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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Wolbby plugin Error

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, almost everything works beside some plugins. My compiz doesn't have the wolbby plugin! I can't even check on the 3D windows and cube reflection plugins. When I installed ...
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“Sorry, Ubuntu * has experienced an internal error.” /usr/bin/compiz [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox with Base OS Windows 7. The Installation was fine and I did Tick on Download updates and Third Party App. After this it completed ...
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Place Compiz Static Application Switcher always on a certain monitor

variants of this question have been asked, namely, how to place the switcher on both monitors when using compiz and when using Unity, neither are possible from what I see. Having it on both monitors ...
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alt+tab application switcher like in windows 7

I am new for Linux and Ubuntu. I didn't like unity's built in application switcher. I have been looking for simple and fast (like in windows 7) application switcher for Ubuntu with unity desktop. ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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Start compiz with additional options, but from which script?

I'm experiencing general sluggishness on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and read at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/NVIDIA_Quadro_NVS_140M (which is my graphics card) that the following env variable and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 window management bug with Grid/Put and multiple displays

In Ubuntu CompizConfig Settings Manager, there are two very useful window management plugins. "Grid" does essentially the same thing (and then some) that Windows Aero "snap" does. Via mouse actions ...
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When i enable Compiz, i can't close, minimize, or move the windows

I can with firefox, but i have to enable a firefox fix in compiz. But i'ts the only one. The others Compiz features are working, but if i Maximize a window, i can't minimize, move, or close it.
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I can't close, Minimize, move my window

The buttons seem to appear, but are not clickable when i use Compiz. I don't have this problem with metacity. I would use Compiz, but i want to resolve this bug. Thanks for help.
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Applications that open in fullscreen don't exit correctly?

So I'm using Kubuntu on my laptop. Awhile back, I made Compiz work with it via some tutorial online. But since then, whenever I open an application that starts in fullscreen mode, I have to resize the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 can't drag a window up to another screen

I am having Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10. I have no problem with 13.04 In 13.10 I found that, when I tried to drag my window up across my standard dual-screen setup, it gets jammed/stopped when it goes as ...
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Key for switching between windows of the same application

I am wondering where the keyboard short cut for switching between windows of the same application is defined. I am using Ubuntu 12.04. Currently I can press Alt+| to switch between windows. In System ...
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Compiz problem in Ubuntu 13.10, ghostly stripes at the cube effect, How can i Fix it?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 version on my pc but when I install and enable compiz desktop cube and try to turn it, there starts the problem, you see many ghostly stripes, unable to enjoy the cube ...
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Unity no longer loads in 13.04 for main user

When Ubuntu starts up, Unity fails to load (I can only see my desktop with no unity sidebar and no system bar in the top right). I tried the advice of Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04 which ...
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What do I do about my busted GUI?

I have been trying to dial down Compiz's stranglehold on my memory, and not keeping very good notes. I think all I did was reduce the texture quality in OpenGL, per Roland Taylor's suggestion. But I ...
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How to get a 'non-Screenlet' calculator in Compiz widget layer?

I've currently set up the screenlet calculator but do not want to use it, as 1) Screenlets are no longer in development, most do not work, and I intend to slowly migrate away from them. 2) The ...
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Major performance issues with NVidia GT650M (standalone) 13.04 / 13.10

I have a laptop (Lenovo y500) featuring a standalone/single Nvidia GeForce GT650m. Not a hybrid "optimus" configuration paired with the Intel HD graphics. I've tried basically all drivers from 304xx ...
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compiz errors when restarting unity

So I've been having problems with unity/compiz specifically 3 errors/warnings that I cannot get fixed: compiz(decor) - Warn: no default decoration found, placement will not be correct Error: ...
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how to get compiz burn effect (compiz plugin extra) in Ubuntu 13.10

I used ubuntu 12.04 for few days and liked that compiz closing effect and opening compiz, But the plugin is not loading in ubuntu 13.10.
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unable to load some programs due to log out why is this?

I have ubuntu 13.10, after entering my compiz and unchecking the wrong thing to switch to cube I lost both my side menu and top menu and had to go through terminal to get it back via some commands. ...
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Unity Panel has wrong icons

I upgraded to 13.10 and installed ubuntu-desktop to try Unity (I have been using KDE). Whenever I log in, the Unity panel icons are wrong - they don't follow the Ubuntu theme and a couple show up as ...
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Is there any way to add windows maximize animation using compiz

I am using ubuntu 13.10 unity. Is there any way to modify maximize (not unminimize) using compiz? I mean windows animation when an application goes to full screen state.
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Is there a distro that delivers compiz as default windows manager? [closed]

I want to know if there's a distro that comes with compiz as default windows manager. I know ubuntu comes with unity and I can setup compiz after install, but it would be helpful if there's a distro ...
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Compiz using 40% CPU on Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, compiz process has started taking up to 40% of CPU resources. In addition, Unity is sluggish just like in this recent question Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420. My PC is ...
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How do I replace Unity? [duplicate]

I wanted to use Ubuntu 12.04 for its long term support. But I cannot stand Unity. I cannot find a way to replace it with compizconfig, so I tried replacing it with Lubuntu. When I restarted my ...
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Menu bar and launcher missing in new installation of ubuntu 13.04

I have just installed ubuntu 13.04 on my ThinkPad laptop. I am missing the launcher and upper bar. I only found references to the same problem for upgrades, so I tried everything written here, here ...
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Dual Monitor Tearing, Missing Compiz Refresh Rate,

I've poured over dozens of forums looking for an answer to this, but I'm stumped. I'm using dual monitors of different resolutions and have screen tearing (rather minor, but noticeable), likely ...
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Move window to workspace problem with disappearing window

When I want move window to some workspace by right click on top and in menu select move right or move to workspace (number) window disappear and i cant find it but app still running ? But when I ...
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what has happend with my unity desktop

a couple of days ago I worked all day on my laptop at school, no problems.. then after arriving at home I powered up my laptop again and logged in. it loaded my desktop but unity was broken, I only ...
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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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If the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. Why?

On my Ubuntu machine at work, if the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. So a couple days later, I can sit down, ...
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Graphical Bugs? [closed]

I been using Ubuntu for awhile now, its a great operating system, both smooth and responsive, but there are some small things that bug me. Rough top window borders. For every windowed application I ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 installation boots, compiz fails and screen starts flashing

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a desktop with: a VIA motherboard AMD Sempron 3000+ CPU ATI HD 3650 AGP 1.5 GB RAM The installation completed successfully, except for it freezing on asking to kill ...
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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...
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Unity error: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct [closed]

After typing unity in the terminal to reset my top task bar, it loads correctly, but I get this stacktrace in the terminal: WARN 2013-10-26 19:36:49 unity.glib.dbus.server GLibDBusServer.cpp:586 ...
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What is Widget Layer?

I was looking through the settings in Compiz and I found this: I have no idea what it does as I have pressed F9 and it just made my screen dim (the kind you get when Ubuntu isn't responding), but ...
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Compiz and Unsettings stopped working after installing octave

I had compiz and unsettings working perfectly, now I just installed Octave-3.6.4 and QtOctave and both compiz and unsettings stopped working. I reinstalled both (compiz and unsettings) but I can't get ...
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Compiz Annotate Plugin Choppy/Tearing

Is there a way to get rid of the tearing/choppiness in the Compiz Annotate plugin and make it more smooth? I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and Compiz 0.9.9.0. See screenshot.
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Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420

After upgrading to 13.10, the compiz process has started taking 30% or more of CPU resources. In addition unity is sluggish and steam games that worked fine under 13.04 have a very low frame rate and ...
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Ubuntu deleted from lightdm!

Compiz messed up the other day and erased my status bar. This was not uncommon, but this time it wouldnt let me open up the terminial to fix it. After a long time, i found out how to uninstall compiz ...
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How can I disable “sync to vblank”?

I am developing a gtk application with opengl. How can I disable sync to vblank to test and debug my application? I tried nvidia-settings, this works for glxgears fine but not for my application. I ...
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Restore old desktop

My Ubuntu Desktop display system has been crashed after automated updates via update manager. How can restore my old version of Ubuntu Desktop?
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keyboard shortcut to snapping windows through monitors

I want to snap screens through multiple monitors, and keep the window attached to the edge, like in windows, when you press super + right to go from the right hand side of monitor 1 to the left hand ...
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Change profile from unity to default in CompizConfig Setting Manager

I am using CompizConfig Setting Manager to change the profile from unity to default, and as the result of what I did, only Unity2D can work now. Please help me to return my unity.
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After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, holding Super no longer brings up the help overlay. Is it possible that a setting got switched somewhere?

After upgrading from 13.04 to 13.10, holding Super no longer brings up the help overlay. Holding Super worked before upgrading. Tapping the Super key still brings up the HUD, and holding it down still ...
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Issue with mouse clicks in windows manager

It's a little hard to reproduce, but sometimes I seem to loose the ability to click on any windows. The active window has my keyboard focus, and clicking on any other window, or on the active window ...
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Where could I found a simple view of Ubuntu's architecture? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu and AskUbuntu, I see all these key words: Linux Kernel (header) Gnome, Grub, Grub 2, Xorg, Unity, Compiz, Metacity, ... Could I get a view about those components (and probably other ...
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Wallpaper not rendered on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm experiencing an issue where there is a black background on Ubuntu startup and whenever I open or close anything it leaves shadows on that black background. I'm using compiz and a custom theme ...
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How can you change the GTK Theme and Window Decorations separately in Unity?

I'm trying to mix and match a GTK theme with a different Window Decoration, but I cant see where this can be done. The Unity-Tweak-Tool changes the two in tandem, but this is not necessarily what I ...