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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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 ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... Desktop->...
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incorrect compiz config settings

I wanted to use ccsm (Compiz Config Settings Manager) to make the appearance of my desktop and windows look more cool. But after some changes, the windows snap to the screen instead of the launcher ...
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Ubuntu Server 15.10 Hide Auto-Login Startx text on boot up

I have ubuntu server 15.10 running compiz as the window manager. On boot up I am starting the compiz session with startx in my .profile and then running a GTK fullscreen application that the user is "...
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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz?

Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz? This would be ideal if I could get compiz to apply a specific profile when it detects my monitor being plugged or unplugged from my laptop. ...
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Decorate or highlight a specific window

Are there any Unity or Compiz extensions that would allow me to highlight or decorate a specific window (from the window's title bar context menu)? The idea is that if there's some window that I'm ...
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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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Disabling Sticky Edges on Ubuntu 14.04?

As the title suggests, I'd like to completely disable Sticky Edges from my set up. I have disabled the Sticky Edges in the system settings and played around with CCSM and Tweak Tool to change the ...
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Weird black boxes appearing on windows 14.4

This is probably one of the weirdest problems I have ever had in all my years of using linux. I recently installed Ubuntu into a chroot on my Chromebook, and installed a lot of software. Today, after ...
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Green flashes when playing video with VLC and Compiz enabled [Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu MATE 15.10]

When I play video in VLC and Compiz enabled the screen will flash green ( for few seconds ) when I move the mouse, or turn up the volume with the media keys . The problem started with Ubuntu 15.10 and ...
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Software Application are not launching after change compizconfig settings manager

I unintentionally change some setting on compizconfig settings manager. Then I could not see the maximize, minimize and close buttons. After this i roll back my settings from this Unity doesn't ...
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Nautilus stuck in fullscreen

Today my nautilus started beeing stuck in fullscreen. Upon opening nautilus you will get the a full screen nautilus. F11 does not do anything and in the nautilus options is nothing to disable ...
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Does compiz use hardware acceleration by default?

How do I find out if Compiz is using my graphics card? If it's disabled how do I enable it?
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How do I fix high COMPIZ CPU consumption 14.04 other “fixes” haven't worked

So everything was working perfectly fine until I tried to install the proprietary drivers. (I have an Nvidia Ge Force 320m) I had a suspicion that I may be unable to boot, and my suspicion was right......
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Compiz cube - Skydome Field Of View broken

I managed to turn on the 3D cube and everything around it. But the skydome displays broken. I can verbally identify the problem as it's a common thing in gaming and 3D graphics in general. The camera'...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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Error 4 in libframe

I have a Dell Latitude. Every once in a while when after closing the laptop's lid and reopening it, Ubuntu (or, probably, something in Ubuntu) crashes, and I see a login screen after which everything ...
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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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some strange kind of screen tearing

What I'm really asking for is the name of the issue. This square in the middle of the screen seems to be "ahead" of the outer square. When I'm watching a movie for example and there's some kind of a ...
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What are the differences in these commands when restarting Unity and/or Compiz?

I saw advice on how to restart unity without killing the session. But I can't find the explanation for the difference between the following: setsid unity setsid unity --replace setsid compiz --...
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Some desktop environments don't work anymore after system changes (reusing `/home` in new install)

After some reinstallation/configuration/partition resizing work (I really can't say where the point of failure was, but see below for details), I ended up with unity not working anymore, a situation ...
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How to change WM theme in Xubuntu 15.10 + compiz?

Gnome-tweak-tool seems to have deleted the feature to change the window decoration theme. gnome-tweak tool
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Side bar and menus are missed after purging compiz [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed compiz from the terminal and worked with , but I didn't like it and then purged it using sudo apt-get purge compiz And after I rebooted my system the side bar and the menus ...
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Compiz CPU usage around “100%” when system idle/screen off

When I'm in the room and leave my laptop sitting for a period of time, the screen goes black (powersave mode) and then almost immediately I hear the fan go into overdrive and the laptop and air ...
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X-window freezes (Firefox) but becomes active again if I maximize the window

Occasionally the Firefox window freezes. The cure is to maximize the window and then I can resize it to the previous size. This happens very rarely (so its not a big problem). However, I have ...
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I tried to re-compile the unity desktop for ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having trouble understanding how to execute my results

I hope you will forgive me if this is not the right place for this question: I compiled and installed ubuntu desktop following the instructions given at http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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Desktop Manager compiz not working

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and recently configured my desktop environment with the compizconfig-settings-manager. After some tries I reseted everything and suddenly all window top bars are away, I can'...
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new workspaces took over my teo original workspaces out of the blue Ubuntu 12.04

After several failed boot sequences I managed to login but got four new workspaces. Two are attached to my two original workspaces. Another two workspaces are independent. I can´t work in the original ...
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Window manager decorations disappear after mounting old home folder

I had a 15.04 system where the window manager decorations disappeared after I installed Nvidia drivers. I removed and purged them, but the decorations never came back. So I reinstalled to 14.04, ...
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How do I reset my Unity configuration on 15.10?

I know that there are similar questions regarding what I'm about to ask, but I have tried several suggestions in an attempt to fix my problem, to no avail. My desktop background is blank and I need to ...
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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Compiz - Put - specify the monitor ordering

Compiz is not honoring the display order set in 'display->settings', or in Nvidia settings. Using 4 monitors, put'ing the window to the next display via keyboard shortcut, does not put the window on ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...