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September 26, 2018
On Xubuntu 18.04 Bionic, I found that, after activating Compiz, I was no longer able to throw my mouse to the top-right corner of the screen to close a maximized window. When clicking the top right pixel of the screen, nothing happened. (In fact, there seemed to be a "hole" in the window; right-clicking brought up the desktop context menu.) Not very friendly, according to Fitts's law. I found many posts from several years ago documenting the problem and workarounds, but none of them worked for me. (After all, who's still using Compiz in 2018?) But here's what finally worked for me:
~/.emerald/theme/theme.ini in a text editor, and locate the
vertical_offset to negative values. The appropriate values depend on the theme. For the Rezlooks-Graphite theme, I found that it would work with
Note that you must re-apply your changes to
theme.ini if you open Emerald Theme Manager again.