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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12.10 - Not appear top bar, left bar and Compiz closed unexpectly

I'm sorry, my english is not good. I'm trying to start ubuntu after the 12.10 upgrade, but appeared a black screen with a _ white. Now, after read some questions here, I got start recovery mode and ...
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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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Cannot change Window Border of Gnome Classic session

I have found many "solutions" for this problem, including modifying gsettings.py, as well as installing Gnome Tweak Tool or Unity Tweak Tool. I have even attempted using Gnome 3.10. Nothing I have ...
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I can't open CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubuntu 13.10

When I upgraded my ubuntu from 'raring ringtail' to 'saucy salamander' my CompizConfig Setting Manager does not open. When I type fusion-icon in terminal, I see the following message: compizconfig - ...
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Get Ubuntu to NOT move windows when turning off one of multiple monitors

I have a triple monitor setup and it works very well with 13.10. However, I have some problems with the way Ubuntu moves windows around when turning off a monitor. For instance, when I want to watch ...
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How can I restart correctly the whole unity interface from the commandline?

Often, I stumble upon some small compiz bug or corruption in the screenoutput. when that happens I run unity --replace from a vty. That fixes it, but reloading unity in this way makes the global menu ...
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Compiz frequently resetting “Initiate Window Move” shortcut key back to defaults

since i am using quiet a few applications where i need alt+leftmouse shortcut to be available - i installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and changed the shortcut under "Enable Move Window" - ...
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What is the difference between gtk-window-decorator and compiz-decorator?

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed CCSM. I found that the default decorator was /usr/bin/gtk-window-decorator. Is it correct? I am using the user configurations (the home directory of my user ...
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Edges of some windows running across workspaces in Unity

I like to use the Compiz Grid keyboard shortcuts to put windows on the left half and right half of my screen. But I've noticed that when running programs like GVim or the terminal, which require their ...
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How to enable visual effects (compiz) without disabling Unity?

How can I install compiz fusion (or whatever it is called) to have visual effects like windows burning to ash on minimize , rotating (3d cube) workspaces etc ? I was using compiz (ccsm) in 10.10, but ...
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2 Graphics cards, 3 monitors, when running compiz keyboard doesnt work on 1 monitor

I've got Ubuntu working with multiple graphics cards finally, both nvidia, onboard 7025 and a PCI-E 9800GT The 9800 has multiple outputs with 2 monitors connected and the onboard is activated with ...
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window title bars are not displaying correctly 13.10 when laptop plugged in

) As you can see the window title bars are completely messed up (partly transparent or white) when they should be all grey according to the ambiance theme when plugged in. And the weird thing is it ...
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compiz put to next output does not work in all winsows configurations

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Compiz "Put To Next Output" does not work for windows which were placed/sized with Grid Top or Bottom (Left, Right or full width). The window bounces back to previous location. ...
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Problem with Ambience and Radiance

I have a bug with windows borders, like on a screenshot. These bug affects inly Radiance and Ambiance themes. Replacing theme files from another Ubuntu pc doesnt help. Bug affects to all users, even ...
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Compiz crashing takes Ubuntu with it

I am somewhat new to Ubuntu. I want to like it, I really do. I came from the world of KDE where Kwin is the windows manager. Kwin is awesome for many reasons, one being that if a window or application ...
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Choppy Recording of Desktop Effects

I'm attempting to record a demo of the KDE desktop effects on my computer. All seems to be working well, except for when rotate the cube, at which point it gets choppy. See this video for an ...
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Widget Layer doesn't show up!

I installed and followed step-by-step compizconfig settings manager along with all the extra and the application screenlets (I used the following website as my ...
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12.04 ctrl-alt-8/2 window snap problems only with terminal window

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04, I have dual screens running on an nvidia gtx 760 running 331.49 drivers. Not sure whether this is relevant or not, but I have only the launcher bar enabled ...
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My Unity is disabled, and when I run compiz then it says it is

How can I get this back on? I have tried every command reccomended for this problem but nothing works. I am running ubuntu 13.10 dual booted with windows 7.
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Prevent window from resizing when pulled away from a grid position

I use the compiz keyboard shortcuts ctrl-alt-[numpad] to position my windows on the screen. However, when i use the mouse to reposition such a "gridded" window, the window is resized to its ...
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Changes in CompizConfig Settings Manager crash window manager

When I make ANY changes at all in CompizConfig Settings Manager ccsm (for example, enabling/disabling any of the settings), I lose the window manager and keyboard input, only the mouse remains ...
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Shortcut keys doesn't work after installing compiz on Lubuntu

I have Lubuntu on my laptop. I installed compiz with many fighting recently :). Now compiz works but shortcut keys I defined in Lubuntu don't work anymore. I defined those shortcuts in this file: ...
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Compiz on Lubuntu

I installed compiz on my lubuntu and some other packages like compiz-plugins and.... When I run compiz --replace all window borders (title bar etc.) go away. What's the problem? What should I do? ...
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How to set default viewport on Compiz Desktop Wall?

I have 9 viewports, 3x3 in Compiz Desktop Wall. Every time I boot up it starts with viewport 1, in the left top corner. I'd like it to start with viewport 5, in the center. How can I set that? Thanks ...
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How to enable Static Application Switcher?

In ccsm have I tried to enable "Static Application Switcher" which from the icon looks like what I am looking for, but it gave a conflict with Unity, and crashed the config files, so I had to delete ...
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Accidentally removed ubuntu-desktop and Unity when removing compiz, how do I get them back?

When I was trying to reinstall compiz, first I tried to remove it and I think I have deleted my ubuntu-desktop and unity at the same time. I have tried to reinstall them but no use and now I'm stuck ...
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Unity will not load after an upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04

Unity worked fine when I was running 12.04 and after the upgrade to 12.10 Unity has not worked. I have tried installing Unity Tweak Tool and resetting unity but it didn't work. I get this when i try ...
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“show desktop” with “hot corners” not working!

I used the function SHOW DESKTOP when moving mouse to the HOT CORNERS in ubuntu 13.04 and worked ok!. then I update to 13.10 and it only works in the first try. (after reboot or after setsid unity), ...
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Compiz gone after 12.04 updates

I am using 12.04 LTS here at work and since the last update cycle, Compiz is completely not running anymore. I use the "hot corner" a lot, as well as configured 4x2 virtual desktops (only have 2x2 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Missing Close, Minimize and Maximize Button after Update and Upgrade [duplicate]

I just do update and upgrade, but I miss close, minimize and maximize button along with top border title bar after that. I did metacity --replace and unity --reset, It didn't work for me. Also, I ...
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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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Reset compiz from command-line

I am considering enabling the ring switcher (or other) effects that come along with compiz extras on my Ubuntu 13.10. The default app switcher is not that much to my liking - navigating multiple ...
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Shortcuts for Moving and Resizing Windows don't stay.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to setup the keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing windows. I found the specific location in Compiz to do this but the shortcuts that I choose won't stay ...
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Windows in Unity not maximizing when dragged to the edges of the screen [12.04]

Since I updated to 12.04.4 yesterday, I've had some problems with Unity, mainly the problem that windows dragged to the edge of the screen are not maximizing. For some time, title bars were missing, ...
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Switch between Keyboards

I have two text entry resources: English & Persian. I had defined Alt+L Shft to switch between them. Then I installed "Unity Tweak Tool" and "CompizConfig Settings Manager". After the very first ...
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cannot open ccsm

I uninstalled compiz, compizconfig-settings-manager and unity (sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove). Moreover I removed manually (sudo rm -rf) all folders connected with compiz: compiz and compizconfig ...
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How to hide wine app titlebar when window is maximized

This is a quick post to show how to make wine app hides the titlebar and fully fill the vertical area of screen space when maximized. In Unity DE, when Wine app is maximized, it doesn't hide the ...
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Is there a way to get bouncy cursor using Unity?

I have just realized that compiz doesn't have the option for a bouncing cursor (a cursor that will bounce whenever you access an application, like a busy cursor) as KDE does it. Is there a way to ...
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How can I activate burn effect on ubuntu 13.10?

I saw on youtube that there is an effect that makes the windows catch fire when closing. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LUM6cI32rk But I could not make this effect work in ...
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compiz not accepting my changes

ok im using ubuntu 12.04 and im trying to change the keybind for the window context menu (i think thats what its called.) alt+right click opens a menu: minimize, unmaximize, move, etc. i need to get ...
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getting compiz back after removing

I installed SPSS on 12.04, there was some graphic problem, the screen turned blank. so, i tried to improve by removing compiz. now I want to get it back. but the sofware center wont install it as it ...
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Cpu usage over 20% on all cores fom compiz, Xorg, and at-spi2-registr

I noticed that on all 6 cores on my processor my computer is using 20-60%. No windows were open aside from the system monitor. I ran the command "top" in terminal and found that compiz is using ...
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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Lost all desktop icons after trying to reset compiz [duplicate]

Help! I was having some bugs that I suspected to be related to the changes I made in Compiz settings. I tried using the command below to reset it... gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/compiz-1 I did ...
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Unity and Dash have disappeared

I have a headless Ubuntu machine at home that I usually ssh or VNC into. I've been using it for over six months and things were going great. Suddenly, two weeks ago, when I reboot the system after ...
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12.04 freeze that resolves when changing to/from a virtual console

I'm running a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 and I am running into a weird "soft" freeze often and randomly when using Chrome , Firefox, or Libre Office. What happens is that the desktop freezes, but I ...
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Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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Why can't I install compiz-plugins-extra?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't add compiz-plugins-extra, a collection of extra plugins from OpenCompositing for Compiz. I tried running the command sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load desktop at all after login screen [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 for more than 1 year on my Dell N5010 laptop. It was OK yesterday morning, but when I wanted to save my VirtualBox session, it gaves me an error ( i don't remember exactly but ...
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Launcher Auto-hide leaves a dark bar, doesn't display properly

I am using ubuntu 13.10, I have alienware. It has nvidia-optimus but ubuntu is able to boot up if install it in UEFI mode. I have tried to auto-hide the launcher both with and without bumblebee but ...