Big clock questions

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audiodef
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I have a couple of questions about the big clock:

1. How can I move it around on the screen?

2. I have no idea what I did. I meant to close the big clock by hitting Alt-B, but I accidentally hit some other key combination, and then Alt-B armed tracks for recording instead of closing the big clock. Having no idea how to fix it, I simply quit and re-started Ardour. What did I do? I'd like to know how to fix it if it happens again without having to resort to quitting Ardour.

LeatusPenguin
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Is it that the big clock isn't showing up with the window border for you to grab? If not, alt + left click on the clock and you'll be able to move it around.

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this is an issue with your window manager, which chooses to not decorate certainly types of windows with the usual "extras". what version of ardour are you using?

audiodef
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Alt-left-click seems to work. Thanks!

2.8.12, rev. 11782. The big clock doesn't appear to have window decorations. I seriously doubt the problem lies with Fluxbox, since it gives window decorations to everything else without fail...

LeatusPenguin
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@audiodef - What distro are you using out of curiousity? I have been taking Ubuntu 12.04 for a test drive and found the same problem with it running both Ardour 2.8.12 and Mixbus 2.0.7. This is using unity so it's interesting that it's happening in fluxbox too as there is a difference in window managers.

audiodef
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LeatnusPenguin: What problem? It seems clear to me that the Big Clock was simply not coded to have a window decoration...

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@audiodef - The big clock should have window decorations. Alt + left click is just another way to move around windows but the window decorations should be there. This is the first time i have noticed the problem and it seems specific to my Ubuntu 12.04 install which is why i was wondering which distro you were using.

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@audiodef

As Paul mentioned above, it isn't that Ardour is coded to prevent window decoration on it, it is that Fluxbox, your Window Manager, is choosing NOT to give window decorations to certain types of windows. I don't remember off hand how the big clock window is coded but there is nothing in there to my knowledge intended to prevent window decorations from being attached to it. It is all in how your window manager handles it.

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