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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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How to add shadow to the Xfce4 panel using Compiz?

I'm using Xfce4 currently with Compiz, which I installed following my own workflow here. After some changes to my desktop setup, I would like to add a shadow to the Xfce panel, but I've been ...
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Applications do not focus as expected or at all

If I open Chrome and then do a CTRLALTT to open a terminal, and I start typing in the terminal, I can no longer click out of the terminal to the Chrome page. No matter where I click or how many times ...
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Dynamic Panel Transparency on Ubuntu-MATE

Just as title says, i have to admit i'm quite new to scripts and their use but, i found a script that claims to do the same thing that the popular extension does on gnome and turn the top panel full ...
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Is it possible to run a GUI window with 'Green Screen' effect, or transparent background?

I've started playing Stepmania on my Ubuntu machine, and I saw a couple cool demos online for playing Milk Drops behind the game. Those hacks use OBS to somehow capture the screen of the user, apply a ...
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CCDM 2D Array of viewports vs 1D in GNOME [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 with Compiz Config Settings Manager and GNOME. I want a 4x4 array of viewports. Sometimes I get them, and sometimes it shows up as a 1x16 array (only up/down scrolls to new ...
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How to stop scrolling from switching between windows?

I keep accidentally moving my mouse over the launcher while I'm browsing websites and then switching to other windows when I try to scroll. I've never purposefully switched applications this way, and ...
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ubuntu mate 18.04 | window border themes do not work

i'm using the compiz window manager and i have tried to change themes which change the window borders, but they do not appear to work. how can i fix that? Here is a picture which shows that i enabled ...
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Alt and Win/Super keys not working on Unity desktop with no apps open

I'm on Ubuntu 18.04 64-bit with Unity 7.5 as desktop environment with two monitors. I switched from GNOME 3, where every key functioned well. After I switched to Unity, no keyboard configuration have ...
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Can I uninstall Compiz on Ubuntu 18.04?

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 installation that I have been upgrading from LTS to LTS since 12.04 (and it works!) I use mostly Xfce and KDE, but sometimes I log into the default Ubuntu desktop (previously ...
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Keyboard shortcuts don't work on Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity using the mini ISO. So I don't have GNOME installed with Unity. My problem is that keyboard shortcuts (e.g., launching Terminal or switching between keyboard ...
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How to enable 4 Window Snapping after adjustment of settings in Compizconfig fails? [duplicate]

I'm on 18.04.01 LTS on a Lenovo 720s (16 GB RAM, i7-8550U). I installed compizconfig in hopes of getting the 4 window snapping. Currently, I'm able to snap two windows so they occupy half the screen. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04lts - several problems - high compiz CPU, HDMI port not working, etc

So these problems have been occurring for a while, but I have been far too busy to do anything until now. After I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 lts to 18.04 lts these things all started. Here are a list ...
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CompizConfig Setting Manager color filter doesn't work on Kubuntu 18.04?

I installed CompizConfig Settings Manager on Kubuntu 18.04 and the color filter doesn't seem to work. Another answer advises to search for Opacity, Brightness, Saturation but maybe the answer is ...
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KDE decrease opacity of active window

Compiz used to have this neat effect that allowed you to see the windows below the active window by making the active window transparent when the mouse was moved outside it. This is similar to the ...
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compiz-config-profile-setter crashed with SIGABRT in cssObjectGetInterface

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 compiz 0.9.12.3 unity 7.4.5+16.04.20180221-0ubutu1 I have 0 packages to update. I have an empty screen. The background colour is correct, but the rest of the UI has not ...
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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 ...