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Every time I change effects in Compiz my top bar gets screwed and I have to log out and log in again. Is it normal?

Can't install Simple Compiz Config Manager. Is it normal?

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I'm sorry you are encountering this problem (even if you didn't state exactly what the problem is ("get's screwed" does say much :)). (I assume you are running unity and 11.04 from what you describe).

In the future, all you need to do after changing you compiz settings, is:

  • Press alt+f2
    • If you are running unity:
      • Type in unity --replace or simply unity
    • If you are running Ubuntu Classic Desktop:
      • Type in compiz --replace
  • Press enter

This will reload compiz and unity and should fix your problem as well. Hopefully the problem will be fixed in some soon_to_come bug fix updates.


stuff means keyboard_key_to_press

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Thanks for the ultraquick answer. Great community. – Bojan Apr 29 '11 at 22:16
@Bojan: \o/ glad that solves it for you :)! Btw a little tip. When asking questions like this, please remember to include a little detail for us who have to answer (to make it easier for us to be accurate :P). – RolandiXor Apr 29 '11 at 22:19
Just for more information on this issue, when I did <alt>f2 and "unity --replace" my UI froze up completely, except I could move the mouse pointer around. – user15578 Apr 30 '11 at 4:42
It isn't a hudge issue but it definitely is a bug that will hopefully be resolved. Loging out and in again also isn't much of a hassle. @ Roland Ill keep that in mind next time ;). – Bojan Apr 30 '11 at 14:24
@urge: That's totally abnormal O.o – RolandiXor Apr 30 '11 at 14:34

It happend for me to. And it also happened with ubuntu-tweak. Top panel becomes filled with a lot of colors or transparent... After restart and not using thoes 2 application it's ok.

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As you can see above you don't have to restart, and you can still use the effects. – Bojan Apr 30 '11 at 14:25

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