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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After coming back from sleep, ubuntu's GUI restarted

My laptop was in sleep mode for the night, and in the morning it couldn't get up, but instead sent me (after a while) to the welcome screen, closing every program that was running (that I know of). ...
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Why are there keyboard shortcuts active that aren't in the settings menu?

I have the key combo Ctrl+Alt+left, Ctrl+Alt+right, Ctrl+Alt+up and Ctrl+Alt+down set to switch between workspaces in ubuntu 14.04. However, I can only ever use those shortcuts if I have focus on the ...
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How to restore default Unity [duplicate]

I was messing around with Compiz Settings Manager and result of that is that I cant see my panel bar, cant use alt+tab or start button. Is there a way to restore default Ubuntu environment? I will be ...
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HIgh cpu usage for Compiz process on ubuntu 14.04

I'm having very annoying issue: the compiz process eats up to 50-60% of the CPU resources on my dedicated server. I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu. I need to help to disable visual effects and ...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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How to configure the 3d Cube compiz plug-in in Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 16.04, Unity, 64 bit and just installed compizconfig-settings-manager. When I launch ccsm, I miss settings to configure the "3D cube" plug-in though. Where are they? Do I have to ...
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Compiz takes much RAM for transparency perk alt+scroll

How can I make my windows transparent by doing Alt+Mouse Scroll? This will take 200mb for something as simple as running CSS command, unacceptable. Am i doing it wrong, with compiz having to be shut ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop freezes when switching accounts (compiz related?)

I upgraded the other day from a perfectly stable Lenovo Laptop with i915 graphics (Sandy Bridge) running 15.10 to 16.04 because of ending support time span for 15.10 and have now really big problems. ...
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How to prevent certain windows from rotating with the Compiz cube?

I'm using Compiz in Ubuntu 16.04. When I rotate the cube, both the Unity launcher and the title bar keep fixed. So, my question is: Is it possible to extend that behavior to other objects? In ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 login loop with lightdm and gdm black screen

I came to my computer a few days ago and found a login screen. Because I have bypassed the login screen in ubuntu settings, this was very strange. I tried logging in and found that I was in a login ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 install no desktop icons, blank desktop (just wallpaper), tried to reinstall compiz

I'm new to Ubuntu so go easy on me. I've heard great feedback and support from these forums so I'm crossing my fingers. I booted ubuntu 16.04 on my new custom build pc, I went through all the ...
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Split windows, shifting desktops, and blocked cursors when using multiple monitors

I'm having trouble getting multiple monitors to work correctly on a new machine (Lenovo P50 laptop, Ubuntu-Mate). This is the behavior I'd like to see: Main display switched to external monitor ...
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Ubuntu GUI stuck

I often encounter the situation as follows. I was working, and all of a sudden (especially when I was undergoing some operations), the whole GUI stucks. I can't have anything move except for the mouse ...
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Disable Ubuntu MATE Window List Preview

I just installed Ubuntu MATE 16.04, and I've noticed that when I hover my cursor over a window button in the window list at the bottom of the screen, a little preview of the window will appear. I'd ...
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Desktop icons or menus not appear in ubuntu 16.04 lts

After installing ubuntu 16.04lts I work for several weeks without an issue.But last time I install the compiz package in order to customize my desktop and to add some effects.So I add some effects ...
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How do I use Compton on GNOME?

I can't figuire out how to disable GNOME's built-in compositor, so I can't get Compton to run. How do I change the compositing manager?
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How do you map Altgr+tab in compiz config?

My left alt has been transformed into Altgr. Now Alt Tab no longer works, and I can not figure out how to set Altgr (shows up as ISO_Level3_Shift) + Tab as a keybinding. Is this possible in CCSM?
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compiz error in gnome 3

I have installed compiz along with extra-compiz-plugins as described in here. When I try to start compiz with compiz --replace I get an error. .... .... compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: session ...
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Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error

I just upgraded to 16.04 from 14.04 and I keep getting this error everytime I reboot my machine. How to resolve this issue? Is this a missing package issue? Thanks
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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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After replacing compiz with mutter, can't access programs

While looking for a replacement for compiz window manager i found "mutter". I downloaded it and ran mutter -r to replace compiz with mutter. I didn't really liked it so i stopped it, with ctr-c. ...
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Locked computer gets very hot despite no CPU-intensive tasks running

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ProBook 6470b laptop. When I lock it and walk away from my desk it often gets very hot, very quickly. Here's a screenshot of Psensor graph which shows the problem, the ...
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Semi transparent rectangles in Ubuntu 16.04

I get these strange semi transparent rectangles. They are overlaying other windows. They often arrange in different formations. Does anyone know what's causing this or how to fix it? P.S I had the ...
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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 /org/...
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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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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 for ...
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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 ...