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    Default Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    Hi all,

    I have recently upgraded to opensuse 11.4.
    Now I'm not sure whether this is a feature or a bug on my system... but

    When I have an application window open for example this Firefox, I am able to see the menu bar ie File Edit View etc, though I am unable to see the title bar which is normally on top of that which normally has the title as well as the maximize and minimize functions.

    Some extra information which may assist in the diagnosis is that I have gdm as my login manager, which I am willing to change to a kde one if this helps.

    I have also attempted to click the configure desktop icon and click application appearance icon. The Style function is set to (where it says main tool bar text within the fine tuning icon) - text beside icons.

    I hope I have provided enough information. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    Are you running Compiz? Cause it's not functioning in 11.4 - no window decorations

    revert back to kwin, in konsole "kwin --replace", if that works in systemsettings change default window manager to kwin
    openSUSE Leap 42.1 x64, Plasma 5 & KDE 4.14.x, pretty current proprietary Nvidia drivers (self-compiled)

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    Default Re: Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    On 03/19/2011 01:06 PM, leo mancini wrote:
    >
    > am unable
    > to see the title bar which is normally on top of that which normally has
    > the title as well as the maximize and minimize functions.


    you can search around in these fora to confirm or deny, but i believe
    a previous issue on the missing title bar was a graphics driver problem..

    so, if you have a graphics setup which offers a proprietary driver
    (ATI and nVidia) i _think_ you might get your title bar back by
    changing drivers....

    BUT that may be wrong, so i ask you do some research
    <http://tinyurl.com/6ccblvf>, read my sig's caveat and get other
    opinions prior to beginning surgery..


    > I have also attempted to click the configure desktop icon and click
    > application appearance icon. The Style function is set to (where it says
    > main tool bar text within the fine tuning icon) - text beside icons.


    i do not know if this problem is also linked to a driver issue..but, i
    very much doubt it...i would suggest that it is always best to put
    each problem in a new thread with a descriptive subject (i say that as
    one who skims subject lines looking for areas i _might_ be
    helpful...had i seen something like "style 'text beside icon' not
    working" i probably would not have looked in...

    suggest you solve the missing title bar in this one, and then see if
    that fixes the second problem, if not start a different thread for it..

    ymmv

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    Default Re: Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    Quote Originally Posted by google01103 View Post
    Are you running Compiz? Cause it's not functioning in 11.4 - no window decorations

    revert back to kwin, in konsole "kwin --replace", if that works in systemsettings change default window manager to kwin
    Hi, the "kwin --replace" key worked in the terminal. I am uncertain how to change my default window manager to kwin.

    is it in the etc/sysconfig editor, or have I overcomplicated it and there is an easier way?

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    Quote Originally Posted by leo_mancini View Post
    Hi, the "kwin --replace" key worked in the terminal. I am uncertain how to change my default window manager to kwin.

    is it in the etc/sysconfig editor, or have I overcomplicated it and there is an easier way?

    Thank you.
    systemsettings -> default applications -> window manager -> use the default
    openSUSE Leap 42.1 x64, Plasma 5 & KDE 4.14.x, pretty current proprietary Nvidia drivers (self-compiled)

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    Default Re: Window display issues within KDE pls help.

    Note also the change does not happen until X is restarted. Logout log back in or reboot.

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    Thank you so much, that worked.

    Fantastic!

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