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Questions tagged [compiz]

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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Detecting workspace switch event

I'm trying to find a way to maintain information about the current workspace I'm on without having to poll at a constant interval. The way this could be done is if there was a way of getting notified ...
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Hot corner problem in 18.04

I use Ubuntu 18.04. I've installed Compiz wth default functions and Tweak-Tool Settings. Use Adwaita-Dark theme. When I disable hot-corner in the settings it turns off, but after lockscreen it's ...
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Persistent xinput settings on 16.04 with Compiz

I've tried several different methods to make a permanent change to my mouse button configuration to disable the wheel button (xinput set-button-map 10 1 0 3 from the command line - which works but ...
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Compiz Config animations does not work (ubuntu mate) [duplicate]

i downloaded compizconfig settings manager and even though i'm enabling some animations they do not work, for example i enabled the wobbly windows animation and it does not work. I'm running ubuntu ...
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set dconf-editor values programatically

Is there a way that I can access and edit dconf-editor values programatically, I mean using phython or bash? I want to develop a simple tool to edit some window management shortcuts. I know there are ...
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How can I turn on Wobbly Windows on Ubuntu Mate 18.04?

I tried turn on in compizconfig but I does not work. Any solution or it is possible?
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Compiz Segfaults (Flashing Desktop)

Starting a couple of months ago, I began having issues in Firefox related to something called "r300_dri.so". I disabled Webgl on the "about:config" page in Firefox and that stopped the crashing. ...
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“Compiz” stealing focus after window close

Every so often, when I close a window, I'll end up with an invisible window with title Compiz taking focus. I haven't noticed any pattern in when this happens – it's just infrequent enough to be ...
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Disable Left ALT + Button 1 Grab and Move Window Ubuntu 18.04

I know this might be a duplicate, but it was intended for lower version of Ubuntu. Since I am using Ubuntu 18.04, I tried the old solutions, but its not working. I tried to disabled it through compiz ...
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Looping login after foolish compiz setting tweaks

After messing around with compiz and ignoring a perfectly good warning that told me this could make my desktop unusable... I am unable to login to Ubuntu (on my work lappy...yay), it simply loops back ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Turned off Sync to Vblank and get blank screen after login

Thanks for reading this. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 and I noticed the animations were very choppy. The first thing that popped up on google was this tutorial which told me to try using compiz to ...
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Bring all windows of the same application to front on focus in Unity [duplicate]

I am essentially trying to replicate the default window management behavior of macOS in Ubuntu since I've gotten so used to it over the years. When a window of an application in macOS gets focus (...
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Debugging External Monitor Not Working

tl;dr what logs or commands can I look at to get to the bottom of an external monitor not working? I believe I have read through all the popular posts on here about a second monitor not working on ...
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Huge desktop icon font size on host machine after installing virtualbox-dkms (ubuntu 18.04)

Here is a screenshot of what is happening: I initially thought that this was an Nvidia-related problem since I'm using an XPS dell laptop with two graphic cards, but running nvidia-smi seems to ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 is having lag issues. Intel Sandy Bridge graphics card (i7 2nd generation)

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is very laggy. Here is my hardware information, please check the video to understand more about the issue. video The system is running at half the load at the time of the video. It's ...
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Ubuntu MATE: How do I disable transparency of the titlebar of the active window?

I've set Compiz as my window manager since all the other options were causing screen tearing. The problem is that this causes the title bar of the active window (even if fullscreen) to be completely ...
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Responsiveness of GUI of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running on Virtual Box 5.2.12 is very choppy and sluggish

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Vbox 5.2.12. To give you some context, calling it choppy would be an understatement, It is painfully slow. I have tried all the answers that I could find in the ...
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Can't replace Xfwm4 by Compiz

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on XFCE with Xfwm4 and I want to change Xfwm4 by Compiz but I can't. When I do compiz --replace, there is an error: compiz (core) - Info: Loading plugin: core compiz (core) - ...
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Compiz, “put” plugin, prev/next order

I have triple-head, each 90-degrees rotated monitor layout: Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 4920 x 1920, maximum 32767 x 32767 DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) HDMI-0 ...
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When I click the window, compiz uses too much cpu

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 with nvidia-396 driver. When I click or drag the window, compiz uses too much cpu(about 20~30%) and my computer slows down. I installed the file that I've downloaded from ...
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How to enable window compositing (Compiz) in Ubuntu MATE?

I know that other desktops support window compositing with Compiz. Is it possible to enable such functionality on MATE DE?
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(Compiz) Is there some way to stop gtk-window-decorator without killing it?

I'm trying to toggle title bar on/off as I need. Killing this process seems to remove the title bar as expected, but is there a way to stop it without killing? I don't feel comfortable doing it so ...
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How to set top panel reveal pressure in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04?

I would like to achieve the opposite goal to the one of this question Unity launcher reveal pressure. I am currently using Ubuntu Budgie and in the top panel configuration (contained on Budgie Desktop ...
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Compiz slightly blurry titlebar font when window is not maximized

I've configured Compiz to use gtk-window-decorator so that it may apply my Metacity theme for the titlebars. With this decorator, I've noticed that Compiz renders slightly blurry titlebar fonts when a ...
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Compiz process killed, No Launcher, No dash, No toolbar, no cross buttons over any application window showing in Ubuntu 16.04

Guest session is working but Root is not showing anything except the desktop icons. I tried installing GNOME again and then rebooted but nothing changed. I tried logging into other user like guest ...
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Installed compiz and now all my toolbars are white and without window decoration

I've installed Kubuntu 18.04 LTS twice with the same results. After installing compiz first all my toolbars disappear. Then I go into CCSM>preferences and change the Backend drop down to GSettings ...
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Session/startup custom code does not run (correctly) on Xubuntu 16.04/18.04

In a nutshell: it appears code I add to my session & startup menu does not get run (correctly). Some examples: compiz --replace & dropbox stop && dbus-launch dropbox start & ...
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How do I fix graphical issues with compiz and gnome-shell?

I installed compiz in Ubuntu 18.04 and have some graphical problems, such as lags when moving windows and watching movies. In compiz, it's ok, but not in gnome-shell. I tried to reinstall xorg-...
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Xubuntu 18.04 + compiz - rotate cube with two mouse buttons instead of mouse/keyboard combo?

I am running Compiz 0.9.13.1 (+ compiz-plugins-extra) on Xubuntu 18.04 to great satisfaction. I currently have control+middle mouse button set up to initiate cube rotation, but would prefer to set ...
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In Ubuntu 18.04 Unity, dragging windows turns them a solid gray color

In 18.04, I installed ubuntu-unity-desktop package, and restarted and logged in with Unity, and whenever I drag a window it goes an ugly gray color (and doesn't wobbble, with wobbly windows turned on)...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Flickering Screens

I have at least 30 laptops at my firm which all presenting this problem. we are using Ubuntu 16.04.1, Kernel 4.13.0-38-generic Part of the process installation I'm making for all the laptops includes ...
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CompizConfig doesn't work with ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I installed CompizConfig properly with my newly installed Ubuntu 18.04 but it doesn't work. How can I fix this bug?
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Ubuntu 16.04 Compiz using 100% CPU and RAM

Running ubuntu 16.04. After 12 hours of running, i find compiz is maxing my CPU out and eating all 8gb of my ram. This causes Unity to crash and I have to restart the lightdm service to fix this. I ...
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Incomplete desktop appears after logging in [duplicate]

When I started my laptop (hp pavillion series with Ubuntu 16.04) this morning, I got the usual login prompt, but when I entered my password and logged in, there was no launcher, no menu, nothing. I ...
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Why are gnome apps not respecting button-layout?

Working with Ubuntu Studio (XFCE desktop) 18.04. I'm seeing this problem: What's happening is that I'm setting the org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences.button-layout setting in dconf-editor to put ...
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No window previews in Ubuntu MATE 18.04?

I've installed Ubuntu MATE 18.04 and want to get the thumbnail window previews when hovering over applications in the bottom panel. The option appears to be on: I seem to get a flash of what might ...
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GUI/Unity crashing in 16.04

In reference to question GUI/Unity crashing in 16.04 LTS after updates 2018-01-04, compiz segfaults I want to add more information: The referenced problem occured on my dad's laptop, and applying the ...
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Something similar to GNOME's AlternateTab on Unity?

I just installed Ubuntu 16.04, and I unfortunately find the application switcher (launched by alt+tab) kind of confusing. I found the AlternateTab Extension for GNOME and like the look of it, but was ...
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GNOME 3.28 Games Stuttering

So I had this problem on GNOME 3.26 and 3.28 and spent a while trying to sort it. Games run fine frame-rate wise but when I move upwards or downwards they begin to lag. They work fine on Unity and any ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Dropdown “places” menu in gnome-session-flashback “Computer” does not work?

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 gnome-session-flashback compiz. When in top panel I go to Places>Computer and click on File System nothing happens. What to do?
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Hide chromium's title bar using Compiz

Ever since updating to Chromium v65 or 18.04 (not sure which one is the culprit), unchecking the "Use system title bar and borders" doesn't work anymore. The title bar will shows up once I unmaximize ...
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Just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and can't use compiz grid window resize commands?

I got used to splitting my application windows on monitor into 4 sides top-left, top-right, bottom-left, bottom-right with key combinations like Ctrl+Alt+Key3 and so on. It no longer works with Ubuntu ...
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Internal error 17.10 - compiz

I'm having a recurrent error cropping up most of the times I boot. When I log on to ubuntu I get a: Sorry, ubuntu 17.10 has experienced an internal error. It seems to be related to a follow up issue ...
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HUD, Unity Launcher and menu bar not working on Ubuntu 16.04

The menu bar doesn't work with any application and the unity launcher doesn't respond. In addition, I can't close a window with ALT+F4 (it works with CTRL+Q, though). But it gets weirder. If I start a ...
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Change the name of a desktop environment on the GDM and Unity Greeter login screens

I want to know how to rename a desktop environment in Ubuntu to a custom name -- What I want to do is change the Gnome Flashback (Compiz) desktop to one called nekOS 7 Public Beta as well as the ...
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Window cannot be moved/unmaximized (alt + drag does not work)

There is exactly 1 program that is having this issue. Every other program is working perfectly fine. Regardless of how many times I close this program or restart my machine, this windowed ...
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If you disable wobbly windows, does that decrease GPU consumption? [closed]

I have Ubuntu 16.04 and I've just disabled wobbly windows. Will this effectively make my computer run better? I also disabled the water effect.
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS crashes when I click on the launcher icon for a window that is already open [closed]

When I click the launcher icon of a window that is already selected (usually by accident) the screen will freeze for 5-20 seconds and then usually a popup will appear saying that a system error was ...
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Computer slow - dconf-service?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 on a computer with a dual-core AMD processor mounted more than eight years ago. It will be about two weeks ago that when I start the computer it is appreciated that it is ...
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Alt+Tab opens Nautilus instead of Application Switcher

Alt+Tab used to open the Compiz Application Switcher (desired behaviour). Now, when I use this key combination, a Nautilus window is opened at ~/ (unexpected behaviour) and the Application Switcher ...