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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After replacing compiz with mutter, can't access programs

While looking for a replacement for compiz window manager i found "mutter". I downloaded it and ran mutter -r to replace compiz with mutter. I didn't really liked it so i stopped it, with ctr-c. ...
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Semi transparent rectangles in Ubuntu 16.04

I get these strange semi transparent rectangles. They are overlaying other windows. They often arrange in different formations. Does anyone know what's causing this or how to fix it? P.S I had the ...
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How to change the size of the “static application switcher”?

I changed the application switcher from unity's to Static Application switcher, using CompixConfig. See screenshot below. I love it!!! but have 1 problem - the preview of the windows is a bit small. ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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Compiz Cube Size & Small Bug Occurred

1) I noticed that when I enter cube view, it is quite large on my screen compared to what I've seen on other's desktops. Is it possible to change how large or zoom out of the cube view? 2) Once I ...
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Compiz Cube View

I just enabled the cube view and I have my vertical & horizontal set to 4. However, I only get the horizontal cube view when I switch workspaces, I don't see the 3D cube. What am I missing?
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Applications deleted after installing KDE

I installed KDE recently because I was getting some XWindow errors for normally useable applications in Unity. However, I noticed this install deleted some applications. This might just be normal ...
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How to invert the wheel mouse effect in Switcher of compiz?

on Ubuntu 14, I use compiz for Windows manager. I'm using the module Switcher to use a flip 3D effect to switch windows. The mouse wheel up bring the window on the left to focus. How to invert the ...
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Disable compiz before login

I just installed Ubuntu MATE on an old laptop that I use as tool at work, and I had a little extra time, so I customized it a little. Doing so, I enabled compiz, which seemed to work fine. There was ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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No Unity Launcher or Menu showing after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried most of the other things I could find in other threads after googling and searching stack exchange. Restarting Unity, reinstalling unity, reinstalling ubuntu desktop, trying to go to ...
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Why screen flash when you minimize and restore clock multiple times?

sudo apt install stopwatch open the clock you just installed run the stopwatch. click minimize and restore from unity launcher multiple times. disco time with compiz . unity. well its happening for ...
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Auto-raise with compiz not working properly in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I use auto-raise with compiz and from time to time it doesn't work properly. It just stops auto focusing hovered windows. What kind of info do I need to collect to get to a solution ? (Logs, ...
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Docky closes apps when click instead of focusing

I am using MATE with compiz and Docky is one of the programs I like to use. Lately a problem raised, when a windows which is not in focus is clicked then it closes. The expected behavior is to focus ...
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How can I make a program go fullscreen and use the whole gpu

I have an android virtual machine (using Genymotion which works on top of virtual box). I get frame drops because I have lots of programs open. I press F11 to go fullscreen but it's no difference. I ...
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Shortcuts and Unity features broken after update

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from the daily live distribution some weeks before it was released as LTS. I executed an apt-get upgrade yesterday and many packages were upgraded, including some related to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and fallback mode settings misunderstanding

I've updated my 14.04 to 16.04. As a big unity-hater, I immediately reinstalled gnome-flashback. But it turned out I cannot configure it with ccsm anymore (as a simple example, trying to bind 'show ...
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CompizConfig-Settings-Manager bug/error?

I am a Linux beginner user. I installed sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Immediately after I press Alt+F2 and type compiz --replace(otherwise the opacity ...
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16.04 update broke unity

When upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 unity just broke, and when trying to run unity from a command line compiz (core) gives me a segmentation fault (core dumped). If you can't fix it, please suggest an ...
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“Ghost” volumes' windows showing up in Alt+Tab

I have a strange problem after upgrading to 16.04. I have two volumes that show up when I Alt+Tab, but there are no windows open going around. If I try to open them, by Alt+Tabbing to them, nothing ...
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Gnome Classic doesn't seem to start any more

I have gdm installed with Ubuntu 12.04. For a session I select Gnome Classic. This used to work fine, now for some reason when I try to start a Gnome Classic session, the screen flashes, and starts an ...
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Compiz: give focus to previous window after minimizing

After I minimize a window (by clicking on the - button in the titlebar), I need to get focus on the previously active window. This is what normally happens in Metacity and in its fork, Marco. However ...
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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Unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager doesn't fix image tearings

I've been getting image tearings while watching movies on Ubuntu 14.04. I've read about unticking the Sync to Vblank box in CompizConfig Settings Manager, but that hasn't actually fixed it. I have ...
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Is there a way to transmit mouse clicks to a window under the one clicked on?

Let me clarify. I am using compiz on Unity, and I use the variable opaquness option, where you hold ALT and scroll wheel down, and you decrease the opacity of the window the mouse is over. That way I ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager : application switcher not working

My CompizConfig Settings Manager shows all the app switcher. Ring and shift switcher work fine. But application switcher and static application switcher leads to no unity. Like this Unity doesn'...
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How to set minimise and maximise effects via command line

I am making install script for my home (and friend's) pc. I want to make the minimise and maximise animation Sidekick. So far i found this: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/animation/...
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What could possibly cause openshot to make the Static Application Switcher crash Ubuntu?

Today I observed a weird behavior in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed openshot and soon after I tried to alt-tab between applications using the Static Application Switcher from Compiz. This caused the ...
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Color Unity HUD based on Compiz wallpaper

I use the Compiz wallpaper plugin for my wallpaper, as I like the spanning and sliding it does, but I have one problem with it: It doesn't set the Unity dash colors. Is there any way to make it work?
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graphics problem after update to Ubuntu 14.04, kernel 3.16.0-62 (and predecessor)

I did a system update on the 14.04 installation on my laptop, yesterday. After rebooting, all seemed fine until after I entered my password in the login screen. As usual the login disappeared leaving ...
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Cant swap ESC with CAPS LOCK

I read a lot o guides on this theme, and this guide worked for me:How to permanently switch Caps Lock and Esc However after some recent update it does not work. Additionally i reseted the dconf-...
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Temporarily use default compiz settings

A while ago, I fiddled around in the compiz settings. I need a way to temporarily use the default compiz settings, and be able to use my custom settings later again. How can I do this?
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(Ubuntu 14.04 With Gnome 3.12) Compiz not showing Top Panel but effects working

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.12. try to start Compiz with "compiz --replace". but no Top panel started. at the terminal, where i started the command, showing "compiz (decor) - Warn: No default ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my ubuntu 14.04

unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to reset compiz,getting error after the restart machine desktop menu bar and side panels maximize and minimize missing even terminal all ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a reboot,...
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Xserver crashes and restarts during boot after an update on Ubuntu 14.04

I updated today these packages in Ubuntu 14.04: apt (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-transport-https (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-utils (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 bind9-...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz?

Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz? This would be ideal if I could get compiz to apply a specific profile when it detects my monitor being plugged or unplugged from my laptop. ...
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Decorate or highlight a specific window

Are there any Unity or Compiz extensions that would allow me to highlight or decorate a specific window (from the window's title bar context menu)? The idea is that if there's some window that I'm ...
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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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Software Application are not launching after change compizconfig settings manager

I unintentionally change some setting on compizconfig settings manager. Then I could not see the maximize, minimize and close buttons. After this i roll back my settings from this Unity doesn't ...
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How do I fix high COMPIZ CPU consumption 14.04 other “fixes” haven't worked

So everything was working perfectly fine until I tried to install the proprietary drivers. (I have an Nvidia Ge Force 320m) I had a suspicion that I may be unable to boot, and my suspicion was right......
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Compiz cube - Skydome Field Of View broken

I managed to turn on the 3D cube and everything around it. But the skydome displays broken. I can verbally identify the problem as it's a common thing in gaming and 3D graphics in general. The camera'...
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Error 4 in libframe

I have a Dell Latitude. Every once in a while when after closing the laptop's lid and reopening it, Ubuntu (or, probably, something in Ubuntu) crashes, and I see a login screen after which everything ...
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some strange kind of screen tearing

What I'm really asking for is the name of the issue. This square in the middle of the screen seems to be "ahead" of the outer square. When I'm watching a movie for example and there's some kind of a ...