Shadows under windows in Ubuntu: How are they accomplished?

There are shadows under all the windows in Ubuntu. My question is, is this done through X11, Compiz, GTK+, or otherwise? Thanks!

Can I use icons with RGBA transparency when using GTK+ drag and drop?

I am in the process of adding drag and drop support to an existing Mono/C#/GTK# application. I was wondering whether it was possible to use RGBA transparency on the icons that appear under the...

How to move application window to current workspace?

My application has "Bring to current desktop" option in indicator menu. Now, moving windows across workspaces is nice and easy if you are not using Compiz. My question is how could I bring...

How can I render Text with transparent background over other widgets in GTK?

I wish to render text with transparent/translucent background (or no background) over other gtk widgets like GtkImage or GtkButton etc. Primary goal is to have text display over Gtk Widgets (esp....

Desktop integrated application (desktop widget like)

i'm currently playing with the idea writing a desktop-integrated application for my personal system, which should act similar like usual desktop widget engines (screenlets, gdesklets, google...

"Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' (2)")

I am using mysqldb (the python MySQL) module.. But everytime I try to run. it gives me this error. super(Connection, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs2) _mysql_exceptions.OperationalError: (2002,...

Platform-dependent performance issues when selecting a large number of files with gtk.FileChooserDialog

I have a pygtk program designed to run on both Windows and Ubuntu. It's Python 2.7 and gtk2 with the static bindings (ie no gobject introspection). The problem I'm experiencing exists on Ubuntu...

How to write a transparent WebKit GTK application

I am trying to write a GTK application, which just contains a GTK WebKit view in it. I hope the WebKit view is transparent, so the window below could be viewed, this feature is intented. I found...

Can't change _NET_WM_STRUT_PARTIAL property

I want to reserve some space on the screen for my Gtk application written in Python. I've wrote this function: import xcb, xcb.xproto import struct def reserve_space(xid, data): connection =...

No longer able to connect to MySQL through socket

I was trying to do replication and setup my server as slave. i first changed permissions using sudo chmod 777 /etc/mysql/my.cnf then sudo chown user:user -R /etc/mysql then i tried installing...

First time Git user and using Ubuntu. I am running afowl of my stated goals immediately and require some assistance

So far I have the following information on my screen ... [email protected]:~$ git add /home/nicholas/Documents [email protected]:~$ git status # On branch master # Untracked files: # (use "git add...

What is the difference between a GTK theme and a window decoration theme?

What is the difference between a GTK theme and a window decoration theme? I am using Compiz and Unity and I do not understand the difference between these two theme types.

Disable "find" shortcut (CTRL-SHIFT-F) in gnome terminal

I'm currently running ubuntu 14.04 (with compiz window manager) and have difficulty disabling a shortcut while gnome-terminal is in focus. It's regarding the (annoying and useless) "find" window...

I can't install anything with apt-get on Ubuntu 14.04

The first problem is that I can't even post my question on askUbuntu! Second, my problem is, I can't install anything since a while via apt-get, I suspect it happened when I tried to install...

Why did apt-get purge removed nearly my whole ubuntu?

Normally I remove packages with apt-get purge <package>. But nearly an hour ago, I crashed my whole system by removing a package. I never had the problem ago, so I do not understand what my...

Tensorflow Bazel 0.3.0 build CUDA 8.0 GTX 1070 fails

Here are my specs: GTX 1070 Driver 367 (installed from .run) Ubuntu 16.04 CUDA 8.0 (installed from .run) Cudnn 5 Bazel 0.3.0 (potential problem?) gcc 4.9.3 Tensorflow installed from source To...

Request image from X11 compositing WM in C or C++

I need to request and retrieve an image of a window from the X server or the WM (I believe the WM does the actual compositing). I need to be able to get an image of the window even if it is...