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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open program in xsession from command line environment

I just wondered if some old computers laying around here could still be used for some games if I completely cut off the display manager. Is there a way to start a gui program from the command line in ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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How to uninstall a theme without knowing it's name SOLVED

I'm new here so I'll try to make this concise. I recently installed a dark theme for inkscape and just realized it applied to my whole ubuntu system. Unfortunately, I don't recall the name ...
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How to reinstall unity

I accidentally seem to have removed compiz and unity with by typing sudo apt-get install -f here is the output: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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How can I make Xephyr fullscreen and sticky?

I'm trying to create a multiseat configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 where Xephyr runs as an application on a standard multiscreen display. I've got everything setup so that the standard X server ignores ...
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Want to turn off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS, Gnome Classic and I want to turn off the auto-maximizing of windows that occurs when I drag a window to the top of the screen. I admit to being confused about the ...
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Compiz crash in virtualbox

I had fully working 64bit Ubuntu 14.04 under VirtualBox 4.3.20. I then updated ubuntu and virtualbox and now I can login but the Unity will not display because compiz crashes with segmentation fault - ...
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can't work any of the 14.04 crash fixes

None of the fixes work. I've tried them all. For example, all Ubuntu tells me is: root@kevin-desktop:~# sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS Icons and Theme not working

Recently I've installed Ubuntu 14.04, works perfectly, but I tried to change the icons (Numix Circle) and theme (Numix, gtk I guess) with Unity Tweak tool. None of the installed themes or icons are ...
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My AGP GeForce2 does nothing while compiz eats up all my CPU time

Ubuntu 14.04 (i386) can not accept NVidia Geforce2 MX 400 The "nouveau" driver does not use the nvidia capabilities on my AGP GeForce2 card, so Unity (compiz) eats up all my CPU time. I tried to ...
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Unable to change any config in Ubuntu 14.10

I'm running Ubuntu 14.10 on a custom PC and something around 1 hour ago my PC just froze. The mouse and keyboard were unresponsive and I was unable to change to another tty, so I pressed the reset ...
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Ubuntu does not change refresh rate , causing Eye strain [duplicate]

I tried Every solution on AsKuBunTu. The reason why I am asking the question is : No answer solved my issue. I started Ubuntu which causes eye strain(same time spent on Win-7 never caused eye ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud [closed]

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity ...
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Use 100% of edge to go between monitors

My monitors are currently arranged like this: +---------+ | | +------+| | | || | | || | +------++---------+ If I'm at the top-left corner ...
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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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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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ubuntu wall disabled can't use keyboard

I have been using compiz, for a while but at some point it said. "you have to disable ubuntu wall" when I click disable, the top and left unity menu disappeared. and the close buttons and I can only ...
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How to install programs from a .deb file, like apt-get install supertux

I am an maintainer for a lot of computers in my town running ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 with mate desktop, this is to help people just having a computer that just works :), and i cannot make them all do ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing Nvidia Cuda

Current situation: After login, no Launcher, no Dash, no Icons appear, just the wallpaper (Desktop PC, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, Ubuntu 14.04). How did I get into this bad spot? I installed CUDA (and some ...
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Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 not loading after installing and uninstalling FGLRX

I'm having a strange issue that I can't seem to resolve. I installed the latest catalyst drivers from AMD's website last night for my R9 270x through the software centre after downloading them. I'm ...
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Some Compiz plugins are not working correctly or are not working at all…Why?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with 4 Gb RAM,an AMD quad-core processor,running at 1.3 GHz frequency and a Radeon HD 8330 (Kabini) graphics card,which I think is in use and I got the open source ...
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How do I control Compiz or Compton with pygame or pyglfw?

So I have a Zorin6 -> Ubuntu14.04 -> Xubuntu14.04 installation running XFCE. I've figured out how to take over xfdesktop with PyOpenGL, but now I want to render my windows in the 3D space. What I ...
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unity doesn't start - a default configration backend is not used

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I login I get an empty dekstop. Here is a tutorial how to reset unity and compiz: ubuntu handbook. First of all I go to tty1 and I run command export DISPLAY=:0 Next: ...
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Compiz cpu usage too high after update

I started using Ubuntu 14.04 and i had no problems with high cpu usage and watching videos, but after the recent update to 14.10 when i play a video on my file system .avi or .mp4 doesn't matter the ...
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Where does Compiz store information about configuration backend

I use UBuntu 14.04. Compiz can use two types of configuration backend: Flat-file Configuration Backend (~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/Default.ini), GSettings Configuration Backend ...
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Ubuntu Unity (Compiz?) tearing when a window is full screen

I've have this really strange issue on Ubuntu with Unity and I make a window full screen. Here's a screenshot Notice on the left hand side you can see a gap where it's like the window does stretch ...
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How do I fix Desktop after accidentally disabling everything on compizconfig?

I've done something really stupid and I don't know what to do. After trying to enable wobbly windows on my Ubuntu 14.10 desktop using Compizconfig, it for some reason removed everything. I can't ...
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How do I launch desktop apps from one installed desktop environment in a different desktop environment

So, I use LXDE and MATE, both working fine on my PC. I decided to switch to LXDE so I can make the appearance better. Although in MATE I was able to configure my Window Border colors using Compiz and ...
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Issues with Compiz Config Setting Manager and XFCE 4

this is my problem. I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 and XFCE4, but when I want to configure Compiz with CCSM, the plugins that I selected doesn't save when I close the program. In unity work ...
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Making youtube fullscreen will freeze Unity (the whole desktop)

I never had this problem until today. When I watch a youtube video everything is fine, until I make the video fullscreen. It actually continues to play perfectly when fullscreen, but when I then exit ...
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Is Gnome 3.15 using compiz

Is Gnome 3 still using compiz?
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compiz and unity - integration

Compiz sources (from launchpad) doesn't contain Unity plugin, but when I run CCSM on my UBuntu 14.04 LTS there is Unity plugin. How it works ?
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Repairing Unity after using Compiz and installing Lubuntu desktop

I will describe the steps I did before the issue appeared: Running Unity, I wanted to have different wallpapers on each workspace. I followed these steps. After restart, no top panel appeared, no ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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compiz expo plugin - double-click time

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Compiz 0.9.11. I configure plugins using CCSM, expo plugin has option Double-Click Time, how it should work ?
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Display a quote in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and thought I would add a quote on desktop which displays it all the time. I found the following link and liked the second option (by Python User) Is there any way ...
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14.04: Compiz Fusion effects are glitchy

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ThinkPad X220 (8 GB RAM; Intel Core i5; 512 GB SSD) and some compiz fusion effects (Skydome, 3D Windows, Freely Transformable Windows) are now glitchy. I once ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - unity won't load after update

I just updated Ubuntu and can no longer access the desktop. Upon booting, I am shown the login screen (with the wrong resolution) and can log in; after this, though, I am only shown an empty desktop ...
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How to entirely disable keyboard shortcuts for “kiosk mode” applications

I am trying to develop a "kiosk mode" application based on the Chromium CEF web browser. I want to prevent the user from leaving the browser. This entails disabling keyboard shortcuts such as (but ...
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May I delete Compiz Session files

Brand new poster. Been using Ubuntu for several years, but I am not a 'power-user'. I'm running 14.10 on a HP Pavilion Laptop. (32bit version). My question is that while doing a back up the other ...
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Enable compiz hot corners in second display

I have CompizConfig installed on Ubuntu 14.04 with the Unity desktop. I wanted to configure a hot corner so that when my mouse hovered on the top right corner of my screen it would trigger what I ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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After updating the kernel I can't log into the desktop. Only see the wallpaper

Im using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using Nvidia propitiatory drivers downloaded from Nvidia. Everything worked fine. In the morning I got an update to the kernel and I applied it. After restarting, ...
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Maximize over two screens

EDIT: I ended up installing KDE and everything worked as expected. I think that there must be something built into Unity that simply will not allow windows to stretch over two screens in the way I was ...
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High load when using “Scale for menu and title bars” on Nvidia proprietary driver

I have a 3200x1800 screen and use the "Scale for menu and title bars" setting at 2.0 to make text and buttons large enough to use with my eyesight. It looks great and works. However, the load on the ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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The “not-Uncommon problem for the Unity 3D users”; looking for a fix!

The Unity 3D desktop is not working, and because it's Ubuntu 12.04 that I'm using, I also had a default alternative Unity 2D (..heard that Unity 2D won't be there for newer releases!). I do have quite ...
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Ubuntu flaming window effect [duplicate]

So I understand that the creator/Maintainer of the flaming window and exploding effects put a stop due to wanting to get some payment for efforts put in, ( Totally understandable) but that was the ...
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Eye strain; how to change refresh rate to 120 Hz?

I am a new Ubuntu user, and have been playing around with it with since installing it. I noticed that I have been getting a lot of eye strain due to the low refresh rate (of 50 or 60). I found this ...