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Compiz gone with Ubuntu 10.10 upgrade on VirtualBox Win7-64 host

I just upgraded my Linux guest running on Win7-64 VirtualBox 3.2.10 from Ubuntu 10.04 to 10.10. I followed the usual steps to reapply guest additions, including installing build-essential and linux-...
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How to copy image to clipboard, to paste to another application?

I want to set the clipboard to file abc.jpg, in image format, so I can paste it to gpaint, etc. X11 applications, can I? I have enabled Screen snapshot feature in Compiz windows manager, and I need ...
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Screen doesn't repaint when visual effects are enabled in Ubuntu under VirtualBox

I got visual effects working in Ubuntu 10.04 running under VirtualBox 3.2.8 with a host OS of Windows XP SP3. I had to enable 3D acceleration in VirtualBox, and then I had to install the compizconfig-...
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Keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 10.04: guide for Mac users

I'm looking for a good mac specific guide to all the keyboard shortcuts available in Ubuntu 10.04 (with Compiz). I say 'mac specific' as I'm on this type of machinery, and the keyboard over here is ...
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If I don't want “visual effects,” is there any reason not to uninstall compiz?

I'm quite new to Linux on the desktop, having using it on servers for years. The basic question: If I don't want visual effects, is there any reason I need or want to have compiz installed at all? ...
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Change the zoom out view in compiz

When I zoom out to see all my virtual desktops using the expo plugin in compiz, it displays them side by side. I want to make the windows bigger. I have four virtual desktops and would prefer to have ...
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Compiz Desktop Effects

I have Windows XP, I want to have Compiz Desktop Effects. Is this possible ?
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Is there a plugin for compiz that uses a certain window as a desktop background?

I want to have a specific window, let's say, a Banshee player window, to be displayed as a background on my desktop. Is it possible to do with compiz on Ubuntu?
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Windows act as title bars on Ubuntu 10.04

When I enable Compiz (System > Preferences > Appearance > Visual Effects), all the windows start to act funny with the mouse. Wherever I click on any window with the mouse, it acts as though I was ...
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Is there any way I can add alternative key binding to a feature in compiz?

I was wondering is there any way to add additional, alternative key binding to a particular feature in compiz? I am using Wall plugin and on my ThinkPad it is convenient to switch between horizontal ...
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3 or 4 monitors with Nvidia and Ubuntu

I saw that someone was running 3 monitors with Ubuntu 8.10 and two Nvidia cards (http://stackoverflow.com/questions/27113/how-to-use-3-monitors). I was curious if you can do this with Xinerama, a ...
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Enable compiz on Ubuntu with SiS 771/671

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 I have the following Graphics card info: >lspci | grep VGA 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] 771/671 PCIE VGA Display Adapter (rev 10) ...
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How do I use Compiz on Linux to achieve what WinSplit revolution does on Windows?

I've used WinSplit Revolution for quite some time on Windows and have become attached to it. I'm now trying out a Linux OS (Ubuntu 10.04) and would really like to get the same functionality back ...
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desktop effects could not be enabled on Ubuntu

I would like to enable the "extra" visual effects on Ubuntu. When I choose the option for "extra," it searches for drivers and then says, "Desktop effects could not be enabled." Why doesn't this work ...
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How to restore Ubuntu desktop?

A few days back, I installed Compiz to try out the 3D desktop effects. Unfortunately, that messed up my desktop, and it has since been working in low resolution mode. Can someone suggest a quick ...
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Transparent look in Ubuntu

Anyone here who knows where can I find a tutorial where I can make Ubuntu 9.04 - Ubuntu 10.04 look like this
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How to resolve ubuntu hang on boot (brown swirly screen of death?)?

I am pretty new at ubuntu and linux in general. I'm configuring a new installation and going ga ga for all nifty effects compiz gives me, and then I think I went one check box too far. (I enabled ...
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Compiz and Desktop Effects on Netbook with External Monitor

I have an Acer Aspire One AO150 and am having trouble plugging in an external monitor under Ubuntu 9.10. There were no problems under 9.04. If I plug in an external monitor once the machine is already ...
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Compiz not working in Ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

I can't get any features of compiz desktop effects working on a fresh install of Karmic Koala. I've uninstalled and reinstalled with sudo apt-get remove compiz and uninstalled advanced desktop ...
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How do you enable compiz effects on ubuntu with nvidia and xinerama enabled?

Is it just that Nvidia doesn't support the compiz effects across multiple screens yet, or am I missing something? When using multiple monitors on ubuntu (Karmic), if I enable the xinerama option, ...
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Window maximize delay in Ubuntu Karmic

I have tried various Ubuntu versions, Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 x86, Ubuntu 10.04 beta DVD, Ubuntu 9.10 AMD64, Mandriva 2010 x86, also a Fedora version and after installing compiz on all OS's, ...
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How to enable 3D Cube and other effects in ubuntu?

How to enable 3D Cube and other effects in ubuntu? I'm using Ubuntu 9.10
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How to assign a shortcut key to show all windows in Compiz

It should be pretty easy, but I couldn't find the option. With Ubuntu tweak (Compiz settings -> Edge preferences) I configured the lower right border of the screen to show all windows. I'd like to ...
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Compiz Freezes Computer using Ubuntu 9.04

I have an Ubuntu 9.04 PC with an nVidia graphics system running at 1920x1080 outputting through an HDMI port. This all works fine until I enable the visual effects from the System > Preferences > ...
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Intermittent freezing when scrolling under Compiz

After long enough uptime, some applications will start to freeze when I try to scroll. X pegs the CPU and becomes almost completely unresponsive (both input and display) until the redraw is finished, ...
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How to get Compiz wall desktop viewer to show more than 2 desktops?

Since I've switched to KDE on my Ubuntu install (I guess for now I'm a Kubuntu guy) I can't see more than 2 of my virtual desktops in my Wall switcher. I can't even use the switcher to switch to the ...
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Double click on left hand side icon to close window?

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04 and if I open a window I want to double click on icon on the left hand side of the window in order to close the window which is the default behavior in Windows.
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Red glitches in video after installing a GeForce

I have an Intel DG45ID as my motherboard, with a Core2Duo e4700. I was using the onboard video (X4500HD) until I could buy a decent video card. So, last week I installed a Geforce 9800GT. But after ...
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Program meta/win key for compiz

I've got an IBM Model I, sans winkey. I'd like to use some of the cool compiz features, is there any way for me to program a windows key?
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How do I do that cool show desktop thing in gnome?

I've just started using GNOME for my main desktop environment and I was answering the phone and when I came back to my computer the windows all flew around the screen like I was on some kinda freakin ...
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How to disable blur effect on Compiz, after it made my session completely black

I have been experimenting with my effects in Compiz (on Ubuntu 9.04). I clicked the blur effect, everything that can move has turned black, therefore whenever I log on everything turns black. I have ...
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Is there a sliding plug-in for Compiz-Fusion?

I'm looking for a Compiz-Fusion plug-in that slides windows in on open and out on close, preferably from and to the bottom edge of the screen. The plug-ins that ship don't appear to provide this ...
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How to on Ubuntu multiple-desktop have apps remain their popups localised

I've set up my Ubuntu desktop (Gnome/Compiz) to have 9 virtual desktops so I can keep my open applications organised. However, I've noticed that e.g. when Eclipse is downloading/installing plugins and ...
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Using compiz with xmonad

I've been using xmonad as my windows manager in conjunction with Gnome for some time. I would like to use compiz was well. Is there a way to combine the two using Ubuntu?
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Desktop screen capture with compiz running

When running Compiz (Linux), let say I'm on Desktop #1 and I have an application running on Desktop #3. Is it possible to take a screenshot of the window (not the entire desktop) running on #3 from #...