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 to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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Indicator multiload applet causes excessive compiz/CPU usage

** Update: I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 and compiz is now at 1% CPU. Most of the compiz cycles consumed on my system are caused by "indicator-multiload". This has been a problem for me since, ...
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How to set a zoom on scroll

I would like to set a zoom on scroll with compiz because of my HiDPI computer I have some problems like that: https://twitter.com/Nekdev/status/537732809800970242 For now I configured the scroll of ...
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Windows-manger not working? I can't see the maximize, minimize and close buttons

I did something that I don't know and for some reason now I can't click the maximize, minimize and close buttons even resize the window, the title bar just fixes at the top without these buttons and I ...
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Enabling window decorations made me disable unity plugin. No borders

So I started messing around with Compiz a bit I enabled window decorations but that made me disable unity plugin So no launcher and no task bar or whatever it's called in Linux I accidentaly ...
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Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical and horizontal) grid?

Is there a way to align desktop icons to (a vertical AND horizontal) grid. like in Windows for example.
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Disable all keyboard shortcuts except for Alt+Tab in program

I'm trying to use the 3D software Blender in Ubuntu and the software is very keyboard shortcut heavy. The issue is, a lot of the keyboard shortcuts overlap with Ubuntu's system shortcuts. For example, ...
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window manager other than compiz

How do I find out what my window manager is if it isnt compiz? the reason I ask is because im trying to track down the workspace switcher and Im pretty sure thats from compiz but when I try to reun ...
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Memory usage by Compiz in Ubuntu 14.04

Having scanned the various sources to check out the issue with compiz memory leak, I have not found any solution to reduce it. It keeps growing and beyond a point, I have to restart the PC. My ...
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Power outage while uninstalling graphics driver caused problems with unity/compiz

Recently installed an NVIDIA proprietary driver from http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us[1] I ran into trouble installing Steam, and planned on following this advice ( Steam won't ...
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window management with compiz

HI there I am running Ubuntu 12.04 . i am now using compiz (window management)to help launch apps in default workspaces, however when dialog boxes belonging to those apps appear, the app moves ...
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How to enable sticky windows?

I remember some desktops had a sticky windows feature, where windows close to eachother would snap together at their border and 'stick'. How can this be enabled in Ubuntu?
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Recovering from a Ubuntu freeze but keep programs running?

On my system, Ubuntu freezes occasionally. The entire display becomes unresponsive - the mouse still moves but nothing happens on click, and with the keyboard I can press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to go to a login ...
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14.10 gnome flashback window decorations stuck in cairo theme

I have updated to Ubuntu 14.10, and my window decorations are now stuck in "cairo" theme on gnome flashback with compiz. This problem is not present in gnome flashback metacity only with compiz. I ...
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Window snapping in Ubuntu MATE

I know how to enable window snapping in MATE Desktop, and it works. My problem is this. By default, Window A fills half the screen, and Window B fills half the screen, and you can't click and drag the ...
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Compiz rotate activated because of lost window focus and scrolling issue

Recently, I did some alterations of lightDM and my default greeter. I think during that time, I absently changed a setting for Compiz, maybe in dconf though I'm not too sure, but it's all sorts of ...
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Black screen with Unity launcher and dash after startup

I see this after doing sudo shutdown -r previously. Looks like compiz/unity is broken for some reason. I also tried to rm -rf ~/.cache ~/.config and reinstalled unity, didn't take any effect. By ...
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Compiz black background problem

After a reboot suddenly Compiz stopped showing the background and when I drag windows along it I get the following effect: (note at the left that the files on the desktop stand on the foreground) ...
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Screen tearing with multiple monitors

I've got three monitors total, in portrait mode. There's a lot of screen tearing when dragging windows around. How can that be fixed? Additional information: OS: Ubuntu 14.10 graphics card: AMD ...
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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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Reduce the size of windows in Ubuntu (14.04)

Sorry to bother you with a question probably very stupid, but I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity, and for some reasons, the windows seems to have a "minimal size". This is extremely annoying when I ...
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compiz manager animations

How do I get CompizConfig Manager with extra addons animations (burn fire, domino etc)? At the moment I'm using 14.04 version. In ubuntu 12.x version these extra addons were comming together with the ...
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compiz problems with launcher

I downloaded compiz and enabled window decorating and after doing so my launcher or side bar did not show up any more and can't get it back what should I do? I also can't access the terminal and the ...
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In compiz, how can I match windows that have focus?

I've been messing around with window matching in Compiz, which is documented here. How do I match the window that currently has focus vs. those that do not? This is not documented in the wiki. Thanks. ...
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Window manager crashing at startup even after compiz --replace

Today I decided to finally install ubuntu on my computer (with windows) so I installed it from my USB key. But when I start it I can't move,close or maximize/minimize any window, the top left buttons ...
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“Allow different input sources per window” is broken in Ubuntu 14.10 gnome-session-fallback and Compiz

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 and then installed gnome-session-fallback. Then I configured 2 input sources and enabled "Allow different input sources per window" It works fine in Metacity but in Compiz ...
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Auto Log off when start Ubuntu 14.04

ubuntu auto log off after logging (black screen, and auto return to log off screen) ... This problem happend after last update!!! I tried to reinstall compiz, reset but nothing change I installed xfce ...
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Shift + Super + Right shortcut does not work (maybe blocked by other program?)

I want to map Shift + Super + → to "Switch to workplace right" action, but it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to do anything. Mapping any other shortcut to this action works fine. Also Shift + ...
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How to invert screen colors in Unity without using CCSM

Say I want to temporarily invert the colors on my screen for a better reading experience at night. However, I don't want to install CompizConfig Settings Manager and use its Invert plugin. How can I ...
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Both unity 7 and unity 8?Desktop cube?

I want to ask you: 1) Can I have both unity 7 and unity 8 installed at the same time like I have unity and KDE right now?So that all i have to do is switch between them during logon? 2) How do I ...
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Desktop not showing [duplicate]

My desktop is not showing anymore, just the desktop wallpaper and bottom text "ubuntu 14.10", no launcher and no panel. Please help me, I must finish my thesis. I was trying to reset Unity, and ...
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Ubuntu Desktop does not load

If I login on my Ubuntu 14.04, I get the following desktop: This weird behavior appeared after I executed sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade and restarted my computer. Don't know why ...
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upgraded to 14.10 and no unity no dash

This morning I upgraded to 14.10 and Ubuntu itself will not load past the password stage. Tried Compiz and it says it cannot load... luckily Kubuntu seems to be working right now, but prefer the Unity ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Compiz taking lot of CPU resources

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop on a virtual machine with 1.5 GB of RAM and 20GB hard-drive. The graphics card I have is "Intel Graphics HD 3000". Some posts suggested to install the ...
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How to not minimize the particular windows on Show Desktop?

I use Indicator Stickynotes 0.4.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity installed on it. After all windows minimizing with a Show Desktop icon or Ctrl + Super + D shortcut, notes are going with them too. I've ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + compiz + different wallpapers

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and enabled the cube desktop with compiz, so far so good, I have my cube desktop with 4 workspaces, the thing is that all the workspaces have the same wallpaper. When I run ...
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I have many problems after installing Gnome 3.10 [closed]

I just tried to install Gnome 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10 and now my OS is totally destroyed. I am also seeing lots of lag. How can I revert it or install it correctly? I uninstalled it, but this did not ...
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How do I enable wobbly windows?

Just a short question, I made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday and I have installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and ubuntu-restricted-extras, but I am still unable to enable wobbly windows. ...
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how to install emerald in ubuntu 14.04?

How to install emerald in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed compiz manager but whenever I enabled Windows Decoration for enabling emerald, unity breaks. Its the second time I am installing Ubuntu 14.04. ...
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Guake flashes white when closing

When I close Guake, using F12, instead of fading out as it does on my laptop, it just flashes white. The activation animation works fine, it flies in from full transparency and quickly fades in. ...
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compizconfig-settings-manager: command not found

When I start compizconfig-settings-manager, I get the message command not found, but apt-get says that it is installed. Searching for the reason, I found that compizconfig-settings-manager was ...
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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 ...
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14.04: Force a Thunderbird Lightning Reminder to Topmost Window

My reminders for Thunderbird's Lightning calendar add on pop up behind the current window I am focused on (such as a web browser). This makes it very difficult to notice a reminder is happening, ...
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How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
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ubuntu 12.04 compiz startup crash [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 32-bit running fine since 2 months, since last two days I'm having the following problem: When I login, the launcher never appear, window borders do not appear. I have then to ...
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Unity will not boot/load after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

There are many similar post on ask ubuntu and I have gone through them with little success. I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 to 14.04 back to back. The upgrade from 13.03 to 13.10 worked fine. After ...
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would removing compiz from ubuntu 14.04 affect unity or any other such dependencies?

since compiz is using too much resources in ubuntu 14, i wish to remove it.I'm worried if that would result in affecting unity?(i don't need the fancy visualizations)
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Unity doesn't start and reconfiguration fails

I have a problem with unity that took me one day to approximatively solve. Approximatively means that it is not convenient and I need to fully fix the problem. I have bought a viper computer. I ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for spatial navigation between open windows (Switch to the window to the left/right/top/bottom of the current one)

Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on ...
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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 ...