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I have gtk-window-decorator --replace as my command in compiz window decorator. However, I don't have any decorator on my windows. I thought gtk-window-decorator was installed with compiz? Why don't I have them. I had emerald before, but I don't like emerald.
    
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You should have fusion-icon running in your tray (if not add it to your startup)

If you click on that it will let you choose your window decorator.


If that doesn't work just use metacity.
    
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Ok, I have metacity right now. Is there a way to enable compositing in it? I use docky, and without compositing, half my screen turns black. Total arch noobie :/
    
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Ok, I have metacity right now. Is there a way to enable compositing in it? I use docky, and without compositing, half my screen turns black. Total arch noobie :/
What desktop are you using? KDE, Gnome, XFCE, Ect....?
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Gnome is my main, but I have KDE installed as well. Not my favorite though. Also, lost most of my effects like hot corners in metacity, so I'm thinking it won't work.

Edit: Fusion Icon is loaded. My only window decorator option is emerald. So I guess gtk-window-decorator isn't installed? Appearantly, that's not the name of the package I need to install, because pacman doesn't see it.
Edited by E_man - 12/30/10 at 11:59am
    
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If you have gnome or KDE you can enable composting to run automatically.

Gnome:
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/0...-in-gnome-222/

KDE has it built into it's settings somewhere, real easy to find.
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post #7 of 22
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Ok, I've got compositing, but still not what I'm looking for. I'm changing Window Manager, not Decorator. I want the compiz window manager (for effects like hot corners) and a decorator that is not emerald. Basically, something similiar to the default in ubuntu. Not having hot corners on something with a 10" screen isn't nice.

Edit: Just realized my mistake in the Title
Edited by E_man - 12/30/10 at 3:45pm
    
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post #8 of 22
Install compiz-fusion with pacman as well as fusion-icon and then start just fusion-icon. That will give you everything you need.

[edit] exact names. compiz-fusion is a meta package.
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post #9 of 22
Winder decorator is with the other addons in the config program, can't remember what it's called.

edit: dw
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post #10 of 22
It's all installed if you get the compiz-fusion meta package.

Code:
sudo pacman -S compiz-fusion
Password: 
resolving dependencies...
looking for inter-conflicts...

Targets (11): compiz-core-0.8.6-2  ccsm-0.8.4-2  compiz-decorator-gtk-0.8.6-2
              compiz-decorator-kde-0.8.6-2  compiz-fusion-plugins-main-0.8.6-1
              compiz-fusion-plugins-extra-0.8.6-1
              compizconfig-backend-gconf-0.8.4-1
              compizconfig-backend-kconfig-0.8.4-1  emerald-0.8.4-2
              emerald-themes-0.6.0-3  fusion-icon-20101021-1

Total Download Size:    0.00 MB
Total Installed Size:   35.67 MB

Proceed with installation? [Y/n]
Add that with fusion-icon and you have control over everything. Though I've never herd of "hot corners" but it's probably in there somewhere. The AUR should have updated plugin and fusion packages if you need something new. I'd still install the meta package first, then go with aur packages just so you get everything covered.
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