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 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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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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After replacing compiz with mutter, can't access programs

While looking for a replacement for compiz window manager i found "mutter". I downloaded it and ran mutter -r to replace compiz with mutter. I didn't really liked it so i stopped it, with ctr-c. ...
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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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Semi transparent rectangles in Ubuntu 16.04

I get these strange semi transparent rectangles. They are overlaying other windows. They often arrange in different formations. Does anyone know what's causing this or how to fix it? P.S I had the ...
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No window manager after Ubuntu update (e.g. 13.10 to 14.04)

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 today, my son's account starts without a window manager. He has his desktop icons and can click them but no menu and no launcher. I ...
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Compiz antialiasing with xserver-xorg-video-radeon? [closed]

Window previews are ugly on my computer: Is there any solution to make them smooth? BTW window previews in Metacity with composition enabled (/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager) are looking ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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How to change the size of the “static application switcher”?

I changed the application switcher from unity's to Static Application switcher, using CompixConfig. See screenshot below. I love it!!! but have 1 problem - the preview of the windows is a bit small. ...
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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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Lock window to workspace? [duplicate]

How do I lock a window to a specific workspace? 2 scenarios: Launch application for first time, need it to be on specific workspace Everytime I undock and dock my windows they lose their workspace ...
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Questions about compiz, sound control and mkv movies

I'm totally fresh with Ubuntu. I've got the newest (16.04) release, my laptop is Lenovo Y50-70. My issues: How do I get rid of compiz? Sounds, like music or sounds from movies are... like really ...
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How do I stop green flashes when playing video?

I have Ubuntu 15.10, running Gnome Retro/Flashback/Fallback... whatever it's being called right now. I also have Compiz. When I play videos in either VLC or Gnome Media player, the screen frequently ...
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I cannot reset unity

I was trying to change my theme by compizconfig-settings-manager so I was going to > preferences > import theme which was in desktop, the launcher and panel disappeared and themes not working ...
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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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Unity Doesn't Load On 14.04

I have already tried many different solutions. Running unity from tty1 does not make unity appear int tty7 (the graphics one). Running unity from a terminal inside of tty7 causes the screen to flash ...
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Compiz Cube Size & Small Bug Occurred

1) I noticed that when I enter cube view, it is quite large on my screen compared to what I've seen on other's desktops. Is it possible to change how large or zoom out of the cube view? 2) Once I ...
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Compiz Cube View

I just enabled the cube view and I have my vertical & horizontal set to 4. However, I only get the horizontal cube view when I switch workspaces, I don't see the 3D cube. What am I missing?
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How to enable visual effects (compiz) without disabling Unity?

How can I install compiz fusion (or whatever it is called) to have visual effects like windows burning to ash on minimize , rotating (3d cube) workspaces etc ? I was using compiz (ccsm) in 10.10, but ...
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Unity 16.04 fade

I don't know how it happened, maybe I changed some Compiz setting. Now all my Unity windows start fading / blurring gradually and become unreadable. I tried to unity reset and docnf reset ...
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How to remove the other DE's which get installed while installing GNOME and Cinnamon?

I installed Cinnamon from the terminal and Cinnamon(Software Rendering) also got installed. While installing GNOME from the terminal and GNOME Classic, GNOME Flashback(Compiz) & GNOME Flashback ...
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Applications deleted after installing KDE

I installed KDE recently because I was getting some XWindow errors for normally useable applications in Unity. However, I noticed this install deleted some applications. This might just be normal ...
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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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Xorg/Compiz consuming a very large share of CPU and memory in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. What to do?

I have just recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop but the system is running very slow despite not a single process is running in background. When I executed the top command from the ...
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Can't drag windows to another workspace on Ubuntu 16.04

This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option. I disabled Grid as well in ...
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How to invert the wheel mouse effect in Switcher of compiz?

on Ubuntu 14, I use compiz for Windows manager. I'm using the module Switcher to use a flip 3D effect to switch windows. The mouse wheel up bring the window on the left to focus. How to invert the ...
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Unity not loading after a fresh install of 16.04

I just installed 16.04 on a new PC and when I log in unity does not load properly. All I can see is some popups flashing on the top right corner. I can go into TTY and when I try to launch unity from ...
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Disable compiz before login

I just installed Ubuntu MATE on an old laptop that I use as tool at work, and I had a little extra time, so I customized it a little. Doing so, I enabled compiz, which seemed to work fine. There was ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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Unity crashes after parallels tools installation (Ubuntu 16.04)

I've downloaded and installed Ubuntu 16.04 throught Parallels 11 on my MacBook Pro. The installation went fine and after reboot I could login and use the graphical interface without problems. ...
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Why screen flash when you minimize and restore clock multiple times?

sudo apt install stopwatch open the clock you just installed run the stopwatch. click minimize and restore from unity launcher multiple times. disco time with compiz . unity. well its happening ...
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No Unity Launcher or Menu showing after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've tried most of the other things I could find in other threads after googling and searching stack exchange. Restarting Unity, reinstalling unity, reinstalling ubuntu desktop, trying to go to ...
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Auto-raise with compiz not working properly in Ubuntu MATE 16.04

I use auto-raise with compiz and from time to time it doesn't work properly. It just stops auto focusing hovered windows. What kind of info do I need to collect to get to a solution ? (Logs, ...
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Docky closes apps when click instead of focusing

I am using MATE with compiz and Docky is one of the programs I like to use. Lately a problem raised, when a windows which is not in focus is clicked then it closes. The expected behavior is to focus ...
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can't see desktop except for background when log in Ubuntu14.04

I need some help, I installed Ubuntu 14.04 from 12.04. I had some problems when it rebooted so I had to install unity using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop and continue tu update all packages ...
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How can I make a program go fullscreen and use the whole gpu

I have an android virtual machine (using Genymotion which works on top of virtual box). I get frame drops because I have lots of programs open. I press F11 to go fullscreen but it's no difference. I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 no menu bar or launcher - help!

Just upgraded to 16.04. Due the screen flicker I followed the guide posted by Zacharee 1 (it worked)! The screen doesn't flicker anymore. However although I can login there is no menu bar of launcher. ...
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How do I configure the mouse event behaviors

I've just installed 14.04 and cannot find the configuration tool to control how mouse clicks are acted on by the window manager, and then optionally passed to the application. I want to set the ...
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Only desktop No Unity Ubuntu 16.04 After Fresh Install [duplicate]

After the fresh install of Xenial Xerus, I can see just the desktop wallpaper and nothing else. I had tried many methods that some had tried for a similar one like reinstalling compiz. But for me to ...
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Screen flickering on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have just updated (through Software Update) to ubunutu 16.04 LTS from 15.10, There are random instances of screen flickering throughout usage. After noticing this issue, I have installed compiz ...
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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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Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra

When I try to install compiz-fusion I get this messge "Unable to locate package compiz-fusion-plugins-extra". So I don't know why is that and I don't know how to fix it. If anyone can help me with ...
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Noob trying Ubuntu 16.04 - Compiz error after logging in

After I try to login I see a background image and nothing else. If I right click a context menu briefly appears with options like 'new folder' etc. Sometimes a dialogue box pops up briefly saying ...
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Shortcuts and Unity features broken after update

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 from the daily live distribution some weeks before it was released as LTS. I executed an apt-get upgrade yesterday and many packages were upgraded, including some related to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and fallback mode settings misunderstanding

I've updated my 14.04 to 16.04. As a big unity-hater, I immediately reinstalled gnome-flashback. But it turned out I cannot configure it with ccsm anymore (as a simple example, trying to bind 'show ...
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CompizConfig-Settings-Manager bug/error?

I am a Linux beginner user. I installed sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra Immediately after I press Alt+F2 and type compiz --replace(otherwise the opacity ...
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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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16.04 update broke unity

When upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 unity just broke, and when trying to run unity from a command line compiz (core) gives me a segmentation fault (core dumped). If you can't fix it, please suggest an ...
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How enable Unity again?

After installing Ubuntu 14.04 I installed compizconfig-settings-manager. Then I made a mistake and disabled the unity plugin. After that unity (the dash and panel ...) are gone. I can't even run the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 - failed to resume after suspend

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 LTE Beta2 and I have strange problem. System is quite stable but I'm unable to resume after suspend my Dell E6420. When I suspend (manually or by closing lid) laptop turning to ...