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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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 ...
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Notification on Unity after i3 desktop removal

I installed i3 desktop environment and then removed it via software manager since I didn't like it very much. Now I started to use unity (default) back again. However, now I have a white over blue ...
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multiple key combinations for one command in compiz

I'm trying to change the default behavior of Super Right/Left arrow into that of Ctrl Super Right/Left arrow as well as CtrlAlt4/6. Ctrl Super Right/Left arrow is used to change the position and size ...
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no graphic card performance on Mate desktop [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and installed my Nvidia graphic card proprietary drivers ! and that worked fine with the compiz effects ! then i installed Mate desktop but there those effects ...
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Emerald missing close, maximize and minimize buttons when restoring window from maximized state

Emerald is working fine. But when I restore a window which was maximized; the close, maximize and minimize buttons are invisible. The buttons are there and working like if i move the cursor where the ...
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How to get Magic Lamp effect on Compiz to work properly

I am using Magic Lamp effect on Compiz along with Cairo Dock. I have noticed a very weird behaviour. When I start an application from Cairo, the MagicLamp effect makes the new window to open from ...
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No unity after login to main user account [duplicate]

Yesterday my computer stayed open all night and then when battery was empty it turned off. Its normal for my computer. But when at morning I turned it on, there wasn't login screen. It crashed ...
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How to enable mouse wheel zoom on GNOME 3.10 - Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10. I saw a video which said that we could do that on Unity by using Compiz, but when I tried on GNOME, didn't work at all. I also tried using a PPA ...
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Broken Pipe Error - TTY screen not accessible - Killall compiz command used

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For my project, I tried to kill the window manager using killall command. When I reboot the system, I am not able to login. I am not able to access tty sessions too. I am ...
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Unity crash ubuntu 13.10

When I start up, everything works fine. Ubuntu boots properly and I get to the login screen, but when I login, only my wallpaper is shown. No icons, bars, or anything; only my mouse and the wallpaper. ...
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How do I Enable/Disable compiz plugins from command line in Ubuntu 13.10?

I followed this question, but the answer given in that question only works on Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 and no longer works on Ubuntu 13.10. So my question is, how do I enable or disable a particular ...
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How do I fix Unity from freezing and artifacts on my screen when I'm charging my laptop?

I woke up this morning to find my computer frozen and my graphics were not rendering correctly either. I had to press Ctrl + Alt + F1 to regain control of the system. At first I thought it was my ...
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Move windows to workspaces defined in Place Windows compiz plugin

When I plug in external monitor and switch off default one, all started programs are set to workspace 1 event if they were assigned to another workspace. It's really annoying to move them manually ...
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No woobly windows in ubuntu 13.04?

i've updated and installed compizconfig settings-manager by running below command, sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra But my wobbly window is still disabled? ...
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How to fix: Unity not working at all (updates, upgrade, drivers, OpenGL)?

Recently I got stuck with Unity since it does not work at all - I see no system bar nor Unity launcher (3D/2D). Possible causes are: system update/upgrade or playing with drivers (additional fglrx or ...
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Installed updates, now unity / compiz wont load

I just allowed Ubuntu (13.10) to update after being away from work since December. Now when I boot I get the normal login screen (everything looks fine here) but as soon as I log in I have no window ...
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Compiz closed in error w/ Unity plugin off, system disabled

I was trying to do the 3d cube, but I toggled the Ubuntu unity plugin off, so my Ubuntu Wouldn't crash. then I ACCEDENTALLY closed compiz. I can't do anyhthing. HELP?
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How to make the shift switcher select the window after I release the key [duplicate]

I use Shift Switcher to surf through the open windows and select the desired one. I've configured the combinations so that they don't conflict with others. Mainly I use the next window, Super + Q and ...
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Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - make fix permanent

I have the issue discussed here: Window controls missing; Cannot maximise or minimize applications - . I have this problem for one of the users on my Ubuntu 12.04 install (installed 1.5 years ago). ...
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How to enable unity plugin without ccsm [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 on an HP Compaq D530 cmt and I can only see the desktop pic and I have found out that I don't have the unity plugin enabled. I went here to see what this person did. I got ...
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Why I installed Xubuntu Desktop after Installing Ubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I needed to solve all these problems : I don't like the Unity interface Ubuntu 13.10 has iBus language input method problem eg. Chinese If you install Xubuntu distro, you have to install many apps ...
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Launcher transparency

After messing around with CompizConfig I got to a state where I had to re-install lightdm, ubuntu-desktop and then re-enable all the compiz plugins. Everything works great, but the launcher ...
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Desktop is gone

I was turning compiz on and when i reboot the only thing i see is my desktop wallpaper, 1st i tried crtl+alt+T to open terminal it worked,but now doesn't work any more 2nd ctrl+alt+f1 (tty) asks for ...
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....
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ubuntu 13.10 does not load up correctly

After tring to install the wizard feature of compiz, the ubuntu doesnt load up correctly. The only thing I can see is my background (the terminal doesnt work too). How can I fix this problem?
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Why wmctrl doesn't work for certain windows?

francisco@Ubuntu:~$ wmctrl -l 0x02600006 0 Ubuntu Área de trabalho 0x03c00002 0 Ubuntu XdndCollectionWindowImp 0x03c00005 0 Ubuntu unity-launcher 0x03c00008 0 Ubuntu unity-panel 0x03c0000b 0 ...
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Compiz not starting up on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem where compiz or whatever launcher isn't starting up when I boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. I got the error message once saying compiz wasn't starting up, then I tried to reboot, and now ...
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12.04.3 and super+w for all workspaces

Problem: I cannot get one feature working. How do I make Super+W show open windows from all workspaces? Background: I installed ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit freshly today and performed all updates. I ...
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Compiz and Intel g33/g31 flickering screen

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a PC Celeron dual core 2.5 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM. The integrated video is 82G33/G31, and I have problems with flickering screen when playing videos with Compiz enabled. ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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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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How to show “app” icon at previews in scale using hot corners?

How to show "app" icon at previews in scale using hot corners? Right now I get only windows preview with Ubuntu Tweak and CCSM in 13.10: I want the same effect but including for example, the chrome, ...
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Whisker menu not appering in the panel preferences and compiz issues

I am running Xubuntu 13.10 and I have installed the Whisker menu plugin, but when I go to add the menu in the panel preferences the Whisker menu plugin isn't there. Ive tried restarting, Logging out ...
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Ubuntu 3D desktop not working [duplicate]

I have read all other cases regarding this problem, but I think my is rare, so I am asking this question. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VirtualBox 3D Acceleration is enabled, my host video card is ATI ...
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How to fix compiz after killing the process

I just killed the compiz process by accident with: kill PID (compiz) and now I am unable to have the optimal dual-screen with my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and my monitor that I was running ...
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Compiz : unusually high CPU usage on Ubuntu 13.10

Since yesterday, after last system upgrade, compiz CPU usage has gone wild : horacio@horacio-xps13:~$ top top - 15:09:10 up 3:31, 2 users, load average: 2,62, 2,75, 2,59 Tasks: 261 total, 2 ...
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What is the purpose of Compiz (if any), inside Ubuntu 12.04, if I use gnome-classic (gnome-session-fallback)?

This question would serve me to figure out if I can remove, or replace compiz, if I don't use Unity. I seem to be running into a lot of desktop/window bugs, such as windows unminimizing on the wrong ...
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unity launcher not completely auto-hided

After updated from 13.04 to 13.10, I get graphical errors when the launcher autohides: My problem is the brown bar in left side of screen, show in the pictures. If I right click the bar, the ...
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How to disable Compiz in Ubuntu 13.04

So I was learning python, blah blah blah I switched over to Windows so I could play Minecraft(I forgot how to enable the .jar to executable) and then I switched back and no my computer is so laggy, ...
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Unity 2D/3D not working with Radeon 7000 (no panel, launcher, dash, etc.)

Problem: Neither Unity 3D nor 2D display the panel, launcher or dash (icons disappear as soon as I launch an application, but I can still hover and get a tooltip). I have tried removing and ...
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How to reset compizComfig settins from tty1

I installed CompizConfig from ubuntu software-center onto 12.04 LTS. I changed desktop, effect, general and so on settings. I am unable to open terminal after pressing Ctrl + Alt+ T. Neither close ...
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How to invert screen colors in Unity without using CCSM

Say I want to temporarily invert the colors on my screen for a better reading experience at night. However, I don't want to install CompizConfig Settings Manager and use its Invert plugin. How can I ...
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Compiz window switchers are not visible

No matter what window switcher I select in CompizConfig, the behavior is the same: when I press alt-tab, the next window is simply brought to the front. No window switcher is ever displayed, so I ...