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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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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How do I determine which window-manager I am using? [duplicate]

I have a problem with window manager not loading, so I have to deal with just command prompt. I'm thinking about changing my window manager, but I switched them several times (trying to decide which ...
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unity reset Error for ubuntu 14.04

** (compiz:4310): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-6ZyiTNWdtq: Connection refused WARN 2014-08-20 12:23:49 unity.glib.dbus.server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 compiz thumbnails preview flicker

Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) with Unity desktop Dell Latitude with NVIDIA GF119M (NVS 4200M) - Optimus is DISABLED Using NVIDIA legacy binary driver 304.117 When I set the CCSM option to ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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Cursor won't change in Ubuntu 14.04

I know there was an old bug back during Ubuntu 9.x where the cursor wouldn't change because of compiz. I am now running Ubuntu 14.04 and the bug has now decided to rear its ugly head again. I am using ...
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Recently upddated and wound up with ugly window chrome using compiz 14.10 [closed]

This is the window chrome I'm getting: http://i.imgur.com/OcVHY20.png After getting some updates, ubuntu has a really ugly blue window decoration when I use gnome flashback with compiz. I can't ...
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Map an action to 'hold key'

Thanks to CompizConfig, I can map pretty much action I want to a keyboard shortcut. But I can't choose a shortcut that implies holding a key for a certain time. I think there must be a way to do it, ...
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Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

When I try to install compiz-fusion I get this messge "Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra". So I don't know why is that and I don't know how to fix it. If anyone can help me with ...
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Is there an application to identify the configuration driving a system-global keypress

Much as I like Unity and Gnome, getting global keyboard shortcuts and mouse clicks "right" is a source of continual frustration. We have: The "settings" dialogs for keyboard and mouse The ccsm tool ...
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Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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Ubunu 14.04 with VirtualBox won't load past login screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox running under a Windows 8.1 host. When I run the VM and log in, Ubuntu becomes stuck. There is keyboard interaction and I can only move the cursor around. ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts for window snapping

I think my question is related to this post but I don't have ccsm installed at the moment, and I don't want to unless I have to (some of the things you can change in there can cause quite a lot of ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same application?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can press Alt+| to switch windows of the same application. How can I change this keyboard shortcut to something else? I have tried using Gnome Control Center under System ...
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher Missing in Ubuntu 14.04

After a restart my menu bar and launcher were missing. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing unity and compiz to resetting Unity and everything. Then I ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
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No menu bar and unity launch after upgrading to 14.04; ccsm cannot start

Yesterday I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04 by do-release-upgrade. Things were Ok after the upgrading. However today when I logged into my account, no menu bar, no unity launch. I tried ctrl+alt+F1 to ...
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Ubuntu release upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 fails - log-in fails

Upgrading Ubuntu To upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10. to 14.04. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade. The first attempt failed and I found the following message in the error log: ...
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Like Mouse Button Modifier is stuck when clicking in windows after 14.04 upgrade

I just upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 on my desktop. I am having severe mouse issues that are making it nearly impossible to function. At first, I believed it was a driver issue (I have a wireless ...
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No Unity (desktop/sidebar) after uninstalling bluez

Had some problems with bluetooth earlier so I wanted to reinstall the bluetooth component. I used apt-get remove/install bluez. It looked like it uninstalled a lot of stuff. (Uninstalling took a lot ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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compiz 0.9.11 - positioning a fullscreen window

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS and compiz 0.9.11. I have two monitors which are set vertically (top 1920x1080+0+0, bottom 1680x1050+0+1080). I use compiz plugins such as cube, rotate and place. When I want to ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Desktop cube graphical errors on macbook pro

Okay, So I was recently fiddling around with ccsm and the desktop cube, and I enabled it, but the cube (or should I say sphere, since I changed it) has odd graphics. Here is a video of it acting ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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How to reenable unity - tried the standard stuff

While going through my compiz settings, I noticed, that windows decarator is off, and I clicked to turn it on - then clicked yes, before I've read that this will turn off unity. I tried reenabling ...
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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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Update makes system act strange

I just downloaded some updates for my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop that has support for Unity 3D. I noticed that one of the updates was for Compiz. I updated it, restarted my system and now everything is ...
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Graphical glitch causes workspace switcher screen to be too large on my account

When I press Super+S to switch workspaces, the switcher doesn't expand far enough, so the workspaces aren't fully visible: Notice how the top orange bar is not showing. The bottom one is also not ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with gtx 670 slow window animations

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an i5 2500k, 8GB ram and gtx 670. The problem is that all the window animations are very slow. For example when trying to resize a window is like it will take hours to ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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bind Super key to control key Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can't find the option to bind Super key to control key. I did the same on Ubuntu 12.04 where the option is given in Keyboard settings. Is there a way to achieve ...
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How to fix Unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I am having trouble with my display. I tried the following to fix... dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity ...but on doing the setsid unity, I get the following ...
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Raise window on mouse up event instead of click event in ubuntu

Main problem is drag and drop from a maximize windows to another window(not maximized). I have a maximized nautilus window and i want to drag and drop a file into skype window. But as soon as i click ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity - Applications missing from dash

When starting the dash (e.g. by hitting the Windows key) quite often (most of the time) there are no applications listed. Recent files and downloads show fine, but in order to have applications listed ...