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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I cannot right click on the desktop

It was activating a few options of compiz config, but when it activates the option "wallpaper", to be able to have different images in every office. first I unite awhile the screen, which is normal, ...
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Maximize windows to physical screen when using a virtual resolution w/xrandr

I have a netbook with a small screen in widescreen format (1024x600), which means that a lot of programs whose designers didn't imagine such a thing open windows that can't be resized and whose ...
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How can I get window thumbnails when hovering over unity bar application icons?

I am pretty sure that after installing 11.10 when an application had two or more windows open and I hovered over a unity bar icon with little white arrows (one for each window), I was getting a window ...
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How do I get the compiz snow plugin working?

i've got some trouble installing the snow plugin in Ubuntu 11.10. I found some tutorials to build it from git but it won't work for me. Spent all day long to get it run but it won't. So Is there ...
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I broke my unity by using cairo dock PPA, how do I fix it?

I installed cairo dock like so sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins after i booted up and selected with graphics ...
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Does the Compiz Cube plugin work with Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I can't currently enable Compiz Cube. It conflicts with the Desktop Wall plugin, and that plugin is required for Unity. ...
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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Scale plugin keeps forgetting hot corner settings on restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, which I suppose uses Compiz as well. I have Compiz Settings Manager, and make the top left and bottom left corners of my screen activate the "Scale" (like Exposé) ...
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How to change the shortcut to move windows from Alt to Super/Meta?

I use graphics software like GIMP, Inkscape & Blender extensively for my business. But most of them require the use of the Alt key in some way or the other. Come Ubuntu 11.10, I haven't been able ...
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How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display?

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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How do I enable the 3D Cube so I can use it in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I'm looking to get the "3D Cube" in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1, however last time I tried it after using compiz I lost my ...
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How to open the Unity dash when hitting the top left corner of the screen?

How to open Ubuntu unity dash when hitting the top-left corner of the screen(i am working on Ubuntu 11.10), Just like in Gnome-shell(i love this feature). using compiz or anything else.
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How can I change the alt+middle-mouse-button resize to alt+right-mouse-button?

I love how you can resize windows by pressing alt+middle-mouse-button and drag. Though now I got a mouse which doesn't support pressing the middle mouse button.. How do I do to change the ...
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Best triple head display setup

I'm currently running Ubuntu 12.04 with a darn good triple head display setup. I've got a VisionTek 900530 Radeon HD 5450 512MB DDR3 PCI Express video card that has two DVI outputs and one Mini ...
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How to activate super+scroll to zoom?

In maverick, and I belive many old ubuntus, one could zoom in and out by holding super and scrolling with the mouse, but that doesn't work in Natty. How do you activate that again?
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What is the Compiz option “Number of Desktops” for?

What is the Number of Desktops setting for in CompizConfigSettingsManager > General Options > Desktop Size? There are options for Horizontal/Vertical Virtual Size which change the size of your ...
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How to keep a window from overlapping into another workspace?

It's annoying to me how if a window is even a couple pixels off the right edge of my screen, when I switch to that right workspace, the system thinks that the window is there. The unity launcher bar ...
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List and enable/disable Compiz plugins on command line

How can I see the default set of Compiz plugins and add or remove plugins from the set using the command line interface? Is there a config file I can edit for system-wide configuration?
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How enable Unity again?

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 I installed compizconfig-settings-manager. Then I made a mistake and disabled the unity plugin. After that unity (the dash and panel ...) are gone. I can't even run the ...
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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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How do I turn off the feature where a window grays out when it's thinking?

So in the last couple of releases of Ubuntu (forget when it started), a window will gray out if it is not responsive/thinking too hard. Maybe "gray out" isn't the best term, it just sort of gets ...
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How do I un-fullscreen KMyMoney?

After updating to Ubuntu 10.10 (Gnome), KMyMoney now opens in fullscreen mode by default, and I can't find any option to get out of fullscreen. I've tried pressing F11, and I've taken a pretty good ...
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Compiz using 40% CPU on Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, compiz process has started taking up to 40% of CPU resources. In addition, Unity is sluggish just like in this recent question Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420. My PC is ...
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How can I remove the shadows from the unity panel?

Last update brought shadows to the Unity panel - or at least I just noticed them. I know that I can remove any shadows I want through the Window Decoration plugin in ccsm but grabbing the panel ...
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Remapping Alt + F2 in Unity

I disabled the Alt + F2 default shortcut in unity (ubuntu 11.10) using ccsm and I set a new shortcut using the default system shortcut manager (system settings > keyboard). And it works, until I ...
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Desktop not showing after playing with compiz

Having successfully installed Ubuntu 11.04 I decided to look into improving look and feel of the unity desktop. I could find no option to introduce any nice effects with the standard install, but a ...
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How do I get this Mac OS X exposé behavior?

In Mac os x, I can move all windows to the nearest corner by hitting F11 key. I'm just wondering if there is a compiz plugin works like that. I know that there is Scale plugin already. But all that ...
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Compiz makes CPU run at 100% when in suspend mode in 12.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. And I found that when I left my laptop suspend mode, the Compiz hold CPU at 100% all the time until the laptop woke up. Can anyone tell me what is ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Desktop icons disappear when using wallpaper plugin

When I enable wallpaper compiz plugin all icons disappear from desktop. How can I fix that?
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No window snapping on fresh install

I recently downloaded 11.10 and demoed on the Live CD. Snapping worked great. After installing snapping no longer works. I tried recreating my home directory from /etc/skel as well as creating a ...
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How do I make my windows “wavy”?

I installed an Ubuntu version about 6 months ago, and in the appearance settings, I could check a box that made the windows "wavy" when you move them. Like, whenever you moved a window side to side, ...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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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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Unable to sign into 11.10 user

I upgraded to 12.04 today from 11.10 from a bootable thumbdrive. The upgrade took approximately 8 hours. I had to make a new user, and I'm unable to sign into my user that I used in 11.10. I can see ...
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Why are notifications appearing in the invisible black zone above my monitor?

I've got two monitors, with the right side one being slightly lower in the display settings. However any notifications I receive from notify-osd (including pidgin, notify-send etc) are sent to the ...
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How do I enable desktop visual effects?

I have lenovo g460 with VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 310M] (rev a2) grapics card I have install the driver using gksudo jockey-gtk command, but when I change the ...
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Anyone know why compiz isn't working?

So the other day I was able to use Compiz just fine now its not showing up in the dash app search> So I removed it reinstalled it still it's a no show... I'm using ubuntu version 12.10 and I need help ...
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Second click on a launcher icon with more than one window open doesn't do a scale of that application [closed]

If I click an icon in the launcher with multiple windows open it doesn't show me all open windows for that application (like ctrl+w does for all open windows). I seem to remember it working as ...
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Can I drag a window onto another workspace?

I just updated to 11.04, now if I drag a window to the side of the workspace, the window is maximized to half of the screen. is there a way to move it to another workspace with the mouse? I know you ...
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How can I toggle between single and dual monitor setup?

I have two monitors working just right with nvidia driver. There are times, however, where I want to have just one monitor and other times where I need two: I must open NVidia XServer Settings, go to ...
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How do I disable Compiz in the Ubuntu Classic session?

I would like to disable Compiz in Natty (Ubuntu Classic). I have tried to access this through System > Preferences > Appearance but the "Visual Effects" tab is no longer there. On previous releases ...
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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 no unity dash for default user special compiz config

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04 using the Ubuntu suggested option, everything went well -- meaning no report of corrupted update or anything - but when I rebooted and logged in again there ...
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How do I disable the alt-right click keyboard binding?

Using Oneiric 11.10 and Unity. I want to disable the context menu that appears with Alt+RightClick. Alt+RightClick is a much used shortcut in Blender. It's possible to remap keys in Blender, but I was ...
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What is the app, “compiz” responsible for on ubuntu 12.04?

When I open my system monitor and check the "processes" tab, I've noticed that regardless of what other apps I have running, "compiz" is always taking roughly 10% of my CPU. It might be a broad ...
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How to trigger a color inversion effect for one window?

I want to have an inverse color effect (light to dark) like 'negative' in compiz, but without compiz, and only for one window (like compiz's Super+N) . Is there a way to get a similar effect ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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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?