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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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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How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity?

I was reading about how to get multiple workspaces in the mutter version of Unity, however since Compiz is replacing Mutter how do I go about adding and removing workspaces in Compiz version of Unity? ...
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How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D?

I have read several questions regarding how to fix an already enabled desktop cube or the problems it had in 11.04. But in 11.10, how can I correctly enable desktop cube in Unity 3D?
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Unity does not start in Ubuntu 13.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 13.04 and I cannot use Unity. I have tried the proprietary driver, both from the official sources and from AMD's website. I have also tried using the open source x.org ...
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Restore the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad 4 and 6 window positioning commands?

Using Unity in Ubuntu 12.04, the Ctrl + Alt + Num Pad combination for positioning windows no longer works completely consistently: Ctrl + Alt + 4 (move window to left half of screen) was changed to ...
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How can I remove and re-install Unity?

Unity is misbehaving after installing GLX Dock - HUD does not open with GLX Dock turned off and there are ugly shadows in the panel, three control buttons (close, minimise, maximise) and "Ubuntu ...
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Workspace specific wallpapers with Compiz? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? Is it possible to get a different wallpaper for each workspace using Compiz? I've found a tutorial ...
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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 ...
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How do I enable compiz in Gnome Classic?

I am running Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10. My understanding is that Gnome Classic is with Compiz effects, and Gnome Classic (No Effects) has no Compiz. However, when i run Gnome Classic, compiz does not ...
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How to set a specific window size for all windows that open to default

I want my windows to be a specific size (not full screen) and to be in the middle of the screen by default. When I close the application and re-open it, it will be the dimensions I want it to be by ...
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Compiz Problems (Plugin Missing, Performance Issues, Development)

I've recently set up the compiz cube again, and I was very happy to find that that flickering window glitch is gone! However, the cube reflection and deformation plugins are also gone. I am running a ...
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How do I adjust the alt-tab speed?

Alt-tab seems slow, my machine has the proper drivers installed and everything else is fast except alt-tab. Setting the plugin to show icons instead of window previews doesn't help. Is this a bug or ...
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How to emulate winkey+arrow Windows 7's maximise shortcut keys?

In Windows 7 (not sure about other versions) you have these shortcuts: winkey+up maximize current window winkey+down unmaximize winkey+right maximize height, set width as half of the screen and ...
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Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab

Example Drag media file onto Totem's playlist to enqueue Bug in Compiz Especially for Unity (formerly Netbook Edition, being intended for small screens) this is quite a vital feature, as ...
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Shortcut to change Launcher 'Hide' setting

When I'm working on my laptop I have periods that I am only using a couple of programs, so the default intellihide setting of the Launcher ('Dodge windows') is very handy. But I also have periods that ...
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How can I remove window shadows in Unity?

I tried turning the shadows off with CCSM, but it does not work ;/ System info: Ubuntu 11.04 NN x64 desktop, HP ProBook 4520s, Unity
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When will compiz-based version Unity be available for testing?

I've read in another question that Canonical has already ported Unity to Compiz, and that this new version has much better performance on supported hardware. Since the work is done, is there an ...
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Using Compiz by default in Unity 2D

My hardware can handle Compiz fine, but not Unity 3D, annoyingly enough. I hate Metacity more than Unity 2D, so I switched compositors using compiz --replace. However that leaves me with two problems: ...
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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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Resetting CompizConfig Settings Manager settings

I was running 11.04 before upgrading to 11.10 recently and now I am not able to access my account. When I try to login, the console flashes up with some messages on it, then the NVidia logo pops up ...
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Unity missing? Can't see top or side panels [duplicate]

I just removed some effects using ccsm, switched to the AMD proprietary driver, rebooted and after I log in, the unity panel is no longer there. If I hit the windows key or the alt key, nothing ...
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How to turn off Compiz's “drag to maximize” behaviour?

Just starting to use Unity with 11.10, and obviously there are a lot of changes to get used to. One of the most annoying is the habit it has of trying to maximize a window when I drag it up against ...
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How do I always show the launcher (i.e. disable the auto-hide functionality)? [closed]

When I upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10, the setting remained. Now that I have done a clean install of 11.10, the CCSM option does NOT work anymore and I can't seem to find a solution. Also note that I am ...
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How do I enable the “Scale Window Title Filter” in Compiz on 12.04?

I'd like to use the Compiz "Scale Window Title Filter" on 12.04. I've already read another answer which just said to install compiz-plugins-extra and enable "Scale Window Title Filter" in the ccsm. ...
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How to disable Alt + `?

I can't find this shortcut, please help.
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Failed to load session “ubuntu”

I installed CCSM to enable window previews in Unity. But when I went into extras, there was no 'window preview' option. So I tried experimenting with other options in Compiz and now there are no ...
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Simpler ALT-TAB in Unity

I am looking for a simpler ALT-TAB in Unity. The default application switcher takes 0.5 seconds to load, far too slow. Some other Compiz application switcher are fast enough, but they make me sick ...
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How to set the terminal to open maximized

I want to tell compiz, metacity, the gnome-terminal or whoever is in charge to open the terminal window maximized by default. How can I do that?
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Desktop runs very slick, animations are all fast and flawless. Moving windows around, however, is very laggy. Why?

This isn't a question about Ubuntu being laggy in general - not at all, in fact, it's very slick and fast for me. Clicking the "Workspace Switcher" in the dock performs the animation immediately and ...
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Is Compiz compatible with Xfce ?

I tried it and immediately had a big problem (here). Also, could not use more than one workspace. It is said that they are compatible, that is: I can install Compiz with Xfce if I want to. But I ...
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How can I change the wiggle time of 'urgent animation' in Unity Launcher?

I really like wiggle animation for application notification, but I find it disappear too quickly and I wish I could change this delay. I looked through all the ccsm, appearance, and myUnity settings ...
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Extra animation plugins are missing in CompizConfig Settings Manager! (Ubuntu 13.04) [closed]

I installed compiz-plugins-extra, expecting to enable animation effects like explode and window blur. But the extra plug-ins aren't shown in CompizConfig Settings Manager. Is there any way to get ...
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How do I enable Compiz in xubuntu?

I would like to use Compiz in Xubuntu (under xfce obviously). I have seen this tutorial: http://www.ghacks.net/2010/07/11/run-compiz-with-xfce4/ Firstly, this didn't work well for me, because when ...
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Is it possible to pin programs to specific workspaces, without CCSM?

I'm running 11.10. Is there a way of setting certain applications to always open on a specified workspace? I have noticed that most people suggest using CompizConfig Settings Manager, but this can ...
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How can I get window thumbnails when hovering over unity bar application icons?

I am pretty sure that after installing 11.10 when an application had two or more windows open and I hovered over a unity bar icon with little white arrows (one for each window), I was getting a window ...
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How do I get the compiz snow plugin working?

i've got some trouble installing the snow plugin in Ubuntu 11.10. I found some tutorials to build it from git but it won't work for me. Spent all day long to get it run but it won't. So Is there ...
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I broke my unity by using cairo dock PPA, how do I fix it?

I installed cairo dock like so sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cairo-dock-team sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install cairo-dock cairo-dock-plug-ins after i booted up and selected with graphics ...
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Does the Compiz Cube plugin work with Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I can't currently enable Compiz Cube. It conflicts with the Desktop Wall plugin, and that plugin is required for Unity. ...
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How to reset Unity to defaults? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset my Unity configuration? I tried to activate some Compiz effect via CCSM (I think wobbly windows) and Compiz crashed and froze up the screen. So I used the ...
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Maximize windows to physical screen when using a virtual resolution w/xrandr

I have a netbook with a small screen in widescreen format (1024x600), which means that a lot of programs whose designers didn't imagine such a thing open windows that can't be resized and whose ...
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How do I restart Unity

I know about unity --reset command. But how can I simply restart Unity without resetting its profile?
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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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VNC doesn't work with compiz

currently vnc (with nvidia gfx cards) dont work with compiz.. will you be fixing this before 11.04 is released so that people can use vnc with the default desktop?
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How do I enable the 3D Cube so I can use it in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to correctly enable Desktop Cube in Unity 3D? I'm looking to get the "3D Cube" in Ubuntu 11.04 Beta 1, however last time I tried it after using compiz I lost my ...
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How to open the Unity dash when hitting the top left corner of the screen?

How to open Ubuntu unity dash when hitting the top-left corner of the screen(i am working on Ubuntu 11.10), Just like in Gnome-shell(i love this feature). using compiz or anything else.
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How to activate super+scroll to zoom?

In maverick, and I belive many old ubuntus, one could zoom in and out by holding super and scrolling with the mouse, but that doesn't work in Natty. How do you activate that again?
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What is the Compiz option “Number of Desktops” for?

What is the Number of Desktops setting for in CompizConfigSettingsManager > General Options > Desktop Size? There are options for Horizontal/Vertical Virtual Size which change the size of your ...
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How do I un-fullscreen KMyMoney?

After updating to Ubuntu 10.10 (Gnome), KMyMoney now opens in fullscreen mode by default, and I can't find any option to get out of fullscreen. I've tried pressing F11, and I've taken a pretty good ...
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I cannot right click on the desktop

It was activating a few options of compiz config, but when it activates the option "wallpaper", to be able to have different images in every office. first I unite awhile the screen, which is normal, ...
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Remapping Alt + F2 in Unity

I disabled the Alt + F2 default shortcut in unity (ubuntu 11.10) using ccsm and I set a new shortcut using the default system shortcut manager (system settings > keyboard). And it works, until I ...