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30th November 2006, 12:59 AM
my theme defaults to the default fc6 theme with "Desktop Effects" Enabled. With it disabled, any theme I have setup is then used. See the attached screen shots to see the difference. The theme i have enabled without "Desktop Effects" i would like to use with Desktop Effects Enabled. Do i have to have some special installer to install themes ? I would of thought that any Metacity theme would work with Desktop Effects

30th November 2006, 01:06 AM
I also had this and I also had a similar mac theme.

I installed beryl and was thrilled to see I could use WIndow Manager Beryl with WIndows Decorator Helidor(default themes)

It is running perfectly. Hope this helps.

30th November 2006, 01:10 AM
Hi Jim

Hit the same wall here on Compiz. I could change icons, but not the title bar and window dressing.


30th November 2006, 01:13 AM
I rather not install beryl or anything else since desktop effects does the same thing.

30th November 2006, 01:21 AM
I loaded Beryl a few days ago. Think "Compiz (Desktop Effects) on some serious steroids!" Seems more stable too.


30th November 2006, 01:23 AM
since desktop effects does the same thing

I'm affraid your quite wrong. Desktop-effects is very limited indeed compared to the vast tweaks in beryl.

30th November 2006, 01:26 AM
Some notes I made along the way:

Might be some use to you if you wish to install.

30th November 2006, 01:47 AM
ok so i installed beryl from extras one question, How can i shrink a window? i mean grab the corner and make it smaller so far it doesn't respond the mouse cursor turns to a double arrow but the windows doesn't change size.

30th November 2006, 01:51 AM
And enable the box 'resize window'

Incredible it isn't enabled by default. Have you got your theme working ok with beryl?

30th November 2006, 01:52 AM
jim- I have the same problem, but only occasionally, I suspect it is a beryl bug. I can resize if I adjust the window height and width seperately though- weird.

30th November 2006, 02:55 AM
the themes are changing, because you are loading a different wm and the other themes you have installed are for metacity

30th November 2006, 03:04 AM
the themes are changing, because you are loading a different wm and the other themes you have installed are for metacity

It is possible to combine both metacity and beryl using the beryl manager drop down menu list.

Effects and performance combined.