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No Window Border in Looking Glass Client

I am not able to show window borders around the looking glass client to do things like move the window. Other than that my VM, looking glass etc is working great. Is someone able to help with this issue?

Below is info on my system and my ini for looking glass.

$ neofetch 
                   -`                    bill@arch-pc 
                  .o+`                   ------------ 
                 `ooo/                   OS: Arch Linux x86_64 
                `+oooo:                  Host: Z390 AORUS MASTER 
               `+oooooo:                 Kernel: 5.15.7-arch1-1 
               -+oooooo+:                Uptime: 56 mins 
             `/:-:++oooo+:               Packages: 861 (pacman) 
            `/++++/+++++++:              Shell: bash 5.1.12 
           `/++++++++++++++:             Resolution: 3840x1080 
          `/+++ooooooooooooo/`           DE: GNOME 41.2 
         ./ooosssso++osssssso+`          WM: Mutter 
        .oossssso-````/ossssss+`         WM Theme: Adwaita 
       -osssssso.      :ssssssso.        Theme: Adwaita-dark [GTK2/3] 
      :osssssss/        osssso+++.       Icons: Adwaita [GTK2/3] 
     /ossssssss/        +ssssooo/-       Terminal: gnome-terminal 
   `/ossssso+/:-        -:/+osssso+-     CPU: Intel i9-9900K (16) @ 5.000GHz 
  `+sso+:-`                 `.-/+oso:    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A 
 `++:.                           `-/+/   GPU: Intel CoffeeLake-S GT2 [UHD Graphics 630] 
 .`                                 `/   Memory: 22484MiB / 31960MiB 
$ cat .looking-glass-client.ini 

title=Looking Glass Client


I really havent figured out Looking Glass yet but from your post, there seems to be an option under the:


Maybe set it to yes and see what happens?

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What desktop environment are you using? Most have an option to move windows by holding Alt or Super (Win) then clicking and dragging anywhere on the window. If you turn off keyboard capture (with scrolllock + i) in looking glass it might be possible to move it with this hold key + click/drag method.

Edit: Apparently Super/Win in Gnome 3.

It’s often also possible to right click on the window in the task manager, and select “move” from the option list. This comes in handy on strange windows.

It is the same, no border. I figure anyway borderless=no means you do not want it to be borderless.

Thanks you for reply :slight_smile:

Yes I am able to move the window with Super+Left Mouse, thank you for that. It would be nice to know you to get the window border working though for resize.

I was hoping for a sort of bug that might show the border when you set it to no again.

You can also try for possible undocumented stuff like:




It was a good try but they are just unknown params.

[W]  10218289477            option.c:384  | process_option_line            | Ignored unknown option win:border
[W]  10218289489            option.c:384  | process_option_line            | Ignored unknown option win:forceborder

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Also IIRC a new beta was just released, it might be worth giving it a try if you haven’t already.

There are NO undocumented parameters, the option/parameter system makes it impossible for such to occur.

You did not build the client with libdecor.

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Please don’t point people to the github resource for releases, people need to use the official archives provided at the LG website. B5-rc1 is available both as a pre-compiled host binary and a prepared source archive for building the client.


You are awesome!

@Billzargo You can say hi to the Lead Dev(?) of Looking Glass.

This is why Linux is awesome! :star_struck:

Carrier has arrived

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Yes :slight_smile:

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Thank you, I am a big fan and seen all of your youtubes :slight_smile:

The problem was I did not build it, I downloaded from the AUR. Thanks for your help.

EDIT: I think I will stick to SUPER Key.