Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 290001
Enabling Desktop Effects causes title bar to disappear
Last modified: 2010-06-01 06:21:57 EDT
Description of problem:
When going to System > Preferences > Look & Feel > Desktop effects and enabling
the desktop effects, all new windows are created in the upper left corner of the
screen without the title bar to move them. When hitting Alt + Space and
selecting move, the windows does not move with the keyboard or the mouse. I'm
not sure if this is related to my hardware, but I think it worked in f8test1.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
"Out of the box" installed from f8test2 Live CD
On my installation, 100%
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Boot from CD and select install to hard disk
3. After initial config, enable desktop effects
This is a fairly new Dell Laptop, a Latitude D630. The chipset in it may be part
of the problem as it may not be fully supported yet. But as mentioned above, I
think it worked on f8test1.
Attached is the listing from smoltSendProfile
Created attachment 195231 [details]
This seems to be working in test3.
This bug is still there for me in F8 released.
Do you have any gconf settings lingering from the old F7 compiz? I've noticed
that clearing them out helps.
Yes, I think you're right. I cleared the old settings out and it's working now.
OK, so the problem is not sanitizing previous settings on upgrade, right?
Kristian, this is for you.
This looks like a duplicate of bug #245495
Do you have place plugin in /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins
gconftool-2 --get /apps/compiz/general/allscreens/options/active_plugins
to find out. If not, try to add it there with gconf-editor (I don't know how to
manage lists with gconftool-2).
Does it help?
I only saw this on F8 Test 2. In F8 final desktop effects are working great. In
comment 4 Adam Huffman said he saw the issue in F8 final but that clearing out
old settings from F7 fixed it.
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