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Thread: lost terminal border

  1. #1
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    lost terminal border

    I followed the instructions involving metacity --replace, and the result was that the Unity sidebar disappeared. After a moment of panic I shut down the computer and hit the restart option.

    When Ubuntu came back up, I called up the Terminal and the border was back.

    I just wanted to throw this in as my experience. Yes, metacity worked, but it wasn't simple, it required a restart of the computer. Or was that something a more computer-knowledgeable person would have known?

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    Re: lost terminal border

    When you ran the metacity --replace command it stopped compiz running and replaced it with metacity as the window manager. As unity is totally dependent on compiz you lost unity, then when you rebooted compiz was again the window manager and unity ran as you had it previously.

    What version of ubuntu are you using and do you want a different DE to unity, or were you simply playing around to see what happened?
    DISTRO: Xubuntu 14.04-64bit --- Code-tags --- Boot-Repair --- Grub2 wiki & Grub2 Basics --- RootSudo

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    Re: lost terminal border

    ...as ajgreeny said you replaced compiz with metacity.
    To reload just your window decorations, using alt+F2....
    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator --replace
    or
    to reload the window manager in Ubuntu/Unity...
    Code:
    compiz --replace
    When running the commands in terminal add an "& disown" so the process isn't killed when
    you close the terminal window.
    Code:
    gtk-window-decorator --replace & disown
    compiz --replace & disown
    Last edited by stinkeye; June 28th, 2013 at 04:02 AM.

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