No Window Decorations with Compiz and Lucid
, 02 Jun, 2010
Since my upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid I use Compiz for nice 3D desktop effects—thanks to the native acceleration support updates for my ATI graphics which finally allow a real out-of-the-box experience.
But now I noticed missing window frame borders, i.e. from time to time after a login no window borders are drawn. And that is—to put it mildly—not very nice:
Not being ambitious enough regarding this rare case to search for the causes, I decided to just solve the problem whenever it appears.
- Alt+F2 and enter:
- again Alt+F2 and:
That kills Gnomes window compositing manager and restarts it in a second step.
Register gtk-window-decorator in ccsm
Moreover the gtk-window-decorator was not registered in my CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm).
Having installed the
compizconfig-settings-manager package from universe, you can take care of that in the tab Window Decorations in the text field Command.