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 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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How can I get the “Group and Tab Windows” plugin in compiz on Ubuntu 14.04

I while ago I remember using the compiz plugin "Group and Tab Windows". Now I would like to use it again, but I have found out that it is part of the compiz-plugins-extra, which is just an empty ...
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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, ...
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gradient colors look terrible in Ubuntu

A few days ago an update broke somehow my setup, as now all gradient colors look pretty terrible on my monitor. I can clearly see the sharp contour of all the different color tones, especially in dark ...
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After starting Metacity, Unity crashes

I used metacity --display=:0 --replace in the CTRL+ALT+F1 terminal window to try to speed up the incredibly slow Unity, but instead, Unity crashed. Then I tried unity after launching Terminator (by ...
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Is it possible to configure Compiz for changing workspaces/viewports with mouse wheel on Workspace Switcher applet (12.04, GNOME Classic)?

I'm on Ubuntu Precise LTS 12.04.5 running GNOME Classic Session. I use 1 row with 5 columns (5 virtual desktops) on one monitor. In GNOME Classic Session (without Compiz) I was able to change ...
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After installing compizconfig-settings manager settings no longer work

Heres my issue, i work with ubuntu and set up a very effective keyboard shortcut system that, after i had to install compizconfig-settings manager stopped working. In dconf the keybinds are still ...
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How to set a zoom on scroll

I would like to set a zoom on scroll with compiz because of my HiDPI computer I have some problems like that: https://twitter.com/Nekdev/status/537732809800970242 For now I configured the scroll of ...
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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window management with compiz

HI there I am running Ubuntu 12.04 . i am now using compiz (window management)to help launch apps in default workspaces, however when dialog boxes belonging to those apps appear, the app moves ...
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Compiz rotate activated because of lost window focus and scrolling issue

Recently, I did some alterations of lightDM and my default greeter. I think during that time, I absently changed a setting for Compiz, maybe in dconf though I'm not too sure, but it's all sorts of ...
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Screen tearing with multiple monitors

I've got three monitors total, in portrait mode. There's a lot of screen tearing when dragging windows around. How can that be fixed? Additional information: OS: Ubuntu 14.10 graphics card: AMD ...
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compiz manager animations

How do I get CompizConfig Manager with extra addons animations (burn fire, domino etc)? At the moment I'm using 14.04 version. In ubuntu 12.x version these extra addons were comming together with the ...
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In compiz, how can I match windows that have focus?

I've been messing around with window matching in Compiz, which is documented here. How do I match the window that currently has focus vs. those that do not? This is not documented in the wiki. Thanks. ...
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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Auto Log off when start Ubuntu 14.04

ubuntu auto log off after logging (black screen, and auto return to log off screen) ... This problem happend after last update!!! I tried to reinstall compiz, reset but nothing change I installed xfce ...
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Both unity 7 and unity 8?Desktop cube?

I want to ask you: 1) Can I have both unity 7 and unity 8 installed at the same time like I have unity and KDE right now?So that all i have to do is switch between them during logon? 2) How do I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + compiz + different wallpapers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enabled the cube desktop with compiz, so far so good, I have my cube desktop with 4 workspaces, the thing is that all the workspaces have the same wallpaper. When I run ...
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how to install emerald in ubuntu 14.04?

How to install emerald in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed compiz manager but whenever I enabled Windows Decoration for enabling emerald, unity breaks. Its the second time I am installing Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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Window manager crashing at startup even after compiz --replace

Today I decided to finally install ubuntu on my computer (with windows) so I installed it from my USB key. But when I start it I can't move,close or maximize/minimize any window, the top left buttons ...
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Removing shadow between launcher and panel

How do I remove that shadow? Looks very ugly.
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How can I set raise-window-button from the command line?

I have a script with commands such as: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-2 "['<Alt>F2']" which I use to reset my gnome settings when an update decides my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 graphics problems

I have problems with ubuntu 14.04 unity. The programs that I use for example Google Chrome sometimes go black. THen in order to seeagain the program I should minimize maximize the window and this only ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + gnome-session-flashback + nvidia drivers - Xorg needs to restart after login for proper graphics

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with gnome-session-flashback. I installed ccsm (compiz setting manager) and nvidia drivers. When I login, I get no crashes nor error messages, but all the windows ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Compiz doesn't want work on startup

I have problem with compiz. Doesn't work start at startup. I add entry to Settings Manager -> Sessions -> Autorun , but doesn't work. I also copy /usr/applications/compiz.desktop to .config/autorun , ...
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Maximized window has free space on bottom

Im trying to run streams of Warcraft 3 on ubuntu 14.04. Everething is good. But it have to be windowed mode for working stream correctly. Im running it with command env ...
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Not able to get the KDE desktop after upgrading from 10.04 to 14.04

I upgraded my laptop from Kubuntu 10.04LTS to 14.04LTS. After upgrade I am not able to get the launchbar, I only see desktop items. After google-ing I tried to re-install unity/compiz but I got this ...
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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 ...