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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Lots of package dependencies Ubuntu 14-04 errors

I have installed & used Ubuntu 14.04 several times before facing this type of errors. Now i reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 on my machine, but when i try to install some packages, this error appeared. It ...
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Unable to restore Unity after Compiz disable, can't open terminal

I've been looking through the forums and there are many similar problems but mine is a little different. I used Compiz and accidentally disabled Unity when I turned on Window Decoration. I found many ...
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Burning effect is not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu. Earlier i was using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and now i switched to Ubuntu 14.04. Now Burning effect is not working in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. when i tried to download some plug-ins from ...
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Upgrade to 14.10 and video drivers… no menus or dash

Finally managed to get a 14.10 install to stick, but there's no side menu and no top-right power button or menu there. If I launch a program (like use a folder to navigate to and launch a media file), ...
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Ubuntu rendering fonts in a weird manner

I currently have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed. The fonts were working fine so far, but have suddenly started rendering in a weird manner. Either they're being chopped off or are removing any preceding ...
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Ubuntu freezes abruptly. I have to switch over to one of the tty and then back to tty7 in order to unfreeze it. How can I solve the problem?

I use ubuntu 14.04 on Asus X552CL. (i3/4GB ram/1.8Ghz/1GB graphic card). I didn't face this problem earlier. However, it started occurring frequently since this week. Major changes that I did this ...
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Compiz Cube window icons on the taskbar?

I am using the Compiz Cube and I have 4 sides to my cube, how can I add them to my taskbar so I can click on them?
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How can I transfer my Unity settings from one machine to another?

I have customized Unity in Ubuntu 14.04 quite heavily on my laptop. Now I have also installed Ubuntu on my desktop machine and I want to reuse the config file. I have customized it with ...
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...
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Compiz how to use Kwin's default Window decoration

Ok, so at first when I used Compiz, it kept the Kwin's Window Decoration, which I prefer. After uninstalling and reinstalling Compiz, it no longer uses Kwins, so I had to use their default, which ...
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CompizConfig 3D windows don't work - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've recently been experimenting with CompizConfig Settings Manager. I almost have my desktop configured, the way that suits my preferences. I'm trying to add the final touch by enabling 3D windows ...
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open program in xsession from command line environment

I just wondered if some old computers laying around here could still be used for some games if I completely cut off the display manager. Is there a way to start a gui program from the command line in ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing it's name SOLVED

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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How to reinstall unity

I accidentally seem to have removed compiz and unity with by typing sudo apt-get install -f here is the output: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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How can I make Xephyr fullscreen and sticky?

I'm trying to create a multiseat configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 where Xephyr runs as an application on a standard multiscreen display. I've got everything setup so that the standard X server ignores ...
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Want to turn off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS, Gnome Classic and I want to turn off the auto-maximizing of windows that occurs when I drag a window to the top of the screen. I admit to being confused about the ...
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Compiz crash in virtualbox

I had fully working 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 under VirtualBox 4.3.20. I then updated ubuntu and virtualbox and now I can login but the Unity will not display because compiz crashes with segmentation fault - ...
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can't work any of the 14.04 crash fixes

None of the fixes work. I've tried them all. For example, all Ubuntu tells me is: root@kevin-desktop:~# sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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My AGP GeForce2 does nothing while compiz eats up all my CPU time

Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) can not accept NVidia Geforce2 MX 400 The "nouveau" driver does not use the nvidia capabilities on my AGP GeForce2 card, so Unity (compiz) eats up all my CPU time. I tried to ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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Ubuntu does not change refresh rate , causing Eye strain [duplicate]

I tried Every solution on AsKuBunTu. The reason why I am asking the question is : No answer solved my issue. I started Ubuntu which causes eye strain(same time spent on Win-7 never caused eye ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. Now to mark as answered/closed. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can ...
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Compiz uses 20% on idle — bug?

I am running 14.10 on a 8-core Intel i7 with 16GB RAM and no proprietary drivers for my Radeon HD5450. According to the system monitor, compiz is causing a ridiculous load on the CPU when idle. Even ...
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Use 100% of edge to go between monitors

My monitors are currently arranged like this: +---------+ | | +------+| | | || | | || | +------++---------+ If I'm at the top-left corner ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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ubuntu wall disabled can't use keyboard

I have been using compiz, for a while but at some point it said. "you have to disable ubuntu wall" when I click disable, the top and left unity menu disappeared. and the close buttons and I can only ...
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How to install programs from a .deb file, like apt-get install supertux

I am an maintainer for a lot of computers in my town running ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 with mate desktop, this is to help people just having a computer that just works :), and i cannot make them all do ...
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translucent aero effect of gtk3 themes

Is it possible to have translucent aero effect in gtk3 themes?(not just transparent,must also include the blur effect like win7 or yosemite did) Actually,i want to apply this effect in the window's ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing Nvidia Cuda

Current situation: After login, no Launcher, no Dash, no Icons appear, just the wallpaper (Desktop PC, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, Ubuntu 14.04). How did I get into this bad spot? I installed CUDA (and some ...
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Unity in AMD A6-5200 laptop

i am unable to log in into Unity in 14.10. Only background image is shown in desktop, it seems that Unity crashes for any reason. I can use gnome-flashback flawlessly but only with metacity (not ...
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How can i have my toolbar back on Ubuntu 14.04.1? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1, and it was working well, but I wanted to install compiz, and then suddenly there were no toolbars, only the empty screen. I cannot access the normal Terminal, just CTRL + ...
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Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 not loading after installing and uninstalling FGLRX

I'm having a strange issue that I can't seem to resolve. I installed the latest catalyst drivers from AMD's website last night for my R9 270x through the software centre after downloading them. I'm ...
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Some Compiz plugins are not working correctly or are not working at all…Why?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with 4 Gb RAM,an AMD quad-core processor,running at 1.3 GHz frequency and a Radeon HD 8330 (Kabini) graphics card,which I think is in use and I got the open source ...
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How do I control Compiz or Compton with pygame or pyglfw?

So I have a Zorin6 -> Ubuntu14.04 -> Xubuntu14.04 installation running XFCE. I've figured out how to take over xfdesktop with PyOpenGL, but now I want to render my windows in the 3D space. What I ...
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unity doesn't start - a default configration backend is not used

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I login I get an empty dekstop. Here is a tutorial how to reset unity and compiz: ubuntu handbook. First of all I go to tty1 and I run command export DISPLAY=:0 Next: ...
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Compiz cpu usage too high after update

I started using Ubuntu 14.04 and i had no problems with high cpu usage and watching videos, but after the recent update to 14.10 when i play a video on my file system .avi or .mp4 doesn't matter the ...
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Where does Compiz store information about configuration backend

I use UBuntu 14.04. Compiz can use two types of configuration backend: Flat-file Configuration Backend (~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/Default.ini), GSettings Configuration Backend ...
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Compiz unity stole launcher

I installed compiz through terminal on Ubuntu 11.10 and as I used unity my launcher and top panel disappeared. I uninstalled compiz from terminal and launcher was still not there. I have gone through ...
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Ubuntu Unity (Compiz?) tearing when a window is full screen

I've have this really strange issue on Ubuntu with Unity and I make a window full screen. Here's a screenshot Notice on the left hand side you can see a gap where it's like the window does stretch ...
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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 ?