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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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How can I get a slide-in effect for Guake under 12.10?

Evidently, in earlier releases of Ubuntu, an animation add-on plugin for Compiz called Skewer could be tweaked to get a slide-in/slide-out effect for opening and closing Windows. Alas, I discovered ...
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Disabling All Keyboard Shortcuts Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Hey I want to lock down Ubuntu so that it only has access to chrome and the ability to logout. Is there a way to get rid of all keyboard shortcuts? Thanks for your help!
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How to prevent applications from separate workspaces all landing on a single workspace when docking back into docking-station?

Now that finally docking seems to be fully supported on my system, hurray!, I can address a relatively minor issue (or even a bug ?): Normally, I have (all) four workspaces populated with my standard ...
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Compiz desktop cube not working properly

On Ubuntu 12.10, I downloaded ccsm and enabled all the plugins required for desktop cube, like I usually did in 10.10. But it's appearing as it should be. I have attached a screenshot for your ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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How to prevent animation during Compiz viewport switching?

I want to turn off animation of windows appearing and disappearing when switching between Compiz viewports. I've tried to turn this animation off by the setting-changes listed in a bullet list below. ...
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After a new install of ubuntu 14

I have a HP dc5800 with VMWare Workstation. New Ubuntu installation worked perfect. I cancelled the language selection because I had no internet connection to the virtual machine. Ubuntu asked me to ...
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Compiz Configuration with Gsettings for Focus policy

It is to my understanding that there are methods to learn of Compiz configuration with regard to its focus policy as followings. ( Perhaps there are more, but I have yet to discovered. ) ...
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Cannot found compizconfig package [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Update Manager reports a “404 - Failed to fetch” for a deb file I tried to install on software center but can't found package: Failed to fetch ...
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Is there a way to add icons to the scale mode?

Sometime I have tons of windows open and it'd be really helpful to have their icons attached to them (in the scale view) to make it easier to find what I need. Is there a way to do that in compiz ...
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Recent Update crashed Unity and Window manager

I just updated a few packages. Among them was the ubuntu-desktop package (maybe it has something to do with that). After the update the Unity Launcher no longer stacks Items, so I have to scroll. ...
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Why is Unity not loading properly?

I wanted to try out League of Legends. I installed PlayOnLinux and got LoL working through it, but whenever I ran the game it changed my screen resolution to something a bit smaller than my screeen, I ...
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I've installed gnome-panel, where is it?

I'm confused, I installed this gnome-panel from the Ubuntu Software Center. After that, I can't seem to locate where can I find it. All I see here in the preferences is this Compiz which I find not in ...
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Reset Keyboard Shortcuts Ubuntu 12.10 (compiz cube issue)

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu, and had customized some keyboard shortcuts before installing compiz settings manager. I enabled the cube setting, and followed the directions as per here: ...
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compiz-plugins schemas not found with gsettings

I have installed the extra plugins (compiz-plugins) for CompizConfig Settings Manager (compizconfig-settings-manager) and am trying to change these settings from the command line using gsettings. The ...
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Fixed Window Placement - How can I switch to a specific workspace upon opening an application?

I've configured Terminal to always open on workspace 3 using Compiz - this is working fine. What I want is for Terminal to open on workspace 3 and for workspace 3 to become my active workspace. For ...
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Where does Compiz store its configuration in Ubuntu 12.10?

According to http://wiki.compiz.org/CCSM#line-108, the settings could be saved at one of the following places: GConf KConf (not applicable in a default Ubuntu 12.10 installation I guess) INI ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 is increasingly slower until compiz is restarted through change in ccsm

After installing Ubuntu 12.10 on my machine I've noticed that it grows increasingly slower and slower until I change a setting in compiz config settings manager which somehow restarts compiz and ...
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Ubuntu sidebar on desktop stopped showing

I decided to give Ubuntu a try after all these years using only Windows as OS. I downloaded that windows installer from their site and installed Ubuntu. Everything went well until I decided to ...
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How to prevent/disable Unity's Launcher from launching when dragging (& dropping) a file?

When I drag a file in Nautilus to drop it somewhere else (in a different folder but still within the same Nautilus window), Launcher launches with some "active" icons (the rest of 'em "disabled" / ...
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Is there a way to __DISABLE__ Compiz' Expo plugin's EXPO Animations (ZOOM, etc)?

Perhaps gconf-editor or dconf-editor could help do the trick? However, rumors about CCSM's wanton stability would prevent me from becoming too experimental about this... Who's Expo's maintainer? Who ...
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Launcher hides and when cursor is touching the edge

I've been using Ubuntu (and Mint) for almost two years (since Ubuntu 11.04 to be exact), and yesterday I decided to try some Compiz effects for a first time, never actually bothered about that. ...
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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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I cannot find the cube option in Compiz on Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I have Ubuntu 12.10 and I also installed Compiz Config Settings Manager (ccsm). When I open up ccsm and scroll down ...
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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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no icons, no taskbar after i login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Unity doesn’t load, no Launcher, no Dash appears i installed Ubuntu 12.10 last night using the windows installer and when i rebooted it started up, got to the login ...
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How can CCSM's “Show Desktop” animation be made quicker?

In CCSM, under General Options, Key Bindings, there is a "Show Desktop" action. I use it quite often but the animation is too slow for me. Is there a way to speed it up (or turn it off)?
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How to reset configuration for Compiz for another user?

After modify something in cssm the display manager in MyPersonalAccount doesn't work. So I login in my root account and it is fine but I want to reset the Compiz configuration of MyPersonalAccount to ...
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12.10 on legacy equipment - compiz compatibility [closed]

I have tried (and failed) to install Ubuntu 12.10 on a legacy HP/Compaq workstation (an Evo PRO). This did not surprise me, I'd guessed at a 30:70 success:fail ratio and was right. The issue is ...
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Commanding desktop cube to unfold causes freeze

Whenever I enter the key command to unfold the desktop cube (configured in CCSM 0.9.5.92 on Ubuntu 12.04) with ANY command combination (so I'm not sure if this is the common cmnd-alt-down issue) ...
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how to reinstall the compiz on Ubuntu

I seems like i have messed up something with my Ubuntu compiz and I am not able to do anything in either Gnome with effects environment not with Unity environments with effect, the environment for ...
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compiz config effects having some problems on 12.10?

When I enable wobbly windows,the desktop doesn't work right like on 12.04. The workspace is glitchy when you grab a window and that is distorted when you don't close the window. The right click also ...
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Is it safe to restart compiz?

I have the situation that my Ubuntu session is frozen such that I cannot move my mouse or type. I managed to stop all heavy tasks by accessing a tty with Ctrl+Alt+F2, so technically it should recover ...
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No application switcher in compiz settings manager

I had the problem of no Alt+TAB in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.10 so after reading a bit I found a solution. The solution consisted of installing CompizConfig Settings Manager and enabling application ...
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compiz crashed - I have a blank screen - How can I recover? [closed]

I have ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Compiz crashed just after I changed a setting in touchpad section (I didn‘t even have the ccsm installed). Now I am getting a blank screen without title bar, etc - only ...
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not able to login using Gnome classic or Gnome although Gnome with no effects and Unity login works fine

Well i was working on maya when suddenly my keyboard and mouse stopped responding so i had to press the system reset button. After that i recovered my system using fsck. I even tried rm -rf ...
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desktop cube not in compiz config settings

I downloaded Compiz config settings, but a lot of things are missing, including desktop cube, cube rotate and a bunch more. How do i get all the settings and the desktop cube?
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Why does Ubuntu 12.04 Unity suddenly blur text and images?

Today after a reboot, Ubuntu blurs text (well, anything that is rendered on screen) whenever focus changes or on any interactions with the desktop. Example: Normal good look: Blurred state: ...
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Disable compiz in XFCE and switching back to the normal window manager?

After installing XFCE on my ubuntu system, I tried enabling compiz with: compiz --replace ccp & However, I have since been unable to remove compiz from the XFCE login. I tried killing compiz, ...
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Turning off screensaver in Unity after installing xubuntu-desktop 12.10

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10. I installed the xubuntu-desktop package to see if I would like it and determined I would prefer to keep using unity. Ever since I did that I've been running into certain issues ...
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How can I have one application sit above a panel?

(((Anticipating the "Why are you using Compiz with XFCE?!?!?!?!" comments))) I am using the following setup: XFCE panel on top and bottom of screen Compiz as a window manager. I have an application ...
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How to change the title color of a single window?

In an attempt to ease the navigation between the many windows on my desktop, I would like to give each one of them a different title color. Is this possible? I have 12.04 with Unity.
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How do I get rid of the Unity Dash in Gnome classic?

I tried to enable Compiz features like wobbly windows and Desktop cube, but doing so Compiz crashed. After it restarted Dash was started as well. I logged of and back onto my Gnome classic ...
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How do I set up a default profile for new users? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I set up new users with skel I am building a new PC for my fiancee's family, and want to set it up so that some setting are defaulted when a new user account for ...
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Ubuntu desktop 12.10 64-bit, icons don't show

Recently I had problems with fglrx cause I have an ATI card, if I install the privative drivers from the Ubuntu repo, I get no Unity launch bar cause the drivers are not compatible with the new Xorg. ...
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How to make Expo list windows from all workspaces?

When I press Win+W expo only shows the windows of the current workspace. I remember 12.04 had a similar problem (it was a Compiz bug) and there was a PPA to solve that (see this question). The problem ...
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Unity (compiz) doesn't work with Xinerama and AMD GPUs

Using 2 AMD gpus to power 3 monitors, when I enable Xinerama and reboot Unity doesn't open. I am using the 12.11 beta drivers from ATI and 12.10 version of Ubuntu. Here is a log using the Unity ...
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How to change unity launch application to wiggle?

Is there any easy way to use the wiggle animation (which is used to indicate urgent program) as the animation for launching application instead of the pulsing way?
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Ubuntu 12.10 hangs on installation

I have ubuntu on my usb drive. It boots after I select boot from usb drive. It shows me the option to choose to try or install. Whenever I choose either, it asks me to log into my wifi which I do and ...
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How to make a window seen in only one viewport?

I have 2 viewports on Ubuntu. If I drag a window in Viewport #1 just a bit to the right (until a bit of its right part is out of the viewport), it starts to appear in Viewport #2. Is there any way to ...