Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics hardware to enhance the usability and aesthetics of the desktop environment.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

4
votes
2answers
125 views

How can I auto-hide the launcher via a script, when I maximize the browser?

I was trying to control Ubuntu 14.4.1 Launcher's behavior. I want it to auto-hide every time I have browser window like firefox maxmaized. I found this solution: #!/bin/bash ## Change value of ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

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.
0
votes
0answers
16 views

How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
2
votes
1answer
28 views

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, ...
0
votes
1answer
9 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
310 views

Black Screen when playing YouTube Videos

The computer is a Toshiba Satelite Pro U300. It's worked fine up until a recent update about a week or two ago. When I try to play YouTube videos, the whole monitor goes black, and the computer seems ...
4
votes
2answers
6k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
122 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
314 views

How to find *why* I can't bind some keyboard shortcut (or which app took it)?

In short: is there (under Unity) any way to find out which application grabbed some global shortcut? I do not ask for "standard shortcuts" but for some way to get information about actual shortcuts ...
1
vote
1answer
50 views

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?
3
votes
3answers
794 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

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 ...
6
votes
3answers
15k views

How can I reset compiz to the default settings?

I've got a bug that is reoccuring (no window chrome close/minimize/maximize buttons) that is solved by changing the visual effects level (e.g. from none to normal). Unfortunately, the desktop is ...
0
votes
0answers
81 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

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) ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
9k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

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. ...
-1
votes
0answers
14 views

unselectable check boxes on compiz config on ubuntu 14.04 after installed compiz-plugins-extra? [closed]

like, i just installed ubuntu on my external hdd to play it on the go, i decided to install compizconfig in it to add animation effects, then i couldn't find the plug-ins that i was searching for, i ...
0
votes
0answers
91 views

Ubuntu 14.04 desktop environment does not load

I am running (or at least trying to run) Ubuntu desktop 14.04.1 LTS on a Dell Optiplex 760 with intel Core2 Quad Q8300 CPU and an intel 4 series integrated graphics controller (uname -a :Linux ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
6k views

ubuntu 12.10 on virtualbox compiz error

Hi I have installed ubuntu on virtual box with virtual clone drive 5.4 like the following: but then I get the following error: The application Compiz has closed unexpectedly additional information: ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
56 views

“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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

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 + ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
3
votes
0answers
188 views

Why does Nautilus slow down every time I delete file?

I am using Gnome Classic in Ubuntu 14.10, with Compiz effects. Whenever I delete a file in a Nautilus window, the window becomes unresponsive, and goes grey for a few seconds. Then, it returns. It's ...
5
votes
2answers
723 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
4k views

Compiz extra animations download Ubuntu 14.04 not working ( burning animations ETC)

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell latitude yesterday, I wanted some cool window animations so I installed Compiz and also ( at least, that is what I have tried to do), installed the extra ...
1
vote
4answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
948 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
5k views

How to make a window transparent in Gnome?

I'm working with many GIS applications under Gnome. It sometimes is very convenient to place one map over another to quickly spot differences. There used to be a KDE trick to make any window (not ...
0
votes
1answer
24 views

Black Screen, problem

I'm having problems with Ubuntu since a couple of days. I have GNOME-compiz for the desktop configuration and windows effects (not a big deal, small changes). When I use Google Chrome, and I enter ...
8
votes
1answer
3k views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
49 views

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 ...