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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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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Compiz problem no desktop

I was viewing Compiz settings and after changing the display setting I lost my desktop dock and menu. I rebooted the system and now I have no desktop. Can some one guide me how to fix this?
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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How NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Build unity 7 from source for ubuntu 15.04

I followed the instructions at build unity from source on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I ...
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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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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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How to prevent windows on widget layer from taking focus?

I start Vim with a special role, and configure the Compiz widget layer plugin so that this Vim instance belongs to the widget layer. This gives me a scratchpad that I can show on any workspace with ...
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Sluggish Desktop Experience on Laptop with External 4K Monitor

I just bought a ASUS PB287Q monitor and hooked it up (via HDMI) to my ASUS N550JK-DS521H. Everything works...but the performance of rendering on the external monitor is terrible. The experience on the ...
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Automatically resize windows in compiz

This answer does not answer my question:. I want to resize two or more windows automatically, so that they occupy the a share of the whole screen, side by side. That is, 2 windows that occupy 1/2, 3 ...
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What do these options (see question) refer to?

Window Class Window Title Window Name Window ID Window Role Window Type These can be found in Compiz Window Management, Window Placement, Place Windows, Fixed Window Placement, and then by clicking ...
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Window manager (?) or anything similar is broken [duplicate]

When I booted today, I had a normal login screen but as soon as I logged into my account (admin), the mess began. My system: Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, kernel 3.19.0-22 My symptoms: No panel No ...
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No application switcher in compiz settings manager

I had the problem of no Alt+TAB in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.10 so after reading a bit I found a solution. The solution consisted of installing CompizConfig Settings Manager and enabling application ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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Graphic card driver, Xorg (Open-source) version vs Proprietary (AMD and Nvidia) version, Which is the best? [closed]

i would like to ask about the graphic card driver on linux. from on my experience here is, im having a laptop with a HD6320 from E-450 APU, which is belong to my friend and i install it an Xubuntu ...
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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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How can I restart compiz from tty? (& Related, how can I set up a fallback WM?)

So I'm testing Natty, and Compiz keeps crashing on me. I expect this sort of thing from alpha software, of course, but it doesn't always give me the option to restart compiz, and for some reason ...
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accidentally killed compiz process [duplicate]

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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How to enable CCSM startup dialog again?

I have just installed CCSM to enable wobbly windows. CCSM presented me a dialog with a warning to use the program with caution. Several programs have such dialog, usually with a check box to whether ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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Unity will not boot/load after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

There are many similar post on ask ubuntu and I have gone through them with little success. I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 to 14.04 back to back. The upgrade from 13.03 to 13.10 worked fine. After ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...
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Close/minimize/maximize button not appearing

I was playing around with compizconfig. I don't remember what exactly I clicked. Since then, the close/minimize buttons and the sidebar vanished. I use 12.10 version. Please help me out.
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isc-dhcp-server and compiz?

I'm facing a very strange problem. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything is normal until I install isc-dhcp-server. When it's installed, my desktop becomes abnormal. All strings (file/folder names) ...
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How to prevent/disable Unity's Launcher from launching when dragging (& dropping) a file?

When I drag a file in Nautilus to drop it somewhere else (in a different folder but still within the same Nautilus window), Launcher launches with some "active" icons (the rest of 'em "disabled" / ...
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Lowering Compiz memory usage

I have been following the updates that appear every week in how they affect the performance and resource usage of Compiz since I installed 11.10 (Right now I am testing 12.04 and 14.04). For what I ...
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Want to turn off auto-maximizing of windows in 14.04

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS, Gnome Classic and I want to turn off the auto-maximizing of windows that occurs when I drag a window to the top of the screen. I admit to being confused about the ...
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Crafting compizconfig shift switcher match for application group windows only

So far I have not found a nice way to view all open files with long filenames in Unity. Normally when using the shift switcher you can choose to cycle windows in the current workspace, in all ...
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Compiz using 8% - 25% cpu continually

Any tips? Running Intel Core 2 Quad x64 ubuntu precise 12.04 Dell OptiPlex 760 nvidia graphics driver UPDATE: Unfortunately I uninstalled Ubuntu... Just couldn't deal with the incompatibilities and ...
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GUI restarts after wake up from suspend or boot ('Application 'compiz.desktop' killed ..)

I am facing a crash almost each time I boot my computer and sometimes that I wake it from suspend. I've looked at the logs, and what seems to appear as a critical error is this: May 21 ...
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Make window think it's on top

I've been wondering. When you play a video in a browser in fullscreen and switch to a different window - the browser (or plugin container in some cases) get's a notification that this window is not on ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for Compiz Magnifier (currently alt-enter)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity3D. When I press Alt+Enter (a keyboard shortcut used by a number of things, especially Sublime Text), the Compiz magnifier is launched (creating a box around the ...
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Closing Terminal tabs like in iTerm2

I work on both Mac and Ubuntu 15.04 and want to get more consistent keyboard shortcuts between the two systems. One part of the problem is getting the 'right' Terminal behavior. On OS X I use iTerm2 ...
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Super+W blackscreens and logs me out?

I've tried adding my top-right corner as a "hot corner" to show all current windows.. It messed up badly. If I go there now, my screen goes black and I have to re-login on my user. Same exact thing ...
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Compiz - Move Window Controls to the Right

I was wondering how I could move my window controls (close, minimize, maximize) to the right instead of the left. I have Ubuntu 14.04 with XFCE and Compiz. Thanks!
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Uninstalled Compiz and OpenGL - Ubuntu won't load

About a week ago I installed CCSM and enabled wobbly windows. After using the autoremove command today, it was gone. I decided that if I re-installed Compiz that maybe it would come back. I ...
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How can I identify the component responsible fro reordering keyboard input?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a Dell Latitude 13 laptop. When I launch Chromium and open several pages from stackexchange in different tabs. Any text I type in will frequently have characters showing ...
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How to install a driver for an NVIDIA card not detected by Additional Drivers?

For the past few days I've been trying to get compiz working on Ubuntu 12.04 with my NVIDIA graphics card - GeForce GT550M, but I couldn't get it to work. I've been searched for tips and tricks on ...
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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 ...
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How to see how much memory/cpu Unity is using

I am trying to see how much memory and CPU the whole Unity desktop is using. For this I tried looking at the Unity process but since it is divided in many parts it became difficult. I want to see how ...
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Fusion Icon seg fault (core dumped)

I did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.04.2 64-bit on my pc last night. I installed compiz and fusion-icon. I can run compiz just fine with no issues but as soon as I try to run fusion-icon it crashes. ...
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Unity scaling slows down window operations (e.g. switching windows takes 5 seconds)

Having high DPI monitor I changed Unity scaling from 1 to 2 (Top panel -> System settings -> Displays, Scale for menu and title bars). It seems to work fine except now most (all?) window operations ...
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after changing compiz configs - the panels disappeared

after changing compiz configs - the panels disappeared I just see my files on the desktop, Problem I cant open settings to reset the compiz settings or what ever happend. How do I solve this?
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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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Conky transparancy and refresh issue

I recently upgraded from 12.04 tot 14.04, gnome flashback Compiz. Conky tranparant behaves abnormally now and I can't fix it. Transparency turned off, conky acts normally. Transparency turned on, it ...