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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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

When I try to install compiz-fusion I get this messge "Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra". So I don't know why is that and I don't know how to fix it. If anyone can help me with ...
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Alt+F4 stops working after compiz restart. How to fix?

Observation: if I hit Alt+F2 and enter compiz --replace, then the shorcut key Alt+F4 for closing windows stops working. I am using the latest version of gnome-ubuntu (14.04). Question: Is there a way ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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I cannot right click on the desktop

It was activating a few options of compiz config, but when it activates the option "wallpaper", to be able to have different images in every office. first I unite awhile the screen, which is normal, ...
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Map an action to 'hold key'

Thanks to CompizConfig, I can map pretty much action I want to a keyboard shortcut. But I can't choose a shortcut that implies holding a key for a certain time. I think there must be a way to do it, ...
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How to reduce the saturation of of laptop monitor in Ubuntu 14.04?

I want to reduce the saturation of my laptop display as its very high and hurts my eyes. I own a Dell XPS 15z. Also, I would be very grateful if anybody can help me to show how all the color ...
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How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?

On Mac OS X, there is a handy key combo for taking a screenshot of any arbitrary rectangle section of the screen(Command-Shift-4). Is there something similar(maybe Compiz plugin) for Ubuntu/Gnome?
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Toggle Window Decorations

For screencasting purposes I would like to be able to easily toggle window decorations - primarily the titlebar at the top of applications - on and off. I can't find an easy way to do this in Ubuntu ...
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Disable keyboard shortcuts for window snapping

I think my question is related to this post but I don't have ccsm installed at the moment, and I don't want to unless I have to (some of the things you can change in there can cause quite a lot of ...
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Odd Ubuntu graphical bug when viewing desktop

I'm having this odd bug which won't fix itself It happens after entering my password and logging in - it's like the desktop background is missing and so it just shows no pixels. I don't know what ...
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Trouble with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How to change keyboard shortcut for switching between windows of the same application?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I can press Alt+| to switch windows of the same application. How can I change this keyboard shortcut to something else? I have tried using Gnome Control Center under System ...
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I've completely screwed up my computer by removing compiz then purging dconf*, is there any way to salvage the situation?

I removed compiz to reinstall it, then I couldn't reset it because dconf couldn't get a connection and nothing else was working, so in my frustration I decided to purge dconf* and reinstall it all, ...
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Unity sidebar and window frames disappear when I click on an icon with 2 or more dots (multiple windows)

How can I restore Unity to it's original installation settings? Background In normal operation, Unity shows up to three dots next to an icon on the left sidebar when the application has 2 more more ...
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Ubuntu CPU load

I'm new to Linux world and I have a problem with my fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 64-bit. My processor is Intel® Pentium(R) D CPU 2.80GHz × 2 with 4 GB of ram and GeForce 8600 GT/PCIe/SSE2. When ...
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How can I remove the shadows from the unity panel?

Last update brought shadows to the Unity panel - or at least I just noticed them. I know that I can remove any shadows I want through the Window Decoration plugin in ccsm but grabbing the panel ...
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Menu Bar and Launcher Missing in Ubuntu 14.04

After a restart my menu bar and launcher were missing. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing unity and compiz to resetting Unity and everything. Then I ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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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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I need help resolving dual display issues with 13.04 running the ATI Radeon Open Source driver [closed]

I did a fresh install of 13.04 on my Dell Precision M6500. I was previously running 12.04 LTS. My laptop has an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 adapter and I'm using the open source driver. Plugging in ...
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No menu bar and unity launch after upgrading to 14.04; ccsm cannot start

Yesterday I upgraded from 12.10 to 14.04 by do-release-upgrade. Things were Ok after the upgrading. However today when I logged into my account, no menu bar, no unity launch. I tried ctrl+alt+F1 to ...
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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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Ubuntu release upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 fails - log-in fails

Upgrading Ubuntu To upgrade from Ubuntu 13.10. to 14.04. I ran sudo do-release-upgrade. The first attempt failed and I found the following message in the error log: ...
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compiz key bindings not working

After upgrading from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, I have problems with the compiz key bindings. I use gnome flashback and compiz, and want to use some window managing compiz plugins such as put and grid. ...
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How to make compiz consume less resources?

Every time my machine is stumbling, I run a top command and the compiz process is eating a lot of CPU. How can I configure it to consume the minimum of machine resources? I don't care for fancy ...
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No Unity (desktop/sidebar) after uninstalling bluez

Had some problems with bluetooth earlier so I wanted to reinstall the bluetooth component. I used apt-get remove/install bluez. It looked like it uninstalled a lot of stuff. (Uninstalling took a lot ...
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Plugin Layer Alternatives to Compiz's Plugin Layer

Compiz's Widget Layer is buggy with Unity Global Menus, and limited to one layer. Alternatives are needed. An alternative can be either: An actual Widget Layer application. A unique solution that ...
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Top bar is eating my title bars

I'm trying not to hate Unity, but I'm still not in love. If I have windows non-maximized, I often find that the window is stuck so the title bar is hidden by my Unity top bar. I had to enable ...
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Ubuntu desktop is not loading [closed]

I have researched my problem on Google; but, I can not find a fix and I do not know why my desktop is not showing. Only the background wallpaper shows up. I also tried Ctrl-Shift-F1 and removed compiz ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Libreoffice and Chrome crash when showing dialog box (insert, save, open) (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04, after that everytime I want to insert image in Libreoffice, or saving pdf from chrome or opening "customize and control" in Chrome, the software is always crashed. ...
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Desktop cube graphical errors on macbook pro

Okay, So I was recently fiddling around with ccsm and the desktop cube, and I enabled it, but the cube (or should I say sphere, since I changed it) has odd graphics. Here is a video of it acting ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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How to reenable unity - tried the standard stuff

While going through my compiz settings, I noticed, that windows decarator is off, and I clicked to turn it on - then clicked yes, before I've read that this will turn off unity. I tried reenabling ...
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How do I restart Unity

I know about unity --reset command. But how can I simply restart Unity without resetting its profile?
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Update makes system act strange

I just downloaded some updates for my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop that has support for Unity 3D. I noticed that one of the updates was for Compiz. I updated it, restarted my system and now everything is ...
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Will unity stop being a plugin for Compiz?

I ask this as with the Unity Desktop running , when I try any games with my Ubuntu 12.04.1 I get so much frame rate drop with Unity and Compiz. If I switch to Gnome-Classic which uses mutter, I get a ...
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I have disabled Unity plugin in “ccsm” when turning off Expo. How can i recover it?

Common left panel (launcher) is disable too. I think i should reset settings. How can i do it? PS i can start terminal.
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Graphical glitch causes workspace switcher screen to be too large on my account

When I press Super+S to switch workspaces, the switcher doesn't expand far enough, so the workspaces aren't fully visible: Notice how the top orange bar is not showing. The bottom one is also not ...
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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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Raise window on mouse up event instead of click event in ubuntu

Main problem is drag and drop from a maximize windows to another window(not maximized). I have a maximized nautilus window and i want to drag and drop a file into skype window. But as soon as i click ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with gtx 670 slow window animations

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an i5 2500k, 8GB ram and gtx 670. The problem is that all the window animations are very slow. For example when trying to resize a window is like it will take hours to ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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bind Super key to control key Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can't find the option to bind Super key to control key. I did the same on Ubuntu 12.04 where the option is given in Keyboard settings. Is there a way to achieve ...