Last years I was using Ubuntu Mate and I would like move to Lubuntu which looks great, but I’ve got problem with windows borders.
Is possible to enable metacity theme from Mate? I was using “WinMe” window borders from Mate and I would like to implement this in Lubuntu. Is this possible?
I had a quick play, on a recent hirsute QA-test install, i
sudo apt install metacity
- changed in LXQt Session Settings the window manager from the default
- logged out, logged in again
and yep the window border are drawn by metacity (and
neofetch reports my WM is Metacity), so I would imagine any window border file intended for
metacity would likely work.
I had a quick play, and no ill effects were discovered, however
Lubuntu doesn’t provide a configuration tool for
metacity so that would need to be configured manually, or a tool for it’s configuration installed and used
openbox isn’t running, many Lubuntu shortcuts may no longer operate as designed, esp. where they used
openbox to achieve the results
no maximize, minimize buttons were present with default (metacity) borders, so I couldn’t use my familiar ‘minimize’ ‘maximize’ or ‘shade/roll-up’ buttons at the top of the window. This maybe solvable via metacity configuration, or an issue b/c of no openbox (I didn’t look). However I can minimize, maximize & even roll-up windows normally using the
My testing was only very quick, and far from extensive, but I didn’t have experience any issues. You didn’t specify a release, so I used a handy QA-test hirsute install. Being a QA-test install, it would have been a clean system before I added
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