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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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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Compiz annotate not working in fullscreen mode

Compiz annotate not working in fullscreen mode. If I annotate/draw while in full screen mode nothing happens. Then when I exit the fullscreen mode all my annotations appear. I tested Gedit and Chrome ...
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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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Disable Menu items access with keyboard shortcuts

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing some issues. When I press Alt + another key it opens the top menu bar to the corresponding menu (for example, if I press Alt+F then it opens the ...
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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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Compiz, weird artifacting on desktop cube

So I got MATE installed on Ubuntu GNOME I installed compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins and changed the window manager from marco to compiz. I enabled the desktop cube ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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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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System Monitor, Settings and other windows have no decoration

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 for a reasonable amount of time now, and I have never encountered this issue before. One day the frame (the part with the close, minimize and maximize buttons) just ...
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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 - ...
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Compiz frequently resetting “Initiate Window Move” shortcut key back to defaults

since i am using quiet a few applications where i need alt+leftmouse shortcut to be available - i installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and changed the shortcut under "Enable Move Window" - ...
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Edges of some windows running across workspaces in Unity

I like to use the Compiz Grid keyboard shortcuts to put windows on the left half and right half of my screen. But I've noticed that when running programs like GVim or the terminal, which require their ...
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2 Graphics cards, 3 monitors, when running compiz keyboard doesnt work on 1 monitor

I've got Ubuntu working with multiple graphics cards finally, both nvidia, onboard 7025 and a PCI-E 9800GT The 9800 has multiple outputs with 2 monitors connected and the onboard is activated with ...
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Widget Layer doesn't show up!

I installed and followed step-by-step compizconfig settings manager along with all the extra and the application screenlets (I used the following website as my ...
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My Unity is disabled, and when I run compiz then it says it is

How can I get this back on? I have tried every command reccomended for this problem but nothing works. I am running ubuntu 13.10 dual booted with windows 7.
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Prevent window from resizing when pulled away from a grid position

I use the compiz keyboard shortcuts ctrl-alt-[numpad] to position my windows on the screen. However, when i use the mouse to reposition such a "gridded" window, the window is resized to its ...
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How to enable Static Application Switcher?

In ccsm have I tried to enable "Static Application Switcher" which from the icon looks like what I am looking for, but it gave a conflict with Unity, and crashed the config files, so I had to delete ...
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Unity will not load after an upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 from 12.04

Unity worked fine when I was running 12.04 and after the upgrade to 12.10 Unity has not worked. I have tried installing Unity Tweak Tool and resetting unity but it didn't work. I get this when i try ...
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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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Shortcuts for Moving and Resizing Windows don't stay.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and I want to setup the keyboard shortcuts for moving and resizing windows. I found the specific location in Compiz to do this but the shortcuts that I choose won't stay ...
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Cpu usage over 20% on all cores fom compiz, Xorg, and at-spi2-registr

I noticed that on all 6 cores on my processor my computer is using 20-60%. No windows were open aside from the system monitor. I ran the command "top" in terminal and found that compiz is using ...
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Unity and Dash have disappeared

I have a headless Ubuntu machine at home that I usually ssh or VNC into. I've been using it for over six months and things were going great. Suddenly, two weeks ago, when I reboot the system after ...
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How to get Magic Lamp effect on Compiz to work properly

I am using Magic Lamp effect on Compiz along with Cairo Dock. I have noticed a very weird behaviour. When I start an application from Cairo, the MagicLamp effect makes the new window to open from ...
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How to enable mouse wheel zoom on GNOME 3.10 - Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10. I saw a video which said that we could do that on Unity by using Compiz, but when I tried on GNOME, didn't work at all. I also tried using a PPA ...
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Broken Pipe Error - TTY screen not accessible - Killall compiz command used

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS. For my project, I tried to kill the window manager using killall command. When I reboot the system, I am not able to login. I am not able to access tty sessions too. I am ...
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Move windows to workspaces defined in Place Windows compiz plugin

When I plug in external monitor and switch off default one, all started programs are set to workspace 1 event if they were assigned to another workspace. It's really annoying to move them manually ...
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Desktop is gone

I was turning compiz on and when i reboot the only thing i see is my desktop wallpaper, 1st i tried crtl+alt+T to open terminal it worked,but now doesn't work any more 2nd ctrl+alt+f1 (tty) asks for ...
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....
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Compiz not starting up on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having a problem where compiz or whatever launcher isn't starting up when I boot up my Ubuntu 12.04. I got the error message once saying compiz wasn't starting up, then I tried to reboot, and now ...
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Compiz and Intel g33/g31 flickering screen

I have installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a PC Celeron dual core 2.5 GHz, and 2 GB of RAM. The integrated video is 82G33/G31, and I have problems with flickering screen when playing videos with Compiz enabled. ...
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How to show “app” icon at previews in scale using hot corners?

How to show "app" icon at previews in scale using hot corners? Right now I get only windows preview with Ubuntu Tweak and CCSM in 13.10: I want the same effect but including for example, the chrome, ...