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Rectangle is flickering while dragging mouse on screen

I wanto make a screencasting program. I want to make a screen part selection to grab coordinates of the screen location. I found a nice prototype here I am on Ubuntu 14.04 platform, I compiled and ...
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How to use -exec option in find command

I wanna solve some problems in compiz with my brain and hands. By the way I entered following command to build compiz from source in Ubuntu 12.04 find /opt/compiz-built/share/gconf/schemas -exec ...
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set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
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How do I Enable/Disable compiz plugins from command line in Ubuntu 13.10?

I followed this question, but the answer given in that question only works on Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 and no longer works on Ubuntu 13.10. So my question is, how do I enable or disable a particular ...
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Unity error: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct [closed]

After typing unity in the terminal to reset my top task bar, it loads correctly, but I get this stacktrace in the terminal: WARN 2013-10-26 19:36:49 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:586 ...
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How can I make a compiz window rule for the terminator terminal?

How can I make a compiz window rule for the terminator terminal? If you read this post, you will see that terminals will resize uncontrollable. I am using the terminator terminal and need to set a ...
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Unity bar and Menu bar Gone [duplicate]

I have a bootable usb stick that has Ubuntu 12.10 on it, so I loaded it onto my computer which is semi old because it was really full and ubuntu is nice software when it works. And all went well until ...
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`Compiz` profile settings export and import using command line

How can i export and import Compiz current profile settings using Command line. I'm using ubuntu 12.10. Or can i get a script for doing export and import.
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Remove terminal titlebar on Gnome without compiz

I can't seem to run compiz on my rig for some reason. I've installed Gnome 3 and I am running Ubuntu 12.10. I am pleased with the current setup but I would like to remove the titlebar from the ...
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Disable OpenGL for compiz from command line

I can run CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) and uncheck OpenGL. How can I do the same thing, but from the command line? I need to add this step to a machine provisioning script.
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Problems after running unity-reset

After installing compiz-config on Ubuntu 12.04, my whole desktop settings got disturbed. No window control buttons(min, max & close) and no window wobbling as earlier. So i executed the command ...
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compiz --replace not finishing

I read online, to check if your compiz is running correctly, you should type compiz --replace. I typed the command, and after it started, my screen flashed then disappeared then came back, and here ...
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How do I disable compiz and enable metacity with the command-line?

I've installed some new drivers and restarted, and much to my amusement when I log in my screen goes black, then white, and it never draws properly. I switched to the command line using Ctrl + Alt + ...
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Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open Terminal (Compiz related?)

Ctrl+Alt+T doesn't open the Terminal, and I'm pretty sure it's got something to do with Compiz. Compiz disabled the transparency on my launcher (using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Unity) and so I ...
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How do I fix a blank desktop after logging into regular Ubuntu (Unity)? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears Ever since I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 my computer basically has been really screwed up. Loading up ubuntu in regular ...
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1answer
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How can I operate on the active X display using a command in the console?

I have problems where compiz freezes and I have to switch to another console(ctrl+alt+F1) to restart. But it would be easier if I could just do "$ compiz --replace" in the other console and not have ...
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Configuring compiz from the cli

At work we're using 11.10 but for some reason IT refuse to install CCSM or gconf-editor. I know I can edit the config using gconftool-2, but does anyone know of a comprehensive list of the available ...
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CTRL+ALT+T brings up Trash folder, not a Terminal?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 - wow it's got fast and responsive! It's a joy to operate! And until just a few moments ago i was very pleased with everything. I have installed gnome-tweak-tools ...
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How can I fix a broken desktop due to compiz?

I try a effect in compiz. and it make my laptop show only a desktop bakcground. i have uncheck the effect. but my laptop still show only desktop background (no launcher, no dashboard, no date no time, ...
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1answer
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How do I remove CompizConfig Settings Manager via the terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I uninstall software? I've recently installed CCSM, and it was giving me a hard time. So all I'm asking is a terminal command line to remove it.
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How to open Unity's Alt+F2 dialog when hitting top-right corner?

I want to open the Alt+F2 run dialog when I hit the top-right corner like in this answer, but I need another command to do it (I have already installed xdotool and xmacro).
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Why does 11.04 boot so slow on my system?

I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 and it was working fine until I started tweaking compiz and rebooted. It took 3 to 4 minutes to boot up. When I press enter at the boot menu, there is a black screen with ...
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How do I turn on and off compositing from the command line?

As the question says: how can I turn on/off compositing (like clicking the appropriate option in System→ Preferences→ Appearance→ Visual Effects) using the command-line? I run Ubuntu desktop 10.10, ...
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How can I restart compiz from tty? (& Related, how can I set up a fallback WM?)

So I'm testing Natty, and Compiz keeps crashing on me. I expect this sort of thing from alpha software, of course, but it doesn't always give me the option to restart compiz, and for some reason ...
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How can I find the value of the “Visual Effects” setting using the command line?

On 10.04 (and other versions, but I am asking about 10.04), going to System ➜ Preferences ➜ Appearance and selecting the Visual Effects tab shows possible values of None, Normal, and Extra. How can I ...
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Control compiz zoom from the command line

I'm downstairs on my phone trying to VNC into my desktop upstairs but earlier today, I zoomed in with compiz on one of my screens so it makes using that screen over VNC almost impossible. Now I could ...
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Doom-II-like red flashing screen

I want my screen to flash red so that it looks similar to getting hit by a rocket in Doom II, preferably using cli tools. I've seen that redshift does something similar just way too slow so I tried ...
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1answer
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How can I reset the defaults settings in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset GNOME to the defaults? How do I reset my Unity configuration? I have been experimenting with window managers and now I misconfigured compiz, to me it ...