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Metacity

Metacity is a window manager for GNOME. It uses GTK+ 2 for drawing window frames, meaning that it inherits colors, fonts, etc. from the GTK+ theme.

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  •  18 Jun 2007 17:53

    Release Notes: This release fixes a problem with KDE applications appearing to request attention when the user switches workspaces.

    •  18 Jun 2007 17:37

      Release Notes: KDE applications no longer appear to set the attention hint when switching workspaces. New windows are opened on the current Xinerama. This release builds cleanly on Solaris.

      •  30 Sep 2006 08:53

        Release Notes: This is the GNOME 2.16 release.

        •  21 Oct 2004 14:01

          No changes have been submitted for this release.

          •  12 Jan 2003 05:21

            Release Notes: This version focuses new windows in mouse focus mode, supports xeyes and oclock, etc. by applying the shape mask to the window manager frame, changes back to Alt+click by default for the window drag feature, and assigns Alt+F12 to shade window. There are also a lot of bugfixes.

            Recent comments

            13 Jun 2007 05:00 marnanel

            Re: My problem with Metacity

            > on Metacity I find I have to click on the
            > applet which is a royal PITA. Is there
            > any way to configure this in Metacity?

            No, that's a WONTFIX: see 82917 (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=82917). . If you want this, use Sawfish or something.

            21 Jan 2007 07:52 xjimh

            My problem with Metacity
            On previous WMs (Enlightenment and Sawfish) it was possible to move from one workspace to the next by simply moving the mouse across the edge. Now on Metacity I find I have to click on the applet which is a royal PITA. Is there any way to configure this in Metacity? (Presumably **IF** this could be done it would also solve the problem of dragging windows from one workspace to another, also another very nice feature).

            13 Jan 2005 04:44 RockmanX

            Re: I hate metacity, suck!


            >

            > % Metacity is perfect except one thing,

            > % that it is a big wrong choice by the

            > % author do !

            > % Windows can't move over the top of

            > the

            > % screen. so bad, so disgusting,

            > % uncomfortable ... I hate that ! It

            > can't

            > % make people feel free.

            >

            >

            > Somebody set us up the bomb! All your

            > base are belong to US!

            >

            >

            L O L !!!

            23 Dec 2004 23:27 mackstann

            I hate to be a pedant
            .. but how is metacity "lightweight"? It has ~60000 lines of code and links to a ton of libraries.

            21 Oct 2004 07:24 mmlenz

            Re: I hate metacity, suck!


            > Metacity is perfect except one thing,

            > that it is a big wrong choice by the

            > author do !

            > Windows can't move over the top of the

            > screen. so bad, so disgusting,

            > uncomfortable ... I hate that ! It can't

            > make people feel free.

            Somebody set us up the bomb! All your base are belong to US!

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