I've installed CompizConfig Settings Manager and confirmed my key bindings for grid are set. No matter what I set the binding to in the settings manager the only binding that will work is Super + left/right.

How can I get Compiz to work? I'm aiming to get it so I can have a window take up 75% of the screen using the 'Cycle through multiple sizes' option on compiz.

  • Experiencing this also, I think it's a generalisation of this bug report, so I've left a comment there. bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1727842
    – md_5
    Nov 7 '17 at 8:49
  • thanks for your input! I was getting concerned it was just me. my keyboard volume keys work, I've not tried the others yet. weird. Nov 7 '17 at 9:14
  • Did the problem occur after upgrading to ubuntu 17.10?
    – Murmel
    Nov 14 '17 at 20:42
  • this was a fresh install Nov 15 '17 at 14:49
  • I just upgraded from 16.04 to 17.10 and now have the same problem
    – rsaavedra
    Nov 19 '17 at 22:23

Ubuntu 17.10 won't use compiz by default. When you try to run compiz in a terminal it lets you know that another manager is running. You can use compiz --replace to stop the old one and use compiz.
This is while I'm running on X-Org still. I don't know if this will work while wayland is running.


Removing following configuration files seemed to fix the problem (in the context of an upgrade to 17.10, but probably the solution applies here too):

  • ~/.compiz
  • ~/.gconf
  • ~/.gnome*
  • ~/.kde

For example:

mkdir ~/backupFixSO970617
mv ~/.compiz ~/.gconf ~/.gnome* ~/.kde ~/backupFixSO970617

If this does not work, you can also add ~/.config to the list, but be careful as this folder also contains a lot of application related configuration files, thus I advice to make a backup (mv) instead of deleting (rm) all folder directly.

Source: stackoverflow.com - Keyboard shortcuts stop working after upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10

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