View Full Version : [SOLVED] Stuck with human-clearlooks window controls when using compiz effects

September 2nd, 2010, 09:51 AM

I cannot change my window controls to Ambiance theme when compiz effects are on. When I turn off compiz effects, theme selection works as a charm, but when I turn compiz effects on again, I get back to human-clearlooks. In Appearance Preferences -> Theme I can still see Ambiance is selected, but window controls are from human-clearlooks. Every theme changes only colors, icons, fonts etc, but window controls remain. And remain on the right side of window.

Everything works as expected when I turn off compiz effects.

In CompizConfig Settings Manager -> Effects -> Window Decoration Command is specified to /usr/bin/compiz-decorator

What can I do to have buttons of the left side? I tried to change in gconf-editor in apps -> metacity -> general -> button_layout to "close,minimize,maximize:menu", but it still has no effect on compiz

September 2nd, 2010, 11:35 AM
Try using

gtk-window-decorator --replace
for the CompizConfig Settings Manager -> Effects -> Window Decoration Command

September 3rd, 2010, 11:15 AM
This was not working.

The problem was in gconf. I had to run gconf-editor, go to apps -> gwt and check use-metacity-theme.

Now it works :)