View Full Version : [ubuntu] close/minimize/restore...gone

May 10th, 2011, 09:17 AM
The close/minimize/restore bar vanished ever since upgrading to 11.04. Does anyone know how I can get it back?

May 10th, 2011, 10:02 AM
I assume you're using the Unity GUI.
You can find the title/menu bar of a window in the Unity panel at the top of the screen.
If you move your mouse to the panel, it shows the title menu of the current window.
There are also the close/minimize/maximize buttons (all the way to the left).

May 10th, 2011, 10:38 AM
Unity is disabled--I'm using gnome.

May 10th, 2011, 10:42 AM
Unity is disabled--I'm using gnome.

Try this from a terminal:

export DISPLAY=:0
metacity --replace

If you can't access a terminal, just use Ctrl-Alt-F1 (use Ctrl-Alt-F8 to get back).

May 10th, 2011, 11:12 AM
Installing gnome 3 helped fix the problem. Thanks.

May 10th, 2011, 02:49 PM
For anyone who don't want to apply the OP's Gnome 3 fix ;-) , make sure Compiz' "Window Decoration" plugin is enabled in "CompizConfig Settings Manager", and the package "compiz-gnome" (respectively "compiz") is installed.


May 10th, 2011, 03:00 PM

I'll make sure I get that done. Thanks.