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Ubuntu not booting right. No taskbar. No unity. No left bar. No programs. Error windows don't have a title bar

I keep ubuntu up-to-date. I turned on my computer today and It was slow to boot, only reponding after I moved my mouse a bit. Then it got to the screen with an error message but the error message ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 12.10 blank after login — images/icons can't be displayed

I rebooted my 12.10 (Linux ubuntu 3.2.0-60-generic #91-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 19 03:55:18 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux) which has been running fine for many months after a Thunderbird update and ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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1answer
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12.10 - Not appear top bar, left bar and Compiz closed unexpectly

I'm sorry, my english is not good. I'm trying to start ubuntu after the 12.10 upgrade, but appeared a black screen with a _ white. Now, after read some questions here, I got start recovery mode and ...
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window title bars are not displaying correctly 13.10 when laptop plugged in

) As you can see the window title bars are completely messed up (partly transparent or white) when they should be all grey according to the ambiance theme when plugged in. And the weird thing is it ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Missing Close, Minimize and Maximize Button after Update and Upgrade [duplicate]

I just do update and upgrade, but I miss close, minimize and maximize button along with top border title bar after that. I did metacity --replace and unity --reset, It didn't work for me. Also, I ...
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802 views

What is the relationship between Unity, Gnome, Gnome 3, Compiz, Metacity, and LightDM?

I am learning about Graphical User Interfaces in Ubuntu and constantly come across different terms, which cause a lot of confusion for me. I have tried reading easy-to-understand tutorials about the ...
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192 views

How to enable mouse wheel zoom on GNOME 3.10 - Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently using GNOME 3.10 on my Ubuntu 13.10. I saw a video which said that we could do that on Unity by using Compiz, but when I tried on GNOME, didn't work at all. I also tried using a PPA ...
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after upgrade to 13.10 gnome-terminal is black with no decoration or text. How to fix? [duplicate]

All window decoration is black. However scroll bars, maximize, minimize and exit buttons are active if one can find them. Separately, in the case of gnome-terminal, all text, whether prompts, std ...
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Using different wallpapers on multiple monitors (Gnome 2 + Compiz)

This seems like a simple question, yet I could not find any satisfying answer using Google or Ask Ubuntu. So I have a triple-monitor setup. Basically what I want is simply to have a different ...
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If the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. Why?

On my Ubuntu machine at work, if the workspace switcher quad-screen view is active when the screensaver activates, the screensaver doesn't actually take hold. So a couple days later, I can sit down, ...
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1answer
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Where could I found a simple view of Ubuntu's architecture? [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu and AskUbuntu, I see all these key words: Linux Kernel (header) Gnome, Grub, Grub 2, Xorg, Unity, Compiz, Metacity, ... Could I get a view about those components (and probably other ...
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1answer
79 views

Wallpaper not rendered on Ubuntu 13.04

I'm experiencing an issue where there is a black background on Ubuntu startup and whenever I open or close anything it leaves shadows on that black background. I'm using compiz and a custom theme ...
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I stopped a process and now my desktop doesn't work

I stopped a process from system monitor because my computer was overheating. I'm new with Ubuntu (13.04) I won't be messing with things in the future :P So basically I can't see the launcher or ...
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Pcsx crashes when i try to play hard copy games

Everytime I try to run a true cd on pcsx it crashes with no crash report or any warnings, halp?
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1answer
158 views

No top panel after installing Gnome

I recently removed Unity and installed gnome from the software center. There is no top bar/panel.
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1answer
282 views

Ubuntu 13.04 - Driver/Header/Icon problems resulting in weird Theme loss?

So, after trying to setup Bumblebee, I did mess up a lot of my Ubuntu installations, including installing and taking down Nvidia drivers - resolving mirrored and flipped text issues, and well - I ...
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271 views

Screen rendering problems in Unity and Gnome 3 (Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit)

A friend who runs Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, experienced screen rendering problems after an update. Symptoms include: a) In Unity (3D), opening an application window in Desktop 1 opens it in Desktop 2. ...
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how to get compiz work on gnome in ubuntu 13.04?

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with gnome. I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager from Ubuntu Software Center, but it doesn't seem to work at all(no effect, animations, nothing...). I also tried to log ...
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1answer
783 views

Top and Bottom toolbars disappear after changing “Workspace Switcher Preferences” following 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

I updated from 10.04 to 12.04 yesterday. I used Gnome instead of Unity. I also was configured to have a single row of 6 screens/desktops in the "Workspace Switcher Preferences". After the upgrade ...
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ubuntu-tweak won`t work

I got this information and ubuntu-tweak does not run: $ ubuntu-tweak compizconfig - Error: dlopen: /usr/lib/compizconfig/backends/libgsettings.so: nie można otworzyć pliku obiektu dzielonego: Nie ma ...
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1answer
151 views

Is there a workspace handler in Unity like that of gnome-shell?

I used gnome-shell for a while and I became addicted to the possibility to add workspaces simply moving a window in the last one on bottom; and obviously to remove all remaining empty workspace except ...
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Cant get Compiz to work with llvmpipe

I have an Ubuntu 13.04 VM on VMWare ESX and I want to RDP into Unity. I have RDP working with gnome-fallback, but not with Unity. I have tracked the problem down to compiz, unity requires. I cant ...
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Compiz crashes, windows minimize/maximize dissappeard, Alt F4 not working anymore, Gedit only small window with scrollbars

Using Gnome on Ubuntu 12.04 on a techically old, but very actively used, computer I had an update recently. Since then am I experiencing problems with the windows. I applied sudo apt-get -f install ...
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152 views

Maximizing window on secondary monitor srinks the window instead [ubuntu 13.04]

When i am trying to maximize window in any way(shortcut, button, mouse drag, etc.) on my secondary monitor, it is being shrinked and placed to the bottom of the monitor - screenshot here Additionaly ...
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1answer
107 views

Stop Screenlets from minimizing (in gnome shell)

I know there is a similar question already (Stop Screenlets from minimizing) but the solution for the question uses compizconfig-settings-manager which doesn't work with Gnome Shell. Is there any ...
0
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1answer
458 views

Won't boot to Unity or Cairo Dock on 13.04?

I've just booted up and when I log into either Cairo Dock or Unity/ubuntu neither of them launch, leaving me with just the wallpaper displayed but no desktop, so to speak. It's 13.04, and in order to ...
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0answers
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Why won't Gnome Classic open correctly?

Okay, so I recently installed the "Ultimate Gnome Experience" package from http://www.webupd8.org/2012/10/how-to-get-complete-gnome-3-desktop-in.html on my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop. I was exploring the new ...
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60 views

Replace title bar with a full window border

I'm wondering if it's possible to remove the titlebar of every window and instead add a coloured border a few pixels thick around the whole window and stil keep the ability to move the window around. ...
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303 views

Help installing Window manager theme

Okay. So there is a certain window manager theme I'd REALLY like to install. As far as I understand, before being able to install & apply it, I needed some other software. Those included Compiz, ...
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2answers
1k views

What to do against high CPU load caused by compiz and/or gnome-shell?

Since yesterday I am experiencing high CPU load (caused by compiz). First I thought that this may be related by compiz/unity and switched therefore back to gnome-shell (uninstalled all unity stuff). ...
2
votes
1answer
167 views

Setting to let mouse events pass through GUI application

I am using compiz to make an app transparent. I would like to be able to click through the app as well. Q: There are any settings in the GUI (Compiz) or via CLI to be able to set up an application ...
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2answers
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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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0answers
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Is it possible that Unity would some day switch back to Mutter? [closed]

I remembered that the first Unity was indeed built on Mutter, but later ported to Compiz due to poor performance. I also know Canonical practically incorporated Compiz to work closely for future ...
3
votes
1answer
758 views

Taking screenshots of all (or specific) virtual desktops/workspaces (or: windows beyond/larger than current desktop)?

I often need to take screenshots of windows that are larger than the currently shown desktop. I'm on Ubuntu 11.04, gnome-about says Version: 2.32.1; compiz --version says Compiz 0.9.4.0 -- and I have ...
3
votes
1answer
485 views

CTRL+ shortcuts doesn't work after compiz-manager installation

It was working on Gnome Fallback/Classic. But after compiz-manager package installation, I lost Ctrl + shortcut keys, they don't work anymore. For example, in web browser typing Ctrl+C on some text ...
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votes
1answer
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How to upgrade Compiz to 0.9.8 or downgrade to 0.8.6 in 12.04?

For a very long time, I'm experiencing this bug in Compiz. It makes my windows flash, when rotating the desktop cube. None of the animations work properly execpt the Wobbly windows. However the ...
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How to get Wavy windows effect ( Compiz) in GNOME shell Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiz-like effects in Gnome shell? I read lot of links, but didn't found the way to get "wobbly windows" effects Does anyone know, how to get this effect in GNOME ...
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1answer
238 views

Issue in moving windows from one desktop to another with the compiz cube

After having installed compiz I made a reset then I have enabled: composite gnome compatibility openGL negative desktop cube expo rotating cube viewport switcher 3D windows cube reflection and ...
3
votes
2answers
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Compiz effects aren't working properly!

On Ubuntu 12.04, the Compiz visual effects appears to be glitchy. I see a "window flash", after rotating the "Desktop Cube". I've used the "Magic Lamp effect" when minimizing windows, but the window ...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

Gnome-shell and compiz

I was using ubuntu 2d till now along with compiz. now i installed gnome-shell and after that compiz effects are not working. Is there any way to get compiz effects to work,else is there any other ...
2
votes
2answers
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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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Can I use Compiz with GNOME Shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Compiz-like effects in Gnome shell? Can I use Compiz with GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 12.04? If I can, how? I must use compiz --replace to start Compiz, but then the top ...
3
votes
1answer
447 views

When starting or log off/on, add'l panels show and some panel applets are duplicated

After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64,every time I log on a new additional blank panel appears on the top and bottom panels - which I delete every time. In addition, the default panel applets ...
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132 views

no background in second screen (separate X screen) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When starting or log off/on, add'l panels show and some panel applets are duplicated After upgrading to 12.04 Gnome Classic amd64, the second screen is pure white. ...
6
votes
2answers
359 views

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.
3
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I switch from GNOME to Unity after an upgrade?

When I updated to 11.04 I changed the desktop to Gnome, now with the new 12.04 I'd like to switch back to Unity. How do I do this? Thanks!