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Compiz is a compositing window manager that uses 3D graphics hardware to enhance the usability and aesthetics of the desktop environment.

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Installation Issue compizconfig-settings-manager

HOW to install compizconfig-settings-manager. I tried to install from ubuntu store but it show unable to install. I also tried on terminal but it throw error. I have UBUNTU 22.10. This is terminal ...
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How do I place windows in Jammy Jellyfish?

I thought I had Compiz set up so that 🪟➡️ would resize the current window to 50% of the screen and place it on the right half. Ditto for ⬆️⬅️⬇️. My keyboard shortcuts stopped working in the upgrade ...
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How to get Terminal to show screen dimensions while being resized in Jammy

When I resize a terminal window in Jammy (22.04.1), the terminal doesn't show the new size. I've installed the CompvizConfig Setting Manager and the extended plugins, and turned on Utility->Resize ...
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How to remove animation on desktop change & it's indicator?

I'm trying to remove desktop / workspace change animation so far the only solution that works: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface enable-animations false but this disables ALL animations ...
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How are my windows being tiled? And how can I modify it?

I can use super➡️ to tile a window on the right half of the screen. (Left arrow to tile on the left, up arrow to maximize; down arrow to restore/unmax) I thought I was running Compiz, but I disabled ...
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How to prevent mouse pointer following keyboard cursor action while zoom in ubuntu

Now i am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop I used to use in previous version of Ubuntu Compiz app as an enhancer and in Ubuntu 18 they decided to get rid of Gnome and move forward to Unity. So, I can't ...
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Xubuntu 20.04.3 with Compiz

I cannot seem to get Compiz (0.9.14.1) working correctly with XFCE (4.14) in Xubuntu (20.04.3). I have installed compiz, have it running, but it is not loading the window decorator theme. I enabled ...
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What's an alternate to Compiz's window manager for Ubuntu 21.10 for window management shortcuts?

I'm planning on reducing my mouse usage over time. As such i came to know about Compiz window manager on this amazing site. But the official page for Compiz's compositing window manager says it was ...
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Can I change my window manager without changing my DE?

I am currently running Ubuntu Studio with Budgie as its DE, I then installed Compiz (Since I want the jiggley/wobbly windows) and when I used compiz --replace it's looking weird and some functions are ...
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Howto force all Windows to open not Maximized

i found some useful hints here: i this answer from 2012 "Window Rules" is used Force All Windows To Open At A Set Resolution ('width x height' pixels) but i did not found "...
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How to draw using pencil/ marker in Ubuntu desktop screen while screen recording the screen? [duplicate]

I use Vokoscreen-ng for screen recording. it doesn't have pencil/ marker / brush to highlight the recording screen in Ubuntu. Some says Compiz will help. I can't find pencil/ marker option.
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Replacement for Compiz Config Settings Manager in Ubuntu 20.04?

I recently migrated from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 20.04 and one of the things I am missing is the Compiz Config Settings Manager. I used the "window grid" functionality of this application ...
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Cannot see Workplace Switcher in the Activities screen in Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome Shell

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 20.04 with windows on my laptop. The Workspace switcher panel usually present on the right side in the activities or launchpad screen is completely gone. I can still use Ctrl+...
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Prevent Alt from triggering global menu

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS. Two times out of three when I'm trying to switch a language using Alt+Shift the window's global menu opens instead. I don't ever use the Alt key to access the window's ...
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How to tell Compiz not to manage/manipulate a specifc Window ID

I have a window I move from one monitor to another in steps. The Compiz "Place Window" plug-in intercepts the movements and initially stops it from moving to the next monitor. Then it jumps ...
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Hotkey to toggle on/off window borders in Compiz

I want to create a hotkey combination to toggle on/off the window border of an individual window using Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS. Using CCSM I've mapped Super+N to toggle window negative, Super+...
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Transparent window in xfce (or compiz or at all)

So I tried using compiz for this and after hours of googling trying to figure out how to even turn it on, and what plugins to install, and whatever, I finally made the "scroll + button = ...
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How to auto un-maximize all windows for all applications?

I would like all of my windows to open in "cascade" or "un-maximize" mode. Seemingly randomly, the VLC window, document viewer, image viewer, and others will open and take up my ...
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Disable super + s on Ubuntu 20.04

How to disable super+s shortcut on Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried the compiz manager and then going to expo and then disabling expo key. But it won't work. I want to bind this shortcut for some other app. ...
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Accessibility: Use high offscreen resolution to get better zoom quality? (compiz, gnome-shell)

I'm visually impaired and using Ubuntu 20.04 (Windows was harder to customize) Wondering if it is possible to set a higher than monitor resolution (eg: 4k root window for a 2k display). If I ...
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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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How do i enable Genie effect (of mac os) in ubuntu 20.04 via compiz

I have compiz-gnome installed and set the settings for open,close and minimise animation to magic lamp duration 350 window match:(type=Normal | Dialog | ModalDialog | Unknown) and moved up the ...
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How to get back rounded corners in Compiz?

In Ubuntu 20.04 GNOME Flashback with Metacity, all windows had nice rounded corners like on the screen below: When I switched to GNOME Flashback with Compiz, non-CSD windows (eg. Firefox or Synaptic) ...
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Is it possible to use Compiz with GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu 20.04?

As in title - is it possible to use Compiz with GNOME Flashback on Ubuntu 20.04 ? If yes, how ? It would be nice to have some features like window overview screen with miniatures of all open windows, ...
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Upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 LTS and the UI animations no longer work

I just upgraded from 19.10 to 20.04 LTS and the UI animations no longer work, on searching other forums most people agree its because CompizConfig is no longer supported. I've still managed to see ...
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Why do gsettings and dconf return different values?

According to this post, it seems like gsettings uses dconf as a backend. I would therefore expect the following commands to output the same result: $ gsettings get org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/...
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Shortcuts inactive after login

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity (dual screen and nvidia-driver-435), and shortcuts configured in my settings (Settings > Devices > Keyboard > Launchers) as: F5 for "Launch terminal" F6 for "...
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Flashback does not start on 20.04

Just upgraded for 18.04 to 20.04. Tried to log in with flashback. Screen displays desktop for a second and immediately reverts to log-in screen. Happens with both compiz and metacity. Both ...
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xorg crashing on compiz --replace

I use Ubuntu 19.10 on my Dell Lattitude E5520, and whenever I run compiz --replace, ubuntu tells me that a problem has occurred and to log out, even if nothing is enabled. I also tried GNOME ...
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How to run Compiz on Ubuntu Bionic Beaver?

I'm not pretty sure what is the problem. But I already installed the Compiz Manager Settings (I want to be able to do zoom for creating tutorials) on my Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) but no matter if I ...
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Unity Desktop and 18.04: Get Workspace Preview feature which 16.04 had

Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 has a nice feature. When switching among workspaces, the switcher preview dims the other workspaces to highlight the current workspace. However on Ubuntu 18.04 this feature ...
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Unity profile without window decorations or launchpad

From one day to another (probably after an automatic update), when I log in to my profile, I do not see window decoration or the start menu. If I use another user, everything works fine. I had this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - how to configure zoom

Im currently using Ubuntu 16.04 with compizconfig-settings-manager for zoom and invert colors. I now installed Ubuntu 18.04 on another drive, i wanted to try it out and seems like the zoom works quiet ...
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how to place application switcher only on secondary monitor?

I have two monitors on Xubuntu 19.10 with Xfce 4.14. When I use Alt + Tab to switch from one app to another the switcher window appears on the both monitors. As workaround I installed compiz and the ...
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Compiz viweport switcher: I can't move up or down, only left or right

Sorryyy! I found the answer! Happy again! I'm running Ubu 18.04. I always install compiz and wobbly windows, I just love them! I've installed compiz many times. On my laptop usually set compiz to 16 ...
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Compiz: Fixed window placement, which alternative?

I configured my Ubuntu 16.04 system to open two windows automatically at login. For the purpose of fixed location of these, I am trying CompizConfiguration Settings Manager, function Place Windows. ...
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How to position windows with compizconfig-settings-manager

At boot/login two apps are launched in my system, and I need to control their positions on the screen. I have installed compizconfig-settings-manager and found the Place Window option. But there ...
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CompizConfig color filter not processing shader files

I can enable the color filter, toggle screen filtering with super-d, and then switch filters with ctrl-super-s, but only builtin filters work. I tried adding these filters (fragment shaders) https://...
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change doubleclick behavior

Is it possible to change doubleclick detection from double mouseDOWN to double mouseUP ? as it is on down, quite often the 2nd mousedown puts me into another context, now with mousedown, possibly ...
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How do I unhide the window menu?

I accidentally hid the window menu in Ubuntu Studio 18.04 by using view > hide. I have compiz installed. How do I unhide it? I can't see any obvious way, right clicking on the toolbar doesn't have ...
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Compiz in Ububtu Studio

I'm trying to setup up compiz in Ububtu Studio 18.04 on a dual boot mac (specs below) I installed compiz: sudo apt-get install compiz* Seemed to work and the settings manager is there. Then I ...
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Compiz on Ubuntu 18.04.2

I cannot get Compiz effects to work on 18.04.2. What all needs to be installed for Compiz to work? I have installed it from synaptic package manager. I am unable to upgrade my graphics driver as none ...
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Calc shows title bar only when opening CSV (in Compiz)

This issue comes up after I upgrade from 18.10 to 19.04. The LibreOffice installed is v6.2.2.2 20(Build:2). When I open a CSV (any CSV), it prompts the formatting dialog (as usual), after I press ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome Compiz crash

I upgraded from 14.04->16.04->18.04 last weekend after holding out as long as possible until the end of 14.04 support, under the "it ain't broke..." approach. Since the upgrade things have generally ...
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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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Compiz - Cannot easily drag window from top

On Xubuntu 18.04 (New install today) and Compiz, I have an irritating problem that occurs with maximized windows. From the top, there appears to be a ~4px border that is part of the window (Alt+Drag ...
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Sometime when accessing a menu: "Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error"

Sometime, when I try to access some menu (may be inside an application or desktop, doesn't matter), I got the following error. The menu and submenu disappear for a while. After that, I can continue ...
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How do I properly configure compiz cube for gnome 3?

I see that compiz had an update. Is it possible to get cube rotation on ubuntu 18 with gnome 3? I have it installed with horizontal and vertical desktops at 4. I can't seem to get it to work.
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