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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Ubuntu 16.04 unity desktop environment doesn't load after fresh install

After doing a fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04, I log in, but the unity desktop environment does not load. All I get is the desktop background, and occasionally an information windows about an error with ...
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How can I constrain workspace-switching animations to their respective monitors?

Is it possible to ensure that the animation for windows while switching between workspaces stays on the window's monitor? For example, if there is a window on the right monitor (indicated by W below) ...
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How to repair UNITY after installing KDE

I installed KDE and XFCE on my Ubuntu 14.04 just to taste a new Desktop environment, but I didn't liked it so I decided to switch back to Unity. But whenever I login into Unity, the top panel icons ...
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Task switching brings focus to wrong desktop with maximised windows

Using ubuntu 16.04, I'm facing an issue where I want to switch to another window, the window manager activates another desktop (space) then where the window resides. I've seen this issue on a couple ...
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Ubuntu loading default user profile every login. Can't change settings

Every time I login recently, I get a default user profile. I can't change settings like the background, unity launcher size, etc. Changes I make the launcher do not persist after logging out. When I ...
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Everything disapeared on ubuntu [closed]

I used compiz config and ticked window border thing on. Then everything disappears. Please help to fix it.
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Ubuntu Changed to Ubuntu Kylin?

I installed the CompizConfig Settings Manager, but I didn't confirm any changes in it other than testing the fade, and when I shutdown my computer the Ubuntu Kylin splash appeared, and it did it again ...
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When switching viewport, focus stays in last viewport

I am running ubuntu mate 16.04 and using compiz as windowmanager. $ uname -a Linux el3 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The problem I have,...
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Docky and Plank close apps when click instead of focusing

I am using MATE with Compiz and Docky/Plank. Lately a problem raised, when a minimized is clicked then it closes. The expected behavior is to focus the window and bring it back.
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Compiz is supposed to be on my system, but where is it located?

Today I attempted to download Compiz, but was prompted that it was already installed on my Ubuntu 16.04 client. I've searched for it for several minutes and still have not been able to locate it. ...
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Nvidia Powermizer Performance Levels

Is there anyway to configure Nvidia Powerimizer performance levels? My current setup has 3 power levels with the lowest one being 50mhz. The problem with this it that it lags compiz when it goes to ...
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Mouse clicks won't respond in the majority of the work area Ubuntu 15.04 w Unity + Dead Unity

Guys this is going to be a long one since I need to describe the problem and subsequent actions in case someone can help. Keep in mind I'm an artist and not a tech guy so while I do know how to keep ...
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Menubar and sidebar disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried reinstalling compiz and compizconfig-settings-manager. When I do export DISPLAY=:10 and run ccsm. It says: AttributeError: NoneType object has no attribute 'get_default_screen()'
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Compiz RAM usage

Is it normal for compiz to use ~280 Mb of RAM after several hours of running? It consumes around 100-120 Mb on startup and slowly increases up to 250-280 Mb. I have heard that this is too much for ...
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After restoring minimized window it stays inactive (16.04 LTS)

Weird problem - probably something to do with Compiz and its plugins. Happens when I minimize a window, and restore it to its previous state by either clicking on the icon in the launcher. The ...
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how to restore default graphic driver configuration

I am running ubuntu 14 on a mac machine. recently I notice compiz was too slow, so I changed from default generic driver to propietary. after that, I got a blank screen. I am able to enter recovery ...
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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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Just clicked “Restore Defaults” in Unity Tweak Tool and lost my launcher and panel

Please throw me a bone here...I did something like this last night and ended up having to reinstall 16.04 because I completely hosed Unity/Compiz. I was messing with some hotkeys in the Window Spread ...
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After setting somethings in compiz I get “focal blur” which I don't want

I recently did tweak some settings in compiz(set the desktop to be cylinder with ground reflection, made wobbly windows and added window shifter). It overally works very good. But there is one problem....
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How to make ubuntu remember a windows position and size? (2 Monitors)

Hi everyone so I decided to change to ubuntu 14.04, although I've had some problems (most of which I was able to fix after researching), while I know that linux isn't windows, I want it to save window'...
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How can I remove the shadows from the unity panel?

Last update brought shadows to the Unity panel - or at least I just noticed them. I know that I can remove any shadows I want through the Window Decoration plugin in ccsm but grabbing the panel doesn'...
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Locked computer gets very hot despite no CPU-intensive tasks running

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ProBook 6470b laptop. When I lock it and walk away from my desk it often gets very hot, very quickly. Here's a screenshot of Psensor graph which shows the problem, the ...
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Disable Spacebar Acting as Enter on Dialogs

Sometimes I will be typing and a dialog will appear on my screen right as I am hitting space. This causes the dialog to execute its focused button and disappear leaving me wondering what I just did. I ...
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The application compiz has closed unexpectedly

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my desktop. (Pentium 4, 80 GB hard disk, 2 GB RAM, 32-bit CPU.) And I have installed Windows XP. I made a 40 GB partition for Windows and 40 GB for Ubuntu. I ...
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How to reset default window positions and sizes?

Short Version How do you reset the default window positioning and sizing rules? As in, when an application starts, it remembers its last position and size. I want it to not do that, and start in ...
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How to disable animations in Ubuntu 16.04

For some reasons the animations really slow up my Ubuntu virtual machine. How can I disable all the frilly animations? Super Key Dashboard fade-in/fade-out Alt+Tab fade-in/fade-out Other? There ...
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How to completely restore default desktop environment in ubuntu 14.04 lts after installing and removing gnome desktop environment.

I got a mix of icons and windows display between gnome and unity. I have follow the steps in other forums with that explain how to remove gnome and restore unity, but that did not work as I expect. ...
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No Shadows under menus on application decoration borders and unity panel

After upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 my system works well, except some minor issues with video drivers for NVIDIA at least. I had to re-install NVIDIA driver for it to work well (as always after the ...
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How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal?

How to set custom keyboard shortcuts from terminal for different Linux versions? Basically I want to know where Linux stores the keyboard shortcut files and how it can be edited. On my research I ...
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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Resizing window by dragging it to the edge - resize by more than 50%

Is there any way to change the default width when resizing window by dragging it to the edge? I would like to have something like: - when i drag to the left edge, window will resize to 60% of the ...
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how to get compiz burn effect (compiz plugin extra) in Ubuntu 13.10

I used ubuntu 12.04 for few days and liked that compiz closing effect and opening compiz, But the plugin is not loading in ubuntu 13.10.
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Sliding animation for Guake under 16.04

I know that there are a lot of posts about it, but I'm not so retarded not to have read them. The problem is that the methods of achieving it, described in all the posts I've found so far seem to be ...
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Desktop Manager compiz not working

I'm running ubuntu 14.04, and recently configured my desktop environment with the compizconfig-settings-manager. After some tries I reseted everything and suddenly all window top bars are away, I can'...
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After coming back from sleep, ubuntu's GUI restarted

My laptop was in sleep mode for the night, and in the morning it couldn't get up, but instead sent me (after a while) to the welcome screen, closing every program that was running (that I know of). ...
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Why are there keyboard shortcuts active that aren't in the settings menu?

I have the key combo Ctrl+Alt+left, Ctrl+Alt+right, Ctrl+Alt+up and Ctrl+Alt+down set to switch between workspaces in ubuntu 14.04. However, I can only ever use those shortcuts if I have focus on the ...
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libgl error, Unity and compiz not loading on startup

Recently when I restarted my dual boot Ubuntu (windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.10), all I can see is just my desktop, no dash, no launcher or any topbars. Here is the output of usr/lib/nux/unity_support_test -...
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Is there a Magnifier app for Ubuntu? I want to use a bounding box with the mouse on a part of the screen and magnify it for our eyes to Zoom [duplicate]

Windows 8, (has a amazing new updated Magnifier Application, improved from Win7) for us who cannot see clearly. Does Ubuntu have a Magnifying application which you can either mouse, or crop a section ...
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How to restore default Unity [duplicate]

I was messing around with Compiz Settings Manager and result of that is that I cant see my panel bar, cant use alt+tab or start button. Is there a way to restore default Ubuntu environment? I will be ...
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...
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Split windows, shifting desktops, and blocked cursors when using multiple monitors

I'm having trouble getting multiple monitors to work correctly on a new machine (Lenovo P50 laptop, Ubuntu-Mate). This is the behavior I'd like to see: Main display switched to external monitor ...
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Popup dialogs transparent instead of showing any content

I used to think this was just an Eclipse bug, but it persist even after switching to IntelliJ Idea. I think this happens on other programs as well, but less frequently, and obviously matters far less. ...
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HIgh cpu usage for Compiz process on ubuntu 14.04

I'm having very annoying issue: the compiz process eats up to 50-60% of the CPU resources on my dedicated server. I'm not really experienced with Ubuntu. I need to help to disable visual effects and ...
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Ubuntu dont start when reboot

My Ubuntu don't start when reboot and show the following message: How to solve the problem?
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How to configure the 3d Cube compiz plug-in in Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 16.04, Unity, 64 bit and just installed compizconfig-settings-manager. When I launch ccsm, I miss settings to configure the "3D cube" plug-in though. Where are they? Do I have to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop freezes when switching accounts (compiz related?)

I upgraded the other day from a perfectly stable Lenovo Laptop with i915 graphics (Sandy Bridge) running 15.10 to 16.04 because of ending support time span for 15.10 and have now really big problems. ...
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No GUI after upgrade to Ubuntu 15.10

I upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 15.04 to 15.10 today. To do this I used sudo do-release-upgrade. The upgrade to 15.04 went without any problems, but after upgrading to 15.10 I only get to console/...
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Compiz takes much RAM for transparency perk alt+scroll

How can I make my windows transparent by doing Alt+Mouse Scroll? This will take 200mb for something as simple as running CSS command, unacceptable. Am i doing it wrong, with compiz having to be shut ...
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How to prevent certain windows from rotating with the Compiz cube?

I'm using Compiz in Ubuntu 16.04. When I rotate the cube, both the Unity launcher and the title bar keep fixed. So, my question is: Is it possible to extend that behavior to other objects? In ...
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How to configure ccsm from the command line or a script?

THE GENERAL PROBLEM: I wish to change some settings of ccsm from the command line, or more precisely a script. I imagine there will be some arcane combination of gsettings or gconftool that does what ...