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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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 ...
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How to change WM theme in Xubuntu 15.10 + compiz?

Gnome-tweak-tool seems to have deleted the feature to change the window decoration theme. gnome-tweak tool
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X-window freezes (Firefox) but becomes active again if I maximize the window

Occasionally the Firefox window freezes. The cure is to maximize the window and then I can resize it to the previous size. This happens very rarely (so its not a big problem). However, I have ...
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I tried to re-compile the unity desktop for ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having trouble understanding how to execute my results

I hope you will forgive me if this is not the right place for this question: I compiled and installed ubuntu desktop following the instructions given at ...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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new workspaces took over my teo original workspaces out of the blue Ubuntu 12.04

After several failed boot sequences I managed to login but got four new workspaces. Two are attached to my two original workspaces. Another two workspaces are independent. I can´t work in the original ...
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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Compiz - Put - specify the monitor ordering

Compiz is not honoring the display order set in 'display->settings', or in Nvidia settings. Using 4 monitors, put'ing the window to the next display via keyboard shortcut, does not put the window on ...
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when I restart compiz after it crashes it doesn't show some windows that is on the screen

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. I use gnome+cairo-dock session. Sometimes compiz crashes and I restart it with compiz --replace command. Compiz starts running but some windows on the screen go ...
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How to prevent cycling of windows using alt+ mouse_button_6

I often use alt+mouse_middle_drag(button_2) to resize window. With the logitech mouse I also have button_6 which is when I click the scrollwheel on left side. Now alt+ mouse_button_6 cycles ...
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Compiz Plugin “Rotate Cube” problem on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have "Rotate Cube" compiz plugin installed and activated, however everytime I reboot I need to disable "Rotate Cube" and then re-enable in Compiz Config Settings Manager for the 'Edge Flip Move' to ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Ubuntu 14 - nouveau error

I use ubuntu 14. About three days ago computer started hanging when I work - I even can't move mouse, so I press power button to restart the computer. It happens about 1-7 times an hour. For example I ...
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Ubuntu desktop not working after compiz

I downloaded Ubuntu14.04 onto a netbook and to try and get the most out of it I downloaded compiz. As soon as I changed the compiz settings my desktop was rendered useless. I've tried the command ...
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Minecraft + IntelliJ + Compiz + Step-Debugging = No Mouse Cursor!

I am trying to step-debug some code in Minecraft using IntelliJ. Minecraft captures the mouse cursor while active and when a break-point is hit the mouse cursor is not returned back to the window ...
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Strange blur effect after upgrading to Werewolf

After I upgraded my laptop to werewolf, there's a strange blur effect on the desktop. Suddenly, but gradually, the screen will begin to blur. It's not a screensaver, it can happen in the middle of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 login loop in fresh install

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 and realized, that I stuck in login loop - compiz won't start. Install is fresh, I have this problem even if I try Ubuntu in live USB. I think it has something with ...
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Zoom single windows

I know how to zoom the entire screen using CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) and its Enhanced Zoom Desktop plug-in. (from here) But what if I want to just zoom a single window? This could maybe ...
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Compiz: how to change alt-tab behavior to use the static application switcher (no window grouping)

I can't get used to the default Ubuntu alt-tab behavior (window grouping, etc), so every time I setup my desktop (ie after a reinstall or on a new machine) I end up googling for ways to revert to a ...
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I want all my application to open with specific Width and height

i want all my ubuntu desktop apps to open with particular width and height for example whenever i open my terminal i have set it to open at at the centre of my screen this is the setting i addded to ...
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Multiple monitors simple workspace sharing

I currently have the following config of workspaces: 1 2 3 4 If I plug a second monitor in is there a way to switch simply to: 1 | 2 3 | 4 I.e. no change to the configuration, but simply ...
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can i transfer compiz plugins from one computer to another with same compiz version (9.7.0)?

im am running compiz 9.7.0 with the experimental plugins running fine; i have another ubuntu computer with same versions of ubuntu (12.04) and compiz, but i can no longer access the scripts from git ...
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Bug Ubuntu 15.10 - mouse does not work properly, I can't do anything

The funny thing is that I solve the problem but when you reboot it comes back. I solve write: $ dconf reset -f /org/ compiz $ setsid unity # unity --reset-icons Then everything works properly but ...
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Desktop Cube Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 doesn't work

I have searched and search and I may not be the best searcher. I had installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and was using Unity. I tried activating the cube and it didn't work. So I did a fresh install of Ubuntu ...
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Windows shift a bit every time they are opened

I have been experiencing a funny issue for a few years now and haven't been able to find a resolution yet. I have the Compiz "Place Windows" setting set to center my windows, and overall it works ...
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Major issues with theme, login, and compiz/unity in general

Sometimes when logging in I encounter multiple issues. After login my theme is gone (numix gtk and icons), and I then am forced to login a second time. One time my cursor disappeared completely. I ...
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Why Compiz Fusion doesn't work well since Ubuntu 12.04?

Since Ubuntu 12.04 compiz fusion doesn't work well. I don't know why when i active "Cube Reflection Deformation" my screen turns dark. like this: How do I change the brightness in Compiz? and when i ...
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How to recover panel that desappeared after using compiz and windows decoration?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. After turning turning in (and off) windows decoration, the panel disappeared. I could recover the unit and the launcher, but the upper panel is missing. I have tried: dconf ...
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Have to reset compiz on every update to fix theme

I have Numix GTK and Icons theme installed, but every time ubuntu base is updated, I lose the theme. The only way to fix it (that I've found) is to run dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Then I have to ...
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Unity GUI won't start, compiz crash?

I upgraded and rebooted today and now I can't get Unity / X Window to start. I used to have it auto log-in since I was using the computer for kodi (xbmc). Now I get a purple screen with dots, which ...
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How to install Compiz on GNOME?

I want to replace my WN (Mutter) with Compiz. How do I do this properly without damaging Mutter and with the option to use Mutter again if the installation of Compiz fails? Thanks in advance,
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VLC media player window is overlaying other windows in Ubuntu 14.04 - compiz Window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on Oracle Virtual Box. Window Manager in Ubuntu is compiz. The issue I am facing is when I am playing a media file in VLC or any other media player the window is overlaying ...
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how to activate window environment after it was deactivated by compiz?

On my Ubuntu 14.04. I mistakenly deactivate my window environment, now nothing seems to be work the windows is just static, I cant go to the terminal or open up any application on my computer. And if ...
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Workaround for unity compiz hot corners (and other) bug/issue

I have recently re-installed Ubuntu 14.04. I installed the Unity Tweak Tool and set hot corners for Window Spread and Show Workspaces. After rebooting, the hot corners were not working. I remember ...
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Major desktop smoothness improvement — can someone duplicate?

Cross-posting from https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1496525: I just found this while trying to tweak performance in compizconfig -- I'm currently running 14.04.3 with all of the ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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Compiz high (>90%) IOWait when idle

I noticed strange high IOWait for very long time on System Load Indicator (Ubuntu 15.04). This happens sometimes when I login again to ubuntu (from lockscreen) and immediately after that the IOWait ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Nvidia Driver Sluggish response with legacy driver

So I recently updated my ubuntu to 15.04 like so many others. I've got a Nvidia 9500 GT GPU running with this. With 15.04, though I got pretty decent visual experience and sleek performance on ...
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When I'm trying to close the top window, the background window is closed. Why?

I work with only one desktop (with workspaces disabled) in Ubuntu v14.04 LTS. I installed the Compiz Config Settings Manager aptitude install compiz-settings-manager Sometimes the close button, ...
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Compiz Shift Switcher - Multiple Workspaces

The compiz shift switcher does not go back through history of the windows I last used like I might expect. The issue seems to be related to when I am working across multiple workspaces and works fine ...
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[SOLVED]Can't close windows or move them, keyboard hotkeys don't work and task bars are invisible

This is super strange, my windows don't have the close, maximize and minimize buttons, I can't move them either, can't see my task bar and my upper bar, the one with the time and functionalities like ...
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External Monitor listed in CompizConfig but not in System Settings

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad W520 with dual-booted (forced legacy) installs of Windows 10 Pro and Ubuntu 15.04. My CPU (from lscpu) is Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2720QM CPU @ 2.20GHz, and my GPU is a NVidia ...
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14.04 logs in to black screen

I've searched here on AU for similar issues, tried many things including most all of the suggested fixes from this question without success. (Trying hard to avoid getting the dupe post flag here!) ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 sees 2560x1080 resolution only sometimes ;/

I have a huge problem with my ubuntu 15.04. I have the monitor lg 29UB65-p. When I connect monitor to the launched laptop (i5 1st gen, NVIDIA GT330M, drivers 340.76), the Ubuntu doesn’t see 2560x1080 ...
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Unity Window placement fun and games on Multiple Monitors

I am playing around with Compiz and positioning windows and having fixed workspaces and so on. I'm actually impressed with how powerful the tool is. The problem I am trying to work around is dealing ...
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With CompizConfig zoom, touchscreen cursor is in wrong position

On LTS 14.04, I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager to zoom in on part of the desktop, and I've enabled 'Toggle zoom area lock' because I want to be able to interact easily with the calculator app ...
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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...