gedit renders without a window frame

Mathias Brodala info at
Sat Jul 5 23:32:43 CEST 2014


Kai-Martin Knaak, 05.07.2014 20:05:
> After one of the latest updates on my debian/testing desktops, gedit
>  had an extensive change in the look and feel of the GUI. Not only it
>  replaced the familiar top menu comprising "file", "edit", "view", 
> "search", "help", etc with a bunch of smart phone like buttons. Gedit
>  also renders without a frame now. Consequently, it also lacks the 
> buttons to iconify, maximize, or roll  the window up.

Welcome to the world of CSD, client side decorations, and the way GTK
developers force them on users. Here are some reports you can follow to
see how things are going:

Long story short: you cannot really do anything about it ATM. Not sure
if a good GTK theme can fix some issues, at least I noticed the latest
Numix Holo solved some issues for me.

> Is the frameless window deliberate? Or is it some kind of bug?

For most people it's the latter, for GTK developers it's the former. ;-)

Regards, Mathias

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