I installed PlayOnLinux 4.2.12 from the AppCenter on elementary OS 5 Juno. Each window/dialog of POL displays twice with one window inside the other. When I bring up the install dialog. The inner window for that window does not display all the controls on the window, and makes it unusable. I have need to run a windows app that is needed for work.

I have run Luna since 2013 and POL works great with Luna (And thus I have been able to install and use the needed application). I am unable at this time to do the same in Juno.

Any help on how to get PlayOnLinux to display correctly would be appreciated.

  • It seems this double window/dialog happens for a high percentage of applications. This happens with Ecllipse too. It would be good to see this fixed. – rwoolf Oct 30 '18 at 2:47
  • Have the same issue. They told us its gonna be a milestone for Elementary OS. I was happy with 0.4.1 but version 5 is disappointment. Please help – Stanislav Godiška Oct 30 '18 at 17:23
  • Has there been a fix released for this? – Dru H Aug 24 '19 at 4:44

This is a known issue with a small number of apps that explicitly request window decorations, and is being tracked at https://github.com/elementary/gala/issues/244


As it turns out, not only eOS users, but also people from other distros experience this problem as well.


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