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I'm not sure why but I guess CCSM thinks that wobbly windows doesn't have a unity dependency and as a result it disables unity after enabling that effect. I have tried it myself and after a restart unity is gone: no launcher, no nothing. I would stay away from CCSM. There is a way to get the wobbly windows effect without using CCSM: ...


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compiz store a file called 'firstrun' under the ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig path. So all you have is to delete this file and then run CCSM again so it will shows you the warning dialog. sudo rm -f ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig/firstrun Tip: In general you don't have to use sudo within your home, but here you have to use sudo even in your home dirs ...


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As the dialog suggests, there's a Unity plugin that provides decorations. You can find it in the Desktop section of ccsm. In the Decorations tab, Check Override Theme Settings then set the shadow colors to be 0 percent opaque. No more shadows!


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Just these lines solved it for me: dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ sudo reboot I also tried booting into different kernels, and I also changed from the nVidia driver to the nouveau driver using unity-control-center > Sources > Proprietary Drivers


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So the solution was that I have a lousy video card. NVIDIA Corporation G72 [GeForce 7200 GS / 7300 SE] graphics card Going to see if I can get an upgrade to my hardware.


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Ok.. The problem came from the autologin. It was (visibly) too fast. I disabled it and wait for the first wifi connection and this problem disappears. I hope this will help someone else.


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This is a kernel problem that was fixed on 6-4-15 (see link that knutsondc provided). I have the same machine and problem. I was able to solve the problem by installing a unstable kernel image from http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/drm-intel-nightly/ (i used the 6-25 image). After installing the kernel the search, chrome, and keepass2 no ...


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I am running a similar config, with Gnome Classic, and hit the same problem. Guesswork led to this gconf-editor solution: /apps/compiz-1/plugins/snap/screen0/options/avoid_snap [0] => [1]


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From Ubuntu 13.01 Compiz uses dconf as a backend instead of gconf. List active compiz plugins Run dconf dump /org/compiz/profiles/unity/ | grep active-plugins in a Terminal. This will give you someting like active-plugins=['core', 'composite', 'opengl', 'wall', 'resize', 'vpswitch', 'compiztoolbox', 'move', 'snap', 'grid', 'imgpng', 'commands', ...


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From 14.04 List active compiz plugins Run dconf dump /org/compiz/profiles/unity/ | grep active-plugins in a Terminal. This will give you someting like active-plugins=['core', 'composite', 'opengl', 'wall', 'resize', 'vpswitch', 'compiztoolbox', 'move', 'snap', 'grid', 'imgpng', 'commands', 'unitymtgrabhandles', 'mousepoll', 'place', 'copytex', 'regex', ...


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There is a wobbly windows extension here: http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/extensions/view/24



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