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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Why is Ubuntu 14.04 using too much RAM..?

Compiz in earlier versions of Ubuntu took around 60-65 MB of RAM. In Ubuntu 14.04, it is taking around 205-201 MB. And Nautilus took 35 MB of RAM in earlier versions, it is taking a minimum of 65 MB. ...
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How can I apply exceptions to window decoration on compiz in ubuntu 14.04?

Back in the previous releases, I used the compiz plugins "window decoration" and "window rules" to have a transparent, sticky, unmovable gnome-terminal acting as a wallpaper. The trick was to create a ...
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How do I enable wobbly windows in Ubuntu 14.04?

Just a short question, I made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday and I have installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and ubuntu-restricted-extras, but I am still unable to enable wobbly windows. ...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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Use Compiz to Render 3d Anaglyph

I recently found out that compiz has or rather had a plugin which can be used to render the desktop in 3d Anaglyph. But all the ppas are very old and don't work on trusty. I wanted to know where can I ...
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Best way to disable visual effects in Ubuntu 14

I just installed Ubuntu 14 stable in a VirtualBox machine, which I am planning to use for Java/Web development. After my first steps, I noticed that the CPU usage is very high when I do simple tasks ...
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Compiz's Water Effect not not working in Ubuntu 14.04?

Before I report a false bug: After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I found that the Water Effect in Compiz no longer works, in particular the click-and-drag functionality you could activate with ...
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Compiz on Xubuntu - Minimized Windows not shown on window switcher [on hold]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04. I have installed compiz on top and want it to show all the minimized windows when I use the window switcher. Thats not happening currently! In my research I have found ...
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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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How to edit ccsm manually in ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to built my own ubuntu 14.04 cd image with UCK, I would like to know if is there a way to edit ccsm manually to change the "MINIMIZE ON CLICK" setting so when I build the image that change ...
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what is “copy to pixmap” feature on compiz?

I want to reduce my compiz effects because of my limited graphics card. Is it safe to disable "copy to pixmap" feature on my compiz? (I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr Daily Build)
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Compiz reverts to desktop wall

I installed compiz and when I enter compiz --replace in terminal after switching compiz from desktop wall to desktop cube the cube works and rotates however when I exit terminal compiz reverts back to ...
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How to use preview pictures in unity icons on my folders? [closed]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7238636/ compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct I can not see preview pictures on the icons in folders having the default icon ...
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metacity theme ignored, windows get default decoration

While editing the metacity-1 xml for my chosen theme, I added something invalid by mistake. The next time I booted up the decorations on all windows had reverted to some kind of default style. Even ...
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Compiz using high CPU

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 with VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) I've tried installing the: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I've tried the ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Compiz: Rotating cube freezes machine when there are no windows

I am running compiz on my Ubuntu 13.10 machine and when there are no windows on the screen, rotating the cube freezes my computer. The cursor is movable but I cannot click on anything. What's ...
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Display Settings in Compiz Cube

I Tried to change the settings using unity in compiz cube. I went to opacity settings in Unity tool and then clicked on new and then on '+' sign and then clicked on grab, then I clicked on the same ...
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Ubuntu showing Old Gui

I was trying to install DraftSight and It was showing some error. So to solve that error I installed the following two packages using this command sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libglib2.0-dev ...
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Compiz, weird artifacting on desktop cube

So I got MATE installed on Ubuntu GNOME I installed compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins and changed the window manager from marco to compiz. I enabled the desktop cube ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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How do I disable Xorg/Compiz et al from a computer that has a graphics board?

I have a desktop computer I want to use as file server. It has "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Ubuntu thinks the computer has an video monitor hooked-up, which it has not. How do I tell Ubuntu it ...
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What causes application window to 'fade'?

All, (using Ubuntu 12.04. Issue shows Firefox 28, but has occured with various applications) In the image below, Firefox seemed to have 'faded' after a script error I have experienced this with ...
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How to deal with bug in 13.10 that freezes computer when resizing windows? [closed]

I'm a beginner to ubuntu and there's a bug in 13.10 than freezes the computer around every 5th time you try to maximize a window by dragging it up against the top of the screen. After this happened, ...
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Possibility of triple screen setup with two graphic cards

I'm trying to get my favorite triple display setup (3x1 Portrait █ █ █) running under ubuntu/xubuntu 13.10 yet had no gratifying results so far. Ubuntu crashed Compiz repeatedly. And only offered ...
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No animations in compizconfig settings manager under macbuntu

I have already looked at this question - No animation options showing in CompizConfig Settings Manager but it didn't resolve my issue. I'm running macbuntu. Is there any way that I can use animations ...
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Window chrome disappears and reappears causing jumpy windows

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox. The host machine is running Windows 7 with an ATI Radeon HD 5570 video card, 12 GB of memory, 2 quad core i7 CPUs. I've given the virtual machine 4GB of memory, ...
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How to remove title bar of an application in GNOME 3.10

I want to remove an application title bar by window id. I don't want to remove the title bar of all opened windows. I use GNOME 3.10 and also I used CompizConfig as in: Can I hide the title bar of ...
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Compiz locking me out of other windows

When I am looking at one window, say a Firefox window, I can't click out of it, even when I can see another window on the screen. That is, Compiz does not only not focus on the other window, I cannot ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 blank after login — images/icons can't be displayed

I rebooted my 12.10 (Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:55:18 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux) which has been running fine for many months after a Thunderbird update and ...
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How do I install ubuntu-desktop and compiz from root terminal?

I've messed up my computer trying to get a game to work because I thought uninstalling compiz would be a brilliant idea. Boy oh boy was I wrong. Now I get the message "Failed to load session "Ubuntu" ...
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compiz/unity corrupted 13.10

for some reason when I booted my computer this morning my desktop was all messed up... When I started any program it would be on 4/5 of my screen. My desktop looked horrible with some kind of ...
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how to set a default window manager

UBuntu 12.04 LTS uses Compiz 0.9.7.12 as a default window manager. Where UBuntu stores an information which window manager is used by default ? I want to permanently switch to the metacity or run ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Gui crashes with one user and not the other

I have a unusual issue. I have the desktop version of Ubuntu 12.04. One user I have no problem at all, the other user the desktop crashes, turns black, removes the menus, etc... Totally nuts. Never ...
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how to re-enable OpenGL [duplicate]

I was trying to speed up my tiny laptop by switching off OpenGL using Compiz. I guess there were also whole bunch of related plugins got disabled in the process. Then I lost the entire GUI desktop ...
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Switching workspaces not working after compiz

I recently installed compiz config and enabled animations on windows and some other places but i got a big issue on workspaces, they don't work at all, not when click on an open app in another ...
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Freeze after Alt + Tab

Ubuntu freezes often on window switcher. I googled around and some people seem to fix it with compiz config. I can't find options they mention. Here is my config:
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Disable “Semi-maximize left” in Ubuntu 13.10

As the title says, How can I disable or re-assign the "semi-maximize left" keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 13.10? By default it is bound to Ctrl + Super + ← I have tried to change the bindings for the ...
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Wine + World of Warcraft

I have a 2500k, 20GB of ram, and a AMD HD7970 so hardware resources are a plenty. I am averaging 15-20 fps on a system which would normally get 100 or so fps on windows. I understand I won't get full ...
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Setting “Always on Visible Workspace” does not work

As I stated in the title, Always on Visible Workspace does not work. It used to, but I think that plugging another monitor (via HDMI) changed some options and now, after unplugging - this option does ...
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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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What do Compiz short-cuts <Shift>Prior and <Shift>Next mean?

I'm trying to use the negative plug-in but it does not work. First, I don't know what Prior and Next are. Next, if I change the short-cuts they just revert back after I re-open the setting manager. ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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Zoom in/out by mouse wheel with compaz doesn't work

I want to use zoom in and zoom out function by alt + mouse wheel. How to activate super+scroll to zoom? I configured according to this answer, but it doesn't work in my environment. This is my ...
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OpenGL / Compiz / unity - crashes when installed OpenCV

My Ubuntu crashed when I installed openCV while working on ocrfeeder. All effects of compiz are gone and the unity menu is gone, and I can not maximize/minimize any window.
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Unity crashes when running Ubuntu in a VM [duplicate]

I can't get Ubuntu (tried both 12.10 and 13.10) to play nice with my VM. Everything looks fine when I log in, but trying to use the dashboard will cause a crash. The crash can be triggered by just ...
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Could I really have LOST the “unity” plugin? [duplicate]

So after some input on a problem I had involving my notification bar & Launcher disappearing, I tried all of the recommendations on what to do. Well, Besides losing all my "custom" desktop ...
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12.10 - Not appear top bar, left bar and Compiz closed unexpectly

I'm sorry, my english is not good. I'm trying to start ubuntu after the 12.10 upgrade, but appeared a black screen with a _ white. Now, after read some questions here, I got start recovery mode and ...
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Anyone know why compiz isn't working?

So the other day I was able to use Compiz just fine now its not showing up in the dash app search> So I removed it reinstalled it still it's a no show... I'm using ubuntu version 12.10 and I need help ...
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Cannot change Window Border of Gnome Classic session

I have found many "solutions" for this problem, including modifying gsettings.py, as well as installing Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool. I have even attempted using Gnome 3.10. Nothing I have ...