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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Create a Gtk Window insensitive to Show Desktop and Won't show in Launcher

I want to make a Gtk.Window which is pinned to the Desktop and acts like a desktop widget. I've found that I can do this by setting self.set_type_hint(Gdk.WindowTypeHint.DESKTOP) which keeps it below ...
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How do I turn off the feature where a window grays out when it's thinking?

So in the last couple of releases of Ubuntu (forget when it started), a window will gray out if it is not responsive/thinking too hard. Maybe "gray out" isn't the best term, it just sort of gets ...
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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 does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
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How to build Compiz from source?

Similarly to this question made for Unity, I would like to know what is the correct procedure to build the latest development release of Compiz from source. In particular, it would be useful to know ...
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CompizConfig Manager missing Burn and Explode effects

My ccsm didnt have the option to set the window burn and explode. How can I enable this?
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Can I set my Optimus Nvidia card to run Unity3D with bumblebee?

I'd like to know whether I can run compiz on my Nvidia card to speed things up. It's a Dell XPS15 laptop but I'm mostly using it as a desktop, so battery life is not important. Apparently my Intel ...
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Compiz Rotate Cube - glitchy windows? [closed]

I've gotten the desktop cube and rotate cube effects to work. (And it works perfectly when I use the mouse). Unfortunately, it's a little messed up when I use the keyboard (Left/Right). It switches ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just updated (through Software Update) to ubunutu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, There are random instances of screen flickering throughout usage. After noticing this issue, I have installed compiz ...
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How can I make preview windows for Chrome/Chromium display window contents for minimized Chrome windows?

If I have multiple gedit (for example) windows open, with some of them minimized, and I click on the gedit launcher icon twice, it shows previews of all gedit windows...including the minimized ones. ...
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How does Mutter differ to Compiz in terms of its resource consumption?

I was using gnome-shell and I forgot I wasn't using Compiz. I didn't pay all that much attention to my battery life as I think I was plugged in. Has anyone taken notice of the resource consumption of ...
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How to make the most of dual monitors?

I've recently acquired a second screen for my laptop. The external one is, of course, way bigger than the integrated one. So I've been wondering, how do you guys set up your Ubuntu for two monitors? ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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Compiz extra animations download Ubuntu 14.04 not working ( burning animations ETC) [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Latitude yesterday. I wanted some cool window animations so I installed CompizConfig and also (at least, that is what I have tried to do), installed the extra ...
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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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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 no unity dash for default user special compiz config

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04 using the Ubuntu suggested option, everything went well -- meaning no report of corrupted update or anything - but when I rebooted and logged in again there ...
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How to fix what CCSM does to Unity 3D?

I installed CCSM a little while back. Then I enabled "blur windows" and the desktop got all messed up, Unity 2D still works fine. I have tried every fix I've found here on Askubuntu but still can'...
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Fullscreen windowed mode in id games

I run a TwinView, dual monitor system. I like to play games fullscreen on one of the monitors, not spanning both. With wine, this works by just setting it to desktop mode and setting the resolution to ...
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Can I make Compiz Scale plugin show minimized windows?

Can I make the Compiz Scale plugin show minimized windows as well as maximized ones? (I'm using Maverick, if that helps.)
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How do I rebind “Initiate Window Move” to mouse button 10?

I am trying to use button 10 on my mouse to drag windows around. I have installed CCSM and changed the initiate button in the plugin "Move Window" to "Button10" (with no modifier, though adding ...
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How to disable window maximizing when dragging to top panel [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to turn off Compiz's “drag to maximize” behaviour? Unity mimics the behavior of Windows 7's Aero Snap. That is, when dragging a window and hitting the ...
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alt+tab application switcher like in windows 7

I am new for Linux and Ubuntu. I didn't like unity's built in application switcher. I have been looking for simple and fast (like in windows 7) application switcher for Ubuntu with unity desktop. ...
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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 recover when Compiz crashes?

Often compiz will crash and leave the keyboard useless. Normally I drop to the console and restart GDM. Is there a solution where I can start Compiz back up without losing everything in the current ...
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Does 'Unredirect fullscreen Windows' option in compiz improve performance for video playback?

I found this option in CCSM. It's unchecked by default. There's a tooltip explaining that it allows drawing on fullscreen windows to not be redirected to offscreen pixmaps.
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How do I tile windows side by side?

On the site http://ubuntued.info/como-por-as-janelas-do-ubuntu-lado-a-lado is possible to place the windows side by side with the gnome-do, but this tool does not work in the new Ubuntu 11.04 Natty ...
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How can I use gsettings to configure settings with relocatable schemas?

I am trying to configure a setting with gsettings in the Terminal, to avoid having to install special non-default applications to configure the settings. However, when doing so, gsettings complains ...
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How to have two sets of shortcut keys for Compiz grid commands “Put Left” and “Put Right”?

I would like to have two shortcuts each for "Put Left" and "Put Right" for positioning windows in the left and right position. Specifically, I would like the default keys as well as some custom keys ...
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How do I do a screenshot of the desktop cube?

Is there a way to do a screenshot of the rotating cube? I can't get it to work while I am rotating the cube.
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Can I uninstall Compiz if only using Gnome-Shell?

I already know that I can uninstall Unity if I'm using Gnome-Shell exclusively, but I'm also wondering if it's safe to uninstall Compiz when I'm only using Gnome-Shell, since as far as I know, Gnome-...
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Desktop runs very slick, animations are all fast and flawless. Moving windows around, however, is very laggy. Why?

This isn't a question about Ubuntu being laggy in general - not at all, in fact, it's very slick and fast for me. Clicking the "Workspace Switcher" in the dock performs the animation immediately and ...
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How to remove the window border for gnome-terminal?

Is it possible to remove the window border for gnome-terminal only in Compiz? I recall that it used to be possible to do this with a command-line option, but I can not find it anymore.
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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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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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compiz huge memory leak- ubuntu 11.04-unity

memory used by the compiz app (ID 1527) when session is started- 45-55 Mb, memory used after 2 hours, 500 MB. i found the following bug report https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/...
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Overlay icons for applications in spread mode

I am looking for something like what this gnome-shell extension offers. That is, I would like to see the icons of the applications in the spread mode. Is it, in anyway, possible in Unity?
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would removing compiz from ubuntu 14.04 affect unity or any other such dependencies?

since compiz is using too much resources in ubuntu 14, i wish to remove it.I'm worried if that would result in affecting unity?(i don't need the fancy visualizations)
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Desktop icons disappear when using wallpaper plugin

When I enable wallpaper compiz plugin all icons disappear from desktop. How can I fix that?
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change window left and right snap keybinding

I'm trying to configure the snap functionality as how it is in Windows 7. This means I want windows to snap left with Super+Left, and right with Super+Right, rather than Ctrl+Super+Left and Ctrl+...
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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 enter....
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How to open the Unity dash when hitting the top left corner of the screen?

How to open Ubuntu unity dash when hitting the top-left corner of the screen(i am working on Ubuntu 11.10), Just like in Gnome-shell(i love this feature). using compiz or anything else.
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Dim desktop, bring focus to active window

I recently stumbled upon this article for applications that dim the background of your desktop, bringing focus to the active open window. Of course the applications are for Windows. My question is, ...
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How can I solve the horrible feud between Compiz's wobbly windows and GNOME?

I've been a fan of Compiz's wobbly windows since I discovered them in 10.04. It's always been one of the first things I enabled. I still have it memorized: Appearance Preferences>Visual Effects>Extra. ...
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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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Unity in 12.10 comes up behind other windows

I've just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10. For the most part, everything works fine, but I have a few small problems with Unity, or maybe Compiz. When I hit the Super key, or click on the dash launcher, ...
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Cannot apply unity --reset after modifying files

So I have an idea of what I did wrong, I am just not sure how to fix it. I used the Unity Glass mod: http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/07/unity-glass-offers-refined-new-look-for-the-unity-launcher ...
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Compiz Grid doesn't resize to different sizes

I just started using 11.10 on my new work computer for my new job. I used to be able to use the Grid compiz plugin so that when I hit a direction key multiple times it will cycle between 3 different ...
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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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How do I install experimental plugins for compiz?

How to install all plugins compiz in ubuntu natty 11.04? i can't install unsupported plugins I want to install experimental plugins, not the ones in compiz-plugins-extra. These plugins were installed ...
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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 ...