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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by alejo0823 View Post
    dont do it with alt-f2 try in a terminal and post errors
    I typed that command in a terminal window pressed enter and nothing happened, I was left looking at a blinking cursor on the line below that command.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    you might be getting hiccups with desktop effects, it might be best to turn them off and restart your computer and try them again.
    sometimes the desktop effects do stuff like this with certain cards.
    +1

    sometimes these desktop effects make me mad.

    I'm beginning to think it's hopeless.
    lol I told you whatever I could. Switch off your computer and go out get some fresh air. then try again
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyRabbiera View Post
    you might be getting hiccups with desktop effects, it might be best to turn them off and restart your computer and try them again.
    sometimes the desktop effects do stuff like this with certain cards.
    I have reset all the CompizConfig settings to defaults and have rebooted the computer a couple times since and still the window borders disappear when I enable Extra visual effects.

    When I installed the 8.04 I installed the nVidia proprietary driver, btw.
    Everything worked properly after the first install for a few hours, all the visual effects were working fine.

    After I restarted my computer a few hours later, then the problems started, I can get the rotating cube and whatnot, but the windows do not show borders or maximize and minimize buttons (of course) and I can't resize or move them.

    Emerald doesn't do anything for me, I'm wondering what I did wrong, because I even tried installing the suggested theme and did the emerald --replace and nothing changed either.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Google Spider View Post
    +1
    Switch off your computer and go out get some fresh air. then try again
    Hehe, probably the best advice so far.
    I know being a n00b to Ubuntu can get some of you wiser guys rolling your eyes, but I'm really happy I took the plunge, it works so much smoother than my previous OS: Vista.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Separ View Post
    Looks like what I get if Compiz crashes, try hitting alt-f2 and typing compiz
    Okay, THAT removed the borders of my window now. Lost maximize, minimize button, etc
    I went to Appearance and disabled the Extra effects that this command apparently enabled.

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Znort_Ubern00b View Post
    If you have an nvidia card...

    try typing this into terminal when running metacity, then enable compiz

    sudo nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24

    it worked for me and i had the min max and close buttons back...
    what is metacity?

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    try using the line of code I gave you in my previous post. I am sure it will work.

    It did here...
    Znort
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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by antipax View Post
    what is metacity?
    it is default windows manager.

    type
    metacity --replace

    in terminal then type that text then:

    compiz --replace
    you should then see then window borders
    Znort
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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by Znort_Ubern00b View Post
    try using the line of code I gave you in my previous post. I am sure it will work.

    It did here...
    I got this message:

    Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" added to Screen "Default Screen".
    Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
    New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'

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    Re: Visual Effects affect the windows

    Quote Originally Posted by antipax View Post
    I got this message:

    Using X configuration file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
    Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True" added to Screen "Default Screen".
    Backed up file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' as '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.backup'
    New X configuration file written to '/etc/X11/xorg.conf'
    Ok, turn off compiz and then turn it on again. it should then show you all the min max close buttons.
    Znort
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