metacity

Fitts Is An Interesting "Big Buttons" Metacity Theme

Fitts is a new Metacity theme created by albyrock87 (Alberto) who's also behind the cool new Avant Window Navigator Lucido style and also a Synapse developer. The theme is based on a mockup by rAX and is designed to use big buttons so they are easy to click.

Ubuntu 10.04: The Easiest Way To Move The Window Buttons To The Right [Newbie]

We covered lots of ways to move the Metacity window controls (buttons) back to the right in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx: from Gconf Editor to gconf via command line, Ubuntu Tweak or the MWButtons script. But all these may seem complicated for a complete noob and for this reason I decided to write this post.

Final Decision For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Window Controls Placement Announced By Mark Shuttleworth

Final Decision For Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Window Controls Placement Announced By Mark Shuttleworth ... and I bet you didn't see this coming!

More Right Window Button Ideas For Ubuntu 10.10

Since Mark Shuttleworth said that moving the Metacity window buttons to the left "opens up the space on the right nicely", lots of button ideas came out.

Fixed Ubuntu Light Themes Metacity PPA [Lucid, Karmic, Jaunty]

I just posted about a PPA which has a fixed Light Themes package for Lucid, but that PPA doesn't have packages for Karmic and Jaunty and also that package replaces the original Light Themes.

Mohegan asked if we could upload a fixed light-themes package in the WebUpd8 PPA and so we did, but we tried to please as many people as we can, so:

Mwbuttons: Complete GUI For Customizing Metacity Window Buttons Order

Using Mwbuttons you basically have a horizontal line with all the buttons and you can chose which button and it's placement, exactly the way it will be displayed in Metacity:

Download Radiance With Minimize And Maximize Buttons Back To Normal

radiance metacity normal buttons

Almost Official: Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Will Have The Window Buttons On The LEFT!

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Homosapien Metacity Now Has A Customizer

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Replace Compiz Fusion with Metacity to Run AWN, Screenlets and Visual Effects

In today's Ubuntu Newbie Guide part I'm going to tell you about running the Metacity Compositing Manager instead of Compiz Fusion. Why you would want to do that? Because it uses less resources and it may run better for old or incompatible video cards (including Intel). You don’t even need accelerated graphics to run Metacity with compositing and it even works well inside VirtualBox.

Enable Metacity Compositing in GNOME 2.22

In GNOME 2.22, included in Ubuntu 8.04, the default Metacity window manager has compositing built in. This means that you can get your eye candy effects without switching window managers!

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