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  1. #11
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    1st remove the windows buttons the way is shown above
    2nd Edit the theme you're using with gedit.
    Supposing you'r using Clearlooks:

    * Go to /usr/share/theme
    * Copy the Clearlooks directory to /home/[yourusername]/.themes to make some
    mistakes safely , rename it (note: .themes is a hidden directory press Ctrl+H
    to see it in nautilus)
    * Open
    home/[yourusername]/.themes/nameIchose/metacity-1/metacity-theme-1.xml
    * Look for something like

    Code:
    <frame_style name="frame_style_maximized_[un]focused"
    and add
    Code:
    <frame_style name="frame_style_maximized_[un]focused" has_title="false"
    OR

    Code:
    <frame_style name="normal_maximized" geometry="normal_maximized" parent="normal" >
    and add
    Code:
    <frame_style name="normal_maximized" geometry="normal_maximized" parent="normal"  has_title="false">
    It depends on the theme.
    Experiment and you'll get results
    Hope it helps


  2. #12
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    I realize this thread is several months old, but it wasn't marked as solved and there is a very easy way to do this if you choose to use Compiz. All you have to do is install CompizConfig Settings Manager (it's in the repos). Click on the plugin called "Window Decorator". Then, change the value of "Decoration windows" from "any" to "none". Make sure to check "Enable Window Decorator" to enable the plugin. That should remove the title bars from all your windows.
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  3. #13
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    Also you may want to check this link for removing the titlebar on maximized windows:
    http://jaket.is-a-geek.com/blog/linu...ws-with-compiz

  4. #14
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    I find maximus doesn't do everything I want it to (such as run maximized java applications properly), I decided this would be good to look into and I ran with the method suggested by funyotros.

    Here's how to reproduce what I've done (with the New Wave theme):
    1. Copy a theme of your choice from /usr/share/themes to your ~/.themes directory
    Code:
      cp -r "/usr/share/themes/New Wave" "~/.themes/New Wave Without Maximized Titlebars"
    2. Enter your theme's directory, and modify index.theme - Go through the file and change the old title to your new title ("New Wave" to "New Wave Without Maximized Titlebars" in my case). I deleted the localized names as I cannot correct them, and I'm not publishing this theme.
    Code:
    cd "~/.themes/New Wave Without Maximized Titlebars"
    gedit index.theme
    3. Modify the metacity-theme-1.xml in two places...
    Code:
    cd metacity-1
    gedit metacity-theme-1.xml
    First, search out the name element near the top
    Code:
    <name>New Wave</name>
    Change the contents to the new name of your theme
    Code:
    <name>New Wave Without Maximized Titlebars</name>
    Next search for a frame_geometry block which looks like the following
    Code:
    <frame_geometry name="normal_maximized" parent="normal" rounded_top_left="false" rounded_top_right="false" rounded_bottom_left="false" rounded_bottom_right="false">
      <!-- strip frame spacing off the normal geometry when maximised -->
      <distance name="left_width" value="0"/>
      <distance name="right_width" value="0"/>
      <distance name="bottom_height" value="0"/>
      <distance name="left_titlebar_edge" value="3"/>
      <distance name="right_titlebar_edge" value="3"/>
      <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="3"/>
      <border name="title_border" left="1" right="1" top="3" bottom="4"/>
    </frame_geometry>
    Modify it so that it appears as follows:
    Code:
    <frame_geometry name="normal_maximized" parent="normal" rounded_top_left="false" rounded_top_right="false" rounded_bottom_left="false" rounded_bottom_right="false" has_title="false">
      <!-- strip frame spacing off the normal geometry when maximised -->
      <distance name="left_width" value="0"/>
      <distance name="right_width" value="0"/>
      <distance name="bottom_height" value="0"/>
      <distance name="left_titlebar_edge" value="0"/>
      <distance name="right_titlebar_edge" value="0"/>
      <distance name="title_vertical_pad" value="0"/>
      <border name="title_border" left="0" right="0" top="0" bottom="0"/>
    </frame_geometry>
    Save and close metacity-theme-1.xml

    4. Open the appearances options and select your new theme.

    One important difference is I do not remove the button's using gconf-editor as I want buttons for non-maximized windows.

    I have set this up to run with the netbook-launcher and I have configured the panel to look like the one from maximus (plus a desktop-switcher), and I think it's a lot better.

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    Actually, I find this is the easiest mod of all in Ubuntu. Perform routine updates using update manager and voila, not only do the title bars all disappear (it seems every other update), but magically the Dvorak keyboard is no longer the default at boot. Just sayin'

    What would be cool is getting the title bars back (all programs)...

  6. #16
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by liveB View Post
    Actually, I find this is the easiest mod of all in Ubuntu. Perform routine updates using update manager and voila, not only do the title bars all disappear (it seems every other update), but magically the Dvorak keyboard is no longer the default at boot. Just sayin'

    What would be cool is getting the title bars back (all programs)...
    There's really no need for one. There's an application called Panel Buttons, displaying the buttons in the Gnome panel. Once you've gotten used to this arrangement, the title bar is just an annoying waste of screen space.

    My problem is that I have no use for it because I can't figure out how to remove the title bar. Maximus gives me serious problems and the Compiz solutions don't work.

  7. #17
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    attached is a metacity theme with no borders, buttons ...nothing....zero. Does that help?
    Attached Files Attached Files

  8. #18
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadnessRed View Post
    hm how about this..

    Alt+F2
    Enter: gconf-editor
    Go to app > metacity > general
    Double click on button layout
    you will see
    menu:minimize,maximize,close

    I think you can remove the ones you don't want from there.
    Yes, the buttons but not the title bar.

  9. #19
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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by bvc View Post
    attached is a metacity theme with no borders, buttons ...nothing....zero. Does that help?
    Very close, indeed! The only thing missing is a title bar for the unmaximized windows... That's very fundamental. Otherwise there's nothing to grab if I need to move them. Did you make that one yourself?

    I usually chose Dust Sand or Mac4Lin borders, and now some black Mac inspired thing called LK_OSX_BB. Dust Sand has been the choice when I've tried to make things work without a title bar, because that theme is available in the Panel Button application too (so that the buttons in the unmaxed windows look the same as the ones in the panel). I hope that I can figure out how to modify Dust Sand or find some modified version somewhere.
    Last edited by Svento; December 8th, 2010 at 10:21 PM.

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    Re: How do I remove title bar from windows?

    x
    Last edited by Svento; December 8th, 2010 at 11:06 PM.

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