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    Default decorations repair

    I just spent a half hour googling around for a fix - all my Konsole (KDE/opensuse 13.1x64) windows have no "decorations" (meaning I can't resize them with click and drag). I also don't have access to the menu item which enables/disables this, because that part of the window is part of the decoration (right click > More Actions > Special xxxx Settings). Can anyone help me with a mouse sequence to turn them back on? thanks!

    PS: The term "decorations" is somewhat ambiguous in KDE - fairly often it refers to interaction with Desktop Effects.

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    Sounds like kwin, the window manager, crashed/failed to start.

    Can you run it manually? ("kwin")
    Which error message do you get if not?

    Does it work in a fresh user account?
    In recovery mode? (Advanced Options in the boot menu)

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    Default Re: decorations repair

    Thanks for the reply, Wolfie - all the other windws have decorations, just not my konsoles. I think I manually changed those to have no decorations, and now those menus are no longer available (on konsole) because the menus to enable/disable decorations on any particular window are in the decorations themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PattiMichelle View Post
    Thanks for the reply, Wolfie - all the other windws have decorations, just not my konsoles.
    Then I misunderstood your problem, sorry.
    I though all windows are missing the decorations...

    I think I manually changed those to have no decorations, and now those menus are no longer available (on konsole) because the menus to enable/disable decorations on any particular window are in the decorations themselves.
    Press Alt+F3 to reach the window menu to reenable the window decorations.

    When you disable it via the window menu, a dialog appears telling you how to enable it again...
    Last edited by wolfi323; 10-Apr-2015 at 11:34.

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    Default Re: decorations repair

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    Then I misunderstood your problem, sorry.
    I though all windows are missing the decorations...


    Press Alt+F3 to reach the window menu to reenable the window decorations.

    When you disable it via the window menu, a dialog appears telling you how to enable it again...
    Thanks, Wolfie! That fixed it. I knew it was something like that, so I was trying all the function key + Alt/Ctrl/Shift+Alt, etc. I got to some weird places. Your suggestion did the trick!! That's one worth remembering!

    patti

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