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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No window manager after upgrading 13.10 to 14.04

Machine is a single boot Linux. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.1 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 --replace” causes title bars to disappear, unable to move or resize windows

I installed Ubuntu Studio 12.04.3 lts on an IBM Intellistation z pro today & configured it according to the instructions at this site. Now I'm trying to use compizconfig settings manager to ...
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Enable minimize on click feature in 14.04 with gsettings? [duplicate]

I don't have admin priv to install compizconfig-settings-manager on this machine. Anyone figured the setting that this option adds when it's enabled in ccsm?
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How can I apply exceptions to window decoration on compiz?

Back in the previous releases, I used the compiz plugins "window decoration" and "window rules" to have a transparent, sticky, unmovable gnome-terminal acting as a wallpaper. The trick was to create a ...
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Howto restore the new 14.04-lockscreen

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 but since some weeks I'm stuck with the old 13.10 lockscreen design for some reason. I already tried compizconfig-settings-manager but it doesn't offer me any option for ...
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100% CPU usage Ubuntu 14.04 compiz [on hold]

My motherboard A8V-MX VIA K8M800 with on board graphics card. After fresh install everything was very sluggish. I checked system monitor to see my cpu usage at a constant 100%. compiz is the process ...
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Why is Ubuntu 14.04 using too much RAM..?

Compiz in earlier versions of Ubuntu took around 60-65 MB of RAM. In Ubuntu 14.04, it is taking around 205-201 MB. And Nautilus took 35 MB of RAM in earlier versions, it is taking a minimum of 65 MB. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS how to avoid windows going off the current workspace

Sometimes open windows go out of the bound of the current workspace without any keyboard shortcut used and it is very annoying since the title bar may be inaccessible at times. I have Compiz installed ...
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Unity won't start after login

I'm having some troubles getting unity working again.. this problem came after I installed ubuntu updates and removing some repositories (gwibber-daily and some google chrome repos), then I restarted ...
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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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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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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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Best way to disable visual effects in Ubuntu 14

I just installed Ubuntu 14 stable in a VirtualBox machine, which I am planning to use for Java/Web development. After my first steps, I noticed that the CPU usage is very high when I do simple tasks ...
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Ubuntu desktop is not loading

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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How do I enable wobbly windows in Ubuntu 14.04?

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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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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Compiz's Water Effect not not working in Ubuntu 14.04?

Before I report a false bug: After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, I found that the Water Effect in Compiz no longer works, in particular the click-and-drag functionality you could activate with ...
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Is it possible to restart the unity panel without restarting compiz?

I'm being hit (quite often) by that bug where you can't click on some indicators. It's easy to fix by restarting unity, but that usually also means running to the risk of upsetting some window on ...
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Compiz on Xubuntu - Minimized Windows not shown on window switcher [on hold]

I am running Xubuntu 13.04. I have installed compiz on top and want it to show all the minimized windows when I use the window switcher. Thats not happening currently! In my research I have found ...
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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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After messing with configuration files can't start ubuntu, get black screen

Today I was trying to get tap to click to work on my ACer c720 with only ubuntu installed. At one point I restarted the computer and I only got a black screen with a non-blinkning cursor in the top ...
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How to edit ccsm manually in ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to built my own ubuntu 14.04 cd image with UCK, I would like to know if is there a way to edit ccsm manually to change the "MINIMIZE ON CLICK" setting so when I build the image that change ...
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what is “copy to pixmap” feature on compiz?

I want to reduce my compiz effects because of my limited graphics card. Is it safe to disable "copy to pixmap" feature on my compiz? (I'm using 14.04 Trusty Tahr Daily Build)
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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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Can I annotate the screen in Gnome Shell?

Anyone know a plugin or application that emulate the Compiz Annotate funcionality in Gnome 3? Annotate is the plugin that lets you draw on the screen.
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Compiz reverts to desktop wall

I installed compiz and when I enter compiz --replace in terminal after switching compiz from desktop wall to desktop cube the cube works and rotates however when I exit terminal compiz reverts back to ...
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How to use preview pictures in unity icons on my folders? [closed]

http://paste.ubuntu.com/7238636/ compiz (decor) - Warn: No default decoration found, placement will not be correct I can not see preview pictures on the icons in folders having the default icon ...
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Ubuntu showing Old Gui

I was trying to install DraftSight and It was showing some error. So to solve that error I installed the following two packages using this command sudo apt-get install ia32-libs libglib2.0-dev ...
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How do I install Compiz in Xubuntu?

How can i properly set up Compiz in Xubuntu?
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How to deal with bug in 13.10 that freezes computer when resizing windows? [closed]

I'm a beginner to ubuntu and there's a bug in 13.10 than freezes the computer around every 5th time you try to maximize a window by dragging it up against the top of the screen. After this happened, ...
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Compiz using high CPU

I'm running Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 with VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) I've tried installing the: sudo apt-get install nvidia-current I've tried the ...
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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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metacity theme ignored, windows get default decoration [on hold]

While editing the metacity-1 xml for my chosen theme, I added something invalid by mistake. The next time I booted up the decorations on all windows had reverted to some kind of default style. Even ...
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Full Screen / Maximize Top Edge Action only works on main monitor (Dual Monitor Setup) Compiz

Certain applications that I have (terminal, NVIDIA XServer settings, and a few others) will go full screen properly-that is, whatever monitor I am viewing the application window in, if I drag it up to ...
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Display Settings in Compiz Cube

I Tried to change the settings using unity in compiz cube. I went to opacity settings in Unity tool and then clicked on new and then on '+' sign and then clicked on grab, then I clicked on the same ...
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Compiz: Rotating cube freezes machine when there are no windows

I am running compiz on my Ubuntu 13.10 machine and when there are no windows on the screen, rotating the cube freezes my computer. The cursor is movable but I cannot click on anything. What's ...
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How to disable window move with alt + left mouse button?

I have problem with this function because i work in Maya and other 3D applications that use this key combination... This option on Ubuntu 11.04 was in "window" section so i could change it to ...
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Compiz, weird artifacting on desktop cube

So I got MATE installed on Ubuntu GNOME I installed compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins and changed the window manager from marco to compiz. I enabled the desktop cube ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 keyboard shortcuts being ignored

As I was unable to specify some keyboard shortcuts (e.g. lock computer and show desktop - my changes were being ignored after rebooting) through Ubuntu's system settings, I installed ...
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How do I get windows previews when hovering over icons in the launch bar?

Guys I saw a video on the net regarding compiz to enable windows preview option when i hover a mouse over it. That would be similar as in Windows 7. I installed compiz through Ubuntu Software Centre ...
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Do Compiz in 12.04 support preview of minimized windows?

I keep on getting previews only for active windows but I've been told that newer versions of Compiz support preview of minimized windows too. Who's right? And does the option "Keep previews of ...
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How do I disable Xorg/Compiz et al from a computer that has a graphics board?

I have a desktop computer I want to use as file server. It has "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 installed. Ubuntu thinks the computer has an video monitor hooked-up, which it has not. How do I tell Ubuntu it ...
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What causes application window to 'fade'?

All, (using Ubuntu 12.04. Issue shows Firefox 28, but has occured with various applications) In the image below, Firefox seemed to have 'faded' after a script error I have experienced this with ...
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Is it normal for compiz to consume 40% of my CPU with no other programs running?

When I have no other programs running, compiz takes up at least 40% of my CPU. Is this normal? If it is normal, is there anyway I could make this program take a smaller percentage?
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13.04 Unity (Dual Monitors) graphics suddenly broken for no reason

EDIT: Re-opened since the errors came back. and previous solutions didn't work. I've been happy with 13.04 since launch. This week however something odd started happening. Sometimes after login, the ...
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Setting “Always on Visible Workspace” does not work

As I stated in the title, Always on Visible Workspace does not work. It used to, but I think that plugging another monitor (via HDMI) changed some options and now, after unplugging - this option does ...
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What are some of the issues with CCSM and why would I want to avoid it?

I've seen some people complaining about how unstable CompizConfig Settings Manager ("CCSM") is and how it can break people's desktops if they're not careful. What are some of the known problems with ...
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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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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: ...
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Shutdown, logout, restart not working in 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 and have installed compiz settings manager and cairo dock. The top right corner which gives you option for about this computer system settings shutdown restart logout and ...