View Full Version : [gnome] Can I remove the drop shadow in metacity's compositing manager?

April 16th, 2009, 03:24 AM
I was having problems with compiz, so I disabled it and switched over to metacity's compositing manager. the one thing I've noticed that I don't like is the fact that metacity puts a drop shadow on every window. This includes the conky window, which I want to look integrated into the desktop. Is there a way to disable the shadow for individual windows or even for all windows that would still allow me to use docky/other themes for GNOME Do and other compositing features?

April 16th, 2009, 03:02 PM
I think parameters for drop shadow are hard-corded and you need to edit source files of metacity or something.

Xcompmgr seems to have more configurable options.
This link (http://www.kabatology.com/02/22/gcompmgr-graphical-front-end-for-xcompmgr-composite-window-manager/) might be your help.

April 16th, 2009, 09:03 PM
Thanks a lot. xcompmgr seems like the perfect solution.

April 21st, 2011, 10:09 AM
Use gconf-editor to uncheck the compositing_manager option under apps->metacity->general.