Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics hardware to enhance the usability and aesthetics of the desktop environment.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
25 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
73 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
407 views

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
2
votes
0answers
23 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
213 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
346 views

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 ...
147
votes
10answers
128k views

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?
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

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/...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
28
votes
9answers
24k views

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?
0
votes
2answers
356 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
888 views

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/...
7
votes
4answers
21k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
23 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
78 views

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, ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

How to prevent cycling of windows using alt+ mouse_button_6

I often use alt+mouse_middle_drag(button_2) to resize window. With the logitech mouse I also have button_6 which is when I click the scrollwheel on left side. Now alt+ mouse_button_6 cycles ...
19
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
130 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
902 views

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) ...
1
vote
0answers
69 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
52 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
171 views

Compiz: how to change alt-tab behavior to use the static application switcher (no window grouping)

I can't get used to the default Ubuntu alt-tab behavior (window grouping, etc), so every time I setup my desktop (ie after a reinstall or on a new machine) I end up googling for ways to revert to a "...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

Dock bar, maximize, and minimize buttons disappeared after doing a “reset to defaults” in CCSM

Recently i installed compiz configuration manager after that i went to unity under that and clicked "reset to defaults". This caused the dock bar to disappear and also close maximize and minimize ...
0
votes
1answer
636 views

Compiz uses insane amount of CPU

On my machine, Compiz uses ~25% of all 8 cores when I use the computer. When I don't use it (so it's idle), Compiz uses around 50%. How do I make compiz not use so much CPU? I've struggled with this ...
0
votes
0answers
30 views

Zoom single windows

I know how to zoom the entire screen using CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) and its Enhanced Zoom Desktop plug-in. (from here) But what if I want to just zoom a single window? This could maybe ...
7
votes
5answers
39k views

How can I reset Compiz settings to default?

I've installed CCSM and wanted to enable the wobbling window effect. This disabled some other things and suddenly I didn't have window borders any more... Following various instructions I found at ...
3
votes
1answer
147 views

Thin line between window decoration and launcher

I did not notice until I recently changed my wallpaper, but there seems to be a thin line (maybe 1 pixel) between the unity launcher and a maximized window (see attached screenshot). This problem ...
0
votes
3answers
15k views

How to install compiz-plugin-extras and make it work correctly?

I'm still having problems with Compiz... I did everything that you imagine... but "animation add-on" still does not appear in Compiz... I have already done the command apt-get install compiz-...
0
votes
0answers
65 views

I want all my application to open with specific Width and height

i want all my ubuntu desktop apps to open with particular width and height for example whenever i open my terminal i have set it to open at at the centre of my screen this is the setting i addded to /...
2
votes
0answers
275 views

White lines flashing on screen after sleep mode

I have a strange problem occurring on my laptop screen. As soon as I have exited sleep mode a white flickering horizontal line maybe 1 or 2 pixels broad appears at the top of the screen. I am using ...
16
votes
2answers
5k views

How to activate super+scroll to zoom?

In maverick, and I belive many old ubuntus, one could zoom in and out by holding super and scrolling with the mouse, but that doesn't work in Natty. How do you activate that again?
0
votes
0answers
56 views

Multiple monitors simple workspace sharing

I currently have the following config of workspaces: 1 2 3 4 If I plug a second monitor in is there a way to switch simply to: 1 | 2 3 | 4 I.e. no change to the configuration, but simply ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Windows snapping no longer works on 14.04.3 after upgrading to Gnome 3.12.1

I've installed CCSM and followed the steps mentioned in several other posts on this issue an nothing has worked. When I drag a window to the top left it just drags it off the screen instead of making ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

I have a problem with compiz, openGL and everything dissapeared, no icons no nothing

Hi recently I tried to make my desktop to look like a cube but when I opened COMPIZ and I switch off OPENGL and maybe as well COMPOSITE I am not sure about the second one and everything dissapear ...