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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With CompizConfig zoom, touchscreen cursor is in wrong position

On LTS 14.04, I'm using CompizConfig Settings Manager to zoom in on part of the desktop, and I've enabled 'Toggle zoom area lock' because I want to be able to interact easily with the calculator app ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 mouse get temporarily stuck [on hold]

I have an annoying problem of mouse temporarily stuck, that does not respond to movements for 1-2 seconds. It never happen if the mouse is moved frequently, only after a long while (minutes) of work ...
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Problems with 14.04 most recent updates and possibly kernel

I am still fairly new to Linux and Ubuntu, so I will apologize ahead of time for my ignorance. I am using working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have been using Ubuntu for a little over a year now, I am ...
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With Ubuntu 14.04, get 'Kerneloops BUG: bad page state in process compiz pfn:42c97'

currently using a 'NVIDIA GF108 GeForce GT 620 rev a1' card With this new card, terminal sessions work but local terminal locked when I started Chrome. When that happens, remote connections (VNC) ...
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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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Missing desktop panel

Yesterday I configured Compiz. I went in "the design of the window" and disabled Ubuntu Unity Plugin. Opened message that it need disable other module. I accepted it and panels disappeared. Desktop ...
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How to remove white line from center on screen (compiz) 15.04

After trying to change snapping windows to wobbly windows (compiz), my PC screen flashing and when it came back on it had no menu bar or side bar. I was able to fix them with sudo dconf reset -f ...
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Why can't I install compiz-plugins-extra?

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10, but I can't add compiz-plugins-extra, a collection of extra plugins from OpenCompositing for Compiz. I tried running the command sudo apt-get install ...
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gnome-session-fallback not working in ubuntu 14.04

I've installed gnome-session-fallback and compizconfig-settings-manager I can even see that the compiz flashback option on logon. However, even when selected, Ubuntu always goes back to it's default ...
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Key to show HUD not disabling

I've disabled the "Key to show HUD" shortcut both in settings and in Compiz, but neither take effect. The setting saves supposedly, as in the change remains when I reopen/reboot the program/ubuntu, ...
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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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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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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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Compiz problem no desktop

I was viewing Compiz settings and after changing the display setting I lost my desktop dock and menu. I rebooted the system and now I have no desktop. Can some one guide me how to fix this?
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Ubuntu Gnome: screen “zoomed” in and stuck

I tried switching from Gnome (Metacity) to Ubuntu (default) because I wanted to try something with Unity. The screen appeared WAY zoomed in, with the Gnome menu bar still at the top, and the side dock ...
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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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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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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 NOT to focus

I am using 14.04 (Trusty) plus Unity plus Compiz (I quite like Unity, but Compiz seems an overkill). I have tried both 'focus follows mouse' and 'focus on click'. The problem with both of these is ...
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Build unity 7 from source for ubuntu 15.04

I followed the instructions at build unity from source on Ubuntu desktop 15.04 but it didn't work when I do make install it exits with error cannot create /pam.d it requires a privileged user. If I ...
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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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List and enable/disable Compiz plugins on command line

How can I see the default set of Compiz plugins and add or remove plugins from the set using the command line interface? Is there a config file I can edit for system-wide configuration?
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Unity Dash menu fades in/out at 1 FPS

I have a dell workstation from 2009 running Ubuntu 15.04. It was a reasonably hefty machine for its day, 4 real Xeon cores (8 w/ hyperthreading), 24 GB RAM, nVidia Quadro 295. Unity's Dash menu and ...
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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 prevent windows on widget layer from taking focus?

I start Vim with a special role, and configure the Compiz widget layer plugin so that this Vim instance belongs to the widget layer. This gives me a scratchpad that I can show on any workspace with ...
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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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Sluggish Desktop Experience on Laptop with External 4K Monitor

I just bought a ASUS PB287Q monitor and hooked it up (via HDMI) to my ASUS N550JK-DS521H. Everything works...but the performance of rendering on the external monitor is terrible. The experience on the ...
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Automatically resize windows in compiz

This answer does not answer my question:. I want to resize two or more windows automatically, so that they occupy the a share of the whole screen, side by side. That is, 2 windows that occupy 1/2, 3 ...
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What do these options (see question) refer to?

Window Class Window Title Window Name Window ID Window Role Window Type These can be found in Compiz Window Management, Window Placement, Place Windows, Fixed Window Placement, and then by clicking ...
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Window manager (?) or anything similar is broken [duplicate]

When I booted today, I had a normal login screen but as soon as I logged into my account (admin), the mess began. My system: Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity, kernel 3.19.0-22 My symptoms: No panel No ...
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No application switcher in compiz settings manager

I had the problem of no Alt+TAB in Gnome classic on Ubuntu 12.10 so after reading a bit I found a solution. The solution consisted of installing CompizConfig Settings Manager and enabling application ...
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error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY

I urgently need to reset Compiz to its default settings because my desktop doesn't show the Dash or menu bar. When I type: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ It says: error: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus ...
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Graphic card driver, Xorg (Open-source) version vs Proprietary (AMD and Nvidia) version, Which is the best? [closed]

i would like to ask about the graphic card driver on linux. from on my experience here is, im having a laptop with a HD6320 from E-450 APU, which is belong to my friend and i install it an Xubuntu ...
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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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How do I find all key bindings in Ubuntu 14.04?

The Ubuntu / Unity key bindings are interfering with Android Studio (IntelliJ) key bindings. There is a partial list of key bindings to disable / reconfigure here in section 6. It is missing Alt+F1 ...
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How can I restart compiz from tty? (& Related, how can I set up a fallback WM?)

So I'm testing Natty, and Compiz keeps crashing on me. I expect this sort of thing from alpha software, of course, but it doesn't always give me the option to restart compiz, and for some reason ...
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accidentally killed compiz process

I accidentally killed the compiz process and I cannot open my terminal even by Ctrl+Alt+T. All the toolbars, menubars and etc. related to the Unity launcher are gone,only the desktop can be seen. ...
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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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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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How to resolve screen flickering on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Series 7548

The monitor can go into a flickering mode which is easily triggered by going into "Search your computer and online sources." It is especially bad if other applications are open like Chrome (perhaps ...
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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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How to rotate Compiz desktop cube with both mouse buttons?

Several years back, when Compiz was a new thing, I had a setup with 3D cube that I can't reproduce now. The cube rotation was (by default, I think) initiated by holding down both mouse buttons ...
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Compiz add more animation effects

How I can add more Animation effect at compiz, for sample how I can add a Burn effect? I've search on internet to find a solution and I've found someone but don't work... One of them was from ...
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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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Enable Wobbly Windows correctly

Whenever I want to enable the Wobbly Windows plugin in CCSM, it tells me the following: Plugin "Snapping Windows" provides the feature "edgeresistance", which is also provided by "Wobbly Windows". ...
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How to enable CCSM startup dialog again?

I have just installed CCSM to enable wobbly windows. CCSM presented me a dialog with a warning to use the program with caution. Several programs have such dialog, usually with a check box to whether ...
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How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class?

How to disable shadows for Ubuntu 15.04 for a certain window class? In Ubuntu < 15.04, you could disable shadows and window decorations for a specific class of windows, using CCSM. For a specific ...
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Unity will not boot/load after upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04

There are many similar post on ask ubuntu and I have gone through them with little success. I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10 to 14.04 back to back. The upgrade from 13.03 to 13.10 worked fine. After ...
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Panel opacity reveals a duplicate panel in unity

I recently noticed that my top unity panel (when set to an opacity below 1.0 in Compiz Config Settings Manager) is showing up twice, one overlaying the other. Has anyone else experienced this? If ...
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Why the result : “Compiz supported: no” in Ubuntu 14.04

I have been trying for a while to get a working Ubuntu system going in our house. I even had a computer built with the requirements listed on the Ubuntu website in mind. (But I will be clear, nothing ...