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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Only background is visible after kernel update [duplicate]

After I updated to the newest kernel, at least that's what I think it was, it said ubuntu base as the description, I rebooted like it asked and when I typed in the password, my background stayed, but ...
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How to disable window move with alt + left mouse button?

I have problem with this function because i work in Maya and other 3D applications that use this key combination... This option on Ubuntu 11.04 was in "window" section so i could change it to ...
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Unity not working [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and it has run fine until yesterday, when an update for Ubuntu was installed. I rebooted and it was in low-resolution without the launcher or taskbar. I reinstalled my NVIDIA ...
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Misconfigured Compiz and lost desktop usage [duplicate]

I disabled something in the compiz manager, I think I disabled the openGL plugin. Now nothing is showing on my desktop, I can not interact with anything and all I can see is the background wallpaper. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: How to install Unity2d?

I love Unity, but would like to use Unity2d because it doesn't run compiz. How do I do this?
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Desktop doesn't appear after login

I updated my packages recently (I suppose to a newer kernel; I don't really know). Once I restarted, my desktop wouldn't display after I typed in my password. I did what others said and installed ...
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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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gnome-panel crashed, and now won't load in GNOME Flashback (Metacity and Compiz)

I installed GNOME Flashback earlier today because I prefer the old interface. While surfing the web earlier, gnome-panel crashed. I thought it would be no big deal, but it didn't come back like I ...
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Where did the negative Compiz plugin go?

After upgrading to Quantal, I can't find the negative Compiz plugin. Why is that so? I found that plugin pretty useful for reading scorching-bright pages. I see it's still listed on the Compiz ...
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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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Repair Unity panel & dash after compiz settings change [duplicate]

I played a little with the compiz settings and the Unity top panel and dash disappeared. They aren't loaded anymore. I tried all suggestions posted here but I had no success. Temporary I installed ...
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How to change Compiz workspace name from the command line?

I'm using the Compiz Workspace Naming plugin, and I can change workspace names through ccsm just fine right now. However, I'd like to be able to change the active workspace's name from the command ...
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How Can I Get Transparent Right Click Menus Back in Ubuntu 12.04?

Before upgrading to 12.04, I was running 11.10. I had a Compiz setting enabled via Ubuntu Tweak. That setting was 'Enable Transparent Menus'. This option allowed all 'right click menus' to be ...
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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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Maximize windows to physical screen when using a virtual resolution w/xrandr

I have a netbook with a small screen in widescreen format (1024x600), which means that a lot of programs whose designers didn't imagine such a thing open windows that can't be resized and whose ...
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Unity wont work in Ubuntu 14.04 Virtualbox [closed]

When I try to boot up Unity 14.04 LTS On virtual box after installation, It says, "Sorry, Ubuntu 14.04 has experienced an internal error." Under the details, it says that the executable path is: ...
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Gnome-panel and starter missing [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with standard window manager Compiz. Now, after starting up and logging in normally, on the desktop there's no Gnome panel and no starter, just the desktop. When I double-click ...
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Window snapping changes in Tweak Tool not taking effect

I'm trying to change the window snapping behavior in Unity (14.04) using the Tweak Tool. The Window Snapping section of the tool is available, and all the options are available (not greyed out). I ...
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How to re-apply fixed viewports after resolution change

I have setup CCSM so that some applications always open on certain viewports (aka workspaces) using the Place Windows option in CCSM. The problem is that if I remove my laptop from my monitor or ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Screen turns black when using launcher icons

I may have found a new bug, I can't find anything resembling the problem I'm having. I recently upgraded to 14.04 from 13.10, and the launcher is virtually useless. If I hover over any launcher icon ...
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Is it possible to add edge resistance to Compiz “Desktop Wall” edge flipping?

Example: I have four workspaces vertically, which I want to switch between by simply moving the cursor to the bottom or top part of the screen. But sometimes I want to click something in the bottom ...
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Launcher labels have red background

I've recently migrated to Ubuntu from Windows 7 and it's been great so far. I have this one problem though that I cannot solve. On the right side of the screen where my icons/shortcuts (launcher) are, ...
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My 3d windows doesn't work

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit and my laptop is an AsusX550CA. Intel® Core™ i3-3217U CPU @ 1.80GHz × 4 Intel® Ivybridge Mobile graphics I ran the command ...
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set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
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14.04 Compiz button press lost

I use buttons 6 and 7 (mouse wheel pushed sideways) to rotate the compiz cube. That worked find until yesterday when I upgraded to 14.04. After the upgrade the button presses worked correctly if the ...
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How to change the shortcut to move windows from Alt to Super/Meta?

I use graphics software like GIMP, Inkscape & Blender extensively for my business. But most of them require the use of the Alt key in some way or the other. Come Ubuntu 11.10, I haven't been able ...
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Black Window when an attempt to minimize is made

When I minimize a window, it turns black. This happens only when I minimize, and with the proprietary drivers. Any help?
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Compiz Wobbly issue after upgrade to 14.04 64bit

I upgraded to 14.04 64 bit. The issue is, when I switch (Alt+Tab) from google chrome to another application (say file manager), chrome shakes in the background. This happens only when I do ...
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Install and use compiz dim plugin without installing ccsm

Is it possible to install and use the Compiz Dim plugin without installing CCSM ? I'm trying to keep the number of packages installed to a minimum.
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I'm having problems with Compiz

I'll give you an example situation-I have two windows open of Program 1, and I'm currently active in Program 2. If I click on Program 1's icon in the launcher (it doesn't have to be pinned), the last ...
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No animations shown when restoring a minimized window on ubuntu 14.04

I don't see the minimizing animation while minimizing the window, I see the animation only when I reopen the window after it has been minimized
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Display (compiz/unity) errors

When i press the "Windows" (Super) key the starter will appear as if i pressed and hold the key. When io swich to my other account it works fine resetting unity and compiz achieved nothing. Sound ...
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why do I not see desktop cube option in compiz manager

Ubuntu 14.04 on a new piece of hardware (Samsung laptop). I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager. When I open CompizConfig manager → Desktop, I can see Expo for instance but no Cube. Why is ...
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How can I make Compiz and Metacity co-exist happily? I only have one or the other

While experimenting with sending virtual keystrokes, things got seriously hung up! I powered off, When the system restarted all window decoration was missing, and all fancy compiz graphics was ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Grid compiz plugin different than on fedora

I launched ubuntu 14.04 live cd and fedora 20 live cd, and noticed that grid plugins in compiz are differnet. On ubuntu it has windows like snapping features, and in fedora it can only resize and move ...
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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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How to stop Mod4-P from switching the display?

I use Ctrl-P very frequently to scroll backward in the command history, but I often mistype it as Mod4-P, which is bound to the switch display function. I've searched around Keyboard shortcuts and ...
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Is this CPU usage normal for Xorg?

I checked System Monitor to see if the frequency of my CPU increases without doing anything and saw that xorg is always using 10-40% of the CPU even if it's not doing much of anything on the desktop ...
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NVRM: Xid Nvidia Geforce Go 6150 Ubuntu 14.04

3D Compiz and Ubuntu 14.04 hangs. In /var/log/syslog shows the error: NVRM: Xid (0000:00:05): 13, 0000 000091d8 00000002 00000104 e0016100 0,000,008th NVRM: Xid (0000:00:05): 9, Channel 00000020 ...
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DASH does not display the letter “C”

I saw a similar reference here but my issue is the letter "C". Up until yesterday, I did not have this issue. I have not installed any software or made hardware changes. I tried the solution from the ...
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Lists, icons, and text fields not displaying properly [closed]

In Ubuntu 14.04, the text fields (like in the text editor), icons (like the list in System Settings) and lists (like when opening a file, or when listing programs in the Software Center) are not being ...
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Unity launcher icon boxes missing 14.04LTS 64bit

I just ran across an issue which I have never seen before and I was unable to google anything useful regarding this as well. Basically, after I set my Unity launcher icon size to 32, the icons lost ...
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Compiz extra animations download Ubuntu 14.04 not working ( burning animations ETC)

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell latitude yesterday, I wanted some cool window animations so I installed Compiz and also ( at least, that is what I have tried to do), installed the extra ...
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Unity Launcher/Gnome panel overlap issue on Gnome desktop

I use Gnome desktop and have the Unity launcher running as well. I was able to achieve this by installing Gnome and doing this. After I did it, the Gnome panel at the top and the Unity launcher on ...
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Missing Ubuntu animations

I recently reinstalled my nvidia drivers & ever since then my GUI has been acting different. e.g - I can't see the workspace switching transition animation, workspace switches when switching ...
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Ubuntu 12.04. Compiz Failure. Computer has nothing to use

I updated to Ubuntu 12.04 with Compiz..now Compiz is failing and I have no tool bars or ways of getting to applications except for firefox from a link presented from sending an error report. How am I ...
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Sounds no longer working on Xubuntu

I was messing around with Compiz-related settings (something else I cannot get to work, no matter what I try) and after a restart my sound was no longer working. There seems to be two output devices ...
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What is this window overlay?

After waking up from suspend, I see these half-transparent window handles, but I don't know how to activate it. Sometimes I can deactivate it by tapping the touchpad. What is the function of this? ...
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windows arrangement after disconnecting and external display

I have a Toshiba Portege Z830 64bit with Ubuntu 12.04LTS (3.2.0-58-generic). I have several workspaces as I like to have different workspaces for different tasks. When at the office or at home I ...