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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Broken not fixable unity

I was playing minecraft and I used the kill -15 -1 command and it broke my unity and I can't get it to work again even with the CompizConfig methods. If I am duplicating topics then post a link to ...
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CompizConfig : Fire animation not found even after install compiz-extras

I am using ubuntu 14.04 on my pc and I have installed the necessary compiz plugins to get animations running such as compiz-plugins-extra,compiz-plugins, but I am unable to find 'Fire' animation for ...
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How to fix unity? [duplicate]

As the noob I am, I used the command kill -15 -1 because my Minecraft was in full screen but not showing up and I did not know what it did! Now, when I log in, it has only the wallpaper and mouse and ...
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White lines flashing on screen after sleep mode

I have a strange problem occurring on my laptop screen. As soon as I have exited sleep mode a white flickering horizontal line maybe 1 or 2 pixels broad appears at the top of the screen. I am using ...
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Chrome window is off position after maximizing

when I unmaximize my Chrome window and then maximize it again, it appears to be redrawn incorrectly, see the attached GIF to see for yourself. What is even worse, is that Chrome still thinks the ...
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Black border in window

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I have this problem and the terminal is filled with black color: so I Googled this problem and found some solution ...
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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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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

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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What has problem, when cursor is movable and everything else is not working?

Some times my Ubuntu 14.04 becomes frozen (only the window of the program running on top of others is seen but not responsive), while my mouse cursor is still movable, but clicking it doesn't make ...
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Unable to re-map certain keys with CompizConfig

Modern keyboards come with a bunch of crap and useless buttons but often few media keys. My current one has play/pause, vol +/- and calculator only. I would like to remap the XF86Calculator button ...
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Worse compiz performance in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

I know this question has been asked multiple times before, but they seem to be like 3-4 years old now and I could not find any associated with Ubuntu 14.04. Also, solutions mentioned there do not ...
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How to install Compiz effects on Gnome 3?

I want to install Compiz desktop effects/graphics in my GNOME 3 desktop. And I want to customise the animations being shown on my desktop. Is it possible?
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Incredible compiz CPU usage!

right now I'm fighting against Compiz process CPU usage :'( As you can see, it's how many CPU is compiz consuming; it's a lot and it's overheating a bit the server. Also, stands out that the ...
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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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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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Match overlay icons in spread/scale to icon theme [14.04]

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with Compiz 0.9.11.3. Not all overlay icons in the spread mode match the icon theme. For example: emacs24, gimp, libre office, Mathematica, Google-chrome, sublime. ...
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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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Ubuntu default terminal missing on 13.04

There was a problem with my Unity on Ubuntu 13.04 install in which I could not see any icons after logging in. Just a blank screen. Used ccsm to purge Unity, reinstalled it and reset the settings ...
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Screen tearing after disabling Compiz Composite Ubuntu 14.10

I accidentally unchecked the "Composite" checkbox, and pressed "Disable" buttons on every following dialog boxes. When I realized my mistake, I re checked it along with "Ubuntu Unity Plugin" and ...
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Is there a way to keep the menu from dropping down on windows when I press the alt key in ubuntu mate?

I've been used to using alt/scroll to zoom with compiz on regular ubuntu, but I'm having a little annoyance with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I have set mate up with desktop zoom the same way, and all is great ...
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Unity broken after package install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've managed to break my computer yet again, and this time, all of unity for my user is horribly corrupted. This happened when I tried fixing a problem I've had for a few moths with my Nvidia card ...
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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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Unity 3D not working any more after update and crash, OpenGL VMware related?

I know similar questions have been asked a lot of times, but after spending like 8 hours testing solutions (not working) and reinstalling or reseting drivers/unity/compiz etc... I decided to expose my ...
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How can I get a launch, icons or dashboard after logging in to Ubuntu 14.04, instead of only a background? [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. When I turn on my computer, it lets me put in my password and then shows me only my background. No launcher, icons, or dashboard. I can open up the finder by right-clicking, ...
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How to resolve my “loading icons” in compizconfig while loading Ubuntu 14.04 on Virtualbox?

I'm running through the post about unity-doesnt-load-no-launcher-no-dash-appears to get my 14.04.1 loaded on VirtualBox. I've gotten to the step where I run ccsm, but it hangs at "Loading Icons...", ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Launcher won't open

I've read through literally 1-2 hours of similar questions, and this time, no answers have helped :( Everytime I log in, I just get my wallpaper, a cursor, and a right click menu. I've reset compiz ...
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How to install compiz-plugin-extras and make it work correctly?

I'm still having problems with Compiz... I did everything that you imagine... but "animation add-on" still does not appear in Compiz... I have already done the command apt-get install ...
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Scale plugin keeps forgetting hot corner settings on restart

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, which I suppose uses Compiz as well. I have Compiz Settings Manager, and make the top left and bottom left corners of my screen activate the "Scale" (like Exposé) ...
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How to compile & install Compiz Blur plugin?

Can I get this plug-in working on latest Ubuntu? Thanks!
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When login interface apperas, has X or window manager or DE already started?

When booting Ubuntu, when the login interface appears before I enter anything, which has been started: X window system window manager (e.g. compiz. metacity) desktop environment(e.g. unity, gnome)? ...
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Chrome application shortcuts open small window

I have created a bunch of chrome application shortcuts - gmail, tweetdeck, etc. They all launch in tiny windows in the upper left of the screen (see screenshot). It's easy enough to resize/maximize ...
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Desktop frozen and unity doesn't restart properly

My desktop of 14.04 was frozen. I would like to restart without closing my running programs. First I login into a text console by Ctrl-Alt-F1, and run a comand to restart compiz by compiz ...
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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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Desktop folders not visible after messing with ccsm

I'm using ubuntu 14.04.I've installed a emerald theme.In ccsm in windows decoration tab instead of emerald i've used emerald --replace The next time i boot i've only wallpaper and cursor. I've ...
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What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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problem while login to my account due to compiz? [duplicate]

after making some of the modifications by using "CompizConfig Settings Manager" . Then rebooting in Ubuntu 14.04 , I entered password but i am not able to access my account. It displays nothing. ...
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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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Upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04 no unity dash for default user special compiz config

I've upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.10 to 14.04 using the Ubuntu suggested option, everything went well -- meaning no report of corrupted update or anything - but when I rebooted and logged in again there ...
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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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Compiz : unusually high CPU usage on Ubuntu 13.10

Since yesterday, after last system upgrade, compiz CPU usage has gone wild : horacio@horacio-xps13:~$ top top - 15:09:10 up 3:31, 2 users, load average: 2,62, 2,75, 2,59 Tasks: 261 total, 2 ...
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Windows placement with dual monitors in 14.04

The placement of windows when opened with dual monitors is not quite working the way I want. It appears that using CCSM and the Place Windows plugin works as expected when the window opens in ...
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No Unity Interface after logon

I logged onto my computer this morning after having left it off over the weekend and the Unity interface didn't load. I get my desktop and the files I have on it, but no launcher, no menu bar. I tried ...
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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud [closed]

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity ...
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How to customize login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

is there a way to customize the login screen for Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. I want to move my login area of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS from left side to the middle. After searching in the web i came across this ...
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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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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Use Compiz to Render 3d Anaglyph

I recently found out that compiz has or rather had a plugin which can be used to render the desktop in 3d Anaglyph. But all the ppas are very old and don't work on trusty. I wanted to know where can I ...
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Dim inactive compiz ( set speed of the effect)

I just enabled the dim inactive effect in compiz on ubuntu 13.04 and my question is: How can I speed up this effect? With this I mean how can I reduce the time it takes to make the background less ...
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Black spaces around windows and control panels - Ubuntu 14.04 - Unity/Compiz/Metacity

I have an issue with my Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Gnome 3 Compiz and Metacity some weeks ago in order to find out if I could live without Unity. Over the past weeks I was every now and again switching ...