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

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Wobbly Windows in 11.10?

I enabled wobbly windows in CCSM but nothing is happening.
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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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Change launcher color 'based on wallpaper' is not working

I love Unity DEso I am using ubuntu 18.04 LTS with the unity desktop environment, today I changed setting of launcher colour from 'based on wallpaper' to 'custom' from unity-tweak-tool, it worked but ...
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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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4 equally sized windows on Ubuntu 17.10

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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 no menu bars

I just played with Ubuntu 13.04 on my old netbook. I tried some configurations, installed Xubuntu and Gnome to find out, which desktop environment runs best. Now I want to stay with Unity. But I ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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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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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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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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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 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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Multiple workspace wallpapers without using ccsm

Is there any way to have a different background for each workspace without using CCSM? I've read a few horror stories and would rather avoid it if possible. I'm using Raring Ringtail (13.04)
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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 do I eliminate the extra title bar?

I'm using Oneiric 11.10, Unity 2D, and compiz (modifying some ccsm settings); I've activated the effects plug-in on ccsm, and when I apply the changes by typing in the terminal compiz --replace, I get ...
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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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ccsm changes have no effect

After upgrading to Oneiric I want to tweak some Unity settings, but changing anything with CompizConfig Settings Manager has no effect. I tried to relogin or reboot but it didn't help. In Natty 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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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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Installing Ubuntu 12.04.3 UEFI/CSM problems

I am having problems installing Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04.3 64 bit from this site (I have a Toshiba p850 i7, so it is a new laptop, that's why I chose 64 bit), and I mounted it on a USB using ...
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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 remove fade effect when “Hiding all normal windows” with CTRL+ALT+D shortcut (show desktop)?

I'm using Unity on 12.10, with most of the Compiz Effects disabled. I'd like to remove the fade effect when using the CTRL + ALT + D default shortcut to show the desktop. The effect consists in fading ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What are some of the issues with CCSM and why would I want to avoid it?

I've seen some people complaining about how unstable CompizConfig Settings Manager ("CCSM") is and how it can break people's desktops if they're not careful. What are some of the known problems with ...
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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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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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How to prevent/disable Unity's Launcher from launching when dragging (& dropping) a file?

When I drag a file in Nautilus to drop it somewhere else (in a different folder but still within the same Nautilus window), Launcher launches with some "active" icons (the rest of 'em "disabled" / "...
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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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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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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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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 ...