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Gnome 3 (power off, Alt+F2, Select Network) dialogs cause black background when open

for a few days now I get black backgrounds as soon as one of the Gnome 3 dialogs (like Alt+F2, power off, log off, select network, provide keyring password) opens. Any idea, what's causing this? I ...
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Is the window manager handling Wine applications differently?

I'm not exactly sure how to explain this; perhaps it is a bug. On some applications that a launched using Wine, if you switch window focus away from them, you cannot get the focus back. For example ...
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Is Mutter supposed to be my window manager on plain Ubuntu?

I ran into some problems after installing Gnome on my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop. I have managed to address most appearance-related issues. However, if I run sudo update-alternatives --config ...
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How to modify Gnome-Shell animations?

I use docky in Gnome-Shell and it's annoying that when I minimise a window, it goes up to the top left corner. I know mutter isn't that customisable but is it possible to get a minimise effect similar ...
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Is it possible to have window transparency in Mutter/Gnome Shell?

I really like the transparency effects in compiz with GNOME2 and wanted to know if there was any way (I'm assuming without using compizconfig) to have some kind of transparency in the windows. Is ...
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How do I use Mutter with GNOME Shell?

I'm new to the whole GNOME Shell. I recently installed it, and I read somewhere a while ago that Compiz is completely broken with GNOME Shell so I have to use Mutter instead. I have no idea where to ...
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move window to corner and RESIZE in gnome shell

in Unity with the CTRL-ALT-KeyPad_7 keybinding I can move a window to the top-left corner and it is automatically resized to a quarter of my desktop size. In gnome-shell, in dconf, I found the ...
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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 ...
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Auto_raise broken in GNOME 3.4.1?

Since dist-upgrading 12.04 LTS in such a manner as resulted in an upgrade of GNOME from 3.2.x to 3.4.1, auto_raise is broken. I have the usual auto_raise* settings set in gconf, in apps -> metacity ...
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What compositors can I use in Unity-2D?

I would like to install a compositor in unity 2D. And I've noticed a number of other compositors: compiz, mutter, xcompmgr, xfwm4, etc. I'm interested in using a lightweight compositor but I need to ...
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set window properties (above, on all workspaces) in js/gnome-shell-extension?

As part of teaching myself how to make gnome-shell-extensions, I'd like to be able to tell a window to be on all workspaces on on top of all other windows. I notice in the mutter API there is a ...
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Mutter: Global menu integration

Is it possible to have Mutter merge the title bar of maximized windows and the panel, like happens with Compiz and Metacity? I want to try to replace Metacity with Mutter in Unity 2D, and so far it ...
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Gnome classic split screen plugin

How do i get Gnome classic to have a split screen? I want it to be like it is in Unity where if i drag something to the side it maximizes its size to cover just half the screen, and then drag ...
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Set Audacious to open maximized? [closed]

I'm using Audacious 3.2.1, on Gnome-Shell. However, everytime I open it, it starts not-maximized. Is there a way, like editing the command for the launcher in the Menu Editor, to make Audacious fire ...
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How to replace Mutter with Compiz to enable Wobbly effect?

I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome shell, because Unity is too slow. Is there a way I can enable extra visual effects which I had in Lucid Lynx? How can I replace my Windows managers? I prefer to use ...
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Is there any GUI tool for Mutter customization?

I recently switched from GNOME Shell to the GNOME 3 fallback mode, and I'm using Mutter for my window manager. Is there any tool that will allow me to customize it to an extent, similar to the Compiz ...
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Is there a settings manager available for Mutter?

Is there a GUI settings manager for Mutter? Something where I can adjust the window shadow size, or the hot corners, or opacity, etc...
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Disabling vsync in Unity/Mutter/Compiz?

Yesterday I was still using Natty with Compiz. I had noticed that disabling Vsync in Compiz made dragging windows much more smooth and responsive (I don't mind the tearing). I installed Ocelot this ...
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How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the GNOME shell?

How can I change the window shadow size for windows in the gnome shell? I'm trying the shell out and I like it so far. I know it uses mutter rather than compiz so there's no ccsm that I'm used to. ...
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How does Mutter differ to Compiz in terms of its resource consumption?

I was using gnome-shell and I forgot I wasn't using Compiz. I didn't pay all that much attention to my battery life as I think I was plugged in. Has anyone taken notice of the resource consumption of ...
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Mutter slows down my system

My Ubuntu (10.10, netbook remix, unity) almost freezes from time to time. As far as I've investigated, the problem is with mutter. Then I run pkill mutter it restarts window manager and system ...
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How to use Compiz as the window manager for Unity

When I tried to enable compiz, it said that I can't because of mutter. How may I enable compiz?
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Performance of 3D applications on Unity/Compiz comparison with other configurations

In the past I have had three important applications having problems with compiz and the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, they are; Googleearth, The Secondlife client and Blender, compiz and the ...
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Can I configure Mutter to unredirect fullscreen windows?

I tried a Google search on the subject; however I came up with nothing. Is there a way I can enable this option so I can enable good 3d performance while using Unity?