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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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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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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Alt-tab crashes gnome classic desktop (12.04)

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 and noticed alt-tab wasn't working. I followed some advice and installed compizconfig settings manager, wherein I checked Application Switcher. Then alt-tab ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Keyboard short-cut to switch to a specific workspace using Ctrl-[1-8] on numeric keypad

I have 8 workspaces in use throughout the day arranged as 2 rows x 4 columns. Workspaces are numbered logically from 1-4 for the top row left-right, then 5-8 for the next row. I would like to be ...
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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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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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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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Failed to load session “ubuntu”

I installed CCSM to enable window previews in Unity. But when I went into extras, there was no 'window preview' option. So I tried experimenting with other options in Compiz and now there are no ...
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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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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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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 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 to invert screen colors in Unity without using CCSM

Say I want to temporarily invert the colors on my screen for a better reading experience at night. However, I don't want to install CompizConfig Settings Manager and use its Invert plugin. How can I ...
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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 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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Up to date tutorial for writing Compiz plugins?

A quick Google search reveals very few tutorials on writing Compiz plugins and even fewer seem to be up to date. None that I can find are written specifically for Ubuntu. I basically need to know: ...
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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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Making youtube fullscreen will freeze Unity (the whole desktop)

I never had this problem until today. When I watch a youtube video everything is fine, until I make the video fullscreen. It actually continues to play perfectly when fullscreen, but when I then exit ...
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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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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, ...