Metacity was Gnome's default window manager until Gnome 3.

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Emulating WinKey+ArrowKey Functionality from win7 to linux

I much prefer Linux over windows but one thing I've always found win7 to be better at was managing and moving windows to different parts of the screen. I'm wondering if anyone knows how I can ...
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In Debian Gnome, windows are maximizing over multiple monitors

This is my screen configuration: +----------------+----------------+ | | | | | | This is X Screen 1 | ...
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install and configure metacity on crunchbang

I am trying to get metacity to work on my #! installation, but instead when I try to run metacity at the command line, it tells me that there is another WM in process. I then tried to run metacity ...
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Alt-tab icon list in Gnome and metacity?

Can anyone provide a reference or explain how the icons to the alt-tab list is populated? I would like to specify some icons for some programs that do not have icons, e.g. xterm. I'm using Ubuntu ...
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Way to make display switchable between two windows

I must display two different windows (different application) on a single X display/screen., with a small sticky window that display buttons to switch from one (virtual) screen to the other. Although ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut for inverse video on ubuntu gnome (metacity)?

This doesn't appear to be an option in the normal program for editing keyboard shortcuts, but it is stealing one of my favorite emacs bindings. Might be somehow related to Metacity instead of being a ...
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Multi-row Layout for Workspaces in Metacity

I'm looking for a way to increase number of rows in worskpaces layout. i.e. 3 cols and 2 rows. Using g-conf I can only change number of worskpaces horizontally, but not vertically, even if it seems ...
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Metacity, put “roll up” back in context menu?

In Metacity, for a while, if you right-clicked a titlebar (or pressed alt-space), "Roll up" was one of the menuitems. These days, it's gone, which is disappointing since it was the only thing in that ...
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Configure a hotkey for switching viewports in Compiz?

In gconf-editor I can set hotkeys for switching to a specific workspace/viewport when using metacity. I'd like this functionality too for compiz, bit did not find it so far. What I want is: Super-F1 ...
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Gnome: run program w/o window decorations

I'd like to run RealVNC 3.3.7 without window decorations without using the -fullscreen option. My system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 running GNOME. Is this an Xt option, a Metacity option, a GTK ...
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Metacity/Compiz not staring upon Login Ubuntu 10.10

TLDR: As of this afternoon, I do not have a window manager when I login to Ubuntu 10.10. I would like to have window manager on login without needing to add to startup. Just started using linux ...
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X11 and Window Manager Confusion

What roles do the Xorg server and a window manager - for example, metacity - play in displaying windows? Does the window manager communicate with the OS or Xorg? Does Xorg then use OpenGl to display ...
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Metacity: Remove title bar from XTerm windows and true maximize

In IceWM I can tell XTerm windows to have no title bar and be truly maximized in ~/.icewm/winoptions: xterm.XTerm.dTitleBar: 0 xterm.XTerm.startMaximized: 1 With "truly maximized" I mean, that the ...
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Combining Window Keybindings in Metacity?

I'm using Metacity and I tried combining 2 Window Keybindings to one shortcut, essentially what I did was trying to create a Keybinding Command (gconf.. /apps/metacity/keybinding_commands/) Wrote ...
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How to add new entry in context menu in Gnome?

There is a very useful entry in gnome's context menu when clicking on any file: Open with gedit (the first entry in the context menu). I'd like to add similar one, for my second favourite editor. ...
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Metacity toggle fullscreen not working under Lucid; worked with Karmic

I'm working on a 11" screen, so I frequently want to use applications in fullscreen. I'm no expert on GNOME, but I remember doing a search a while back, and finding out about metacity, and how to use ...
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Lucid Lynx login issue

Recently upgraded from Karmic to Lynx. Upgrade seemed to go well, no noticeable issues. I logged in, and my window manager wasn't starting. An application would appear, but sans control buttons and ...
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Metacity/GNOME full screen as default

I recently discovered the keyboard shortcut for metacity's "full screen" option, where a window is fully maximised with titlebar and border hidden. I like this mode a lot, and for one of my systems ...
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assign numbers to windows and use those to switch between them (gnome)

My workspace is very simple, just 4 windows (I have a dual display desktop), so I always have all my windows visible. What I would like to do is switch between them just using something like Windows+N ...
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Shortcuts to move windows across multiple screens in Gnome

I've two screens next each other and I'm running Gnome (Metacity 2.22). I use Xinerama to setup resolution and position for the screens. Using OpenSuse 11.1. I would like to use the keyboard to move ...
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Double click on left hand side icon to close window?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and if I open a window I want to double click on icon on the left hand side of the window in order to close the window which is the default behavior in Windows.