace

Amichai Rotman.
On Aug 19, 2011 7:50 PM, "Pop Horea" <pop.horea at> wrote:
> Right click on the line of the bottom of the window or in the right and
then 'resize'.
> I have this problems sometimes too, my upper bar disappears.
> ________________________________
> From: Marius Gedminas <marius at>
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Sent: Friday, August 19, 2011 6:47 PM
> Subject: Re: Questions like ”How can I move my windows in 11.04?” and
> On Thu, Aug 18, 2011 at 11:23:02PM +0200, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>> I just upgraded my mini laptop to 11.04 (from 10.10). There are a few
>> things that I need to know if I'm going to do anything useful at all:
>> For example, when I open a terminal, the upper part of its window is
>> hidden under the upper panel and I can't find a way to move the window
>> away from it. Alt+drag doesn't work as far as I have tried. I need to
>> do that, since I can't see the first row of the terminal, or I have to
>> hit enter to start typing at the second or third row.
>> Are all the windows supposed to be ”headless”?
> No, that sounds like a bug.  Or misconfiguration of some kind.
> Can you create a new user account and try logging in?  If window
> decorations appear there, that means the problem is in your
> configuration somewhere in your home directory.
>> Neither the terminal nor Tomboy (just to mention two examples) have a
>> head (where I can click to drag a window somewhere) and the close
>> button is therefore missing among with the other buttons (no, it's not
>> in the upper panel), so when I want to close Tomboy I need to do it
>> from the menu or press Ctrl+F4.
> So you have a working window manager, but no window decorations.
> Do you have a process named 'unity-window-decorator' (perhaps truncated
> to 'unity-window-de') running?  Can you try to change your windowing
> theme in System Settings -> Appearance to, e.g. Ambiance or Radiance and
> see if that helps?
> Marius Gedminas
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