How do I get the window snapping feature working again after reverting to Gnome Classic on 11.10 like suggested in this answer to How to revert to Gnome Classic


By default Gnome Classic does not run compiz which has the windows snapping feature.

By choosing Applications - Other - Startup Applications you can add the following startup application compiz --replace:

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You can control windows snapping via CCSM -

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

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  • If I run compiz --replace, it reverts back to the Unity UI. Is there a way to get it to just start compiz? – JesperE Oct 18 '11 at 8:44
  • very strange - the OP and myself have this working in Gnome-fallback... its worth a question! Remember to add details of your graphics. Also worth testing unticking the "unity plugin" option in ccsm to see if that helps. – fossfreedom Oct 18 '11 at 8:50
  • Unchecking the unity plugin in ccsm worked. Thanks! – JesperE Oct 20 '11 at 7:12

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