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 CCSM crashed launcher- and windows-bar on Ubuntu 14LTS?

Wanted to make some window-behavior settings regarding Alt+Tab-cycling. Then after wanted to set the default behavior back. Then the entire desktop lost the unity launcher and all window-menu bars. ...
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Major desktop smoothness improvement — can someone duplicate?

Cross-posting from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1496525: I just found this while trying to tweak performance in compizconfig -- I'm currently running 14.04.3 with all of the ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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How to see what is on external monitor using built-in screen?

I have a laptop connected to external monitor. Everything ok, but sometimes I need to check what's going on on external monitor (because I can't see them), hence two monitor should display the same ...
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Compiz high (>90%) IOWait when idle

I noticed strange high IOWait for very long time on System Load Indicator (Ubuntu 15.04). This happens sometimes when I login again to ubuntu (from lockscreen) and immediately after that the IOWait ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia Driver Sluggish response with legacy driver

So I recently updated my ubuntu to 15.04 like so many others. I've got a Nvidia 9500 GT GPU running with this. With 15.04, though I got pretty decent visual experience and sleek performance on ...
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When I'm trying to close the top window, the background window is closed. Why?

I work with only one desktop (with workspaces disabled) in Ubuntu v14.04 LTS. I installed the Compiz Config Settings Manager aptitude install compiz-settings-manager Sometimes the close button, ...
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Compiz Shift Switcher - Multiple Workspaces

The compiz shift switcher does not go back through history of the windows I last used like I might expect. The issue seems to be related to when I am working across multiple workspaces and works fine ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...
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Compiz on XFCE - I can't login now

I have a dual monitor setup. I just got an ATI Raden HD 5450 card. I was following a tutorial and I ended up opening my XFCE Settings Manager and adding compiz --replace ccp as a startup application. ...
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External Monitor listed in CompizConfig but not in System Settings

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with dual-booted (forced legacy) installs of Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 15.04. My CPU (from lscpu) is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, and my GPU is a NVidia ...
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14.04 logs in to black screen

I've searched here on AU for similar issues, tried many things including most all of the suggested fixes from this question without success. (Trying hard to avoid getting the dupe post flag here!) ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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15.04 boots without unity or menu

Was composing an email when notification of disconnection from wifi appeared. Couldn't reconnect wifi. I saved the email and rebooted to a black band across the bottom of the desktop wallpaper with ...
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Where is my Flashback Metacity Session?

Recently I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 15.04. On log-in screen I always had Flashback Metacity and Compiz Sessions (beside Unity) and I used Metacity (heavily customized). Because I had problems with ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 sees 2560x1080 resolution only sometimes ;/

I have a huge problem with my ubuntu 15.04. I have the monitor lg 29UB65-p. When I connect monitor to the launched laptop (i5 1st gen, NVIDIA GT330M, drivers 340.76), the Ubuntu doesn’t see 2560x1080 ...
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How to highlight current screen (or window)?

I'm using two screen setup at work and while it usually helps more than it hurts, I have some issues with it. One of them is problem with trailing focus - sometimes I make mistake of typing on wrong ...
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Script to open terminal in particular directory, in particular workspace, then VIM to a particular file

Bonus: vsplit to another file. ;) I have 9 workspaces, and often have multiple terminals running VIM on different files. The setup is pretty standard for a project—but I have to go about opening ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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Mouse does not click in the focused window but the oldest window

I'm on 14.04, lsusb shows my USB mouse on the list as Mad Catz, Inc The mouse pointer can be moved smoothly and well but button clicks are a mess. Another example: I am operating on a browser (e.g. ...
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Unity Window placement fun and games on Multiple Monitors

I am playing around with Compiz and positioning windows and having fixed workspaces and so on. I'm actually impressed with how powerful the tool is. The problem I am trying to work around is dealing ...
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Windows that start out maximized restore to an application-specific size, not always a good one

I don't know that this is an OS-specific thing, a bug in the various UI toolkits in use, or purely application-specific, but the inconsistency is mildly infuriating - enough, at least, to get me to ...
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With CompizConfig zoom, touchscreen cursor is in wrong position

On LTS 14.04, I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager to zoom in on part of the desktop, and I've enabled 'Toggle zoom area lock' because I want to be able to interact easily with the calculator app ...
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With Ubuntu 14.04, get 'Kerneloops BUG: bad page state in process compiz pfn:42c97'

currently using a 'NVIDIA GF108 GeForce GT 620 rev a1' card With this new card, terminal sessions work but local terminal locked when I started Chrome. When that happens, remote connections (VNC) ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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How to remove white line from center on screen (compiz) 15.04

After trying to change snapping windows to wobbly windows (compiz), my PC screen flashing and when it came back on it had no menu bar or side bar. I was able to fix them with sudo dconf reset -f ...
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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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How to prevent windows on widget layer from taking focus?

I start Vim with a special role, and configure the Compiz widget layer plugin so that this Vim instance belongs to the widget layer. This gives me a scratchpad that I can show on any workspace with ...
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Sluggish Desktop Experience on Laptop with External 4K Monitor

I just bought a ASUS PB287Q monitor and hooked it up (via HDMI) to my ASUS N550JK-DS521H. Everything works...but the performance of rendering on the external monitor is terrible. The experience on the ...
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Compiz problem no desktop

I was viewing Compiz settings and after changing the display setting I lost my desktop dock and menu. I rebooted the system and now I have no desktop. Can some one guide me how to fix this?
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Automatically resize windows in compiz

This answer does not answer my question:. I want to resize two or more windows automatically, so that they occupy the a share of the whole screen, side by side. That is, 2 windows that occupy 1/2, 3 ...
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Window manager (?) or anything similar is broken [duplicate]

When I booted today, I had a normal login screen but as soon as I logged into my account (admin), the mess began. My system: Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, kernel 3.19.0-22 My symptoms: No panel No ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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accidentally killed compiz process [duplicate]

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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Compiz add more animation effects

How I can add more Animation effect at compiz, for sample how I can add a Burn effect? I've search on internet to find a solution and I've found someone but don't work... One of them was from ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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How to enable CCSM startup dialog again?

I have just installed CCSM to enable wobbly windows. CCSM presented me a dialog with a warning to use the program with caution. Several programs have such dialog, usually with a check box to whether ...
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Build unity 7 from source for ubuntu 15.04

I followed the instructions at build unity from source on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...
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isc-dhcp-server and compiz?

I'm facing a very strange problem. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is normal until I install isc-dhcp-server. When it's installed, my desktop becomes abnormal. All strings (file/folder names) ...
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Crafting compizconfig shift switcher match for application group windows only

So far I have not found a nice way to view all open files with long filenames in Unity. Normally when using the shift switcher you can choose to cycle windows in the current workspace, in all ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...