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My alt+F2 app is screwed and I can't find compiz. How do I start it? (Don't think I'm an idiot just haven't used it and my computer is more than a little screwed up.)

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ccsm (or compizconfig-settings-manager) isn't installed by default in Natty (11.04).

To install it, run the following from a terminal

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Once's that's done, it's ccsm from a terminal and CompizConfig Settings Manager in the menu (System → Preferences if you're not using Unity yet)

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sorry forgot about the system menu thank you. – Sam Mercier Apr 28 '11 at 23:37

Once installed you can do Alt-F2 and type about:config to launch ccsm in unity mode, helps if you're used to that muscle memory for Firefox.

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Under Unity (once ccsm is installed) you can find it by clicking on the shut-down button top-right, and selecting System Settings from the menu that drops down. (The location seems counterintuitive at first but I've found it pretty convenient now that I'm used to it.)

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