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    Default alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    it seems it was after I replaced emerald as my windows decorator, but removing it didn't seem to help, and there is some help on the compiz troubleshooting but only for kde not GNOME,

    Anyone?? I am sure this must be a common problem?

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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:16:02 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

    > alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP
    >
    > it seems it was after I replaced emerald as my windows decorator, but
    > removing it didn't seem to help, and there is some help on the compiz
    > troubleshooting but only for kde not GNOME,
    >
    > Anyone?? I am sure this must be a common problem?


    I've run into this, but just upgraded my systems yesterday, so I haven't
    had a chance to look into it much yet.

    Do you have the ability to use ALT+F4 to close apps or ALT+Space to open
    the menu in the upper-left corner of the windows?

    Jim



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    alt-f4 and alt-space work fine, and thanks for the quick response .... Suse is seeming better all the time!!
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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:26:03 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

    > alt-f4 and alt-space work fine, and thanks for the quick response ....
    > Suse is seeming better all the time!!


    In my case, I think I've tracked it down to having an older emerald
    package installed - emerald doesn't seem to actually be used any more for
    window decorations - but having it run with compiz-manager caused a
    conflict.

    I'd seen this before with emerald and metacity running at the same time.
    If you open a terminal and do:

    ps ax | grep replace

    What are the output results?

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    the results are,

    ack@linux-bqo7:~> ps ax | grep replace
    3197 ? S 0:04 emerald --replace

    and sorry for the late response as at the time I didn't know how to subscribe to a thread and my other problems were overwhelming

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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 00:46:01 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

    > the results are,
    >
    > ack@linux-bqo7:~> ps ax | grep replace 3197 ? S 0:04 emerald
    > --replace
    >
    > and sorry for the late response as at the time I didn't know how to
    > subscribe to a thread and my other problems were overwhelming
    >
    > thanks


    If you're on 11.2, it seems the emerald package has been superceded - if
    you are on 11.2, then remove that package and restart your window manager
    (logout and back in should suffice) and that should take care of this for
    you.

    Jim



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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELP - SOLVED!!

    Yep removing emerald worked, but only after going into CCSM and restoring compiz's window manager to default.

    On a related note, do you know of any cool window manager (decorator), that is aero style, or 3-Dish, or clear and slick, Windows 7 (I dare say), is doing this well.

    Gnome's windows seem flat and dull.

    and Thanks a lot, you forum moderators do an awesome job!!!

    Bye Bye Ubuntu's edge, haha
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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP - Solved!

    just trying the rating system, giving it a 5, hmmmmI can't seem to find how?
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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:56:03 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

    > On a related note, do you know of any cool window manager (decorator),
    > that is aero style, or 3-Dish, or clear and slick, Windows 7 (I dare
    > say), is doing this well.
    >
    > Gnome's windows seem flat and dull.


    You might have a look at KDE4 - the default style there is decidedly Aero-
    ish. Even though I'm a GNOME user, I find the KDE4 default interface
    pretty slick looking.

    Jim



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    Default Re: alt+f2 not working in gnome with compiz HELPPP

    On Wed, 20 Jan 2010 00:56:03 +0000, ack0329 wrote:

    > and Thanks a lot, you forum moderators do an awesome job!!!


    Oh, and thank you for this! :-)

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