Re: No windows decoration only on some apps
On Mon, Apr 14, 2014 at 12:46:52PM +0100, José Silva wrote:
> I have a sid system since a long time and I'm very happy with it. It
> started using gnome 2 when I switched from MS but now has xfce and
> compiz using the common Glossy theme.
> Since a few weeks, some applications ceased to show windows
> decorations, or at least not having the configured Glossy theme,
> namely: file-roller, gnome-system-monitor, gnome-disks, among
> Can somebody please help, preferably not telling me to install all
> that gnome stuff again?
Most possibly this behaviour is connected to the fact that sid (and
testing) moved to Gtk+ 3.12 (see  for an upstream explanation).
The change itself is that Gtk+ application asks window manager to hide
WM-provided window decoration just to draw it's own, GTK specific.
And, given that upstream ever bothered testing Gtk+ with their mutter
window manager only, such change broke Gtk+ with other window managers
(see  for the details).
In the case of  it is claimed that Gtk+ 3.12.1 fixes this somehow.
Now,  talks about xfwm window manager (and in xfwm's case decorations
are drawn twice), you have none, but if I was you I'd:
1) Tried a different window manager. Say, openbox.
2) Tried to patch Gtk+ with .
3) Stopped using Gtk+ 3 applications at all.
Personally I'm using third approach.