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.


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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


you can launch playonlinux into a terminal with :

Exex=env GTK_CSD=0 /usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux


you can change PlayOnLinux.desktop file : /usr/share/applications/PlayOnLinux.desktop

Exec=playonlinux %F


Exec=env GTK_CSD=0 playonlinux %F

If you don't know where is *.desktop file, use Menu Editor to find it and change it.

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