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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Conflict while moving windows between screens in GNOME with Compiz PUT & Grid plugins

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with two screens. I've enabled Compiz' plugins PUT & Grid simultaneously, have set up a shortcut, say Ctrl+Super+O in Grid to place a window to, e.g. the right corner. When ...
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show_desktop_button is missing in CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM)

I would like to integrate my Logitech Performance MX into Unity Ubi 14.04. In CCSM --> General --> General options --> Key binding I cannot find show_desktop_button. only show_desktop_key and ...
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Compiz desktop background not shown when Nautilus is running

I'm trying to see the Compiz desktop background, so that every desktop has a different wallpaper , but it only shows up when Nautilus is not running. I tried to set org.gnome.desktop.background ...
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CCSM messed up unity, launcher missing

I installed CompizConfig Setting Manager and when I launched it I just clicked the show mouse option. My screen began flashing black and changing resolution and whatnot so I clicked it again to ...
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Applications' screens positioning via CompizConfig does not work

I have 3 monitors and 6 virtual desktops (3x2). The tool is able to position application windows only on the proper virtual desktop, but not also on the proper monitor. For example, I tested on ...
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Compiz logo on top of transparent cube

I need a solution for this: These images appeared on the top/bottom of my transparent desktop cube and I want them gone. I have installed the compiz-plugins-extra package. Let me know if you need ...
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How to enable compiz d-bus plugin on command-line in 15.04?

I would like to enable the compiz d-bus plugin on the command line. Graphically, using ccsm it is easy: just open it and click on the checkbox. How can I do the equivalent on the command line? There ...
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Compiz suddenly takes up a lot more CPU space than it used to!

I recently had a problem with Ubuntu in which my system failed to re-mount properly and was unable to boot: Ubuntu 14.10 stopped booting suddenly That problem has since been resolved, but it seems ...
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Compiz config settings manager won't start

I am not sure why my CCSM won't start when i run it. I want to change a desktop switching option and thus also enable a multiple desktops. Also weird is that my ubuntu tweak won't start. I suppose ...
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Compiz eat up my entire CPU after updating to 15.04

I have this problem only when I use my laptop with an external monitor (this is the way I used to use it). So every time I start my laptop with the external monitor connected, it is unusable. When ...
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What do these options (see question) refer to?

Window Class Window Title Window Name Window ID Window Role Window Type These can be found in Compiz Window Management, Window Placement, Place Windows, Fixed Window Placement, and then by clicking ...
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Wireless mouse lag / delay in Ubuntu 14.04

My wireless mouse is very laggy in Ubuntu 14.04. I think this started after installing CompizConfig Settings Manager. I only enabled Wobbly Windows and disabled Snapping Windows. I also tried this ...
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How to fix my damaged linux by compiz please help

I tried to enable cube desktop in compiz and system crashes (both toolbars disappeared with windows controls ) i am running ubuntu 14.10 thank you sorry for bad english
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Ubuntu 14.04 + Mate + Compiz Hang when switching displays

I have a Thinkpad W540 laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 (Intel Graphics) with Mate and Compiz. During normal operation things seem fairly stable, however any time I add or remove a monitor the display ...
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Incredible compiz CPU usage!

right now I'm fighting against Compiz process CPU usage :'( As you can see, it's how many CPU is compiz consuming; it's a lot and it's overheating a bit the server. Also, stands out that the ...
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Screen tearing after disabling Compiz Composite Ubuntu 14.10

I accidentally unchecked the "Composite" checkbox, and pressed "Disable" buttons on every following dialog boxes. When I realized my mistake, I re checked it along with "Ubuntu Unity Plugin" and ...
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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Windows placement with dual monitors in 14.04

The placement of windows when opened with dual monitors is not quite working the way I want. It appears that using CCSM and the Place Windows plugin works as expected when the window opens in ...
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How can I disable DisplayPort-1 in grub?

How do I turn off/disable DisplayPort-1 in Grub? Specifically, I'm looking for something similar to GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="video=LVDS-1:d", except for DisplayPort-1 instead of LVDS-1. This is ...
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Compiz completely freezes after running application under WINE

I want to looking into this deeper and finally report it back to the devs. Not all WINE applications make compiz freeze, for example I was running Diablo 3 just fine yesterday. Anyway, for some ...
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Magic lamp effect blackens windows before minimizing it

I have the exact problem described here. Does anyone know a fix? Someone mentioned some method to fix the issue but the way he says it is too complicated for me. I don't understand the method much ...
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Ubuntu grid not working properly when window is maximized

If I press Ctrl+Alt+1 (or any other number on the numeric pad) while the window is maximized, nothing happens. However, if the window is not maximized everything works fine. Ctrl+Super+←↑→↓ works as ...
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ShowMouse not available in Compiz ubuntu 14.04

I have installed CCSM but in Accesibility not have ShowMouse plugin or others, only Enhanced Zoom... Please tell me how to get this plugin. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 . Thanks A lot!
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What are the relevant factors for full screen html5 video performance (Google Chrome beta)

I'm looking for the best performance of html5 video, running in Google Chrome Beta (open for other browser suggestions, but this seems to give the best performance now). I'm running this on Ubuntu ...
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Tray Icons missing after installing and uninstalling kubuntu-desktop

I installed kubuntu-desktop along side unity on lenovo yoga 2 pro but had to uninstall because it had issues with high dpi. But after I uninstalled , I see traces of kde here and there. One of those ...
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Unable to restore Unity after Compiz disable, can't open terminal

I've been looking through the forums and there are many similar problems but mine is a little different. I used Compiz and accidentally disabled Unity when I turned on Window Decoration. I found many ...
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Compiz Cube window icons on the taskbar?

I am using the Compiz Cube and I have 4 sides to my cube, how can I add them to my taskbar so I can click on them?
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Ubuntu stuck after login, supposedly due to OpenGL issues

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 14.04 about half a year ago, and so during my usage the system boot experience has been getting worse and worse: there were no problems with the initial startup, but ...
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Blank screen with pointer after boot high CPU usage

I have latest Ubuntu installed, most the time it's headless server I access using ssh. I've decided to make some use with X using VNC. Trying to set it up I've messed something up. Using combinations ...
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Compiz how to use Kwin's default Window decoration

Ok, so at first when I used Compiz, it kept the Kwin's Window Decoration, which I prefer. After uninstalling and reinstalling Compiz, it no longer uses Kwins, so I had to use their default, which ...
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U 14.04.1 won't load Unity either Terminal or anything at all but the Desktop Background

The problem occurred after installing some updates. The reason for this action was because I wasn't able to install most of the packages I tried to using apt-get and there was suggestion that this ...
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How to reinstall unity

I accidentally seem to have removed compiz and unity with by typing sudo apt-get install -f here is the output: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ...
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How can I make Xephyr fullscreen and sticky?

I'm trying to create a multiseat configuration on Ubuntu 14.04 where Xephyr runs as an application on a standard multiscreen display. I've got everything setup so that the standard X server ignores ...
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can't work any of the 14.04 crash fixes

None of the fixes work. I've tried them all. For example, all Ubuntu tells me is: root@kevin-desktop:~# sudo apt-get remove compiz-plugins W: Not using locking for read only lock file ...
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ubuntu wall disabled can't use keyboard

I have been using compiz, for a while but at some point it said. "you have to disable ubuntu wall" when I click disable, the top and left unity menu disappeared. and the close buttons and I can only ...
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Unity doesn't load after installing Nvidia Cuda

Current situation: After login, no Launcher, no Dash, no Icons appear, just the wallpaper (Desktop PC, Nvidia GTX 560 Ti, Ubuntu 14.04). How did I get into this bad spot? I installed CUDA (and some ...
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Unity in Ubuntu 14.10 not loading after installing and uninstalling FGLRX

I'm having a strange issue that I can't seem to resolve. I installed the latest catalyst drivers from AMD's website last night for my R9 270x through the software centre after downloading them. I'm ...
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Some Compiz plugins are not working correctly or are not working at all…Why?

I got a laptop running Ubuntu 14.04 with 4 Gb RAM,an AMD quad-core processor,running at 1.3 GHz frequency and a Radeon HD 8330 (Kabini) graphics card,which I think is in use and I got the open source ...
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How do I control Compiz or Compton with pygame or pyglfw?

So I have a Zorin6 -> Ubuntu14.04 -> Xubuntu14.04 installation running XFCE. I've figured out how to take over xfdesktop with PyOpenGL, but now I want to render my windows in the 3D space. What I ...
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unity doesn't start - a default configration backend is not used

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I login I get an empty dekstop. Here is a tutorial how to reset unity and compiz: ubuntu handbook. First of all I go to tty1 and I run command export DISPLAY=:0 Next: ...
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Where does Compiz store information about configuration backend

I use UBuntu 14.04. Compiz can use two types of configuration backend: Flat-file Configuration Backend (~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/Default.ini), GSettings Configuration Backend ...
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Ubuntu Unity (Compiz?) tearing when a window is full screen

I've have this really strange issue on Ubuntu with Unity and I make a window full screen. Here's a screenshot Notice on the left hand side you can see a gap where it's like the window does stretch ...
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How do I launch desktop apps from one installed desktop environment in a different desktop environment

So, I use LXDE and MATE, both working fine on my PC. I decided to switch to LXDE so I can make the appearance better. Although in MATE I was able to configure my Window Border colors using Compiz and ...
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Display a quote in ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and thought I would add a quote on desktop which displays it all the time. I found the following link and liked the second option (by Python User) Is there any way ...
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How to zoom using only scroll wheel - press and scroll

I would like to zoom like Ctrl + Scroll but using only scroll wheel - Scroll button + Sroll. In other words one hand scrolling. How to bind it (under Ubuntu)?
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High load when using “Scale for menu and title bars” on Nvidia proprietary driver

I have a 3200x1800 screen and use the "Scale for menu and title bars" setting at 2.0 to make text and buttons large enough to use with my eyesight. It looks great and works. However, the load on the ...
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Can't properly move windows no more

Ubuntu 14.04 here and as of yesterday moving windows by dragging them by the title bar is hard or next to impossible. The mouse "grabs" the window just for parts of the second if at all and then ...
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The “not-Uncommon problem for the Unity 3D users”; looking for a fix!

The Unity 3D desktop is not working, and because it's Ubuntu 12.04 that I'm using, I also had a default alternative Unity 2D (..heard that Unity 2D won't be there for newer releases!). I do have quite ...
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ccsm not offering key bindinds, just mouse actions

Running ubuntu 14.04.1, I've tried to use compiz config setting manager to modify the default behviour of ALT-TAB. I've ended up with a reboot, and now, when I try to define a key binding in ...
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Mouse has been hijacked

I purchased a "Gear head" wireless mouse and used ccsm to configure the scroll wheel left and right clicks to enable 'rotate cube' both left and right respectively. After not one, but two reboots, ...