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[Bug 757814] Re: Static Application Switcher Plugin does not show window titles


Sorry for resurrecting an old bug.

If anyone is still having this issue, I would suggest the following:

1. Verify that the Window Decoration plugin is enabled in CCSM.  If this
is disabled, then the window titles seem to disappear. (I'm not sure if
this is a bug or a feature.)

2. Verify that you have the gtk-window-decorator binary by running
`which gtk-window-decorator`. It should output something like
"/usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator". It seems like this binary is installed
with the compiz-gnome package.

While the compiz-gnome package is a dependency of the compiz
metapackage, unfortunately compiz is not marked as a dependency of other
commonly installed packages like compizconfig-settings-manager.  Due to
the way the dependencies are set up, if someone initially ran something
like `apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-
extra`, then I think they might get a partially working install (CCSM
and various plugins work), but it would be missing the compiz-gnome
package.  The simple fix would just be to make sure compiz is actually
installed: `apt-get install compiz`

Is there a reason why the compiz metapackage isn't just a dependency of each of the optional packages? This seems like it could be confusing for users. Even the installation instructions on the wiki seem to suggest installing 5 different packages: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/CompositeManager#Install_CompizConfig_Settings_Manager

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