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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Compiz: give focus to previous window after minimizing

After I minimize a window (by clicking on the - button in the titlebar), I need to get focus on the previously active window. This is what normally happens in Metacity and in its fork, Marco. However ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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sorry ubuntu has encountered an internal error /usr/bin/compiz with 16.04 on start

I have just installed 16.04 as dual boot with Windows 10. MSI z170a M3 MB Nvidia gtx980Ti. I get this error: Sorry Ubuntu has experienced an internal error. /usr/bin/compiz Have checked MD5 and ...
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login loop after upgrade to 16.04

I encountered a login loop after updating xenial beta to the latest updates. I tried a lot of things: xauthority or /tmp privileges change Reinstalling nvidia drivers, removing them. reinstalling ...
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Unity crashes after parallels tools installation (Ubuntu 16.04)

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 16.04 throught Parallels 11 on my MacBook Pro. The installation went fine and after reboot I could login and use the graphical interface without problems. Anyway,...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just updated (through Software Update) to ubunutu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, There are random instances of screen flickering throughout usage. After noticing this issue, I have installed compiz ...
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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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With same keyboard shorcut, is it possible to make application one execute before global one?

I have many Compiz or Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts defined. I know some of them may override others applications ones. In case of conflict I'd like specific applications keyboard shortcuts to be executed ...
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Compiz Desktop Size does not work after logout/login on MATE 1.12

I have configured Compiz under General Options -> Desktop Size to have 8 desktops. This works well in combination with Desktop Wall plugin, and I can switch over the 8 desktops with Ctrl+Alt+...
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Popup dialogs transparent instead of showing any content

I used to think this was just an Eclipse bug, but it persist even after switching to IntelliJ Idea. I think this happens on other programs as well, but less frequently, and obviously matters far less. ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Maximizing to wrong screen

This is my first post here. I just upgraded (well, reinstalled) to Ubuntu 15.10. I'm using the closed source nvidia driver with 2 video cards and 4 monitors (2 per card). I'm Using X-screen0 for the '...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 - failed to resume after suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 and I have strange problem. System is quite stable but I'm unable to resume after suspend my Dell E6420. When I suspend (manually or by closing lid) laptop turning to ...
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/...
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Screen tearing when using i3, none when using unity

I was attempting to use i3 on my ubuntu installation the other day. I noticed however that when I would logout and switch to using i3 I would start to see tearing when watching videos or scrolling ...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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Unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager doesn't fix image tearings

I've been getting image tearings while watching movies on Ubuntu 14.04. I've read about unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager, but that hasn't actually fixed it. I have ...
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Is there a way to transmit mouse clicks to a window under the one clicked on?

Let me clarify. I am using compiz on Unity, and I use the variable opaquness option, where you hold ALT and scroll wheel down, and you decrease the opacity of the window the mouse is over. That way I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 desktop freezes upon login

So I've been using this distro(with Unity user interface) for a couple of months, and I decided to set up the LAMP and even use vsftpd for my wordpress website. However today I've encounter first ...
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Ubuntu gnome 15.10 Compizconfig PROBLEM!

Hello i am trying to set magic lamp effect for minimizing the windows with compizconfig and it doesnt do it no matter how many times i've tried! Am i doing something wrong or just gnome doesnt support ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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Ubuntu MATE, Whole desktop crashes when exiting fullscreen video in chrome/chromium

I have an issue where the whole desktop crashes when exiting fullscreen video in chrome/chromium. In particular it crashes when using Plex or Youtube for example. The only way to solve it is too go ...
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gnome-panel context menu missing

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome-Flashback (Compiz). I believe that I messed up gnome-panel when replacing Rhythmbox with Clementine. Now I cannot get context menu to add/remove/move launchers from ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager : application switcher not working

My CompizConfig Settings Manager shows all the app switcher. Ring and shift switcher work fine. But application switcher and static application switcher leads to no unity. Like this Unity doesn'...
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/animation/...
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Activate Cube with Compiz Manager/ Workplace problems

I am trying to get the cube Compiz to work with workspaces on Xubuntu 14.4. I tried to do a script with the terminal and failed. Now my bar on my top screen will not retract and I can no longer do ...
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Top panel icons overwitten by nonsense

I can't think of anything better to describe what's happening. My top panel looks now like this: It is fully functional though and goes back to 'normal' when I click on each one of the icons. It ...
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What could possibly cause openshot to make the Static Application Switcher crash Ubuntu?

Today I observed a weird behavior in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed openshot and soon after I tried to alt-tab between applications using the Static Application Switcher from Compiz. This caused the ...
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Color Unity HUD based on Compiz wallpaper

I use the Compiz wallpaper plugin for my wallpaper, as I like the spanning and sliding it does, but I have one problem with it: It doesn't set the Unity dash colors. Is there any way to make it work?
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CCSM: Composite refresh rate reset when i reboot

When i use compizconfig-settings-manager (ccsm) I want the compositor refresh rate at 144 but it doesn't stay saved it returns at 50 every-time I restart plz help me to make it stay at 144 at reboot. ...
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graphics problem after update to Ubuntu 14.04, kernel 3.16.0-62 (and predecessor)

I did a system update on the 14.04 installation on my laptop, yesterday. After rebooting, all seemed fine until after I entered my password in the login screen. As usual the login disappeared leaving ...
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no unity and menubar

Unity doesn't load and no menubar? update : I've tried solution from Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears. It says I have to enable unity plugin with ccsm. It says "Loading icons"....
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Cant swap ESC with CAPS LOCK

I read a lot o guides on this theme, and this guide worked for me:How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc However after some recent update it does not work. Additionally i reseted the dconf-...
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Switch to previous viewport with compiz

I use cinnamon with compiz and I have 12 viewports. Sometimes I get a mail or message so the viewport switches to the mail viewport. Thats ok. The problem is that I forget the viewport I was ...
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Will I encounter any problems if I change the App switcher to another using CCSM. 15.10 64 bit

I want to change the switcher via CCSM but I'm not sure this would be wise to do without consulting. Every time I've messed around with Compiz I had ran into troubles. If you want to stick to an ...
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Temporarily use default compiz settings

A while ago, I fiddled around in the compiz settings. I need a way to temporarily use the default compiz settings, and be able to use my custom settings later again. How can I do this?
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How to customize window shadow in Ubuntu without disabling Unity?

I have tried everything but none of it seems to work. When I use window decorator in Compiz toolkit, it disables Unity and I don't want it to be disabled. So can you tell me how can i do this?
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(Ubuntu 14.04 With Gnome 3.12) Compiz not showing Top Panel but effects working

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.12. try to start Compiz with "compiz --replace". but no Top panel started. at the terminal, where i started the command, showing "compiz (decor) - Warn: No default ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my ubuntu 14.04

unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to reset compiz,getting error after the restart machine desktop menu bar and side panels maximize and minimize missing even terminal all ...
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X Server Starting Window Manager (Compiz-Standalone) Cursor is Black X

I'm running ubuntu server 15.10 using compiz as my window manager. My .xinitrc is: #!/bin/sh xset s off # don't activate screensaver xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features. ...
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Can applications remember last window position?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu, running Ubuntu 15.10 (Unity) and this is kind of driving me crazy: Some apps open flush with a certain corner or edge of the screen, some open in the middle of the screen, ...
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Hot to increase display colors saturation?

I tried to follow the guide on this page: How to reduce the saturation of of laptop monitor in Ubuntu 14.04? but CompizConfig saturation settings do no effect. I'm on Ubuntu Studio. http://i.stack....
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How to make ubuntu remember a windows position and size? (2 Monitors)

Hi everyone so I decided to change to ubuntu 14.04, although I've had some problems (most of which I was able to fix after researching), while I know that linux isn't windows, I want it to save window'...
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Can't find/activate Compiz 3d effects

I am new to Ubuntu and as the title says; searching through programs avalable it already checked out OpenGL window and compositing manager and Compiz, but nothing is found when searching through ...
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compiz crashing today

Running Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit under Parallels Desktop 11. I the updater today, which included a new kernel. After reboot the login screen comes up fine, but upon login, my desktop background and ...
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Screen flickers during 3D gameplay on 15.10

So this is not the first time this has happened. I recently installed an Nvidia graphics card, but even before that the screen would flicker from time to time on the Intel HD graphics. Installing the ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a reboot,...
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Xserver crashes and restarts during boot after an update on Ubuntu 14.04

I updated today these packages in Ubuntu 14.04: apt (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-transport-https (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-utils (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 bind9-...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...