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 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 http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~...
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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 to console/...
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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 ...
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Keyboard shortcut is unstable Alt, Super etc

I want to set keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu 14.04 but it does not work properly. I use CompizConfig Settings Manager > Commands Rather than not work at all, sometimes it works. When I use Alt to Key ...
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Major issues with theme, login, and compiz/unity in general

Sometimes when logging in I encounter multiple issues. After login my theme is gone (numix gtk and icons), and I then am forced to login a second time. One time my cursor disappeared completely. I ...
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Why Compiz Fusion doesn't work well since Ubuntu 12.04?

Since Ubuntu 12.04 compiz fusion doesn't work well. I don't know why when i active "Cube Reflection Deformation" my screen turns dark. like this: How do I change the brightness in Compiz? and when i ...
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tty1…everything is messed up [duplicate]

i had ubuntu 15.04....about 24 hours ago the window borders disappeared. Online the general solution was check to make sure Unity was enabled. There was no unity under the compiz settings. I tried ...
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Ubuntu doesnt showing left panel and action buttons on top of the windows

I can open only some folders which are on desktop, but anyway they are without action buttons. When I try to run some programms like "google chrome", or "ccsm" via terminal (ctrl+alt+f1), i got error: ...
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How to recover panel that desappeared after using compiz and windows decoration?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. After turning turning in (and off) windows decoration, the panel disappeared. I could recover the unit and the launcher, but the upper panel is missing. I have tried: dconf ...
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Have to reset compiz on every update to fix theme

I have Numix GTK and Icons theme installed, but every time ubuntu base is updated, I lose the theme. The only way to fix it (that I've found) is to run dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Then I have to ...
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How do I disable Alt+` in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked many times, but none of the answers I have found have worked for me yet. I have done the following. I have disabled the Alt-related shortcuts in Compiz Config: ...
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Black borders on: windows, notifications, menus, etc

I'm getting a black border around all elements in unity desktop. With terminal window is all black. If I maximize a window I get the name of it and normal actions Tried: running: dconf reset -f /...
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Unity GUI won't start, compiz crash?

I upgraded and rebooted today and now I can't get Unity / X Window to start. I used to have it auto log-in since I was using the computer for kodi (xbmc). Now I get a purple screen with dots, which ...
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How to install Compiz on GNOME?

I want to replace my WN (Mutter) with Compiz. How do I do this properly without damaging Mutter and with the option to use Mutter again if the installation of Compiz fails? Thanks in advance,
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VLC media player window is overlaying other windows in Ubuntu 14.04 - compiz Window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on Oracle Virtual Box. Window Manager in Ubuntu is compiz. The issue I am facing is when I am playing a media file in VLC or any other media player the window is overlaying ...
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how to activate window environment after it was deactivated by compiz?

On my Ubuntu 14.04. I mistakenly deactivate my window environment, now nothing seems to be work the windows is just static, I cant go to the terminal or open up any application on my computer. And if ...
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Workaround for unity compiz hot corners (and other) bug/issue

I have recently re-installed Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the Unity Tweak Tool and set hot corners for Window Spread and Show Workspaces. After rebooting, the hot corners were not working. I remember ...
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Mouse slows down, sticks, jumps, no clear pattern - related to Wacom tablet? Compiz?

Sometimes the mouse pointer is nice and agile, and sometimes it slows down tremendously or sticks, taking a big sweeping motion just to get it the last centimeter so it passes over a field or button ...
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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 ...