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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How to change the size of the “static application switcher”?

I changed the application switcher from unity's to Static Application switcher, using CompixConfig. See screenshot below. I love it!!! but have 1 problem - the preview of the windows is a bit small. ...
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Lock window to workspace? [duplicate]

How do I lock a window to a specific workspace? 2 scenarios: Launch application for first time, need it to be on specific workspace Everytime I undock and dock my windows they lose their workspace ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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Questions about compiz, sound control and mkv movies

I'm totally fresh with Ubuntu. I've got the newest (16.04) release, my laptop is Lenovo Y50-70. My issues: How do I get rid of compiz? Sounds, like music or sounds from movies are... like really ...
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Compiz Cube Size & Small Bug Occurred

1) I noticed that when I enter cube view, it is quite large on my screen compared to what I've seen on other's desktops. Is it possible to change how large or zoom out of the cube view? 2) Once I ...
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Compiz Cube View

I just enabled the cube view and I have my vertical & horizontal set to 4. However, I only get the horizontal cube view when I switch workspaces, I don't see the 3D cube. What am I missing?
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Unity 16.04 fade

I don't know how it happened, maybe I changed some Compiz setting. Now all my Unity windows start fading / blurring gradually and become unreadable. I tried to unity reset and docnf reset ...
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Applications deleted after installing KDE

I installed KDE recently because I was getting some XWindow errors for normally useable applications in Unity. However, I noticed this install deleted some applications. This might just be normal ...
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Xorg/Compiz consuming a very large share of CPU and memory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. What to do?

I have just recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop but the system is running very slow despite not a single process is running in background. When I executed the top command from the ...
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How to invert the wheel mouse effect in Switcher of compiz?

on Ubuntu 14, I use compiz for Windows manager. I'm using the module Switcher to use a flip 3D effect to switch windows. The mouse wheel up bring the window on the left to focus. How to invert the ...
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Unity not loading after a fresh install of 16.04

I just installed 16.04 on a new PC and when I log in unity does not load properly. All I can see is some popups flashing on the top right corner. I can go into TTY and when I try to launch unity from ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback ...
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Disable compiz before login

I just installed Ubuntu MATE on an old laptop that I use as tool at work, and I had a little extra time, so I customized it a little. Doing so, I enabled compiz, which seemed to work fine. There was ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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No Unity Launcher or Menu showing after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried most of the other things I could find in other threads after googling and searching stack exchange. Restarting Unity, reinstalling unity, reinstalling ubuntu desktop, trying to go to ...
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Why screen flash when you minimize and restore clock multiple times?

sudo apt install stopwatch open the clock you just installed run the stopwatch. click minimize and restore from unity launcher multiple times. disco time with compiz . unity. well its happening ...
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Auto-raise with compiz not working properly in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I use auto-raise with compiz and from time to time it doesn't work properly. It just stops auto focusing hovered windows. What kind of info do I need to collect to get to a solution ? (Logs, ...
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Docky closes apps when click instead of focusing

I am using MATE with compiz and Docky is one of the programs I like to use. Lately a problem raised, when a windows which is not in focus is clicked then it closes. The expected behavior is to focus ...
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How can I make a program go fullscreen and use the whole gpu

I have an android virtual machine (using Genymotion which works on top of virtual box). I get frame drops because I have lots of programs open. I press F11 to go fullscreen but it's no difference. I ...
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Only desktop No Unity Ubuntu 16.04 After Fresh Install [duplicate]

After the fresh install of Xenial Xerus, I can see just the desktop wallpaper and nothing else. I had tried many methods that some had tried for a similar one like reinstalling compiz. But for me to ...
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Noob trying Ubuntu 16.04 - Compiz error after logging in

After I try to login I see a background image and nothing else. If I right click a context menu briefly appears with options like 'new folder' etc. Sometimes a dialogue box pops up briefly saying ...
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Shortcuts and Unity features broken after update

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from the daily live distribution some weeks before it was released as LTS. I executed an apt-get upgrade yesterday and many packages were upgraded, including some related to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and fallback mode settings misunderstanding

I've updated my 14.04 to 16.04. As a big unity-hater, I immediately reinstalled gnome-flashback. But it turned out I cannot configure it with ccsm anymore (as a simple example, trying to bind 'show ...
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Can't drag windows to another workspace on Ubuntu 16.04

This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option. I disabled Grid as well in ...
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CompizConfig-Settings-Manager bug/error?

I am a Linux beginner user. I installed sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Immediately after I press Alt+F2 and type compiz --replace(otherwise the opacity ...
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16.04 update broke unity

When upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 unity just broke, and when trying to run unity from a command line compiz (core) gives me a segmentation fault (core dumped). If you can't fix it, please suggest an ...
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“Ghost” volumes' windows showing up in Alt+Tab

I have a strange problem after upgrading to 16.04. I have two volumes that show up when I Alt+Tab, but there are no windows open going around. If I try to open them, by Alt+Tabbing to them, nothing ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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No Shadows under menus on application decoration borders and unity panel

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 my system works well, except some minor issues with video drivers for NVIDIA at least. I had to re-install NVIDIA driver for it to work well (as always after the ...
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Compiz: give focus to previous window after minimizing

After I minimize a window (by clicking on the - button in the titlebar), I need to get focus on the previously active window. This is what normally happens in Metacity and in its fork, Marco. However ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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sorry ubuntu has encountered an internal error /usr/bin/compiz with 16.04 on start

I have just installed 16.04 as dual boot with Windows 10. MSI z170a M3 MB Nvidia gtx980Ti. I get this error: Sorry Ubuntu has experienced an internal error. /usr/bin/compiz Have checked MD5 and ...
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login loop after upgrade to 16.04

I encountered a login loop after updating xenial beta to the latest updates. I tried a lot of things: xauthority or /tmp privileges change Reinstalling nvidia drivers, removing them. reinstalling ...
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Unity crashes after parallels tools installation (Ubuntu 16.04)

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 16.04 throught Parallels 11 on my MacBook Pro. The installation went fine and after reboot I could login and use the graphical interface without problems. ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just updated (through Software Update) to ubunutu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, There are random instances of screen flickering throughout usage. After noticing this issue, I have installed compiz ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Compiz Desktop Size does not work after logout/login on MATE 1.12

I have configured Compiz under General Options -> Desktop Size to have 8 desktops. This works well in combination with Desktop Wall plugin, and I can switch over the 8 desktops with ...
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Popup dialogs transparent instead of showing any content

I used to think this was just an Eclipse bug, but it persist even after switching to IntelliJ Idea. I think this happens on other programs as well, but less frequently, and obviously matters far less. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Maximizing to wrong screen

This is my first post here. I just upgraded (well, reinstalled) to Ubuntu 15.10. I'm using the closed source nvidia driver with 2 video cards and 4 monitors (2 per card). I'm Using X-screen0 for the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 - failed to resume after suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 and I have strange problem. System is quite stable but I'm unable to resume after suspend my Dell E6420. When I suspend (manually or by closing lid) laptop turning to ...
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write ...
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Screen tearing when using i3, none when using unity

I was attempting to use i3 on my ubuntu installation the other day. I noticed however that when I would logout and switch to using i3 I would start to see tearing when watching videos or scrolling ...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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Unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager doesn't fix image tearings

I've been getting image tearings while watching movies on Ubuntu 14.04. I've read about unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager, but that hasn't actually fixed it. I have ...
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Is there a way to transmit mouse clicks to a window under the one clicked on?

Let me clarify. I am using compiz on Unity, and I use the variable opaquness option, where you hold ALT and scroll wheel down, and you decrease the opacity of the window the mouse is over. That way I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 desktop freezes upon login

So I've been using this distro(with Unity user interface) for a couple of months, and I decided to set up the LAMP and even use vsftpd for my wordpress website. However today I've encounter first ...
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Ubuntu gnome 15.10 Compizconfig PROBLEM!

Hello i am trying to set magic lamp effect for minimizing the windows with compizconfig and it doesnt do it no matter how many times i've tried! Am i doing something wrong or just gnome doesnt support ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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Ubuntu MATE, Whole desktop crashes when exiting fullscreen video in chrome/chromium

I have an issue where the whole desktop crashes when exiting fullscreen video in chrome/chromium. In particular it crashes when using Plex or Youtube for example. The only way to solve it is too go ...