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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Why does ubuntu-bug imply that I shouldn't report bugs for Compiz and Unity?

I run ubuntu-bug compiz. Select no it's not unity. (Although I get the same result if I report for unity.) Then I'm presented with this question: Development is completed for the 'natty' version ...
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Doom-II-like red flashing screen

I want my screen to flash red so that it looks similar to getting hit by a rocket in Doom II, preferably using cli tools. I've seen that redshift does something similar just way too slow so I tried ...
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What is causing my spacebar to randomly stop working?

A couple of times a day, I'll be typing something and realise I can't type spaces. Usually the cursor will flicker instead when I press the spacebar, and I can type all other letters as far as I can ...
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Compiz takes too much resources

I noticed that Compiz is taking an awful lot of resources when not doing anything special. I've done some research and found that there are other people with alike problems, but I couldn't find a ...
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Which Compiz plugins can I safely disable?

On 11.10, which Compiz plugins are enabled by default? I.e. I should leave them enabled for some particular reason. I've imported my Compiz settings from my previous install and so I can't tell. I'd ...
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Is there any time tracker that is aware of Unity workspaces?

Hamster is unable to detect my four Unity 3D workspaces: Is there currently any time tracker that can?
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Can I annotate the screen in Gnome Shell?

Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.
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Forcing fullscreen across dual-monitors

I write a lot of code, and I prefer my editor window (emacs) to be 100% of all my screen space. (ideally, not even title bar, but not going for that yet...). I usually stretch it out, but in 11.10 ...
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How to reset Unity to defaults? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? I tried to activate some Compiz effect via CCSM (I think wobbly windows) and Compiz crashed and froze up the screen. So I used the ...
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How can I make my windows “burn” when I close them?

I have CompizConfig Settings Manager installed, but I don't know how to make windows burn when I close them. How can I make this so?
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Which window manager offers the best stability?

I installed Unity window manager and love it, except that it is always crashing, When I say crashing, I mean that it is unrecoverable, I can't kill anything even from TTY. It occurs usually once a ...
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How do I eliminate the extra title bar?

I'm using Oneiric 11.10, Unity 2D, and compiz (modifying some ccsm settings); I've activated the effects plug-in on ccsm, and when I apply the changes by typing in the terminal compiz --replace, I get ...
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Resize window and content continuously

Is it possible to get Ubuntu to continuously resize a window and it's content? Looking in the CompizConfig Settings Manager under re-size window it has the options: Normal, Outline, Rectangle, Stretch ...
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How to use Compiz as the window manager for Unity

When I tried to enable compiz, it said that I can't because of mutter. How may I enable compiz?
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Accidentally inverted the colour of all windows

I fat fingered a short-cut in Thunderbird and now the colours of all my application windows are inverted. I'm not sure what combination I hit (I was trying for Alt-1). How do I get my colour scheme ...
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Desktop dims when Thunderbird and Firefox are launched

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 (almost default install regularly updated) Unity interface on ASUS X53U (AMD Brazos Dual Core C60 with 2GB RAM). On launching Thunderbird and Firefox, the application dims ...
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Show all windows in 12.04

I have install new Ubuntu 12.04 (clear install) but I have this issue with windows - when I wanted all windows to by shown, I just put cursor in left bottom corner as I set it up, but now, even though ...
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How to change the level of animation in Ubuntu 12.10?

In Ubuntu 10.04 there was a special option, which provided you an ability to change an animation level in one click. But it doesn't exist in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. Which parameters I should change ...
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windows 7-like snap window maximize and vertical feature [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys? Is there anything that provides functionality in gnome/compiz/ubuntu similar to Window 7's new ...
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How do I disable the orange resizing of windows when I put them up against the edge of the screen?

Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity. How do I disable the orange resizing of windows when I put then up against the edge of the screen. -And instead move then to another workspace next that edge? I have tried ...
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“Sorry Ubuntu * has experienced an internal error” /usr/bin/compiz

I installed 13.04 as a virtual machine using VirtualBox from Oracle. When it was done doing the install, it says that it needs a reboot. After the reboot, I got this message: Sorry Ubuntu 13.04 ...
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How to upgrade Compiz to 0.9.8 or downgrade to 0.8.6 in 12.04?

For a very long time, I'm experiencing this bug in Compiz. It makes my windows flash, when rotating the desktop cube. None of the animations work properly execpt the Wobbly windows. However the ...
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(Dual Monitor and 12.04) Snapping window to full screen puts the window on other monitor

Background (This problem does not occur in Unity 2D) When moving a window around, and putting the cursor to the top of a screen, the orange box expands across the screen and you let go and the ...
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How to customise window decoration whilst using Compiz on Xubuntu?

I have installed Compiz on Xubuntu 11.10 with sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz --replace ccp & In the process the XFCE window decoration theme is overridden by ...
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Unity 3D not working no longer works after update

I've been using Oneric since the first beta version, and I'm using it on my Acer 5810TG laptop. Recently, though I don't know which day exactly, after performing routine updates from legit PPAs, ...
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Is it possible to adjust the snap feature?

Is it possible to adjust the snap feature in 11.04? I want something like 2/3 1/3 instead of 1/2 1/2 of the screen.
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How can I hide the decoration of maximized windows?

I just added the Window Buttons applet to my panel, but it seems that the Hide Compiz decorations for maximized windows feature no longer works after my upgrade to Natty. Is there another way to ...
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Make application always on visible workspace by default?

I want my calculator to always appear on the visible workspace. Right now, I have to right click its title bar every time I open it and check the option, but I know earlier versions of Compiz allowed ...
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Unity Crashed, Ctrl + Alt + T not working, Logonscreen bland

Initially I realize this isn't going to have all the information needed so one of the first things that would be good is getting advice on how to obtain the relevant debug logs or... how to actually ...
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How can I use wobbly windows effect on Cinnamon?

I would like to know if possible, then how to achieve Wobbly Windows and cube on Cinnamon GUI ? I am running Ubuntu 12.04 minimal with cinnamon MDM is the login manager i use.
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Which alternative to using CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)

The warning "What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?" is referenced in a lot of answers. But no alternative to it is proposed anywhere. What are the alternatives ? In ...
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windows border disappeared in ubuntu 12.04

the window borders disappeared mostly when I start a game or an application and then close it. it seems to be a compiz issue and when I restart compiz it will work again but I also get the following ...
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AMD Catalyst Control Center crashes silently when I click 'apply' after changing dual monitor settings, unless run from terminal window

AMD CCC crashes when I hit 'apply' after changing dual monitor settings Procedure: I open AMD Catalyst Control Center I select 'Display Manager' on the left I choose the 'Multi-display desktop' ...
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Workspaces don't work on my system

It shows only one workspace when I click on workspaces icon, what should I do?
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How do I focus an “urgent” application?

Sometimes applications will wiggle in the launcher and have a blue triangle. (See compiz config settings for Unity.) How can I set a keyboard command to bring that application to the front in Ubuntu ...
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Why isn't CompizConfigSettings Manager installed along side Unity?

If unity is shipped by default, and using CompizConfigSettings is recommended for configuration, shouldn't CompizConfigSettings Manager be installed along with it?
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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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Unity not Working 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS x64. I did a sudo apt-get upgrade yesterday and restarted my PC. Now my taskbar and panel are missing. When I try to restart Unity using unity --replace Then I get error: ...
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Ring switcher is not automatically selecting the windows on key release

I configured the ring switcher with the CCSM. I press Super + Tab and I start to cycle between all windows, but when I release the keys on the desired one, I have to either click on it or press ...
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Where's the screen to enable/disable 3d visual effects?

I just upgraded from 11.4 to 11.10 and my desktop effects (like wobbly windows) are gone (they are still enabled in the compiz-config thingy). So I'm looking for the window/screen that would let me ...
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Mouse hover over submenu item does not expand menu until I leave and re-enter item

In gnome, whenever I click on a contextual menu item (eg. right click on a window in the task bar) and then hover over a sub-item (eg. Move to another workspace) that is expandable, the submenu is not ...
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How to make Conky text semitransparent?

Okay, before you ask me to RTFM, I'll show you a screenshot, and describe my situation: Screenshot This is what I want to get. The screenshot above shows (semitransparent) Conky, but the ...
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Confused about what makes up the Ubuntu GUI

I am now getting more into customizing my Ubuntu experience and want to understand better what all these different things I keep running into are. What is Gnome3 and Gnome2 in relation to GTK3 or ...
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List and enable/disable Compiz plugins on command line

How can I see the default set of Compiz plugins and add or remove plugins from the set using the command line interface? Is there a config file I can edit for system-wide configuration?
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No window snapping on fresh install

I recently downloaded 11.10 and demoed on the Live CD. Snapping worked great. After installing snapping no longer works. I tried recreating my home directory from /etc/skel as well as creating a ...
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How to make dropdown menus have shadow?

When I right-click on desktop, there's no shadow of menu. How can I make all dropdown menus have shadow?
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Wallpaper in each workspace and right-click problem

I wanna set 4 different wallpapers in my 4 workspaces by setting in CCMS (wallpaper plugin). It just only work if show_desktop (gconf-editor->apps/nautilus/preference) is unchecked. But after that I ...
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Why does every window fade when I rotate the desktop cube?

I am setting up a laptop for a friend with Ubuntu 10.10. I turned on fancy visual effects and the "desktop cube" plugin as well. When I rotate the cube every window and even the wallpaper gets dark ...
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How do I Enable/Disable compiz plugins from command line in Ubuntu 13.10?

I followed this question, but the answer given in that question only works on Ubuntu 11.04 and 11.10 and no longer works on Ubuntu 13.10. So my question is, how do I enable or disable a particular ...