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 arrange windows with keyboard shortcuts?

I have been testing with Lubuntu and have found it really pleasant. However, I cannot find an answer for one essential (for me) feature: being able to arrange windows with keyboard shortcuts. In ...
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Compiz Grid doesn't resize to different sizes

I just started using 11.10 on my new work computer for my new job. I used to be able to use the Grid compiz plugin so that when I hit a direction key multiple times it will cycle between 3 different ...
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Compiz grid plugin places window on two virtual desktops

When I use the "Put Right" function of the Compiz grid plugin to maximize a window on the right half of a desktop, a two-pixel stripe of the window ends up on the next virtual desktop just to the ...
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How to have two sets of shortcut keys for Compiz grid commands “Put Left” and “Put Right”?

I would like to have two shortcuts each for "Put Left" and "Put Right" for positioning windows in the left and right position. Specifically, I would like the default keys as well as some custom keys ...
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Compiz and drag behavior after “snapping”

Big question.. Does anybody has problems while dragging a snapped window from the corners (aero-snap-style?) I have this very very annoying problem ..and also some comparable problems with dragging ...
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change window left and right snap keybinding

I'm trying to configure the snap functionality as how it is in Windows 7. This means I want windows to snap left with Super+Left, and right with Super+Right, rather than Ctrl+Super+Left and ...
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Bumblebee + Intel HD graphics + GeForce GT 555M + Unity / compiz problem

I have a mx14r1 alienware and I am using Ubuntu 13.04 raring with unity 7.0. I try to install bumblebee to use optimus technology with my nvidia card but didnt work. I am trying to run compiz-fusion ...
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Window borders missing - gtk-window-decorator segmentation fault

I have been using Ubuntu for about 1 year now and I got a problem just two days ago. Suddenly I started experiencing a problem with the window borders (title bar with close, maximize, and minimize ...
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launcher, top panel disappeared and global menu & hud disabled

This morning, I removed all the unity-webapps-something and didn't pay attention that removing unity-webapps-service or unity-webappas-common required to remove other key packages: The following ...
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How to fix compiz after killing the process

I just killed the compiz process by accident with: kill PID (compiz) and now I am unable to have the optimal dual-screen with my laptop (running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS) and my monitor that I was running ...
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How do I turn off the alt-shift-uparrow keybinding in GNOME?

After upgrading from 10.10 to 11.04, the key sequence ALT-Shift-UpArrow now seems to have a window-manager level definition. It seems that this is a new unity key sequence. However, I'm using ...
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Compiz Problems (Plugin Missing, Performance Issues, Development)

I've recently set up the compiz cube again, and I was very happy to find that that flickering window glitch is gone! However, the cube reflection and deformation plugins are also gone. I am running a ...
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How to reset compizComfig settins from tty1

I installed CompizConfig from ubuntu software-center onto 12.04 LTS. I changed desktop, effect, general and so on settings. I am unable to open terminal after pressing Ctrl + Alt+ T. Neither close ...
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Ubuntu 3D desktop not working [duplicate]

I have read all other cases regarding this problem, but I think my is rare, so I am asking this question. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on VirtualBox 3D Acceleration is enabled, my host video card is ATI ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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How to show “app” icon at previews in scale using hot corners?

How to show "app" icon at previews in scale using hot corners? Right now I get only windows preview with Ubuntu Tweak and CCSM in 13.10: I want the same effect but including for example, the chrome, ...
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Whisker menu not appering in the panel preferences and compiz issues

I am running Xubuntu 13.10 and I have installed the Whisker menu plugin, but when I go to add the menu in the panel preferences the Whisker menu plugin isn't there. Ive tried restarting, Logging out ...
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What is the purpose of Compiz (if any), inside Ubuntu 12.04, if I use gnome-classic (gnome-session-fallback)?

This question would serve me to figure out if I can remove, or replace compiz, if I don't use Unity. I seem to be running into a lot of desktop/window bugs, such as windows unminimizing on the wrong ...
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Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands?

Using Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad combination for positioning windows no longer works completely consistently: Ctrl + Alt + 4 (move window to left half of screen) was changed to ...
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No Launcher, Messed Resolution and Artifacts!

I installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop, and it boot up ok, but I was having some artifacts, so I read somewhere that I needed nvidia drivers, I downloaded them, along with compiz (I enjoy the nice ...
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unity launcher not completely auto-hided

After updated from 13.04 to 13.10, I get graphical errors when the launcher autohides: My problem is the brown bar in left side of screen, show in the pictures. If I right click the bar, the ...
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Missing Window Switcher and Expo not working

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 (64 bit). Unfortunately it seems that my favourite window switcher in Compiz is missing in 13.04? Does anyone know if: this is a bug. there is a way to get it back ...
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high vram memory unity/compiz with nvidia

I run my desktop at the high resolution of 1920x1200 and am finding the vram usage is very high; nearly all my graphics memory (~200-220mb used). I'm checking my vram usage with the nvidia xserver ...
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Place Compiz Static Application Switcher always on a certain monitor

variants of this question have been asked, namely, how to place the switcher on both monitors when using compiz and when using Unity, neither are possible from what I see. Having it on both monitors ...
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How to disable Compiz in Ubuntu 13.04

So I was learning python, blah blah blah I switched over to Windows so I could play Minecraft(I forgot how to enable the .jar to executable) and then I switched back and no my computer is so laggy, ...
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Unity 2D/3D not working with Radeon 7000 (no panel, launcher, dash, etc.)

Problem: Neither Unity 3D nor 2D display the panel, launcher or dash (icons disappear as soon as I launch an application, but I can still hover and get a tooltip). I have tried removing and ...
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Move window to workspace problem with disappearing window

When I want move window to some workspace by right click on top and in menu select move right or move to workspace (number) window disappear and i cant find it but app still running ? But when I ...
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Compiz window switchers are not visible

No matter what window switcher I select in CompizConfig, the behavior is the same: when I press alt-tab, the next window is simply brought to the front. No window switcher is ever displayed, so I ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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Wolbby plugin Error

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, almost everything works beside some plugins. My compiz doesn't have the wolbby plugin! I can't even check on the 3D windows and cube reflection plugins. When I installed ...
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Compiz using 40% CPU on Ubuntu 13.10

After upgrading to 13.10, compiz process has started taking up to 40% of CPU resources. In addition, Unity is sluggish just like in this recent question Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420. My PC is ...
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Dual Monitor Tearing, Missing Compiz Refresh Rate,

I've poured over dozens of forums looking for an answer to this, but I'm stumped. I'm using dual monitors of different resolutions and have screen tearing (rather minor, but noticeable), likely ...
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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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“Sorry, Ubuntu * has experienced an internal error.” /usr/bin/compiz [duplicate]

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have tried to install Ubuntu 13.10 in VirtualBox with Base OS Windows 7. The Installation was fine and I did Tick on Download updates and Third Party App. After this it completed ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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CCSM broke my Unity 3D on 11.10

Ok. I wanted to see how 3D cube would look like with my 11.10, so I installed CCSM and turned on 3D cube and disabled expose (think that is what it is called). Then after that everything went ...
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When i enable Compiz, i can't close, minimize, or move the windows

I can with firefox, but i have to enable a firefox fix in compiz. But i'ts the only one. The others Compiz features are working, but if i Maximize a window, i can't minimize, move, or close it.
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Making title bars transparent in Unity isn't working

I've found this way to make title bars in Unity transparent: Open dconf-editor Navigate to org.compiz.gwd Modify metacity-theme-active-opacity and metacity-theme-inactive-opacity However, ths ...
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Start compiz with additional options, but from which script?

I'm experiencing general sluggishness on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop and read at http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/NVIDIA_Quadro_NVS_140M (which is my graphics card) that the following env variable and ...
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Is is possible to render ONLY Compiz with Unity3D using llvmpipe?

Basically, I have very poor 3D performance on everything OpenGL when using Unity3D. GLXGears gives me an average fps of 33FPS on Unity3D, while using Unity2D gives me an average of 58FPS. So, I was ...
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Compiz / Unity permission problem?

I have a big problem here. So the problem in short: I can't change my background, and the Compiz Launcher won't save stuff I put there. What happened before this happened you might ask? Well I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 window management bug with Grid/Put and multiple displays

In Ubuntu CompizConfig Settings Manager, there are two very useful window management plugins. "Grid" does essentially the same thing (and then some) that Windows Aero "snap" does. Via mouse actions ...
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Xorg/Compiz is using massive amounts of CPU. What to do?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. I've been trying to figure out what is causing my Xorg and Compiz to frequently come close to maxing out my CPU usage for weeks now. Essentially, during normal use, both ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 can't drag a window up to another screen

I am having Ubuntu 13.04 and 13.10. I have no problem with 13.04 In 13.10 I found that, when I tried to drag my window up across my standard dual-screen setup, it gets jammed/stopped when it goes as ...
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I can't close, Minimize, move my window

The buttons seem to appear, but are not clickable when i use Compiz. I don't have this problem with metacity. I would use Compiz, but i want to resolve this bug. Thanks for help.
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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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Compiz at 30% of CPU on Thinkpad T420

After upgrading to 13.10, the compiz process has started taking 30% or more of CPU resources. In addition unity is sluggish and steam games that worked fine under 13.04 have a very low frame rate and ...
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Applications that open in fullscreen don't exit correctly?

So I'm using Kubuntu on my laptop. Awhile back, I made Compiz work with it via some tutorial online. But since then, whenever I open an application that starts in fullscreen mode, I have to resize the ...
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Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...