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    [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    I find it difficult to hit the edges of the Ubuntu 10 Radiance-theme windows to resize them.

    Is someone willing modify the Metacity theme to put thicker borders on the sides and bottom?

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    You can also try different themes.
    Many have thicker borders.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by dkjMusic View Post
    I find it difficult to hit the edges of the Ubuntu 10 Radiance-theme windows to resize them.
    Right??!!

    Sorry, I know my comment doesn't help. Sorry. I'm just enthusiastically agreeing.
    Oh, Linux... if only I had known.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by bradleypariah View Post
    Right??!!

    Sorry, I know my comment doesn't help. Sorry. I'm just enthusiastically agreeing.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by lkjoel View Post
    You can also try different themes.
    Many have thicker borders.
    Good point...but I really like the Radiance theme.

    Maybe I can look at some of the thicker-border themes' innards and get some clues how to modify the Radiance theme.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bradleypariah View Post
    Right??!!

    Sorry, I know my comment doesn't help. Sorry. I'm just enthusiastically agreeing.
    Now that's where you're wrong.

    To know that someone else has the same viewpoint encourages me to find a solution.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by dkjMusic View Post
    I find it difficult to hit the edges of the Ubuntu 10 Radiance-theme windows to resize them.

    Is someone willing modify the Metacity theme to put thicker borders on the sides and bottom?
    There's a subforum for 10.10 until it goes final, and a relevant thread in there already. You might find it useful and/or interesting:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580260
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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    agreed, razor thin borders on the sides are a pain and this is a serious usability issue. I never bother with side borders and hit straight to the corner - thanks to a thicker bottom and a rather big active corner area you can resize horizontally with much less hassle than if you try to pinpoint non-existing side borders.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    There's a subforum for 10.10 until it goes final, and a relevant thread in there already. You might find it useful and/or interesting:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1580260
    Thanks coffecat. I'll start following that thread.

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    Re: [REQUEST] Modified Radiance Theme for Ubuntu

    To edit the border thickness of themes I do the following; open the terminal, go to the theme's directory (in this case I typed "cd /usr/share/themes/Radiance/metacity-1"), open the themes metacity file (sudo gedit metacity-theme-1.xml), edit left and right width values in the "General window layout" section from this:
    <!-- General window layout -->
    <frame_geometry name="frame_geometry_normal" title_scale="medium" rounded_top_left="true" rounded_top_right="true" rounded_bottom_left="true" rounded_bottom_right="true">
    <distance name="left_width" value="1"/>
    <distance name="right_width" value="1"/>
    to this:
    <!-- General window layout -->
    <frame_geometry name="frame_geometry_normal" title_scale="medium" rounded_top_left="true" rounded_top_right="true" rounded_bottom_left="true" rounded_bottom_right="true">
    <distance name="left_width" value="5"/>
    <distance name="right_width" value="5"/>
    and save and exit gedit.

    Hope this helps.

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