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 do I fix Desktop after accidentally disabling everything on compizconfig?

I've done something really stupid and I don't know what to do. After trying to enable wobbly windows on my Ubuntu 14.10 desktop using Compizconfig, it for some reason removed everything. I can't ...
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How do I launch desktop apps from one installed desktop environment in a different desktop environment

So, I use LXDE and MATE, both working fine on my PC. I decided to switch to LXDE so I can make the appearance better. Although in MATE I was able to configure my Window Border colors using Compiz and ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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Making youtube fullscreen will freeze Unity (the whole desktop)

I never had this problem until today. When I watch a youtube video everything is fine, until I make the video fullscreen. It actually continues to play perfectly when fullscreen, but when I then exit ...
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Is Gnome 3.15 using compiz

Is Gnome 3 still using compiz?
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compiz and unity - integration

Compiz sources (from launchpad) doesn't contain Unity plugin, but when I run CCSM on my UBuntu 14.04 LTS there is Unity plugin. How it works ?
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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compiz expo plugin - double-click time

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Compiz 0.9.11. I configure plugins using CCSM, expo plugin has option Double-Click Time, how it should work ?
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Display a quote in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and thought I would add a quote on desktop which displays it all the time. I found the following link and liked the second option (by Python User) Is there any way ...
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14.04: Compiz Fusion effects are glitchy

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ThinkPad X220 (8 GB RAM; Intel Core i5; 512 GB SSD) and some compiz fusion effects (Skydome, 3D Windows, Freely Transformable Windows) are now glitchy. I once ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - unity won't load after update

I just updated Ubuntu and can no longer access the desktop. Upon booting, I am shown the login screen (with the wrong resolution) and can log in; after this, though, I am only shown an empty desktop ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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May I delete Compiz Session files

Brand new poster. Been using Ubuntu for several years, but I am not a 'power-user'. I'm running 14.10 on a HP Pavilion Laptop. (32bit version). My question is that while doing a back up the other ...
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Enable compiz hot corners in second display

I have CompizConfig installed on Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop. I wanted to configure a hot corner so that when my mouse hovered on the top right corner of my screen it would trigger what I ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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After updating the kernel I can't log into the desktop. Only see the wallpaper

Im using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using Nvidia propitiatory drivers downloaded from Nvidia. Everything worked fine. In the morning I got an update to the kernel and I applied it. After restarting, ...
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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High load when using “Scale for menu and title bars” on Nvidia proprietary driver

I have a 3200x1800 screen and use the "Scale for menu and title bars" setting at 2.0 to make text and buttons large enough to use with my eyesight. It looks great and works. However, the load on the ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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The “not-Uncommon problem for the Unity 3D users”; looking for a fix!

The Unity 3D desktop is not working, and because it's Ubuntu 12.04 that I'm using, I also had a default alternative Unity 2D (..heard that Unity 2D won't be there for newer releases!). I do have quite ...
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Ubuntu flaming window effect [duplicate]

So I understand that the creator/Maintainer of the flaming window and exploding effects put a stop due to wanting to get some payment for efforts put in, ( Totally understandable) but that was the ...
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Eye strain; how to change refresh rate to 120 Hz?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and have been playing around with it with since installing it. I noticed that I have been getting a lot of eye strain due to the low refresh rate (of 50 or 60). I found this ...
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How can I get the “Group and Tab Windows” plugin in compiz on Ubuntu 14.04

I while ago I remember using the compiz plugin "Group and Tab Windows". Now I would like to use it again, but I have found out that it is part of the compiz-plugins-extra, which is just an empty ...
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ccsm not offering key bindinds, just mouse actions

Running ubuntu 14.04.1, I've tried to use compiz config setting manager to modify the default behviour of ALT-TAB. I've ended up with a reboot, and now, when I try to define a key binding in ...
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Mouse has been hijacked

I purchased a "Gear head" wireless mouse and used ccsm to configure the scroll wheel left and right clicks to enable 'rotate cube' both left and right respectively. After not one, but two reboots, ...
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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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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 ...