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    Visual Effects affect the windows

    I installed the iso of 8.04, and everything was working properly, I have a Toshiba Satellite A-10 749 with an nVidia graphics card 7300 I think, and I had fun starting the Compiz fusion and checking a couple of settings on the System > Preferences > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.

    So, the point is after I shutdown and re-connected my laptop again later, I saw the windows like this:



    They lost their outer frame, I am unable to move or resize them and the terminal window is just a white square.

    When I disable the Visual Effects, I get the windows looking normal again.

    I'd like to know what's going on and how can I correct it, thanks for the help in advance.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    enable window decoration in the compiz settings manager

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Thanks for the help, but Window Decoration is already enabled on the Advanced Settings Manager. This is my first time using Ubuntu, btw.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Hit alt+f2 and type in:

    emerald --replace


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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    I assume you have the driver installed.

    If windows decoration is enabled then disable it, close the windows, open again and enable windows decoration. (sounds stupid but i read this trick somewhere and works for me)

    also,

    Code:
    emerald --replace
    Do NOT run any command resembling sudo rm -rf /. It is the 10-character code of death

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    if it was ok before you started turning on and off some things try to restore the default values in preferences.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Google Spider View Post
    I assume you have the driver installed.

    If windows decoration is enabled then disable it, close the windows, open again and enable windows decoration. (sounds stupid but i read this trick somewhere and works for me)

    also,

    Code:
    emerald --replace
    I did that, but whenever I disable Window Decoration on the Advanced Setting Manager, close all the windows and then open the Adv. Set Man. I scroll to find that Window Decoration is enabled again.

    as for the emerald --replace comand I get this:


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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    You'll need to install emerald if you haven't yet and a theme for it (maybe). You can get emerlad from the repos

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install emerald
    You can get themes from here and others
    http://compiz-themes.org/index.php?x...6b73ffea8872f9

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    So are the windows border back? Are you able to move and resize them?

    I guess you don't have emerald theme manager.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install emerald
    EDIT : Beaten!
    Do NOT run any command resembling sudo rm -rf /. It is the 10-character code of death

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Okay, I installed the Emerald Theme Manager.

    So I go to Themes Settings -> Themes and the list is empty.

    And on Edit Themes I chose legacy 0.1

    When I enable the Extra visual effects, I still don't have the window borders. I'm feeling tremendously silly here.

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