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 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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Erros with compiz window manager

I recently started having this issue with Ubuntu Mate 18.04, when I select the macro window manager everything is fine, but when I select the compiz window manager, the top panel having the close, ...
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how to autospawn compiz in a custom desktop session

I am running Ubuntu 16.04. I created a custom desktop session based on Avant Window Navigator, Compiz, Unity: $ cat>/usr/share/gnome-session/sessions/awn.session<<'EOF' [GNOME Session] Name=...
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No burn effect on compiz in ubuntu 16.04

I really like burn effect in compiz fusion, it's my favorite. I've installed all compiz packages using command - "sudo apt-get install compiz*". Now I can use animations like wavy lamp, etc. but no ...
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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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How can I pin a chromium-browser's icon on the launcher in Ubuntu 16.04?

Every time I launch the browser, the Launcher icon is unlocked After installing compizconfig-settings-manager and adjusting some settings in order to remove the shadows. In case of Firefox, It's Okay....
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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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Desktop GUI problems whenever bluetooth headset is connected

I've had quite a headache trying to figure out what the cause is to some seemingly random problems with my Ubuntu 16.04 (compiz). These problems involve windows becoming unresponsive, the scroll wheel ...
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Crash Compiz on Xubuntu when activated [SOLVED]

So I installed compiz and all the packages and when I activate it with "compiz --replace ccp &" every effect works and all but my screen kind of crashes like I lose my workspaces, the close button ...
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compiz --replace logs me out

I made a tiny change from the CompizConfig-Settings-Manager to treat my two video outputs as one. In order to apply the change, I run compiz --replace which seemed to work correctly for a second ...
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How to change doubleclick detection from mousedown to mouseup

i find myself cautiously holding down the mouse on 2nd click, resizing windows most commonly, to make sure i didn't select anything by accident. i think it's counter-intuitive to be in a mousedown ...
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Icons not showing in application switcher, for most Electron apps

I'm really into Electron apps, and have been using them more and more. Electron (as far as I understand) is a JS application framework that uses Chrome to power desktop applications. A number of cross-...
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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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Force full-screen video to play without any controls on login (Ubuntu 16.04, Gnome Flashback, Compiz)

I am making a custom version of Linux built on Ubuntu 16.04 (using Gnome flashback and Compiz), and part of it is that I want it to play a video fullscreen on startup. It's sort of like a full screen ...
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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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Compiz to override Java window placement

We use an open source point of sale system on our Ubuntu install called unicenta. Its built on java and does everything we want, but has one annoying quirk - java windows opened in the app appear on ...
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How to enable composition in GNOME desktop?

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux, I was toying around with a few things here and there when I accidentally clicked on compton icon and now docky doesn't auto-hide, neither any other animations work. Every ...
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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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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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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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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 ...