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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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when I restart compiz after it crashes it doesn't show some windows that is on the screen

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. I use gnome+cairo-dock session. Sometimes compiz crashes and I restart it with compiz --replace command. Compiz starts running but some windows on the screen go ...
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How to prevent cycling of windows using alt+ mouse_button_6

I often use alt+mouse_middle_drag(button_2) to resize window. With the logitech mouse I also have button_6 which is when I click the scrollwheel on left side. Now alt+ mouse_button_6 cycles ...
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How to correctly install Compiz on XFCE 4.12?

As I understand, Compiz can be installed as the compositing-manager on various desktop environments. I am using Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with XFCE 4.12 and I want to install Compiz in its basic ...
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Compiz Plugin “Rotate Cube” problem on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have "Rotate Cube" compiz plugin installed and activated, however everytime I reboot I need to disable "Rotate Cube" and then re-enable in Compiz Config Settings Manager for the 'Edge Flip Move' to ...
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Why does compiz consume 100% CPU when the lock screen is active?

I have noticed that the CPU load is strangely high when the lock screen is active. Then I have found out that it is compiz generating this load. What I can hardly figure out myself is why is that and ...
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Is it possible to have four equally sized windows on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

It is common to have two equally separated windows by either dragging each window to one side of the screen or Ctrl+Super+←/→, but I want to divide my screen into four quarters. I have encounterd ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

What's the latest version of Unity and Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? I have Unity 7.2.5 and Compiz 0.9.11.3. I wanted to know if there is any latest version of both Compiz and Unity. If so, how can I ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Vertical screen and hot corners

Two of my hot corners are not working... ...In some cases. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and have set the options in ccsm (doubled checked with the unity tweak tool). I've assigned all corners to a specific ...
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Ubuntu 14 - nouveau error

I use ubuntu 14. About three days ago computer started hanging when I work - I even can't move mouse, so I press power button to restart the computer. It happens about 1-7 times an hour. For example I ...
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Workspaces reduced to 1 after activating Compiz

I could not activate the cube rotation between workspaces. After checking out various compiz settings, I found out that on activating compiz the 4 workspaces merge to 1 and leaving me no option to add ...
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Ubuntu desktop not working after compiz

I downloaded Ubuntu14.04 onto a netbook and to try and get the most out of it I downloaded compiz. As soon as I changed the compiz settings my desktop was rendered useless. I've tried the command ...
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Minecraft + IntelliJ + Compiz + Step-Debugging = No Mouse Cursor!

I am trying to step-debug some code in Minecraft using IntelliJ. Minecraft captures the mouse cursor while active and when a break-point is hit the mouse cursor is not returned back to the window ...
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Strange blur effect after upgrading to Werewolf

After I upgraded my laptop to werewolf, there's a strange blur effect on the desktop. Suddenly, but gradually, the screen will begin to blur. It's not a screensaver, it can happen in the middle of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 login loop in fresh install

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 and realized, that I stuck in login loop - compiz won't start. Install is fresh, I have this problem even if I try Ubuntu in live USB. I think it has something with ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashes with kernel 4.3

I'm buying a new Skylake CPU and motherboard and I read that to get proper support for Skylake, I need Linux kernel 4.3. I tried installing it from the .deb packages in ...
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Compiz uses insane amount of CPU

On my machine, Compiz uses ~25% of all 8 cores when I use the computer. When I don't use it (so it's idle), Compiz uses around 50%. How do I make compiz not use so much CPU? I've struggled with this ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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Zoom single windows

I know how to zoom the entire screen using CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) and its Enhanced Zoom Desktop plug-in. (from here) But what if I want to just zoom a single window? This could maybe ...
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Compiz: how to change alt-tab behavior to use the static application switcher (no window grouping)

I can't get used to the default Ubuntu alt-tab behavior (window grouping, etc), so every time I setup my desktop (ie after a reinstall or on a new machine) I end up googling for ways to revert to a ...
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vlc controls and context menu flickers when I am in fullscreen mode

When I start vlc in fullscreen mode and set aspect ratio (tried only to 16:9) I cannot use context menu and controls. It is just blinking. When I do not change the aspect ratio everything works fine. ...
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I want all my application to open with specific Width and height

i want all my ubuntu desktop apps to open with particular width and height for example whenever i open my terminal i have set it to open at at the centre of my screen this is the setting i addded to ...
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Multiple monitors simple workspace sharing

I currently have the following config of workspaces: 1 2 3 4 If I plug a second monitor in is there a way to switch simply to: 1 | 2 3 | 4 I.e. no change to the configuration, but simply ...
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I have a problem with compiz, openGL and everything dissapeared, no icons no nothing

Hi recently I tried to make my desktop to look like a cube but when I opened COMPIZ and I switch off OPENGL and maybe as well COMPOSITE I am not sure about the second one and everything dissapear ...
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No GUI after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 to 15.10 today. To do this I used sudo do-release-upgrade. The upgrade to 15.04 went without any problems, but after upgrading to 15.10 I only get a TTY1 when ...
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can i transfer compiz plugins from one computer to another with same compiz version (9.7.0)?

im am running compiz 9.7.0 with the experimental plugins running fine; i have another ubuntu computer with same versions of ubuntu (12.04) and compiz, but i can no longer access the scripts from git ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 getting compiz segfault

After upgrade from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 getting massive screen flicker - system is unusable. Using the console (ctrl-alt-F1) I noticed dmesg says compiz is abending [ 150.423110] compiz[2676]: ...
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Bug Ubuntu 15.10 - mouse does not work properly, I can't do anything

The funny thing is that I solve the problem but when you reboot it comes back. I solve write: $ dconf reset -f /org/ compiz $ setsid unity # unity --reset-icons Then everything works properly but ...
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Windows snapping no longer works on 14.04.3 after upgrading to Gnome 3.12.1

I've installed CCSM and followed the steps mentioned in several other posts on this issue an nothing has worked. When I drag a window to the top left it just drags it off the screen instead of making ...
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Desktop Cube Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 doesn't work

I have searched and search and I may not be the best searcher. I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and was using Unity. I tried activating the cube and it didn't work. So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Which numbers; 0 or 1 disable/enable gconftool?

Will this command enable or disable unredirection? gconftool-2 --set /apps/compizconfig-1/profiles/Default/plugins/composite/screen0/options/unredirect_fullscreen_windows --type bool 0 I think 0 is ...
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Windows shift a bit every time they are opened

I have been experiencing a funny issue for a few years now and haven't been able to find a resolution yet. I have the Compiz "Place Windows" setting set to center my windows, and overall it works ...