[clug] Window resizing -> Metacity

Bryan Kilgallin bryan at netspeed.com.au
Mon Jun 8 03:58:33 MDT 2015


> Often you'll find your window manager will allow you to change the default size and position of windows on a per application basis.

I found Metacity "Lightweight GTK+ window manager". And from a terminal 
window, I launched metacity-window-demo. But I don't yet understand how 
to use Metacity for anything practical!

> In some cases you can modify the width of window decoration. e.g. KDE -> System Settings -> Application Appearance -> Style -> Configure widget styles -> Scrollbars -> scrollbar width/top/bottom arrow type
For Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Unity, I found this. Perhaps you can 
interpret/explain (how to use/do) it.

Until 13.10 unity supported the metacity theming engine, through the 
compiz native gtk-window-decorator, however this system is quite old 
right now, and has never been ported to gtk3 to get better theming 
capabilities and support gtk-css theming (hey, no anti-aliased rounded 
corners!). Also its architecture was really quite complex and caused 
things such as the normal resizing to be much slower.}


> In most cases you can select a style that will give you the edge width you want (or modify it to suit your needs).

In a terminal window, I looked at the man page for 
metacity-theme-viewer. That referred me to ~/usr/share/themes.

> A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

This reminds me of a superluminal neutrino joke!


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