In the past, I’ve always used the -w argument for starting Blender in Windowed mode. This appears to be futile now. Am I missing something? Sorry if this has already been addressed, I couldn’t find a thread about it. (Using Intrepid Ibex, Blender version 2.48a)
I launch blender from the command line anyway, so I also get a console.
Might be easier just to go to System=>Preferences=>Main Menu=>Graphics=>Blender(windowed) properties and change the type to Application in Terminal.
Back on topic, I have the same problem. And while in full screen, Alt+Tab doesn’t work quite flawlessly.
for some reason these things happen when you use compositing effects with your window manager(wobly, transparent windows). In ubuntu you can turn these off in
Hi there, I am running Ubuntu 8.10 and downloaded a distro…
If i am trying to run the blender command from the terminal window Linux tells me that I do not have blender installed. I would like to run Blender in Windowed mode to streamline the Workflow for creating some tutorials.
any Ideas why Linux is telling me this??
I am running on a Mac4.1 ubuntu 8.10 and blender 2.48a
I started out by doing “sudo apt-get install blender”, as it got me all of the dependencies and such. Since the version in the repo is old, I went and updated the scripts and the Blender binary itself in /usr/share/blender and /usr/bin respectively.
If you installed from blender.org, however, you’ll have to type the entire path to run blender (e.g. ~/bin/blender) or cd to its directory and do ./blender.
Another thing you could do if you know that you aren’t going to install from the repos, is to add your Blender directory to the path. If Blender is located at ~/bin, then you could add the following line to ~/.bashrc :
Mine never seems to work windowed if I’m using Compiz. In fact none of my windows have a border when I’m using Compiz. I’ve even tried changing the border settings in the Compiz settings manager, but it never changes so I just live with an ordinary desktop.