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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VNC doesn't work with compiz

currently vnc (with nvidia gfx cards) dont work with compiz.. will you be fixing this before 11.04 is released so that people can use vnc with the default desktop?
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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 desktop ...
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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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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 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 can I change the wiggle time of 'urgent animation' in Unity Launcher?

I really like wiggle animation for application notification, but I find it disappear too quickly and I wish I could change this delay. I looked through all the ccsm, appearance, and myUnity settings ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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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 up....
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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 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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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 doesn'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Compiz compatible with Xfce ?

I tried it and immediately had a big problem (here). Also, could not use more than one workspace. It is said that they are compatible, that is: I can install Compiz with Xfce if I want to. But I ...
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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?
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Where can I get a list of SCHEMA / PATH / KEY to use with gsettings?

After doing some research, I found that I can quickly set configuration options using the gsettings command in the terminal, instead of installing dconf-editor or gconf-editor or CCSM. But we need ...
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Make application always on visible workspace by default?

I want my calculator to always appear on the visible workspace. Right now, I have to right click its title bar every time I open it and check the option, but I know earlier versions of Compiz allowed ...
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How can I get Compiz to work in a VirtualBox VM

Is there any way to get Compiz'z fancy graphics to work in a VirtualBox VM. ...and would it be too slow via a virtual video-card?... Is it possible to actually hook into the Host's own physical ...
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Ring switcher is not automatically selecting the windows on key release

I configured the ring switcher with the CCSM. I press Super + Tab and I start to cycle between all windows, but when I release the keys on the desired one, I have to either click on it or press enter....
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Moving min/max/close buttons back to right hand side for full screen windows [closed]

How do I move the minimuze/maximise/close buttons to the right hand under Unity, for maximised windows? I've used gconf-editor to change /apps/metacity/general/button_layout to move them to the right ...
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How do I install Compiz extra animations? [duplicate]

I have tried the sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra in the terminal window but it said that it can't find it, so if anyone of you know a way to get the extra animations I would be ...
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When starting or log off/on, add'l panels show and some panel applets are duplicated

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64,every time I log on a new additional blank panel appears on the top and bottom panels - which I delete every time. In addition, the default panel applets ...
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Compiz ( or even compositing in general) is not starting up when I login. Solution?

Whenever I log into a desktop environment, it doesn't seem that compositing is starting. Unity 2D works fine, but when I go to Unity 3D Compiz doesn't start up. I have to type compiz --replace & ...
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How to list Compiz keybindings in use?

Other than looking though each active plugin and manually searching for keybindings / keyboard-shortcuts in use by compiz, is there a 'simple' way to gather this information? i.e. Some panel that ...
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Application Switcher on both monitors in dual-head setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to show the Alt-Tab popup on All Monitors? I have a dual-head setup, and everything is working fine, but I would like the application switcher window to show up in both ...
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Does CCSM work with Gnome-shell?

I recently upgraded my Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10 and now that gnome-shell is "safe" to install, I thought I'd give it another go. After a small driver issue, gnome-shell is working great! I am a big fan ...
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“Sorry Ubuntu * has experienced an internal error” /usr/bin/compiz

I installed 13.04 as a virtual machine using VirtualBox from Oracle. When it was done doing the install, it says that it needs a reboot. After the reboot, I got this message: Sorry Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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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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Unity 2d loading instead of Unity 3d at login

My problem is that after choosing Unity 3d at login the Unity 2d loads, Even though my graphics drivers seems to be working fine. Unity 3d is possible to load by following commands: ps aux | grep -i ...
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Unity crashed, how can I report that to developers?

im on ubuntu natty and experiencing some weird random restarts of unity. This started happening after i installed conky and set compiz to remove its shadow. The restarting could possibly be attributed ...
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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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How do I zoom in one window in Unity

I'm trying to zoom in (or scale up) one window on the Macbook Pro with HiDPI/retina screen in Unity on 12.04. This is useful for some applications that doesn't allow the font size etc. to be changed. ...