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    Default Disappearing title bars?

    Hello all, new to Linux, new to openSUSE and I'm having a bit of a problem with window title bars. They seems to disappear quite often, I have no idea how to get them back and I end up having to restart, problem is, sometimes they're just gone to start with after restarting. Does anyone know what causes this and how to prevent it? I'm using the 32 bit GNOME version.

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    Default Re: Disappearing title bars?

    On 10/12/2011 05:56 PM, poisonarms wrote:
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    > Hello all, new to Linux, new to openSUSE and I'm having a bit of a
    > problem with window title bars. They seems to disappear quite often, I
    > have no idea how to get them back and I end up having to restart,
    > problem is, sometimes they're just gone to start with after restarting.
    > Does anyone know what causes this and how to prevent it? I'm using the
    > 32 bit GNOME version.


    -=WELCOME=- new poster....move slowly and deliberately....steep learning
    curve ahead..

    you did *perfect* to ask before trying everything you can think of!

    sounds like one of the troublesome video/graphics sets...maybe ATI or Intel

    first, turn off desktop effects: open Configure Desktop > Desktop
    Effects and uncheck "Enable desktop effects" that should help....then to
    finish the job you need to tell us what kind of video you have, or if
    you wish (and probably easier) just work your way though this:
    http://tinyurl.com/37v9y7m

    after a successful change to a better video driver you can re-enable
    desktop effects and it should be swell!

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    DD
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    Default Re: Disappearing title bars?

    YAST tells me the model of my display card is "Intel Pineview Integrated Graphics Controller." Ha. I'm running on a Toshiba NB505 netbook and if all I have to do is disable all desktop effects to prevent it from happening, that's fine by me. I'm not too concerned with looking flashy anyway.

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    Default Re: Disappearing title bars?

    On 10/12/2011 08:06 PM, poisonarms wrote:
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    > YAST tells me the model of my display card is "Intel Pineview Integrated
    > Graphics Controller." Ha. I'm running on a Toshiba NB505 netbook and if
    > all I have to do is disable all desktop effects to prevent it from
    > happening, that's fine by me. I'm not too concerned with looking flashy
    > anyway.


    that _may_ do what you need, it _may_ not...

    my little machine has Pineview also with the video driver named "intel"
    which i easily installed by following the link i already gave you..

    and, i've never had the symptoms you described (i use KDE, may or may
    not make a difference)..

    which Gnome version are you using? (i hear gnome3 is kinda flaky in some
    ways..)


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    Default Re: Disappearing title bars?

    I believe it's GNOME 2. I'll check that link out. Thanks.

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