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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14.04 Ubuntu loads an empty desktop after recent apt-get upgrade

I run Ubunutu 14.04 on a VirtualBox (Version 4.3.20), on a Windows 8.1 host machine, with an NVIDIA GTX-660M graphics card. I did a recent upgrade on Ubuntu and after I restarted, I could login ...
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High CPU with compiz and Ubuntu 14

The most recent update to 14 TLS has high compiz CPU usage. Running top, I can see that it goes up when hovering over the dock, and if I give focus to sublime, emacs, or gedit, it heads to 50% or ...
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Just installed some updates for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Vmware, now desktop won't show

I just installed some normal updates through the auto-updater - I've never had a problem doing this. After restarting my virtual machine (using vmware player), the desktop no longer shows. When I ...
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Emerald crashes frequently

I installed Lubuntu 14.10, then Compiz as window and composite manager, then Emerald from ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 as window decorator. It works nicely, but emerald crashes very often. The window ...
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gradient colors look terrible in Ubuntu

A few days ago an update broke somehow my setup, as now all gradient colors look pretty terrible on my monitor. I can clearly see the sharp contour of all the different color tones, especially in dark ...
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Start computer, no launcher, no side panel and hot keys don't work.

So after I log in nothing appears, just the background. Can't manage to open up a terminal with Ctrl-Alt t. Nothing This happen after I mistakenly click an option in effects in Compiz. I saw a couple ...
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What is the difference between compiz-plugins and compiz-plugins-extra? Which should I install?

Over the past couple years when I've been looking at guides for installing ccsm (compiz config settings manager) I've seen some of them suggesting the package compiz-plugins for extra plugins and some ...
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Computer won't log into usable interface

A picture is worth a thousand words, and maybe a video is worth more. I've uploaded a video showing what is happening when I try to login. This should make it 100% clear what's happening: Watch the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 compizconfig stuck

first time post. Running through the following post to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm and it hangs at ...
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After starting Metacity, Unity crashes

I used metacity --display=:0 --replace in the CTRL+ALT+F1 terminal window to try to speed up the incredibly slow Unity, but instead, Unity crashed. Then I tried unity after launching Terminator (by ...
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Compiz or Unity not working

After upgrading to the latest Nvidia Driver 340.58 the Ubuntu Desktop is not working. I get a blank screen with only my wallpaper. This seems to be a common problem with lot's of solutions, but after ...
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Is it possible to configure Compiz for changing workspaces/viewports with mouse wheel on Workspace Switcher applet (12.04, GNOME Classic)?

I'm on Ubuntu Precise LTS 12.04.5 running GNOME Classic Session. I use 1 row with 5 columns (5 virtual desktops) on one monitor. In GNOME Classic Session (without Compiz) I was able to change ...
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Problem with minimizing effect in my Unity on Ubuntu 14.04.1

This is strange. You know how Unity has a fading effect when you minimize? Now it's faster than usual. If I reset Unity's settings, it fixes it, but then after a while, the effect slowly gets faster ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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How to set a zoom on scroll

I would like to set a zoom on scroll with compiz because of my HiDPI computer I have some problems like that: https://twitter.com/Nekdev/status/537732809800970242 For now I configured the scroll of ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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window manager other than compiz

How do I find out what my window manager is if it isnt compiz? the reason I ask is because im trying to track down the workspace switcher and Im pretty sure thats from compiz but when I try to reun ...
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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window management with compiz

HI there I am running Ubuntu 12.04 . i am now using compiz (window management)to help launch apps in default workspaces, however when dialog boxes belonging to those apps appear, the app moves ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Compiz rotate activated because of lost window focus and scrolling issue

Recently, I did some alterations of lightDM and my default greeter. I think during that time, I absently changed a setting for Compiz, maybe in dconf though I'm not too sure, but it's all sorts of ...
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Black screen with Unity launcher and dash after startup

I see this after doing sudo shutdown -r previously. Looks like compiz/unity is broken for some reason. I also tried to rm -rf ~/.cache ~/.config and reinstalled unity, didn't take any effect. By ...
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Screen tearing with multiple monitors

I've got three monitors total, in portrait mode. There's a lot of screen tearing when dragging windows around. How can that be fixed? Additional information: OS: Ubuntu 14.10 graphics card: AMD ...
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Compiz black background problem

After a reboot suddenly Compiz stopped showing the background and when I drag windows along it I get the following effect: (note at the left that the files on the desktop stand on the foreground) ...
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compiz manager animations

How do I get CompizConfig Manager with extra addons animations (burn fire, domino etc)? At the moment I'm using 14.04 version. In ubuntu 12.x version these extra addons were comming together with the ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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In compiz, how can I match windows that have focus?

I've been messing around with window matching in Compiz, which is documented here. How do I match the window that currently has focus vs. those that do not? This is not documented in the wiki. Thanks. ...
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compiz problems with launcher

I downloaded compiz and enabled window decorating and after doing so my launcher or side bar did not show up any more and can't get it back what should I do? I also can't access the terminal and the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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Auto Log off when start Ubuntu 14.04

ubuntu auto log off after logging (black screen, and auto return to log off screen) ... This problem happend after last update!!! I tried to reinstall compiz, reset but nothing change I installed xfce ...
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Both unity 7 and unity 8?Desktop cube?

I want to ask you: 1) Can I have both unity 7 and unity 8 installed at the same time like I have unity and KDE right now?So that all i have to do is switch between them during logon? 2) How do I ...
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Desktop not showing [duplicate]

My desktop is not showing anymore, just the desktop wallpaper and bottom text "ubuntu 14.10", no launcher and no panel. Please help me, I must finish my thesis. I was trying to reset Unity, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + compiz + different wallpapers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enabled the cube desktop with compiz, so far so good, I have my cube desktop with 4 workspaces, the thing is that all the workspaces have the same wallpaper. When I run ...
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Black Screen, problem

I'm having problems with Ubuntu since a couple of days. I have GNOME-compiz for the desktop configuration and windows effects (not a big deal, small changes). When I use Google Chrome, and I enter ...
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How to not minimize the particular windows on Show Desktop?

I use Indicator Stickynotes 0.4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity installed on it. After all windows minimizing with a Show Desktop icon or Ctrl + Super + D shortcut, notes are going with them too. I've ...
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I have many problems after installing Gnome 3.10 [closed]

I just tried to install Gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 and now my OS is totally destroyed. I am also seeing lots of lag. How can I revert it or install it correctly? I uninstalled it, but this did not ...
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Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
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how to install emerald in ubuntu 14.04?

How to install emerald in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed compiz manager but whenever I enabled Windows Decoration for enabling emerald, unity breaks. Its the second time I am installing Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Guake flashes white when closing

When I close Guake, using F12, instead of fading out as it does on my laptop, it just flashes white. The activation animation works fine, it flies in from full transparency and quickly fades in. ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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Unity On Top of Full Screen Apps With Multiple Monitors

I use an nvidia graphics card with multiple monitors on ubuntu 14.04. However its extremely frustrating to use because if I have anything open in fullscreen on one monitor, unity will always appear on ...
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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window

My reminders for Thunderbird's Lightning calendar add on pop up behind the current window I am focused on (such as a web browser). This makes it very difficult to notice a reminder is happening, ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...