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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What are the window managers that do VSync?

The only reason that keeps me on the default Gnome 3 desktop on Ubuntu, is VSync. I would like to use Gnome Flashback, but unfortunately, Metacity doesn't do VSync. Compiz does, but I don't find it ...
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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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Compiz config magnifier doesn't work

when i tyr to use magnifier. It doesn't work. When ı run this command compiz --replace. It is working. But when i run this commend any Windows doesn't move and cloese.
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Compiz Water effect

I have been a fan of Unity desktop environment, and Compiz effects ever since Ubuntu 12.04. I have recently installed Unity desktop on my Ubuntu 20.04 Machine. When I try to enable the water effect, ...
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Is it possible to list windows numbered and activate them by a number in Compiz scale plugin filter?

to activate them similarly as links in Vimium browser extension , or in a windows app Switcher https://switcher.en.softonic.com/ , I think also Mac Expose has it the similar way.
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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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compiz not working?

I'm trying to set up the Ubuntu GUI on Windows 10 with WSL and VcXsrv, but I'm not exactly sure why it isn't working. I've set it up according to this guide. When I run compiz from bash, I get: ...
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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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Why is my Ubuntu so slow on Virtual Box? (MacBook Pro) [duplicate]

I recently downloaded Virtual Box and Ubuntu to do some quant trading and ran into some issues with the installation process of Ubuntu in Virtual Box itself. I googled some solutions but have run into ...
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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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Desktop zoom in Ubuntu 18

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 use Compiz any more which I used for ...
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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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Killed compiz task with top, then system exploded

I was reading around here about how to fix a slow system. Like he says, for me everything after load average was like 5-7. So I tried using top to kill some of the biggest CPU hogs. One was Compiz. I ...
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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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Can magic lamp effect be enabled on Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME?

Is there a way to enable magic lamp effect (or genie effect) which is on Mac OS in Ubuntu GNOME environment? It looks like Compiz isn't working on GNOME.
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Virtualbox >= 6.0.2: Unity crashes on startup

I am using a barebones Ubuntu 16.04 in VirtualBox, macOS host. Up to VirtualBox 6.0.0, everything was working fine. But with VirtualBox 6.0.2, 6.0.4 and 6.0.6, Unity crashes on startup. In ~/.xession-...
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VLC HD 1080p 10bit too slow on my PC

I have not really old pc: However when I play 10bit 1080p on my ubuntu desktop I get lags and I can clearly see that this happens only on fast object/background movements. So it seems that my PC is ...
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How to install libanimation

As complete Ubuntu noob I was wondering if anyone knows how to install libanimation from github on Ubuntu 18.10. Thanks! :D
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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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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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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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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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