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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS how to avoid windows going off the current workspace

Sometimes open windows go out of the bound of the current workspace without any keyboard shortcut used and it is very annoying since the title bar may be inaccessible at times. I have Compiz installed ...
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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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1answer
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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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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 ...
0
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1answer
103 views

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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1answer
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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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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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1answer
92 views

How to enable visual effects (compiz) without disabling Unity?

How can I install compiz fusion (or whatever it is called) to have visual effects like windows burning to ash on minimize , rotating (3d cube) workspaces etc ? I was using compiz (ccsm) in 10.10, but ...
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compiz put to next output does not work in all winsows configurations

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Compiz "Put To Next Output" does not work for windows which were placed/sized with Grid Top or Bottom (Left, Right or full width). The window bounces back to previous location. ...
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25 views

How to enable Static Application Switcher?

In ccsm have I tried to enable "Static Application Switcher" which from the icon looks like what I am looking for, but it gave a conflict with Unity, and crashed the config files, so I had to delete ...
0
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1answer
29 views

Compiz gone after 12.04 updates

I am using 12.04 LTS here at work and since the last update cycle, Compiz is completely not running anymore. I use the "hot corner" a lot, as well as configured 4x2 virtual desktops (only have 2x2 ...
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0answers
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Shortcuts for Moving and Resizing Windows don't stay.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to setup the keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing windows. I found the specific location in Compiz to do this but the shortcuts that I choose won't stay ...
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91 views

Unity and Dash have disappeared

I have a headless Ubuntu machine at home that I usually ssh or VNC into. I've been using it for over six months and things were going great. Suddenly, two weeks ago, when I reboot the system after ...
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0answers
50 views

12.04 freeze that resolves when changing to/from a virtual console

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I am running into a weird "soft" freeze often and randomly when using Chrome , Firefox, or Libre Office. What happens is that the desktop freezes, but I ...
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2answers
651 views

Ubuntu doesn't load desktop at all after login screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for more than 1 year on my Dell N5010 laptop. It was OK yesterday morning, but when I wanted to save my VirtualBox session, it gaves me an error ( i don't remember exactly but ...
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0answers
85 views

How to get Magic Lamp effect on Compiz to work properly

I am using Magic Lamp effect on Compiz along with Cairo Dock. I have noticed a very weird behaviour. When I start an application from Cairo, the MagicLamp effect makes the new window to open from ...
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0answers
39 views

Broken Pipe Error - TTY screen not accessible - Killall compiz command used

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For my project, I tried to kill the window manager using killall command. When I reboot the system, I am not able to login. I am not able to access tty sessions too. I am ...
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1answer
268 views

How to fix: Unity not working at all (updates, upgrade, drivers, OpenGL)?

Recently I got stuck with Unity since it does not work at all - I see no system bar nor Unity launcher (3D/2D). Possible causes are: system update/upgrade or playing with drivers (additional fglrx or ...
0
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1answer
38 views

Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - make fix permanent

I have the issue discussed here: Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - . I have this problem for one of the users on my Ubuntu 12.04 install (installed 1.5 years ago). ...
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0answers
31 views

Compiz not starting up on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem where compiz or whatever launcher isn't starting up when I boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. I got the error message once saying compiz wasn't starting up, then I tried to reboot, and now ...
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0answers
29 views

Compiz window switchers are not visible

No matter what window switcher I select in CompizConfig, the behavior is the same: when I press alt-tab, the next window is simply brought to the front. No window switcher is ever displayed, so I ...
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50 views

Start compiz with additional options, but from which script?

I'm experiencing general sluggishness on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and read at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/NVIDIA_Quadro_NVS_140M (which is my graphics card) that the following env variable and ...
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152 views

Key for switching between windows of the same application

I am wondering where the keyboard short cut for switching between windows of the same application is defined. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I can press Alt+| to switch between windows. In System ...
2
votes
1answer
120 views

What is Widget Layer?

I was looking through the settings in Compiz and I found this: I have no idea what it does as I have pressed F9 and it just made my screen dim (the kind you get when Ubuntu isn't responding), but ...
0
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0answers
35 views

Issue with mouse clicks in windows manager

It's a little hard to reproduce, but sometimes I seem to loose the ability to click on any windows. The active window has my keyboard focus, and clicking on any other window, or on the active window ...
0
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1answer
77 views

Compiz / Unity permission problem?

I have a big problem here. So the problem in short: I can't change my background, and the Compiz Launcher won't save stuff I put there. What happened before this happened you might ask? Well I ...
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0answers
103 views

12.04 udevd[1519]: failed to execute '/lib/udev/modem-modeswitch' after update

After update some package (I can't remember and I don't know how to check which have just update) and reboot, I can't restart unity or compiz. Here are some output while I check system in recovery ...
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0answers
176 views

ATI drivers cause screen update problems with Tear Free turned on

I wish to install ubuntu 12.04 on a HTPC that I've built. I have the exact same configuration for my workstation where I use Fedora 19. It's an AMD APU A10 6800K system. The problem is when using ...
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0answers
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Porting a compiz plugin

I'm trying to port a compiz plugin from an older version to 0.9x I'm absolutely new to developing compiz plugins and so not really sure where to begin. I've looked at some simple compiz plugins on ...
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0answers
134 views

Pcsx crashes when i try to play hard copy games

Everytime I try to run a true cd on pcsx it crashes with no crash report or any warnings, halp?
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0answers
74 views

Ubuntu crash when i push something on design mod ADT

when i drag something from the pallet on Eclipse Design mod for android, my ubuntu crashes returning to the login screen. I using AMD Propietary driver ATI FIRE GL on ubunto 12.04. If i switch to ...
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0answers
85 views

How to find out which program uses given keyboard shortcut

I noticed today one of my keyboard shortcuts in Vimperator stopped working (to increment a number in an URL). I believe it might have been assigned to something else and want to find out what that ...
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1answer
120 views

Weird artifacts when pressing Alt+Tab

When I press Alt + Tab to switch between windows, the view messes up (not always, but very often). Sometimes it shows just noise where every pixel is another color, and sometimes it shows artifacts ...
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Google Chrome won't maximize when I drag it to the top edge

When I first start Google Chrome, I cannot maximize the window by dragging it to the top edge of my screen. The orange box showing me that the window should be maximized will come up, but when I ...
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How to check if everything is ok with Unity3D in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Please read the full post and then judge me. As suggested, to setup Unity3D mode I at first checked /usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -p and Unity 3D support came positive. OpenGL vendor string: ...
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585 views

Different Background Per Workspace while retaining desktop icons

I'm trying to set a different background image per each workspace I have. I am aware that it is possible via Compiz in this thoroughly illustrative answer: Is it possible to have a different ...
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1answer
153 views

12.04: Is it possible to close windows in “spread mode”?

I had to switch back to 12.04 after using 13.04 for a few weeks. I use the spread view (Super+w) in Unity a lot, and I liked the possibility of closing unused windows. If I understand correctly, Unity ...
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0answers
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Switched to Compiz for OpenGL on Xubuntu 12.04, now laptop screen doesn't turn on after a suspend

I recently added the CompizConfig settings manager to resolve screen tearing while watching full screen video (it worked! no more tearing!) but now every time I close the laptop screen and the system ...
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Abaqus crash when ssh via Ubuntu 12.04

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed in my desktop. Fluent and abaqus cae (FEM softwares) are installed in server in my lab. server computer has cent-os installed. Now when I ssh to server, everything ...
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Compiz crashes, windows minimize/maximize dissappeard, Alt F4 not working anymore, Gedit only small window with scrollbars

Using Gnome on Ubuntu 12.04 on a techically old, but very actively used, computer I had an update recently. Since then am I experiencing problems with the windows. I applied sudo apt-get -f install ...
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0answers
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Enabling Compiz Pugin using gsettings

I am in the process of developing my first compiz plug-in and have run across some basic problems during installations. A responder on the compiz forums suggested I begin by modifying an existing ...
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3answers
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Alt-tab crashes gnome classic desktop (12.04)

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and noticed alt-tab wasn't working. I followed some advice and installed compizconfig settings manager, wherein I checked Application Switcher. Then alt-tab ...
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44 views

Tutorial on writing compiz plugins for Ubuntu 12.04?

Does there exist a basic up to date tutorial on writing compiz plugins? Smspillaz wrote a great tutorial on the subject, but it is getting out of date as both ubuntu compiz move on to newer versions. ...
2
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1answer
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All open Windows fade and stay faded even when responsive

I am experiencing an issue whereby all open windows fade out as if unresponsive and yet are fully functioning. New windows and dialog boxes appear at full brightness but the existing windows do not. ...
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0answers
45 views

Unity Freezes when pressing Control-S in a program

I don't really know where to start but this is sequence: I press Control S in Geany / Libre Office, etc. Suddenly, I loose tob bar and side bar. I can't select anything. Keybinds don't respond. I ...
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0answers
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Only wallpaper is shown after log in [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu on Virtual Box. Once I run it and log in, wallpaper appears with nothing on it, menu bar, icons etc. nothing. Only cursor is available but right click is unresponsive.
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2answers
173 views

Compiz does not work well

Well this is the first time I'm with Ubuntu. The problem is that after installing Compiz and extras, I can install the cube and some other elements. But there are problems with: 3d windows, Paint ...
0
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1answer
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tried to install compiz now nothing on desktop

I installed ubuntu 12.04 32bit and all seemed well except I wanted compiz fusion too. After installing all the components from the software library, nothing seemed to have changed so I went to the ...
2
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04, Unity launcher missing [duplicate]

I am new user I just messed up some option in compiz Config Manager and it has to do with Unity. I was on CompizConfigSettings Manager menu and I clicked one of the options and whole Unity tray GONE! ...
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Changing to old-style layout in Ubuntu 12.10 will help avoid unity/nvidia clash [duplicate]

Long story below, question here ** Alright, thanks to you guys I know it's possible to get the old layout in ubuntu, by following this guide: Is there classic mode in Ubuntu 12.10? But, is this ...