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

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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, 2011 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, 2011 at 8:50
  • Unchecking the unity plugin in ccsm worked. Thanks!
    – JesperE
    Oct 20, 2011 at 7:12

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