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Ubuntu MATE 16.04 : Synapse suddenly crashes while typing

I've been using Ubuntu MATE 16.04 and have used synapse for as long as I'm testing it. Synapse has not received any updates and now it suddenly starts crashing like a nut-job. I use the GPU ...
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wide/double window shadows on Xubuntu 16.04 with Compton

I installed Compton using this tutorial to reduce screen tearing on my Xubuntu 16.04. Unfortunately, there are strange shadows like in this picture, but only around a few apps (for example Catfish or ...
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Non-compositing WM - dependancy of Nautilus “desktop management” for gnome-terminal transparency

I am running Trusty Tahr with spectrwm as my window manager. I have enabled the transparent background for gnome-terminal, but the background will only be transparent if I run nautilus first with its ...
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Is there a way to make the terminal show a background with compositing

I like using window compositing because it makes all my windows look good and have shadows, however it makes the terminal show through when I have it on. Is there a way to disable window compositing ...
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Gray borders formed when using Gnome apps outside of Gnome 3.x

Hello everyone reading this question. This problem is really annoying to me and to everyone else who is using other Desktop Environments like LXDE, XFCE, ... because this is really ugly and takes up ...
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Kubuntu desktop effects suddenly extremely slow, how to diagnose?

When I logged on my Kubuntu desktop today, suddenly all desktop effects were cripplingly slow. From clicking the gear menu to it fading in took easily a minute. I can hear the graphics card working ...
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How to correctly install Compiz on XFCE 4.12?

As I understand, Compiz can be installed as the compositing-manager on various desktop environments. I am using Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with XFCE 4.12 and I want to install Compiz in its basic ...
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Compton: Incorrect shadow display (favourite settings)?

I am experiencing problems with the shadow display of the Compton composite manager. In certain situations, the frame for the shadows exceeds the window it is applied to, leaving a visible border and ...
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How to combine two seperate video-sources into one using Natron ?

How do I manipulate the nodes in Natron in order to combine two or more seperate videos or images into one single video?
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How to make a shake effect in Natron ?

I have two nodes, the read-node containing a video-clip and the viewer-node, both nodes are connected, so the video can be seen in the viewer. What do I have else to add in order to obtain a shaking ...
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What kind of sources can be put into Natron or other Compositors for Linux?

I read the article on Compositing on Wikipedia and few other random pages, yet I have still an open Question. I know for sure, that the kind of sources that can be put into any Compositor are ...
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What are the steps to install Natron on Ubuntu?

At first I tried to install from the official sources, Natron was not there, so I searched for a PPA and I did not find Natron. Now I read something about binaries and an install script, it did not ...
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KDE Compositor “disconnecting”

When using KDE, I have the following occur after the desktop has been used heavily for several days: The compositor stops working properly for one or more applications. An example of this would be ...
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hardware rendering issues with nvidia-304 in kubuntu 15.04

I'm experiencing a similar problem to this thread in my personal machine (pentium 4 3GHz, 2GB ram, GeForce 6200 using nvidia-304). After the update to Kubuntu 15.04, the desktop showed nothing but a ...
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How do I avoid Compton drawing shadows on the Gnome-Do window?

Compton can draw shadows under windows, which is nice, but unfortunately it draws shadows under the Gnome-Do window, which ends up like this: Is it possible to keep that from happening?
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Why isn't compositing enabled by default on Lubuntu?

If I have an Nvidia card and I don't have compositing enabled, is my CPU doing all the desktop rendering? And would it follow on that if I enabled compositing somehow, that everything on the desktop ...
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Is there still any modern non compositing desktop? [closed]

I am still using Ubuntu 12.04, mostly because of the 'Gnome Classic without effects' desktop provided by gnome-fallback-session. I like to use a non compositing desktop, as compositing seems to ...
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How do I start Compositing in LXDE for programs like docky?

Recently, I switched to LXDE due to performance issues with Unity. I've always liked LXDE, just I needed to tweak it to make it better. My favorit improvement is to add a dock bar to the bottom of the ...
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Mate compositing windows manager

I have a little problem. I've installed mate on my ubuntu 14.04 and now I need to install the compositing windows manager to run docky. Anyone knows how to do it?
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Is window opacity for Mono forms supported?

I am developing a multiplatform program using Mono and it requires Form Opacity support. Basically the ability to make a window semi-transparent. This works fine in windows by setting the ...
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Xubuntu Netflix compositing issues?

I’ve got this error message while trying opening Netflix on Xubuntu, Compositing is not available, please enable compositing support and relaunch Netflix Desktop. Ive verified online their isnt any ...
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Issues with running Ardesia on Lubuntu 13.10/14.04

I am trying to achieve the setup described by Roman in this thread: Drawing over the desktop (I'm trying Option 2, using Ardesia with xcompmgr) I really could use this solution to make instructional ...
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How can I make window movement more precise while dragging?

I'd like to know if I can make the dragging of windows/items on the screen more precise. As of, the dragging of windows is very vague. For instance, it's as if the window has some sort of virtual ...
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Compositing is not available, please enable compositing support and relaunch Netflix Desktop. WHY?

Compositing is not available, please enable compositing support and relaunch Netflix Desktop. this keeps popping up and im getting very frustrated. ive reinstalled the enire 12.04 distro, updated ...
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How will GNOME 3.8 Classic Mode composite should I use it with Compiz?

Definitely wanna try the new Classic Mode in GNOME 3.8, as it looks really nice from the screenshots, however I'm a bit curious how well it'll composite when coupled with some compositing manager, ...
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Compositing managers

How can I determine which compositor is currently being used when multiple desktops have been installed such as LXDE and XFCE. Compiz is also installed. Is there a code that will show which installed ...
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Unity2D + Compiz make Chromium tabs unmovable [closed]

I changed Metacity to Compiz. Everything works great. However, when I use Chromium, as I hold the tab to organize them, the tab can't merge to the original window. So later on, it opens a new window. ...
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How to composite videos and make animations in Ubuntu?

Well, I'm not talking about programs like NukeX, Cinelerra, Jahshaka because they aren't either free or feature rich. I have seen couple of cool videos done on Linux platform, most likely to be ...
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How to enable composition for Lxde?

I have had the same problem in Xubuntu as documented in "Docky needs composition enabled" message even after I enabled that, in Xubuntu But now I am facing the same issue in Lubuntu as ...
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12.04, how to switch gnome-fallback to use metacity permanently?

I upgraded to 12.04 recently and found that my VNC connection wouldn't update, specifically when I connected it would display the desktop as it was, but would not update further. I found disabling ...
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Compiz ( or even compositing in general) is not starting up when I login. Solution?

Whenever I log into a desktop environment, it doesn't seem that compositing is starting. Unity 2D works fine, but when I go to Unity 3D Compiz doesn't start up. I have to type compiz --replace & ...
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Why does unity 2d have compositing enabled by default? [duplicate]

Why does unity 2d have compositing enabled, doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having a light weight unity variant?
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Citrix Client on Ubuntu has focus problems [closed]

I installed Citrix on a Ubuntu 11.10 (x86), more or less the default configuration. Everything seems to be fine but: Dropdowns don't behave nice, when clicking a drop down, I have problems to select ...
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Ugly shadows around applications

When I updated to 11.10, I thought that any problems would be solved and all graphical glitches would be better. After upgrading, my whole system got borked, and everything looked ugly. I ended up ...
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Compositing in Lubuntu

Is there any compositing built in Lubuntu? I do not mean installing compiz but rather something simple like Metacity compositing to satisfy apps that require it.
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What does a composite-manager do?

I know it's used for true transparancy, but what else is it good for?
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How do I force Unity to not use compositing?

Unity 3D is incredibly unstable for me. Still, I love the interface and would like to continue using it. Is there any way to force Unity 2D? Btw: I've already filed a bug report against ...
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Are there any free/open source alternatives to Adobe After Effects?

I've been a illustrator and graphic designer for a number of years and now I'm looking to go more into motion graphics and visual effects. Is there anything that is open source/free (not a demo, ...
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Will GNOME Shell need compositing (like Unity does)?

I fix computers to get a little extra money. I'm planning to buy a removable hard drive to carry important programs and stuff and I'd like to install Ubuntu 11.04 in it too. So, I can't install ...
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Reducing brightness of large areas containing bright colours [closed]

I do most of my work in either a terminal or a web browser. I prefer my terminals to use bright colours on dark. I would really prefer that web pages tended to look this way as well, but that's not ...
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How can I make Maximus and Metacity compositing coexist?

I use Maximus to undecorate windows, using the top GNOME panel to house the Window buttons and Globalmenu apps. The Metacity "compositing manager" option must be turned off, otherwise every panel ...
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Can I manually adjust a particular window's transparency using Metacity composite mode?

Compiz doesn't work correctly with my graphics card (Intel 82852/855GM), so I use Metacity composite mode, which works fine. Sometimes I'd like to make a particular window of my choice ...
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Is Client Side Decoration(CSD) dead?

As stated by KWin developer Martin: http://blog.martin-graesslin.com/blog/2010/10/kwin-at-uds/ I just wanted someone to confirm it... :-)
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What is 'compositing'?

I have Compiz enabled and use the 3D desktop cube with rotation as long as various cool minimize animations. Recently when I boot the computer, Docky has been telling me to 'enable compositing'. I ...