Windows close/minimize/maximize buttons are gone after upgrading to macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra

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Message 82811 - Posted: 8 Nov 2017, 21:07:59 UTC

Just updated my MacBook Pro to macOS 10.13.1 High Sierra and now when I start the BOINC Manager, those three red/yellow/green buttons are gone and I am not able to minimize or maximize the window. I can also not resize it or move it with the mouse by touching the screen edges...
I am on the supposedly latest version of the BOINC manager, 7.8.3. Also had to re-install this version as when it tried to auto-start after the update to High Sierra, it showed a permission error. This was fine after the re-install, it reconnected to my projects as before and seems to be running ok, just that the window management of the manager is fubar'ed...

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Message 82822 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 7:50:24 UTC - in response to Message 82811.  

According to the developer:
on OS 10.13, if you click the green maximize button and it enlarges the window so it occupies the entire screen, the title bar with those buttons will disappear, as will the menubar. You must move the mouse to the very top of the screen to get the buttons to reappear, then press the green button again.

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Message 82823 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 8:05:16 UTC - in response to Message 82822.  

According to the developer: [quote]on OS 10.13, if you click the green maximize button and it enlarges the window so it occupies the entire screen, the title bar with those buttons will disappear, as will the menubar. You must move the mouse to the very top of the screen to get the buttons to reappear, then press the green button again.
Sorry, but that doesn't apply here. There was never a green button on that BOINC Manager window after it reopened after the update and the window isn't full screen/"occupying the whole screen", it starts under the main menu bar, at about the right edge of the black Apple menu "button", extends beyond the right screen edge and doesn't quite reach to the Dock at the bottom of the screen. I can only hide it with Command-H (or from the BOINC Manager menu) or quit the apps from that menu. When I re-open the app, it shows the same slightly right shifted window as before, sans red-yellow-green buttons.
All other application that I use regularily on this machine, like Firefox (in which I am typing this), Lazarus IDE (RAD GUI for the FreePascal compiler) and LibreOffice are working just fine. The only problem is with BOINC Manager...

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Message 82825 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 9:01:19 UTC - in response to Message 82822.  

You must move the mouse to the very top of the screen to get the buttons to reappear, then press the green button again.

Gathering from the reply that moving the mouse to top edge does not reveal the application bar. Ubuntu Unity has had a similar solution, just move to top and the menu/buttons show. Not all applications this worked, not all had made their app Unity ready, but for BOINC Manager it certainly worked to pop out the menu bar.
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Message 82839 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 11:17:31 UTC

The developer suggests you do:
1. Uninstall BOINC
2. Download the 7.8.3 installer again from https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php
3. Install that BOINC.

This to make sure no previous parts of the application, nor the installer you have, are corrupt in any way.
If you still have the problem after this, report back.
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Message 82854 - Posted: 9 Nov 2017, 17:24:41 UTC - in response to Message 82839.  

I basically solved the problem by switching to "Simple View", then switching back to "Advanced View". The red-yellow-green buttons are back and minimize and close work as before, but hitting the green maximize button now results in a full screen window, without the buttons, which requires the steps to mentioned to get them back. Very annoying, to say the least...
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