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CompizConfig Settings Manager (ccsm) is a configuration GUI for Compiz.

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Ubuntu18 python3.8 global install corrupted UI and most applications don't open

On my Ubuntu18 machine, I have installed python3.8 (i already had python2.7 and python3.6) globally and it corrupted Ubuntu UI. Most applications like chrome, LibreOffice dont open. The 'show ...
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Compiz grid stopped supporting anything but half screens

I used to be able to use Compiz to tile windows in quadrants or halves of the screen. It has been a long while since that worked but it finally started to bug me enough that I'd like to troubleshoot ...
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Disabling the top bar in Ubuntu - not looking for gnome extenstions

in ubuntu 14 I used ccsm to switch profiles, one of this profiles disabled all gui except for the Desktop. However, in Ubuntu 20 ccsm is not working anymore (new profile creation fails). I am looking ...
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There is no KDE compatibility plugin in CCSM in focal

I use mate-desktop and mate-panel with dockbarx plugin. It needs KDE compatibility plugin to enable window preview in minimized state, but it doesn't exist in CCSM. I checked out the repositories, I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't show menu toolbar and launcher

When I was trying to run my Ubuntu and I logged in to my Ubuntu I saw that it doesn't show menu toolbar and I just saw my desktop and nothing else! I googled it and I understood that I have to ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager not having any effect after 18.04 upgrade

I just upgraded to 18.04 and I'm loving the new look but I'm horrified to discover that all of my customizations added by CompizConfig Settings Manager aren't working! I've tried uninstalling & ...
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What command does the same thing as enabling “expo” in CCSM Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm not able to find the right command to execute the 'expo key' in Compiz Config Settings Manager. Is there a command to do the same thing as this setting?
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Default positioning for terminal on Ubuntu 17.10

I'm using GNOME. I can't figure out how to set the terminal's default coordinates for opening a new window at a certain position, since CCSM no longer works. I'm looking to have new terminal windows ...
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How do I fix missing application icons in the Static Application Switcher option provided by ccsm?

I use the static application switcher provided by compiz config settings manager (ccsm) but a few programs do not have icons when in window preview mode. I have tried putting icons in various places ...
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4 equally sized windows on Ubuntu with GNOME 3

I have just updated from 17.04 to 17.10. Using ccsm from this 2015 discussion is not working, contrary to what happened when I updated from previous versions. What can I do?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity solid black panel instead of being transparent

Im having really weird issue going on with unity desktop. As you can see on screenshot my main monitor(on left) is having panel solid black and my secondary monitor(on right) is having properly ...
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Alt-Tab is not switching between manually installed packages and existing packages

I am using gnome-classic on vnc4server and ubuntu version is Ubuntu-16.04. Pressing Alt-Tab is not switching windows between manually installed packages like Google Chrome and existing installed ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Unity: cannot disable TOP and BOTTOM sticky edges

Disabling sticky edges for left and right sides of the display was easy. I've set that to off. Using CCSM, I set edge stop velocity to 1, but still the edges of Thunderbird and Chromium stick to the ...
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Can't disable Alt+Grave in 16.04 [duplicate]

I have two situations: One - where I have alt-` set. If alt-` is in use on my keyboard settings, it will set 2 rules according to CompizConfig. If I disable Rotate Cube rules. Nothing changes. I ...
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Disable Unity launcher and top panel 16.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 I was able to permanently disable Unity plugin from Compiz config settings manager (to hide launcher and top bar). However in 16.04 it's back after a reboot. Any idea how I can make ...
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Cannot enable Unity Plugin in ccsm

I've tried enabling the Unity Plugin as described in this answer (https://askubuntu.com/a/717860/235839) (and several others). Nothing changes. When I try it again, I find that the plugin's ...
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Alt+Tab switching does work BUT closes the applications afterwards

Since today morning my 16.04 ubuntu systems behaves strange. When switching through the open tabs with Alt+Tab the switching works, but the tabs are immediately closed after switching. In my Window-...
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Compiz changes won't save and Launcher missing

I have a problem very similar to this: Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears But I've tried many options and nothing seems to be working. One thing notable is that any changes I make ...
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Compiz uses lots of CPU and memory on Ubuntu 16.04?

According to System Monitor, at any given time, compiz is using 25-50% CPU and that is really problematic on my slow computer. I have already tried to reset settings to default, disabled the Sync to ...
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Unity will not load on boot, or via command line. Enabling in CCSM does not stick [duplicate]

I really don't know what to do. When I enable Unity in CCSM, it doesn't load. When I close the app, the settings don't stick. Updating and upgrading didn't help. Running the unity command in the ...
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How to make a window be pointer-phobic?

I mean the window should move around whenever I try to move the pointer on it. I have a "Analog Clock screenlet" and "file progress dialog box" which I tweaked to stay "Always on Top" of other windows ...
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How can I constrain workspace-switching animations to their respective monitors?

Is it possible to ensure that the animation for windows while switching between workspaces stays on the window's monitor? For example, if there is a window on the right monitor (indicated by W below) ...
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How to stop menu bar appearing in full screen mode when switch desktops?

In Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity I have multiple desktops enabled and several applications running in full screen mode (Firefox and terminal). When I switch from one to another the menu bar appears for ...
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How to configure the 3d Cube compiz plug-in in Ubuntu 16.04? [duplicate]

I run Ubuntu 16.04, Unity, 64 bit and just installed compizconfig-settings-manager. When I launch ccsm, I miss settings to configure the "3D cube" plug-in though. Where are they? Do I have to ...
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CCSM: Composite refresh rate reset when i reboot

When i use compizconfig-settings-manager (ccsm) I want the compositor refresh rate at 144 but it doesn't stay saved it returns at 50 every-time I restart plz help me to make it stay at 144 at reboot. ...
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no unity and menubar

Unity doesn't load and no menubar? update : I've tried solution from Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears. It says I have to enable unity plugin with ccsm. It says "Loading icons"....
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Will I encounter any problems if I change the App switcher to another using CCSM. 15.10 64 bit

I want to change the switcher via CCSM but I'm not sure this would be wise to do without consulting. Every time I've messed around with Compiz I had ran into troubles. If you want to stick to an ...
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Using the CCSM, is there a way to run Desktop Cube smoothly with Unity Desktop Manager?

I have tried several times in UBUNTU 15.10 to run the cool looking eye candy option of the Desktop Cube with small to catastrophic failures. Any advice? buxtor
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Does compiz use hardware acceleration by default?

How do I find out if Compiz is using my graphics card? If it's disabled how do I enable it?
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compiz config settings manager how to operate an enable

does anyone know of any links that i could refference so as to learn how to use COMPIZ more effectively as far as the features go an how to enable an operate them ??
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Unfocus window which is on top

I have certain apps which I want to be on top (I set it via window's menu: Alt-Space + "Always on top"). But when I switch between apps by pressing Alt-Tab once, these windows steal focus. This ...
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Ballsed up with ccsm, can't see unity any more

Im running ubuntu 14.04 Whilst playing with ccsm, which I know nothing about, I inadvertently ballsed up my desktop and. Ow I can't see the unity bar or launch anything. I think its because I did ...
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Can't see lowercase “g” in Unity Hud [closed]

UPDATE: The issue has been fixed after restarting my PC. After reinstalling Ubuntu for the billionth time [because I can], I have come across a very odd issue. I can type the letter "g" in Unity Dash,...
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Ubuntu 14.10 no desktop after kernel update to 3.18.1

Using 14.10 with an ATI Radeon 5450 graphic card. Everything was working fine after installing ubuntu 14.10. Then 1 or 2 weeks ago after a normal update, some applications started crashing (...
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CCSM: How to add mouse-binding for moving a window within wall

I want to be able to use my special mouse buttons to move windows between workspaces: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Button 7 should move the active window one workspace to the right. Ctrl + Shift + Alt + ...
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Using Alt keys for switching workplaces doens't take priority over context menus in 14.04

Maybe I'm missing a configuration somewhere, but setting the same Alt + h keyboard shortcut for switching workplace left doesn't function in the same way as it did in my 12.04 setup. It used to be ...
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Menubar and sidebar disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04

I have tried reinstalling compiz and compizconfig-settings-manager. When I do export DISPLAY=:10 and run ccsm. It says: AttributeError: NoneType object has no attribute 'get_default_screen()'
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Anomaly in switching windows on different viewports in Unity

My sample setting is as follows: Viewport1 contains following window: Firefox A Viewport2 contains following windows: Firefox B Gedit When Viewport1 is shown and Firefox A has gained focus after ...
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No unity panels after changes in ccsm

I was trying to change some settings with the compizconfig settings manager but there was a conflict between some of the appearance options. Unfortunately, now I can't see the Unity dash or the panel ...
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Disable annoying global menu shortcuts

I would like to disable Alt+[key] from triggering the global menu categorie on Ubuntu 14.04 (for example the Alt+h combination triggers the help menu). I have unactivated numbers of unity features ...
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Trying to run Compiz on Xubuntu 14.04

Okay, I had Compiz running on Xubuntu 14.04 on a previous install but for some reason the fresh install I did last night won't let me get it running. It seems like Compiz can't read any configuration ...
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Launcher, top bar missing & cannot close, maximize, or move windows

I opened my laptop after a month of inactivity (Dell, running 14.04). It was in the suspended state during this time, and upon reopening it, the laptop functioned perfectly. After this initial use, I ...
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CompizConfig Question!

Problem: Control left click is not opening up a window in a new page. Reason: I believe it has something to do with CompizConfig Settings Manager. Could anyone guide me on how to reset CCSM to ...
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unable to filter out xscreensaver at ccsm opacity plugin?

From this answer, I managed to lower the problem concerning "Focus & Raise Behaviour" = "Very High", by using the "opacity, brightness and saturation" plugin setting "any" window to 95% opacity. ...
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CCSM not saving any changes made

I'm making changes with ccsm to the unity plugin, mainly to disable a whole ton of useless keyboard shortcuts which just take fullscreen applications out of focus and cause other problems. The changes ...
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Can I run compiz with specified profile from terminal?

I am making a personal Desktop Environment and one of the programs I use is compiz. However, I need to execute all my components from a shell script, and every time I launch compiz it runs in its ...
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Conky taking focus off ubuntu desktop (14.04)

Whenever I close all of any open windows, the Ubuntu Desktop is not brought back into focus and the title bar stays blank. Due to this, the key combos, the power key, the media keys dont work. I ...
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Manually installing themes and changing settings

I have always wondered if installing themes and changing setting seen on CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) possible manually. If so how can I manually install and change a theme using a command ...
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14.04 Compiz button press lost

I use buttons 6 and 7 (mouse wheel pushed sideways) to rotate the compiz cube. That worked find until yesterday when I upgraded to 14.04. After the upgrade the button presses worked correctly if the ...
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No lockscreen option in CCSM 14.04

I expected to find Lockscreen option in CCSM after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, in Unity Plugin, general section, in order to switch between unity and lightdm. Unfortunately, It's not in the tab. Why?