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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 ...
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2answers
179 views

Ubuntu 12.04 Missing Close, Minimize and Maximize Button after Update and Upgrade

I just do update and upgrade, but I miss close, minimize and maximize button along with top border title bar after that. I did metacity --replace and unity --reset, It didn't work for me. Also, I ...
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1answer
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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compiz being overridden by metacity

so, i've upgraded to 13.04 and my workspaces are being determined by metacity, as best as i can figure. i couldn't switch anything at all until i disabled then reeenabled workspaces through ...
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2answers
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How to disable closing a window

It might sound ridiculous, but I want to prevent closing a window in Ubuntu. I want to provide to my users a highly secure environment, without any desktop environment with just one window open. Now I ...
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2answers
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Can I uninstall compiz and metacity on 12.04?

I kind of new to linux and don't know much about window and desktop managers and that's why I am getting confused. Since Ubuntu 12.04 relies on Unity, why are there so much Gnome Lib file and ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
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How to change V Desktop and H Desktop in Ubuntu 2D? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change workspaces layout in Unity 2D I want to change the desktops/workplaces from 2x2 to 5x1 but it is not possible using CCSM (CompizConfig) nor MyUnity. I've tried ...
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2answers
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12.04, how to switch gnome-fallback to use metacity permanently?

I upgraded to 12.04 recently and found that my VNC connection wouldn't update, specifically when I connected it would display the desktop as it was, but would not update further. I found disabling ...
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3answers
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Compiz in Precise 12.04 - Unity 2D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I make Unity 2D launcher icons smaller? I'm looking to be able to tweak some things in Unity 2D. I have an older machine with a Celeron M 2.2GHz and only 2GB ...
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1answer
3k views

Use compiz on startup, compiz --replace bad?

I want to run compiz on startup instead of the default window manager in the Gnome Classic Gnome Shell Fallback. My problem is that I can't find the "correct" way to do this. I have tried a bunch of ...
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2answers
471 views

Compiz not drawing window controls

I have recently installed driver for my ATI graphic card in my Dell Studio laptop. I have also read this somewhere on the web that Ubuntu enables compiz window manager by default if your hardware can ...
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1answer
472 views

Window Menu Bar Issue

I installed Ubuntu Natty (11.04) a while ago and also CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) for better display effects. This was working fine till now but since a few days ago due to some unknown ...
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1answer
699 views

How to enable experimental rounded corners?

My one major disappointment with Oneiric is that it no longer includes nice rounded corners as in some of the dev builds: Andrea Cimitan's Google+ post. Although he argues that Compiz is still too ...
2
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1answer
4k views

How to switch from metacity to compiz permanently?

I know that by typing a command: compiz --replace into the terminal window you can switch back to compiz, but this only works till the next logout/reboot. I want to switch for good. In Natty Narwhal ...
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1answer
298 views

Set compositing manager preference to Compiz

As I discussed in this question, for some reason, Metacity was used instead of Compiz even with capable GPU and driver. I want to set the preference to use Conmpiz wherever possible, is there a way?
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Unity disabled itself, stuck on Metacity, cannot renable via ccsm, unity --reset, unity --replace, etc [closed]

I've been using ubuntu 11.04 for several months now...but today it just decided to quit on me. I temporarily switched my computer from a widescreen monitor to an older, square one...and I got the ...
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1answer
2k views

position of window control buttons

can we have unity move the max/min/close buttons to the right? When the window is not maximized, Metacity takes control of the window, therefore we can use gconf-editor to force the traditional ...
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4answers
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How to disable visual effects and compiz 100%

UPDATE 1: The problem is not a monitor refresh rate flickering problem, as then the whole screen would be flickering. For me, only the application windows flicker in and out of view, then most of ...
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1answer
1k views

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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1answer
783 views

Force resize of Java window

I'm trying to resize a dialog window from a Java application (Thinkorswim). Oddly, the main application window doesn't suffer from the same issue and can be minimized/maximized without a problem. ...
4
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1answer
188 views

How do you change the resize increment?

I currently have my <distance name = "left/right/bottom/whatever_width" value = 0\> so I have to use Alt+F8 to resize windows. Unfortunately, this is a bit cumbersome because the resize ...
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3answers
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Why does Ubuntu use two window managers: Compiz and Metacity?

I'm a bit confused about this one. Does Ubuntu use two different window managers at the same time?
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1answer
878 views

Compiz antialiasing with xserver-xorg-video-radeon? [closed]

Windows previews are ugly on my computer. Is there any solution to make them smooth? BTW windows previews in Metacity with compositing enabled (/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager) are ...
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3answers
2k views

Metacity/Compiz antialias?

Have Ubuntu developers considered adding antialas to a window manager(metacity) in Ubuntu 11.04? If there is coming Unity and Compiz is needed, why not to add this feature to corners of windows ...
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4answers
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Crash! How can I make Compiz and Metacity co-exist happily? I only have one or the other

While experimenting with sending virtual keystrokes, things got seriously hung up! I powered off, When the system restarted all window decoration was missing, and all fancy compiz graphics was ...
2
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3answers
672 views

How can I drag windows over the panel?

Basically, I want my windows to go wherever on the screen. I don't want to panel to be a block. How can I disable not being able to drag windows on top of not under the panel? Oh, and, yes: ...
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1answer
589 views

Window decorations disappeared

I was trying to solve NetworkManager icon disappearence, and following some tips I executed this command: rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel Not only it didn't worked, but windows decorations disappeared ...
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2answers
3k views

windows 7-like snap window maximize and vertical feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys? Is there anything that provides functionality in gnome/compiz/ubuntu similar to Window 7's new ...
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1answer
427 views

How can I stop bluetile from changing the window manager theme? [closed]

When I start bluetile it replaces the current theme of the window manager. How can I keep the current theme and settings, and still use bluetile?