Re: Remove Minimize Button from GTK Window?

Thanks so much for the advice, but it wound up not working.

In gtkwindow.c::gtk_window_realize, I inserterted the following line:
  gdk_window_set_functions (widget->window, GDK_FUNC_ALL | GDK_FUNC_MINIMIZE);

This effectively removed the minimize button from window on my
DEVELOPMENT machine, which was running Ubuntu 11.04, Metacity Window

I didn't realize, though, that the PRODUCTION machine was running
Ubuntu 11.04 with a Compiz Window Manager.  The Minimize Button was
still there!!!  Luckily, I was able to use ccsm (Compiz Settings
Manager) to disappear the button.

But why didn't it work in the first place?  Why didn't the fix
transfer to a new Window Manager?  Would there have been a better way
to hack the code to make the Minimize Button dissappear on all
platforms and window managers?


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:58 PM, Jasper St. Pierre
<jstpierre mecheye net> wrote:
If you have a GdkWindow, you can tell the window manager to disable the
minimize button with MWM hints using gdk_window_set_functions along with

On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 3:52 PM, Mitchell Verter <mitchell verter gmail com>

Is there any way to remove the "Minimize" button by hacking the
gtk+-2.24.18 code, or at least to prevent it from minimizing?

I have been fiddling around with gtkwindow.c and gtkwindow-decorate.c,
playing with gtk_window_iconify() and   GtkWindow:decorated (Whether the
window should be decorated by the window manager) but nothing seems to be

I've read online that it's not, in fact, possible , and that this is
controlled by  the window manager.  But I wanted to ask here before I gave

The system we are working on is Ubuntu 11.04.  I believe the window
manager is Metacity.


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