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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Compize fixed workspace sometimes not work with commandline program start

first thing I always do on fresh Ubuntu, is enable workspace, download compiz, make workspace wall 4x4 and pin specific programs to specific workspaces. It's great, but not alweys look the way I want. ...
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Ubuntu doesn't load, can't even open a terminal to type commands, even after boot repair

When I start Ubuntu I only get my desktop picture and am unable to open a terminal to type any commands. When I try a Guest session all I get is a red Ubuntu backdrop, nothing else. I tried boot ...
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unity reset Error for ubuntu 14.04

** (compiz:4310): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-6ZyiTNWdtq: Connection refused WARN 2014-08-20 12:23:49 unity.glib.dbus.server ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 compiz thumbnails preview flicker

Ubuntu 14.04.1 x64 (upgraded from 12.04) with Unity desktop Dell Latitude with NVIDIA GF119M (NVS 4200M) - Optimus is DISABLED Using NVIDIA legacy binary driver 304.117 When I set the CCSM option to ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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Ubunu 14.04 with VirtualBox won't load past login screen

I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox running under a Windows 8.1 host. When I run the VM and log in, Ubuntu becomes stuck. There is keyboard interaction and I can only move the cursor around. ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Desktop cube graphical errors on macbook pro

Okay, So I was recently fiddling around with ccsm and the desktop cube, and I enabled it, but the cube (or should I say sphere, since I changed it) has odd graphics. Here is a video of it acting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity - Applications missing from dash

When starting the dash (e.g. by hitting the Windows key) quite often (most of the time) there are no applications listed. Recent files and downloads show fine, but in order to have applications listed ...
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Skydome and dualscreen issues with 14.04 and compiz

This shows the issue with windows. As you can see they seem to be displayed as though there were 4 cubes. The issue is the same if I use the multiple cubes option as well. This shows the skydome ...
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Compiz magnifier not working on kde

I have ubuntu 14.04 and just switched from unity to kde(kubuntu-desktop). I use compiz magnifier when reading and it works on unity but not on kde. I like kde better and it's annoying to switch back ...
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Workspace-switching problem

Press super+s. You should see your 4 workspaces. Move your mouse, go over another workspace other than that which you were in. Press super+s again. You should go to the workspace that had the mouse ...
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Compiz got removed by chance and ubuntu dashboard and other features are not working.(Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried the following getting compiz back after removing ccsm gives me an error like no module named pygtk I tried this as well Can't start unity from command line Tried this as well ...
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Compiz - Change Magic Lamp minimize direction to be from the side of the window

The (non-wavy) magic lamp effect looks great, however, it always starts the animation from the top of bottom of the window making it minimize up or down and towards the launcher. Is it possible for ...
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Some problem about Compiz and GTK on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer : i3/4G/750G/VGA Intel HD3000 & 1GB NVidia with CUDA GT540M. I've some problems with Ubuntu 14.04 : Does Ubuntu 14.04 support Emerald Theme Manager? ...
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Recent update broke Unity on two of my installs

When booting, the login screen shows up normally, but after logging in all I see is my wallpaper. No panel or launcher. I can open my guake terminal with my keyboard shortcut which allows me to ...
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Compiz rotate to cube face with window problem

I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 on my Toshiba laptop right now. I have installed compiz and enabled cube and certain features of it. I have problem with rotate to cube face with window. When I try to switch ...
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Compiz expo curve artifacts issue

When viewing the Expo workspaces with "curve" deformation, there is an awfully glitchy looking and colorful artifact around the edges of the selected worspace. In addition, the workspace rectangles ...
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Quick swapping multiple monitors with compiz

I've looked at some of the previous askubuntu questions and didn't see how I might go about doing this. I have two monitors, and soon will have a third. I'd like to set up keyboard triggers that ...
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Trouble Enabling KDE Desktop Effects

I'm having a few issues with the kde desktop effects and I was wondering if someone might be able to shine some light on it. I'm using a netbook with Intel GMA 3600/3650 integrated graphics (I'm open ...
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Clicking on the app indicators iin the panel causes compiz to crash

so I have been using 14.04 for a couple of weeks without any problems but yesterday, after I installed a couple of new apps(Classic menu-indicator,diodon,tlp) and now every time I try to click on any ...
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how to change title bar color in gnome flashback compiz Radiance theme in 14.04

I'm using the gnome-flashback session (with compiz) in Ubuntu 14.04, and I mostly like the Radiance theme. However, the title bar only changes subtly between the focused window and the unfocused ...
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Unity not loading after log in. CCSM wont work

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, and my Desktop is gone. After I log in, Unity would not start and I am stuck with just a working mouse cursor. I have a hybrid AMD-Graphic card and I have removed anything ...
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How to re-apply fixed viewports after resolution change

I have setup CCSM so that some applications always open on certain viewports (aka workspaces) using the Place Windows option in CCSM. The problem is that if I remove my laptop from my monitor or ...
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My 3d windows doesn't work

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and my laptop is an AsusX550CA. Intel® Core™ i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 4 Intel® Ivybridge Mobile graphics I ran the command ...
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Compiz Wobbly issue after upgrade to 14.04 64bit

I upgraded to 14.04 64 bit. The issue is, when I switch (Alt+Tab) from google chrome to another application (say file manager), chrome shakes in the background. This happens only when I do ...
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Install and use compiz dim plugin without installing ccsm

Is it possible to install and use the Compiz Dim plugin without installing CCSM ? I'm trying to keep the number of packages installed to a minimum.
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Display (compiz/unity) errors

When i press the "Windows" (Super) key the starter will appear as if i pressed and hold the key. When io swich to my other account it works fine resetting unity and compiz achieved nothing. Sound ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Grid compiz plugin different than on fedora

I launched ubuntu 14.04 live cd and fedora 20 live cd, and noticed that grid plugins in compiz are differnet. On ubuntu it has windows like snapping features, and in fedora it can only resize and move ...
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Black Window when an attempt to minimize is made

When I minimize a window, it turns black. This happens only when I minimize, and with the proprietary drivers. Any help?
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NVRM: Xid Nvidia Geforce Go 6150 Ubuntu 14.04

3D Compiz and Ubuntu 14.04 hangs. In /var/log/syslog shows the error: NVRM: Xid (0000:00:05): 13, 0000 000091d8 00000002 00000104 e0016100 0,000,008th NVRM: Xid (0000:00:05): 9, Channel 00000020 ...
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Missing Ubuntu animations

I recently reinstalled my nvidia drivers & ever since then my GUI has been acting different. e.g - I can't see the workspace switching transition animation, workspace switches when switching ...
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How to enable 3d cover flow for windows in ubuntu 14.04?

I would like to know how can I enable 3d cover flip in ubuntu to switch between opened windows.
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Fullscreen hotkey bind not taking

My problem is I can't get the following setting to "take": I read on ubuntu forums (and unfortunately I can't post more than 2 links in this post) that the bind may be overwritten by compiz settings ...
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Unity doesn't load on boot, even after re-installing after mistakingly deleted

An install of Ubuntu 13.10 was messed up due to compiz; so I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on it. After my 2nd session, Unity won't startup when I boot (the log-in screen works, but I've ...
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Use Compiz to Render 3d Anaglyph

I recently found out that compiz has or rather had a plugin which can be used to render the desktop in 3d Anaglyph. But all the ppas are very old and don't work on trusty. I wanted to know where can I ...
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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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How to edit ccsm manually in ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to built my own ubuntu 14.04 cd image with UCK, I would like to know if is there a way to edit ccsm manually to change the "MINIMIZE ON CLICK" setting so when I build the image that change ...
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How do I disable Xorg/Compiz et al from a computer that has a graphics board?

I have a desktop computer I want to use as file server. It has "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Ubuntu thinks the computer has an video monitor hooked-up, which it has not. How do I tell Ubuntu it ...
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No animations in compizconfig settings manager under macbuntu

I have already looked at this question - No animation options showing in CompizConfig Settings Manager but it didn't resolve my issue. I'm running macbuntu. Is there any way that I can use animations ...
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How to remove title bar of an application in GNOME 3.10

I want to remove an application title bar by window id. I don't want to remove the title bar of all opened windows. I use GNOME 3.10 and also I used CompizConfig as in: Can I hide the title bar of ...
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compiz/unity corrupted 13.10

for some reason when I booted my computer this morning my desktop was all messed up... When I started any program it would be on 4/5 of my screen. My desktop looked horrible with some kind of ...
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Switching workspaces not working after compiz

I recently installed compiz config and enabled animations on windows and some other places but i got a big issue on workspaces, they don't work at all, not when click on an open app in another ...
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What do Compiz short-cuts <Shift>Prior and <Shift>Next mean?

I'm trying to use the negative plug-in but it does not work. First, I don't know what Prior and Next are. Next, if I change the short-cuts they just revert back after I re-open the setting manager. ...
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12.10 - Not appear top bar, left bar and Compiz closed unexpectly

I'm sorry, my english is not good. I'm trying to start ubuntu after the 12.10 upgrade, but appeared a black screen with a _ white. Now, after read some questions here, I got start recovery mode and ...
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I can't open CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubuntu 13.10

When I upgraded my ubuntu from 'raring ringtail' to 'saucy salamander' my CompizConfig Setting Manager does not open. When I type fusion-icon in terminal, I see the following message: compizconfig - ...