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Questions tagged [compiz]

Compiz is one of the first compositing window managers for the X Window System that uses 3D graphics hardware to create fast compositing desktop effects for window management.

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Force Ubuntu to use integrated graphics device for monitor

I have a PC with a NVIDIA GPU. I plugged the monitor cable into the onboard graphics card, with IGD setting in BIOS is on. nvidia-smi always showed No running process found until today, when it's ...
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seeking work around for compiz's “desktop zoom” for gnome ubuntu 18.04

Is there a method for achieving the compiz feature called "desktop zoom" via either a tiling or zoom enhancement for gnome ubuntu 18.04? This feature lets you shrink full screen to one quadrant of the ...
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How to remove a fire from the screen?

I've booted Knoppix with Compiz window manager on my MacBook and I've accidentally added a fire effect on the screen by holding ⌘-Shift and clicking on the screen. Now I see a fire burning effect on ...
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Invert color of a specific window on linux mint

I'd like to invert the colors of a specific application on Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon. I've tried the solutions at ask Ubuntu; How to trigger a color inversion effect for one window? and the the ...
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The dashboard unhide under the opened windows

Mint 17.3, dashboard MATE 1.12.2, mintMenu 5.6.6, compiz The dashboard (set as 'Automatically hidden') when activated by mouse hovering, opens under the opened windows: I do not find an option for ...
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Compiz & XFCE — Disagreement on Number of Workspaces / Cube Faces

What Puzzles Me When I use XFCE with xfwm4 I have 4 workspaces $ xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/workspace_count 4 $ but after I start Compiz (I have previously set the number of faces to 4) ...
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How to use my existing custom GTK theme (Arc) with gtk-window-decorator when using Compiz?

I'm currently using Compiz 0.8 to get blur effects and transparency, in place of xfwm4. I had been using Emerald to provide window borders, but I was unhappy with the selection available there. I ...
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Script highlight_focus for highlighting current screen does not work

I would like to install this script from the following discussion, that allows me to highlight the current screen. https://askubuntu.com/questions/665155/how-to-highlight-current-screen-or-window?...
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How do I disable compiz hotcorners and binding for button clicks on screen edges when I'm gaming

I've just installed Compiz reloaded on my XFCE rig and have mapped the corners and clicks on top of screen for window switching Compiz plugins like Scale. It's great 90 percent of the time, except ...
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A quickway to unminimize all minimized via bash prompt or some installable utility?

I'm using compiz-manjaro in XFCE. Working great except for the fact that if a window is minimized in a Desktop(or Viewport as they call it in Compiz), it will not show up when using any window ...
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How to move the window controls to the left when using Compiz on XFCE?

I'm using Linux Mint 18 with XFCE. When using XFCE window manager I can configure it to put the window controls (close, minimize, maximize) in the left of the title bar (OSX style). But once I change ...
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Multi GPU Compiz?

Is it possible to enable OpenGL compositing in multi GPU setup? I have Quadro 4000 and GTX580. Atm I'm using xinerama and 4 X servers but it doesn't support Compiz. On the other hand I can't find a ...
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VLC media player window is overlaying other windows in Ubuntu 14.04 - compiz Window manager

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on Oracle Virtual Box. Window Manager in Ubuntu is compiz. The issue I am facing is when I am playing a media file in VLC or any other media player the window is overlaying ...
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Function Keys no longer available for Switching Workspaces

For about 15 years I have assigned a workspace to each function key (F1-F10) in whichever Linux/X environment I'm using. Yesterday I ran a normal software update on my work Ubuntu box and now, ...
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Input focus not following window clicks

I'm running RHEL 6.5 with a generic ATI HD5480 videocard and three monitors (one connected to each port... DVI, DisplayPort, and VGA), and I'm having issues with window-activation and input-focus that ...
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Stretch window over two monitors with “gap” in between

I have a dual monitor setup with Compiz as window manager on Ubuntu 14.04. I can resize a window to stretch over both windows. However, while the physical display panels are a few centimeters apart, ...
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Can lightdm/gnome/compiz use bash instead of sh?

On my Ubuntu 12.04 logging in is handled by the lightdm which starts a gnome-session for the user which starts a compiz instance which then starts the applications the user clicks on. Somewhere in ...
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Dual-monitor setup with custom desktop environment and Compiz

I have two monitors that are both connected to my computer. I want to have them un-mirrored, and it works fine in Cinnamon (after tweaking some settings), but I can't find a way to do this in a custom ...
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how to determine in what viewport (compiz/unity) a window is placed?

I am writing a script that requires determining in what viewport a window is placed. My desktop is 2x2 (4 viewports), it is usually thought as being 4 virtual desktops but on compiz/unity it is ...
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any way to get rotation cube on xmonad/i3

I really like xmonad and I used to it on my arch station. But recently I remembered no clue why out of fashion rotating cube animation effect, that was available with compiz (or kwin, but I don't like ...
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How to remove painted red marks/lines on the screen?

There is some weird feature of either Compiz or KDE which allows to paint on the screen with the shortcut Win+Alt+left mouse clicks. How do I undo, erase or remove these markings?
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What is the difference between a windowing system and a window manager?

What is the difference between a windowing system (for example X11, Wayland) and a window manager (Awesome, Compiz, OpenBox)?
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Intermittent freezes

I have a PC running RHEL6.5, and had a new problem emerge yesterday after installing a new video card (Radeon HD5450, PCIe1x) and configuring it to use three monitors (connected via DisplayPort, DVI, ...
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Debian - Docky compiz settings?

I really like Docky and I wanted that genie 'magic lamp' effect. So I Googled it and it said I needed Compiz settings and to install it I did $ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager it ...
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No installation candidate for compiz

I tried to install 3d effect on my Debian Wheezy using command $ apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk But it gives the following ...
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How to turn off/speed up desktop switching in Ubuntu 13.10?

In my standard Ubuntu desktop I defined four workspaces. When I switch between them (e.g. use a key shortcut), I see the new workspace move in while the old workspace moves out of the screen. So far ...
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I disabled Compiz and the title bar on every windows is missing now

I am on Linux Mint 15 (Mate). I installed Compiz following the steps in this tutorial. Then due to some problems I faced, I decided to disable it. So I executed the following command: metacity --...
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Problem after installing Compiz on Arch+XFCE4

I have installed compiz-bzr and emerald-git by following commands : yaourt -S compiz-bzr yaourt -S emerald-git And then I have tried : emerald --replace And now all windows are without borders. ...
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How can I add Chinese character support to Emerald?

I'm running Arch Linux, using the Emerald window decorator. Emerald crashes in the following situations: A window with at least one Chinese character in the title is opened. An open window's title ...
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Problem with logical partition and recovery mode

After the installation of compiz with linux mint, I had a problem in my Linux Mint 14 . There is a blank screen after typing my login/password to enter my session. I tried some things to correct this. ...
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Arch install Compiz

I'm using arch, and want to install Xfce with Compiz. I saw on tutorials what packages to install , but when I try to install them with pacman -S compiz-..., I only get things like: error: target not ...
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Enabling Compiz-Fusion in Fedora 19

I'm using Fedora 19 with Gnome Classic, and I have installed compiz, compiz-manager, ccsm and all required packages, but Compiz Fusion just doesn't work, that is it has no effect. I have tried to ...
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Cross button became invisible after installing compiz

I'm using Linux Mint with Xfce 14. I installed an old version of Compiz by mistake, but it was working fine. Then I decided to install the latest version, but after installing it the "Close" and "...
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Enable compiz window grid with visual effects set to none. Ubuntu 10.04

I have to disable "Visual Effects" (system -> preferences-> appearance -> visual effects -> none) because I get a terrible flicker/blinking when it is enabled, but I'd really like to use compiz window ...
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Error while importing Compiz profile from Terminal

File name : import.py #!/usr/bin/python import sys import compizconfig #The last input on the command line will be the path to save the file to. savefile=sys.argv[-1] context=compizconfig.Context() ...
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Stop compiz from animating chromium history drop-down box?

I don't know how to stop compiz from animating the drop-down list from chromium browser, it only appears if you type something, and disappears when focus is lost. Any ideas on how to do it? I just ...
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How to determine the current Enhanced Zoom factor in Compiz?

When I use Skype :( need to, rather than want to ), I find that I sometimes want to open the main menu, but it doesn't have a shortcut key assigned to it (well, not one that I can find). I have ...
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Is there any way to let it snow on my linux mint destkop?

I want snow fall on my desktop really badly. Tried Xsnow (with Mate/Marco, Mate/Compiz and KDE/Kwin) but doesn't work. Snow plugin for Compiz doesn't work anymore either. Snow feature of KDE was ...
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Can't use Control key while setting shortcut keys for compiz

I might got a problem along with my Xorg config, all control keys are now shown as <Primary>, what is that? I just mapped Capslock to Left Control, and I can't set the shortcut key to Control + ...
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Compiz + MATE windows jump to previous workspace

I have a fresh Mint 13 Maya (MATE edition) with Compiz enabled. I also have a two-monitor set-up with the nVidia drivers with TwinView. I have set up 4 horizontal workspaces via CompizConfig Settings ...
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How do I achieve higher resolution than physical resolution of an LCD?

I'm using the original EeePC with screen resolution of 800x480. Some screens and dialogs do not fit into that resolution, so I have to use Alt-Drag to move windows around to reveal the bottom part of ...
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Display problem - Random grid appears on screen [closed]

I have recently started using Arch with nvidia driver (I had a lot of problems getting nouveau to even work so I decided to try nvidia) and I started experiencing rather odd problems. Every now and ...
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How to make Compiz start automatically?

I'm using Linux Debian Squeeze and I already have compiz installed. I want metacity stop automatically boot, and instead want compiz to start automatically.
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Compiz in Arch Linux, no window title available?

I already enabled emerald as the window decoration provider command, and I have a theme configured for emerald. But when I start compiz by compiz --replace, I get no window title bar. Is there ...
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How can I autostart GDM on Fedora 15?

I am trying to load Compiz on my Fedora 15 desktop. When I finished installing the compiz packages, I restarted. However, it started in text terminal mode and the gui didn't load automatically. I ...
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Enabling Compiz Viewport Switcher key bindings

I'm running compiz 0.8.2 with compizconfig on Scientific Linux 6.2 with Gnome 2.28.2. In the compizconfig "General Options" I have "Desktop Size" set as follows: Horizontal Virtual Size: 6 Vertical ...
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NVidia, Compiz and Desktop Effect Problem

I installed the Nvidia driver on OpenSuse 12.1. The driver was downloaded from http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers. But after I installed the Nvidia driver, I cannot activate any desktop ...
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Screen margin for compiz?

Can I use XFWM like features with compiz, leave out a margin for programs like conky? I tried to look for relevant stuff in ccsm, but no entries fit my need very well.
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Some keyboard shortcuts do not work in Compiz

I've bound Win-R with the Run Application dialog in Metacity. However, the shortcut doesn't work when switched to Compiz. The entry Show the panel's "Run application" dialog box even doesn't appear in ...
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Enable Compiz Fusion at startup kde

Compiz is "temporarily disabled" by default, I have to enable Compiz by pressing Alt+Shift+F12 every time I start my computer. Can somebody please tell me how it can be enabled automatically at ...