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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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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How to disable sticky edges in Ubuntu 13.04

I checked How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors? but it doesn't work for me. I have two monitor and want to disable the edge resistance and sticky to the edges in Ubuntu 13....
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Compiz's memory utilization increasing

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, on my AMD desktop for quite some time. Last few days, I have been seeing the memory utilization of compiz to be increasing. I normally do not shut down the ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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Does compiz use hardware acceleration by default?

How do I find out if Compiz is using my graphics card? If it's disabled how do I enable it?
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How do I fix high COMPIZ CPU consumption 14.04 other “fixes” haven't worked

So everything was working perfectly fine until I tried to install the proprietary drivers. (I have an Nvidia Ge Force 320m) I had a suspicion that I may be unable to boot, and my suspicion was right......
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Compiz cube - Skydome Field Of View broken

I managed to turn on the 3D cube and everything around it. But the skydome displays broken. I can verbally identify the problem as it's a common thing in gaming and 3D graphics in general. The camera'...
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Ubuntu 15.10 doesn't load unity [duplicate]

After formatting from windows7 I installed ubuntu 15.10 from a usb drive. Although everything seems to be installed correctly after booting all I see is my wallpaper. Unity, no launcher, no dash ...
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Zooming in Ubuntu 12.04

I love the goals of Ubuntu, and have tried it and other distros based on it several times over the last five years. It's amazing how far the desktop environment has come and how easy it is to set up ,...
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Ubuntu 15.10 crashes with kernel 4.3

I'm buying a new Skylake CPU and motherboard and I read that to get proper support for Skylake, I need Linux kernel 4.3. I tried installing it from the .deb packages in http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~...
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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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Error 4 in libframe

I have a Dell Latitude. Every once in a while when after closing the laptop's lid and reopening it, Ubuntu (or, probably, something in Ubuntu) crashes, and I see a login screen after which everything ...
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How do I disable anti-aliasing in Compiz Zoom?

When using the Zoom function of Compiz, the zoomed-in pixels are anti-aliased (smoothed), which I guess is helpful for accessibility, however I want to actually see an accurate representation of the ...
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Where are compiz settings saved?

I want to add my compiz settings to a git repo but I'm having a hard time isolating the relevant files. My home directory is a bit of a mess here. I see gnome, compiz, and gconf everywhere. Which are ...
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What are the differences in these commands when restarting Unity and/or Compiz?

I saw advice on how to restart unity without killing the session. But I can't find the explanation for the difference between the following: setsid unity setsid unity --replace setsid compiz --...
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some strange kind of screen tearing

What I'm really asking for is the name of the issue. This square in the middle of the screen seems to be "ahead" of the outer square. When I'm watching a movie for example and there's some kind of a ...
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Some desktop environments don't work anymore after system changes (reusing `/home` in new install)

After some reinstallation/configuration/partition resizing work (I really can't say where the point of failure was, but see below for details), I ended up with unity not working anymore, a situation ...
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How to change WM theme in Xubuntu 15.10 + compiz?

Gnome-tweak-tool seems to have deleted the feature to change the window decoration theme. gnome-tweak tool
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How do I map an action to a held 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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vlc controls and context menu flickers when I am in fullscreen mode

When I start vlc in fullscreen mode and set aspect ratio (tried only to 16:9) I cannot use context menu and controls. It is just blinking. When I do not change the aspect ratio everything works fine. ...
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Side bar and menus are missed after purging compiz [duplicate]

Yesterday I installed compiz from the terminal and worked with , but I didn't like it and then purged it using sudo apt-get purge compiz And after I rebooted my system the side bar and the menus ...
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Compiz CPU usage around “100%” when system idle/screen off

When I'm in the room and leave my laptop sitting for a period of time, the screen goes black (powersave mode) and then almost immediately I hear the fan go into overdrive and the laptop and air ...
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How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity?

I was reading about how to get multiple workspaces in the mutter version of Unity, however since Compiz is replacing Mutter how do I go about adding and removing workspaces in Compiz version of Unity?
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X-window freezes (Firefox) but becomes active again if I maximize the window

Occasionally the Firefox window freezes. The cure is to maximize the window and then I can resize it to the previous size. This happens very rarely (so its not a big problem). However, I have ...
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I tried to re-compile the unity desktop for ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having trouble understanding how to execute my results

I hope you will forgive me if this is not the right place for this question: I compiled and installed ubuntu desktop following the instructions given at http://unity.ubuntu.com/getinvolved/...
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that?
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Is there a workspace handler in Unity like that of gnome-shell?

I used gnome-shell for a while and I became addicted to the possibility to add workspaces simply moving a window in the last one on bottom; and obviously to remove all remaining empty workspace except ...
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Compiz - Tooltips appear as applications in panel

I have recently installed Compiz as the compositing and window manager on my Xfce desktop environment. Whenever an application is showing me mouse-hover tooltips, these tooltip frames appear as ...
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Ubuntu (14.04) suddenly logout

My ubuntu is suddenly logging me out. I don't know what I can make. Someone has some tips on how to debug this behavior? Which files I need to check? Here is the output from this command: cat /var/...
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How can I reset compiz to the default settings?

I've got a bug that is reoccuring (no window chrome close/minimize/maximize buttons) that is solved by changing the visual effects level (e.g. from none to normal). Unfortunately, the desktop is ...
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new workspaces took over my teo original workspaces out of the blue Ubuntu 12.04

After several failed boot sequences I managed to login but got four new workspaces. Two are attached to my two original workspaces. Another two workspaces are independent. I can´t work in the original ...
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Window manager decorations disappear after mounting old home folder

I had a 15.04 system where the window manager decorations disappeared after I installed Nvidia drivers. I removed and purged them, but the decorations never came back. So I reinstalled to 14.04, ...
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Compiz - Put - specify the monitor ordering

Compiz is not honoring the display order set in 'display->settings', or in Nvidia settings. Using 4 monitors, put'ing the window to the next display via keyboard shortcut, does not put the window on ...
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No icons or launcer appears after login. I have tried everything

So after login the screen doesn't show any icons or anything else,its just background. I did some google searching and also on this site and i found this solution Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, ...
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when I restart compiz after it crashes it doesn't show some windows that is on the screen

I am on Ubuntu 14.04.3 32 bit platform. I use gnome+cairo-dock session. Sometimes compiz crashes and I restart it with compiz --replace command. Compiz starts running but some windows on the screen go ...
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How to correctly install Compiz on XFCE 4.12?

As I understand, Compiz can be installed as the compositing-manager on various desktop environments. I am using Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with XFCE 4.12 and I want to install Compiz in its basic ...
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Is it possible to have four equally sized windows on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

It is common to have two equally separated windows by either dragging each window to one side of the screen or Ctrl+Super+←/→, but I want to divide my screen into four quarters. I have encounterd ...
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Compiz Plugin “Rotate Cube” problem on Ubuntu 14.04.3

I have "Rotate Cube" compiz plugin installed and activated, however everytime I reboot I need to disable "Rotate Cube" and then re-enable in Compiz Config Settings Manager for the 'Edge Flip Move' to ...
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Why does compiz consume 100% CPU when the lock screen is active?

I have noticed that the CPU load is strangely high when the lock screen is active. Then I have found out that it is compiz generating this load. What I can hardly figure out myself is why is that and ...
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Cairo-Dock doesn't dissapear from alt-tab

Cairo-Dock still appears in the alt-tab switcher for me, despite following the accepted answer for Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]. To verify that I have set it up correctly: I went to ...
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No dash, menu appears in black, compiz bugged on 15.04

Recently I upgraded form 14.04 to 15.04 and my desktop came with some bugs. I can't see the window's buttons, the drop downs menus appear in black and my file manager or terminal can't be seen. I am ...
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Shade effects not working ubuntu 12.10

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. Despite the option still being available in CCSM, shade effects are apparently broken in 12.10 I'm not using the unity plugin (because it still sucks) ...
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Vertical screen and hot corners

Two of my hot corners are not working... ...In some cases. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 and have set the options in ccsm (doubled checked with the unity tweak tool). I've assigned all corners to a specific ...
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Ubuntu 14 - nouveau error

I use ubuntu 14. About three days ago computer started hanging when I work - I even can't move mouse, so I press power button to restart the computer. It happens about 1-7 times an hour. For example I ...
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Workspaces reduced to 1 after activating Compiz

I could not activate the cube rotation between workspaces. After checking out various compiz settings, I found out that on activating compiz the 4 workspaces merge to 1 and leaving me no option to add ...
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Ubuntu desktop not working after compiz

I downloaded Ubuntu14.04 onto a netbook and to try and get the most out of it I downloaded compiz. As soon as I changed the compiz settings my desktop was rendered useless. I've tried the command ...
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Minecraft + IntelliJ + Compiz + Step-Debugging = No Mouse Cursor!

I am trying to step-debug some code in Minecraft using IntelliJ. Minecraft captures the mouse cursor while active and when a break-point is hit the mouse cursor is not returned back to the window ...
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Strange blur effect after upgrading to Werewolf

After I upgraded my laptop to werewolf, there's a strange blur effect on the desktop. Suddenly, but gradually, the screen will begin to blur. It's not a screensaver, it can happen in the middle of ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 login loop in fresh install

I tried to install Ubuntu 15.04 and realized, that I stuck in login loop - compiz won't start. Install is fresh, I have this problem even if I try Ubuntu in live USB. I think it has something with ...