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 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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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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How to fix Unity problems after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04?

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I am having trouble with my display. I tried the following to fix... dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unity ...but on doing the setsid unity, I get the following ...
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Top bar is eating my title bars

I'm trying not to hate Unity, but I'm still not in love. If I have windows non-maximized, I often find that the window is stuck so the title bar is hidden by my Unity top bar. I had to enable ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit, Compiz always crash [on hold]

Newly installed Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit. Compiz always crash. It was discovered that the left side of the task bar, the default shortcuts can not be deleted. Just delete, Compiz always crash
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Any way to find keybindings currently in use? (ubuntu, compiz or otherwise)

Is there a good way to list or find out the keybindings that are currently in use on your computer? I'm changing some keybindings in compiz (particularly because I don't have a keypad) and I didn't ...
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Transparency in Viewport Switch Preview [on hold]

How to make viewports transparent? It's not comfortable not to see a background during a switching.
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Unity doesn't load after fresh installation

I'm trying to get Ubuntu to work on my laptop the second time and I'm getting very frustrated. The Ubuntu desktop loads for me but I can't really do anything. Before I started following the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 compiz crash [on hold]

这里都是英文,来个中文的。新安装了Ubuntu 12.04.4 64bit。Compiz总是crash。后来发现左侧的快捷栏默认带的那几个快捷方式千万不能删除,只要删除,立马各种不稳定均可发生。
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Disabling <ctrl>+<super>+<down> shortcut

I have recently disabled the Ubuntu shortcut for CtrlSuperDown using the Ubuntu Keyboard -> Shortcuts menu since I wanted to rebind the shortcut using the program, Autokey, to be a Page Down. However, ...
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Ubuntu desktop is not loading [on hold]

I have researched my problem on Google; but, I can not find a fix and I do not know why my desktop is not showing. Only the background wallpaper shows up. I also tried Ctrl-Shift-F1 and removed compiz ...
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Disable Dash Home Shortcut in 12.04

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 in VirtualBox on a MacBook. The current shortcut for the dash home launcher is the Command key (Super). I'm trying to disable it. First, this option is not present in the ...
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compiz 0.9.11 - positioning a fullscreen window

I use UBuntu 14.04 LTS and compiz 0.9.11. I have two monitors which are set vertically (top 1920x1080+0+0, bottom 1680x1050+0+1080). I use compiz plugins such as cube, rotate and place. When I want to ...
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Sometimes maximized windows have blank menu

I have Ubuntu 14.04. For some programs when the window is maximized the top bar does not have anything in it on the left side. This becomes an issue because it is also not controlling the window. ...
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Unity without compiz (with XfWM4 instead)

Can I run Unity with a different window manager than compiz? I'd prefer XfWM4. Background story: I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. I like Unity - I especially like the part where besides the top bar I get ...
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Libreoffice and Chrome crash when showing dialog box (insert, save, open) (Ubuntu 14.04)

I'm upgrading my 12.04 to 14.04, after that everytime I want to insert image in Libreoffice, or saving pdf from chrome or opening "customize and control" in Chrome, the software is always crashed. ...
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incomplete gui after resetting compiz [on hold]

I had many problems with compiz. For example when I switched with Ctrl + Alt + Arrow the Desktop, the gui crashed. When I was lucky, the Windows were only moved to Desktop 1 and a window popped up ...
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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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Desktop cube graphical errors on macbook pro

Okay, So I was recently fiddling around with ccsm and the desktop cube, and I enabled it, but the cube (or should I say sphere, since I changed it) has odd graphics. Here is a video of it acting ...
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Holding down windows key doesn't show unity shortcuts 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running an HP laptop with intel HD graphics with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. Some days ago when I pressed the windows key it would show the unity shortcuts, now when I press it it just shows the ...
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How to reenable unity - tried the standard stuff

While going through my compiz settings, I noticed, that windows decarator is off, and I clicked to turn it on - then clicked yes, before I've read that this will turn off unity. I tried reenabling ...
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Rectangle is flickering while dragging mouse on screen

I wanto make a screencasting program. I want to make a screen part selection to grab coordinates of the screen location. I found a nice prototype here I am on Ubuntu 14.04 platform, I compiled and ...
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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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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 ...
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Update makes system act strange

I just downloaded some updates for my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop that has support for Unity 3D. I noticed that one of the updates was for Compiz. I updated it, restarted my system and now everything is ...
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Problem with changing wallpaper after uninstalling cairo dock

I am having some trouble with my ubuntu.... As you can see in the title I tried the Cairo-Dock ,just 4 fun (I wish i did not) Turns out I do not like it.. so I uninstalled it. Some minutes later I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Unity in user account, but in guest account

Yesterday I switched back from Linux Mint to Ubuntu 14.04 and after installation I faced the following problem: When I login with my user account Unity isn't loading. I can see no desktop elements - ...
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Will unity stop being a plugin for Compiz?

I ask this as with the Unity Desktop running , when I try any games with my Ubuntu 12.04.1 I get so much frame rate drop with Unity and Compiz. If I switch to Gnome-Classic which uses mutter, I get a ...
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No Alt + Tab in 14.04 Gnome Flashback session?

I've just upgraded to 14.04 and installed the Gnome Flashback Session. However, Alt + Tab doesn't bring up an application switcher. I've tried Compiz Config Settings Manager, but there are no ...
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I have disabled Unity plugin in “ccsm” when turning off Expo. How can i recover it?

Common left panel (launcher) is disable too. I think i should reset settings. How can i do it? PS i can start terminal.
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Graphical glitch causes workspace switcher screen to be too large on my account

When I press Super+S to switch workspaces, the switcher doesn't expand far enough, so the workspaces aren't fully visible: Notice how the top orange bar is not showing. The bottom one is also not ...
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How to change the color of the window outline in spread and switcher?

Staring with Ubuntu 13.04, the outline around windows when scale/spread (Super+W) and the switcher (when viewing different windows of an application using Alt+`) are invoked is red. See the pictures ...
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Which alternative to using CCSM (Compiz Config Settings Manager)

The warning "What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?" is referenced in a lot of answers. But no alternative to it is proposed anywhere. What are the alternatives ? In ...
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Raise window on mouse up event instead of click event in ubuntu

Main problem is drag and drop from a maximize windows to another window(not maximized). I have a maximized nautilus window and i want to drag and drop a file into skype window. But as soon as i click ...
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How do I get my Compiz window decorations back?

Recently, my window decorations disappeared from Compiz in Gnome Flashback. I asked about this, and someone helpfully suggested I could get them back by putting metacity --replace in my list of ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 with gtx 670 slow window animations

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on an i5 2500k, 8GB ram and gtx 670. The problem is that all the window animations are very slow. For example when trying to resize a window is like it will take hours to ...
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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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Is there a way to change GNOME wallpaper change from fade effect to crude replace?

I'm user of Wallch. Wallpaper changing makes my 2x 2 GHx proc choking if the video is being played at the time. Or put programming work instead of watching video, that results delayed actions. I've ...
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Hide gnome launch bar following a launcher click

I looked on the site, but found no match. I looked through compiz Settings Manager but didn't see anything that would help me. Using 14.04 LTS with gnome installed. I can't remember where of if ...
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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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bind Super key to control key Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I can't find the option to bind Super key to control key. I did the same on Ubuntu 12.04 where the option is given in Keyboard settings. Is there a way to achieve ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity - Applications missing from dash

When starting the dash (e.g. by hitting the Windows key) quite often (most of the time) there are no applications listed. Recent files and downloads show fine, but in order to have applications listed ...
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Skydome and dualscreen issues with 14.04 and compiz

This shows the issue with windows. As you can see they seem to be displayed as though there were 4 cubes. The issue is the same if I use the multiple cubes option as well. This shows the skydome ...
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Screen turns black after pressing volume button

I don't know why but my laptop screen (Lenovo Thinkpad SL300) suddenly turns black after turning down the volume and then comes back, with ugly problems, after turn it up. It started happening after ...
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Compiz magnifier not working on kde

I have ubuntu 14.04 and just switched from unity to kde(kubuntu-desktop). I use compiz magnifier when reading and it works on unity but not on kde. I like kde better and it's annoying to switch back ...
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compiz put to next output does not work in all winsows configurations

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64bit. Compiz "Put To Next Output" does not work for windows which were placed/sized with Grid Top or Bottom (Left, Right or full width). The window bounces back to previous location. ...
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Workspace-switching problem

Press super+s. You should see your 4 workspaces. Move your mouse, go over another workspace other than that which you were in. Press super+s again. You should go to the workspace that had the mouse ...
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How to lower Compiz memory usage

I have been following the updates that appear every week in how they affect the performance and resource usage of Compiz since I installed 11.10 (Right now I am in 12.10). For what I have seen, the ...
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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 ...