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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When I log in to Unity, there is no window decoration and no dash. What should I do?

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity 7 and KDE Plasma 5 installed. Following a recent update/upgrade, no window decorations and no dash appear on login, though windows do. What should I do?
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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How to add diferent window manager than compiz

Since I can't seem to get compiz to return to default state (I have no start bar or top bar), how do I install another window manager under 14.04.2? And what are the other window manger alternatives?
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Conflict while moving windows between screens in GNOME with Compiz PUT & Grid plugins

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two screens. I've enabled Compiz' plugins PUT & Grid simultaneously, have set up a shortcut, say Ctrl+Super+O in Grid to place a window to, e.g. the right corner. When ...
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How to return to the window manager that came by default with ubuntu?

Wanted to try compiz, now I have lost my start bar, top bar, programs. How do I return my system back to what ubuntu came with by default?
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show_desktop_button is missing in CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM)

I would like to integrate my Logitech Performance MX into Unity Ubi 14.04. In CCSM --> General --> General options --> Key binding I cannot find show_desktop_button. only show_desktop_key and ...
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Unity launcher placement doesn't change

I am using double monitors in Ubuntu 14-04 with Unity and I want to change the launcher to my left screen. I know I can find this option in Settings -> Display but when I try to change it, it only ...
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Netbook using too much CPU

I did a clean Ubuntu 14.04 install in a samsung N100sp netbook. System specifications are as follows 2GB RAM Intel Atom CPU N2100 @ 1.60GHz x 2 Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe graphics The default Unity ...
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Advanced window placement

TLDR I'm looking for a ubuntu replacement of windowpad I know window placement can be defined with Ctrl-Alt-Numpad# and Ctrl-Super-arrow But those are not sufficent. I do have CompizConfig > Cycle ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Applications' screens positioning via CompizConfig does not work

I have 3 monitors and 6 virtual desktops (3x2). The tool is able to position application windows only on the proper virtual desktop, but not also on the proper monitor. For example, I tested on ...
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Black borders Ubuntu 14.04

After installing wine, I see the black borders everywhere and can't see my terminal: I've reinstalled the wine, nvidia drivers and Bumblebee, but the problem still exist. Can anyone help me? The ...
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Changing the backend in Compiz

Using GConf I changed the bakcend to flat-file configuration. Now how can I change it to GConf using flat-file? I can't open Compiz and Terminal.
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Compiz logo on top of transparent cube

I need a solution for this: These images appeared on the top/bottom of my transparent desktop cube and I want them gone. I have installed the compiz-plugins-extra package. Let me know if you need ...
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Script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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Openbox and compiz

I just installed a fresh 15.04 with untiy. As i prefer openbox i also installed all the openbox stuff along with some things like tint2 plank etc. As unity installs compiz by default it make no ...
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Experimenting I seem to have mixed up Unity and Gnome desktop 3 and would like only one of them

When I start my ubuntu 15.04 machine i first get the gnome foot, then all is working fine with Unity, except: I can hardly read the top of windows because white on light grey is hard to read. Gedit ...
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How to enable compiz d-bus plugin on command-line in 15.04?

I would like to enable the compiz d-bus plugin on the command line. Graphically, using ccsm it is easy: just open it and click on the checkbox. How can I do the equivalent on the command line? There ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) suddenly logout

My ubuntu is suddenly logging me out. I don't know what I can make. Someone has some tips on how to debug this behavior? Which files I need to check? Here is the output from this command: cat ...
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ubuntu-desktop login loop; LXDE and others are working - compiz problem?

I've had some graphics issues recently that are resolved now, but while trying to resolve them I may have done some stupid things that caused the ubuntu-desktop to break. Symptoms Can't login with ...
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Compiz suddenly takes up a lot more CPU space than it used to!

I recently had a problem with Ubuntu in which my system failed to re-mount properly and was unable to boot: Ubuntu 14.10 stopped booting suddenly That problem has since been resolved, but it seems ...
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Compiz config settings manager won't start

I am not sure why my CCSM won't start when i run it. I want to change a desktop switching option and thus also enable a multiple desktops. Also weird is that my ubuntu tweak won't start. I suppose ...
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Compiz eat up my entire CPU after updating to 15.04

I have this problem only when I use my laptop with an external monitor (this is the way I used to use it). So every time I start my laptop with the external monitor connected, it is unusable. When ...
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awkward shadow after changing ubuntu theme [closed]

when i change my ubuntu theme from ambiance to any other theme like Numix, it start showing awkward shadows on menus and some applications like in the pictures. how can i remove this shadows?
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right click menus, dropdown menus have no shadows and borders

I installed kubuntu-desktop on existing unity installation but for some bugs disliked it and removed it. Now there is this problem, windows in unity have shadows and borders, but the right click and ...
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Launch application on a specific monitor

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and two monitors. When I open applications I need some of them to be on the primary monitor and others On the secondary. At the moment, apps always open in the primary monitor. I ...
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 system freezes and compiz usage 100% CPU

After upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04 system freezes than I run something in fullscreen (Kodi.tv, Steam in Big Picture mode). In htop I'm seeing 99%-102% cpu usage from compiz. sudo lshw -C video ...
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stop spotify client killing mouse

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and when I click in the spotify window, I lose the ability to click the mouse anywhere else. If I have a terminal already open I can run compiz --replace and get the mouse back. If ...
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Fixing Compiz windows bleeding effect after snapping windows

I have a slight problem with windows bleeding and not showing up right on Ubuntu 14.10. When I snap a window to be fullscreen, i.e. Google Chrome, there is a bleeding effect that happens and moves ...
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Enable compiz option without replacing the gnome-shell window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz version 0.9.12. I want to enable some compiz effects (Wobbly Windows, Opacity, etc.) but when I run the command: compiz --replace It removes my wallpaper, workspaces, ...
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Expo edges and wallpaper not working after reboot

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm using Compiz and its Wallpaper and Expo plugins. Since yesterday, after every reboot my first wallpaper won't show anymore and the edge setting won't work, so ...
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What do these options (see question) refer to?

Window Class Window Title Window Name Window ID Window Role Window Type These can be found in Compiz Window Management, Window Placement, Place Windows, Fixed Window Placement, and then by clicking ...
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After upgrading to ubuntu 15.04 compiz slows the system down

I just upgraded to ubuntu 15.04, and not only was dual monitor capability lost, but compiz seemed to make the CPU run at 80% despite there was nothing running. I installed the compiz editor and tried ...
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Blank screen on resume (radeon card): solved?

This is an old problem: sometimes disappears, sometimes returns. I have a notebook with an ATI RADEON HD6320. Using the opensource driver, everything works fine, except the resume after suspend: the ...
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What does the unity/compiz error “FBO is incomplete” mean and how can I fix it?

I am having trouble with Unity after an upgrade to 14.04 (and still there after another update to 14.10 which was due to me not paying attention) I have no unity or anything else and only have ...
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Wireless mouse lag / delay in Ubuntu 14.04

My wireless mouse is very laggy in Ubuntu 14.04. I think this started after installing CompizConfig Settings Manager. I only enabled Wobbly Windows and disabled Snapping Windows. I also tried this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 and 15.04 compiz error after reboot stuck in a login loop, but 14.04 works

I'm having a problem after installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 and 15.04, after I install and reboot I cant login, I checked .Xauthority and everything was fine I also tried some other methods of repairing it ...
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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How to fix my damaged linux by compiz please help

I tried to enable cube desktop in compiz and system crashes (both toolbars disappeared with windows controls ) i am running ubuntu 14.10 thank you sorry for bad english
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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CompizConfig : Fire animation not found even after install compiz-extras

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my pc and I have installed the necessary compiz plugins to get animations running such as compiz-plugins-extra,compiz-plugins, but I am unable to find 'Fire' animation for ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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Is there a Magnifier app for Ubuntu? I want to use a bounding box with the mouse on a part of the screen and magnify it for our eyes to Zoom

Windows 8, (has a amazing new updated Magnifier Application, improved from Win7) for us who cannot see clearly. Does Ubuntu have a Magnifying application which you can either mouse, or crop a section ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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Incredible compiz CPU usage!

right now I'm fighting against Compiz process CPU usage :'( As you can see, it's how many CPU is compiz consuming; it's a lot and it's overheating a bit the server. Also, stands out that the ...
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Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...