Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics hardware to enhance the usability and aesthetics of the desktop environment.

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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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How to remove white line from center on screen (compiz) 15.04

After trying to change snapping windows to wobbly windows (compiz), my PC screen flashing and when it came back on it had no menu bar or side bar. I was able to fix them with sudo dconf reset -f ...
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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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How can I do unity --replace without screwing things up? [closed]

Every now and then my Ubuntu 15.04 interface becomes unresponsive and freezes visually and in controls. Whenever I seek guidance on addressing such a scenario, I am advised to go to another TTY (Ctrl ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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How to prevent windows on widget layer from taking focus?

I start Vim with a special role, and configure the Compiz widget layer plugin so that this Vim instance belongs to the widget layer. This gives me a scratchpad that I can show on any workspace with ...
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Sluggish Desktop Experience on Laptop with External 4K Monitor

I just bought a ASUS PB287Q monitor and hooked it up (via HDMI) to my ASUS N550JK-DS521H. Everything works...but the performance of rendering on the external monitor is terrible. The experience on the ...
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Compiz problem no desktop

I was viewing Compiz settings and after changing the display setting I lost my desktop dock and menu. I rebooted the system and now I have no desktop. Can some one guide me how to fix this?
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Automatically resize windows in compiz

This answer does not answer my question:. I want to resize two or more windows automatically, so that they occupy the a share of the whole screen, side by side. That is, 2 windows that occupy 1/2, 3 ...
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Window manager (?) or anything similar is broken [duplicate]

When I booted today, I had a normal login screen but as soon as I logged into my account (admin), the mess began. My system: Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, kernel 3.19.0-22 My symptoms: No panel No ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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accidentally killed compiz process

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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Compiz add more animation effects

How I can add more Animation effect at compiz, for sample how I can add a Burn effect? I've search on internet to find a solution and I've found someone but don't work... One of them was from ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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How to enable CCSM startup dialog again?

I have just installed CCSM to enable wobbly windows. CCSM presented me a dialog with a warning to use the program with caution. Several programs have such dialog, usually with a check box to whether ...
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Build unity 7 from source for ubuntu 15.04

I followed the instructions at build unity from source on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...
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isc-dhcp-server and compiz?

I'm facing a very strange problem. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is normal until I install isc-dhcp-server. When it's installed, my desktop becomes abnormal. All strings (file/folder names) ...
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Crafting compizconfig shift switcher match for application group windows only

So far I have not found a nice way to view all open files with long filenames in Unity. Normally when using the shift switcher you can choose to cycle windows in the current workspace, in all ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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How can I identify the component responsible fro reordering keyboard input?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Dell Latitude 13 laptop. When I launch Chromium and open several pages from stackexchange in different tabs. Any text I type in will frequently have characters showing ...
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Fusion Icon seg fault (core dumped)

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit on my pc last night. I installed compiz and fusion-icon. I can run compiz just fine with no issues but as soon as I try to run fusion-icon it crashes. ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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Unity scaling slows down window operations (e.g. switching windows takes 5 seconds)

Having high DPI monitor I changed Unity scaling from 1 to 2 (Top panel -> System settings -> Displays, Scale for menu and title bars). It seems to work fine except now most (all?) window operations ...
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Uninstalled Compiz and OpenGL - Ubuntu won't load

About a week ago I installed CCSM and enabled wobbly windows. After using the autoremove command today, it was gone. I decided that if I re-installed Compiz that maybe it would come back. I ...
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apport unable to report a crash

This issue is not new, however in the past upgrading all packages worked but not now. After a compiz crash I run sudo apport-bug /var/crash/_usr_bin_compiz.1001.crash then typical window for crash ...
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How to configure ccsm from the command line or a script?

THE GENERAL PROBLEM: I wish to change some settings of ccsm from the command line, or more precisely a script. I imagine there will be some arcane combination of gsettings or gconftool that does what ...
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Unity Tweak Tool hot corners resets after every restart?

I've binded my top-right corner to show all windows and my bottom-center to show all workspaces. It works sweet.. But then I reboot and it's not binded anymore. If I go to the Ubuntu Tweak Tool, it's ...
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Super+W blackscreens and logs me out?

I've tried adding my top-right corner as a "hot corner" to show all current windows.. It messed up badly. If I go there now, my screen goes black and I have to re-login on my user. Same exact thing ...
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Hot corner black screens and throws me to login screen?

This makes no sense. I bind it to top-right corner. If I choose it(to expose windows), it throws me out to my login screen and closes down all my programs? The heck? I tried both with Unity Tweak ...
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how to remove any changes made by compiz?

I had ubuntu 14.04 with unity desktop. Then i downloaded and used compiz but messed up and now unity desktop is not usable. I dont see the menu on top or the panel on left side. Neither is the CLI ...
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Compizconfig needs rebind on every startup

I bind the expose function to my top-right and bottom-left corners. It works well. However, if I reboot my pc, it won't be binded anymore. In the compizconfig settings, it's still binded, but I need ...
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compiz genome launcher made me in blank desktop

i installed Compiz and try to check genome and when i clicked it gave me bland black screen then restarted after that all what i see bland desktop i cant open anything even the terminal help me how to ...
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Compizconfig Scale->Initiate window picker needs to be reset and rebinded at every startup?

How come? It's still binded to my top right corner, but I need to reset it and then rebind it to the very same thing for it to work. Is this a known bug?
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Compiz initiate window picker resetting at startup?

Every time I restart my Ubuntu, the binding(which I have bound to top-right corner) will not work. I need to go in Compiz, reset it, rebind it and it'll work. If I restart, process has to be done ...
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Java applications show title-bar only with multiple monitors

I'm having an issue with Ubuntu, Java and multiple monitors. I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Java 1.7.0_80 (application requirement) and a laptop with a monitor hooked up via VGA. The issue is when ...
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When I log in to Unity, there is no window decoration and no dash. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity 7 and KDE Plasma 5 installed. Following a recent update/upgrade, no window decorations and no dash appear on login, though windows do. What should I do?
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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How to add diferent window manager than compiz

Since I can't seem to get compiz to return to default state (I have no start bar or top bar), how do I install another window manager under 14.04.2? And what are the other window manger alternatives?
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Conflict while moving windows between screens in GNOME with Compiz PUT & Grid plugins

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two screens. I've enabled Compiz' plugins PUT & Grid simultaneously, have set up a shortcut, say Ctrl+Super+O in Grid to place a window to, e.g. the right corner. When ...
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show_desktop_button is missing in CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM)

I would like to integrate my Logitech Performance MX into Unity Ubi 14.04. In CCSM --> General --> General options --> Key binding I cannot find show_desktop_button. only show_desktop_key and ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...