Hi, I am a fairly new user of linux and opensuse. I installed compiz on my computer using Ian step by step guide and when I made compiz the default window manager all the title bar of the windows were gone. Now I can’t close them or move them. Should I install emerald?
When I was running SUSE gnome, quite a while back, I had this, and fixed it by uninstalling all compiz packages, then reinstalling using the 1-click for compiz-fusion. That might not help on KDE, but you could have a look…
Did you read further down in that post? I put in there what you need to do if some of KDE’s functions don’t work, and how to get emerald to be used.
Open the CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) and then find the Category Effects. Then find the plugin Window Decoration and make sure it’s checked. Then click into it and next to Commanderase anything that’s in there and replace it with
You should now have window decorations when using compiz.
Yes, download emerald as it was one of the specified packages that should have been downloaded from my how-to. The one-click installer should have taken care of that. Not sure why it didn’t in your case, unless you downloaded all the packages yourself instead of using the one-click installer.
Hmmm. Just checked the one-click installer and it no longer downloads emerald with compiz, even when choosing to customize the package selection. So that definitely explains the no title bars. Once you download compiz-emerald then you should be good to go.