[Solved]Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + help to get titlebar right

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[Solved]Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + help to get titlebar right

Postby CtrlAltDel on Tue May 29, 2012 9:41 pm

I have successfully managed to activate Compiz in Mint 13 Mate 64bit and followed all the steps outlined elsewhere on this board to eliminate excessive CPU usage, etc... The issue is that the title-bars look wrong and don't seem to match the theme. Something isn't quite right about them; I don't know, they almost look cartoonish.

Does anyone know how to make the title-bar match the theme?

Also, I can't seem to make the animations in Compiz Config Settings Manager take effect and work. Other effects like Negative and Screenshot do work though, so I think I almost have everything right. It's perplexing to me because, for instance, Wobbly Windows work fine but under Animations, things like the effects on Minimize don't work.

Maybe I just don't have some little something correct. and was hoping someone could lead me in the right direction.

Steps taken so far =

Installed Compiz configuration settings manager

Installed Compiz Fusion

Changed window manager from "marco" to "compiz" in configuration editor.

Opened Compiz configuration settings manager and check marked Enable Window Decorations and used gtk-window-decorator --replace for the command.

In Compiz Fusion, the window manager selected is Compiz.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby Honest Mistake on Wed May 30, 2012 3:10 am

Yeah, compiz is looking in the wrong place for the window borders setting. You can use gconf-editor and change the value of /apps/metacity/general/theme to the name of the theme you want.

Can't help you much about the animation problem. The only thing that comes to my mind is that maybe you didn't activate the Animations (and possibly Animations Add-On) plugin in CCSM - I know I forgot to do that once and then wondered why I had no animations.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby proxima_centauri on Wed May 30, 2012 8:23 am

* Moved to Compiz, Conky, Docks, & Widgets from MATE
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby zeis on Thu May 31, 2012 9:05 pm

and if this key /apps/metacity not exists. What would do?
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby Honest Mistake on Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:39 am

zeis wrote:and if this key /apps/metacity not exists. What would do?

Not sure. Maybe you could create the missing key?

You could also try replacing the theme with gtk-window-decorator. Look at (the bottom of) this thread:
https://github.com/perberos/Mate-Desktop-Environment/issues/91

Posters here also had success with Ubuntu Tweak as well, so you could try that as well.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:34 am

MATE uses mate-conf-editor instead of gconf-editor
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby Honest Mistake on Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:48 am

proxima_centauri wrote:MATE uses mate-conf-editor instead of gconf-editor

I know. But compiz doesn't care about mateconf-editor. That's why window border theme is wrong in the first place and why you can't change it in the Appearance menu.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby proxima_centauri on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:05 am

Okay, my mistake.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby Honest Mistake on Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:13 am

No, you were right about mateconf-editor. Unfortunately at this time compiz creates a bit of a mess as it doesn't recognise MATE. Which is kind of strange for a window manager installed in a distro using MATE.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby wyrdoak on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:01 pm

Honest Mistake wrote:Yeah, compiz is looking in the wrong place for the window borders setting. You can use gconf-editor and change the value of /apps/metacity/general/theme to the name of the theme you want.



I had to install gconf-editor from the Synaptic Package Manager then change the settings listed above to get the windows borders to look right running Mate with Compiz.
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Re: Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + Need help to get titlebar right

Postby CtrlAltDel on Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:29 am

Thanks a lot, Honest Mistake, Centauri and Wyrdoak. I managed to install gconf-editor and changed the settings and got rid of the silly looking window border. I appreciate it.
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Re: [Solved]Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + help to get titlebar rig

Postby AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! on Sat Jun 16, 2012 2:53 pm

Did you remove mateconfig-editor before installing gconf-editor?
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Re: Re: [Solved]Mint 13 Mate + Compiz + help to get titlebar

Postby jswmcw on Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:48 pm

AAAAH!ERMAGAWD!HELP! wrote:Did you remove mateconfig-editor before installing gconf-editor?


You do not have to remove mateconf-editor to install gconf-editor.

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