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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compiz crashing today

Running Ubuntu 15.10 32-bit under Parallels Desktop 11. I the updater today, which included a new kernel. After reboot the login screen comes up fine, but upon login, my desktop background and ...
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(Ubuntu 14.04 With Gnome 3.12) Compiz not showing Top Panel but effects working

i'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with Gnome 3.12. try to start Compiz with "compiz --replace". but no Top panel started. at the terminal, where i started the command, showing "compiz (decor) - Warn: No default ...
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15.10 no desktop, black terminal, black window borders

I have no idea what happened, but when i log in i get to an empty desktop, i can open a terminal which works fine by right-clicking desktop and open terminal, here i can start compiz and unity, then ...
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ubuntu gnome - grid shortcut not working

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10 and on the proprietary nvidia drivers on a dual-monitor setup, currently running the default gnome 3.16 installed via the ubuntu-gnome-desktop meta package. I am able to snap ...
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unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my ubuntu 14.04

unfortunately compiz uninstalled in my Ubuntu 14.04. I tried to reset compiz,getting error after the restart machine desktop menu bar and side panels maximize and minimize missing even terminal all ...
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X Server Starting Window Manager (Compiz-Standalone) Cursor is Black X

I'm running ubuntu server 15.10 using compiz as my window manager. My .xinitrc is: #!/bin/sh xset s off # don't activate screensaver xset -dpms # disable DPMS (Energy Star) features. ...
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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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Can applications remember last window position?

I'm new to Linux/Ubuntu, running Ubuntu 15.10 (Unity) and this is kind of driving me crazy: Some apps open flush with a certain corner or edge of the screen, some open in the middle of the screen, ...
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Problem with Unity after install Chrome Remote Desktop

Recently I have installed Chrome Remote Desktop utility, but I don't know if I have configured well the chrome.desktop file. When ubuntu starts, unity panel and top bar doesn't appears, and I need to ...
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Hot to increase display colors saturation?

I tried to follow the guide on this page: How to reduce the saturation of of laptop monitor in Ubuntu 14.04? but CompizConfig saturation settings do no effect. I'm on Ubuntu Studio. ...
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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 ...
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Can't find/activate Compiz 3d effects

I am new to Ubuntu and as the title says; searching through programs avalable it already checked out OpenGL window and compositing manager and Compiz, but nothing is found when searching through ...
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Screen flickers during 3D gameplay on 15.10

So this is not the first time this has happened. I recently installed an Nvidia graphics card, but even before that the screen would flicker from time to time on the Intel HD graphics. Installing 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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Ubuntu 14.04 freezes every few days (no errors)

now I know this has been asked before but I cannot seem to specify the reason why Ubuntu freezes. There is nothing regular I do that makes it freeze completely (mouse is moving) and everything else ...
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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 Disable Sticky Edges via Command Line?

I know how to disable Sticky Edges via the Settings->Display UI, however, I want to be able to do it via command line or config file. Does anyone know how to disable "sticky edges" via a command or ...
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Multiple monitors - set all apps to secondary monitor

like the title says, I want to simply make sure all apps launch on one particular monitor. The reason for this is that I am using two HMDI connections, one for sound, the other for video. The reason ...
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Theme goes back to default after reboot

Been Googling and trying to find a fix for this. Each time I reboot my system, the theme I have set (Numix Circle) goes back to Ubuntu's default (Ambiance). If I type compiz --replace after a ...
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Xserver crashes and restarts during boot after an update on Ubuntu 14.04

I updated today these packages in Ubuntu 14.04: apt (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-transport-https (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 apt-utils (1.0.1ubuntu2.10) to 1.0.1ubuntu2.11 ...
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upgrade from 15.04 to 15.10 getting compiz segfault

After upgrade from ubuntu 15.04 to 15.10 getting massive screen flicker - system is unusable. Using the console (ctrl-alt-F1) I noticed dmesg says compiz is abending [ 150.423110] compiz[2676]: ...
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How can I disable Ctrl + Alt + F10 on 14.04/Gnome/Compiz

I get the standard behaviour when I press this combination which sort of switches off the display and I know that I can go back to it by hitting Ctrl+Alt+F7 but the IDE I use has a pretty useful ...
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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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Menu Bar and Launcher Missing in Ubuntu 14.04

After a restart my menu bar and launcher were missing. I have tried every solution for this issue that I can find, from re-installing unity and compiz to resetting Unity and everything. Then I ...
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Resetting Ubuntu dash/launcher keyboard shortcut

Super (aka the Windows-Logo key) doesn't work as my base Unity Dash/Launcher keyboard shortcut. Setting it in ccsm (sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager) by going to ... ...
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incorrect compiz config settings

I wanted to use ccsm (Compiz Config Settings Manager) to make the appearance of my desktop and windows look more cool. But after some changes, the windows snap to the screen instead of the launcher ...
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Ubuntu sidebar on desktop stopped showing

I decided to give Ubuntu a try after all these years using only Windows as OS. I downloaded that windows installer from their site and installed Ubuntu. Everything went well until I decided to ...
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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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Ubuntu Server 15.10 Hide Auto-Login Startx text on boot up

I have ubuntu server 15.10 running compiz as the window manager. On boot up I am starting the compiz session with startx in my .profile and then running a GTK fullscreen application that the user is ...
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How to get back unity and compiz after uninstalling, no launcher or dash on startup

I've gone through a ton of threads regarding this issue with nothing working for me. I removed compiz to reinstall it (foolishly) and I just can't seem to get unity back. I'm on 14.04. The Unity ...
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Can I drag a window onto another workspace?

I just updated to 11.04, now if I drag a window to the side of the workspace, the window is maximized to half of the screen. is there a way to move it to another workspace with the mouse? I know you ...
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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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Disabling Sticky Edges on Ubuntu 14.04?

As the title suggests, I'd like to completely disable Sticky Edges from my set up. I have disabled the Sticky Edges in the system settings and played around with CCSM and Tweak Tool to change the ...
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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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How to minimize window using the unity toolbar?

I click on the unity panel (on the icon) and the window is maximized. Now if I click again...or right click, the window doesnt get minimized. Is this a normal behaviour? If there are more than 1 ...
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How to take screenshots of sections of the screen?

On Mac OS X, there is a handy key combo for taking a screenshot of any arbitrary rectangle section of the screen(Command-Shift-4). Is there something similar(maybe Compiz plugin) for Ubuntu/Gnome?
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Software Application are not launching after change compizconfig settings manager

I unintentionally change some setting on compizconfig settings manager. Then I could not see the maximize, minimize and close buttons. After this i roll back my settings from this Unity doesn't ...
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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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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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Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz?

Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz? This would be ideal if I could get compiz to apply a specific profile when it detects my monitor being plugged or unplugged from my laptop. ...
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Decorate or highlight a specific window

Are there any Unity or Compiz extensions that would allow me to highlight or decorate a specific window (from the window's title bar context menu)? The idea is that if there's some window that I'm ...
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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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How to disable sticky edges in Ubuntu 13.04

I checked How do I disable mouse magnet on middle edge with multi monitors? but it doesn't work for me. I have two monitor and want to disable the edge resistance and sticky to the edges in Ubuntu ...
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Weird black boxes appearing on windows 14.4

This is probably one of the weirdest problems I have ever had in all my years of using linux. I recently installed Ubuntu into a chroot on my Chromebook, and installed a lot of software. Today, after ...
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Green flashes when playing video with VLC and Compiz enabled [Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu MATE 15.10]

When I play video in VLC and Compiz enabled the screen will flash green ( for few seconds ) when I move the mouse, or turn up the volume with the media keys . The problem started with Ubuntu 15.10 and ...
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Compiz's memory utilization increasing

I have been running Ubuntu 12.04, 64 bit, on my AMD desktop for quite some time. Last few days, I have been seeing the memory utilization of compiz to be increasing. I normally do not shut down the ...
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Nautilus stuck in fullscreen

Today my nautilus started beeing stuck in fullscreen. Upon opening nautilus you will get the a full screen nautilus. F11 does not do anything and in the nautilus options is nothing to disable ...
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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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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 ...
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Does compiz use hardware acceleration by default?

How do I find out if Compiz is using my graphics card? If it's disabled how do I enable it?