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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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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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Major ghosting in dual screen

So I have the following setup: Arch Linux with Compiz as stand-alone window manager. Whenever I use the dual screen setup and drag windows into the VGA outputted screen I get major ghosting. Last I ...
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Changing the default windows manager in xfce

I'm running a copy of xubuntu with xfce as my desktop environment and compiz ad my windows manager. I'd like to make compiz the default over xfwm4, but I'm having trouble locating the configuration to ...
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How to bind a key to switching to next window in current monitor in compiz?

I'm using compiz 0.8.8 on ArchLinux. I have two monitors, and each time I use alt-tab to switch to next window, the windows from both monitors shows up. This makes it hard to find a specific window. ...
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Can I run Compiz Fusion on an Intel graphics card in Xubuntu?

I have a new state of the art Dell laptop with Xubuntu 11.04 on it. It has a hybrid graphics card with Optimus. The net is full of explanations why it's not working in Linux. I was trying so much to ...
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Compiz - don't raise window on click (while hold)

it seems that Compiz support forum is used for spam, and as I noticed similar questions answered here, I though it'd be best for me to ask here I'm on Ubuntu 11.04 and window manager uses Compiz ...
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Configure a hotkey for switching viewports in Compiz?

In gconf-editor I can set hotkeys for switching to a specific workspace/viewport when using metacity. I'd like this functionality too for compiz, bit did not find it so far. What I want is: Super-F1 ...
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Resize Windows in Expo!

I love the Expo plugin in Compiz and I use it all the time. But then I realized that on the equivalent feature in Kwin and in Mac OS X, the windows are resized so that they are all visible through the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.10 does not load correctly

After tring to install the wizard feature of compiz, the ubuntu doesnt load up correctly. The only thing I can see is my background (the terminal doesnt work too). How can I fix this problem?
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Gnome is not working properly after messing around with compiz

I fixed tearing for my tv and something went wrong. Im using multiple screens. I turned of opengl and composite in compiz config. Now all my windows do not work, i can se programs in the bottom ...
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Compiz on Lenovo Z580 with Intel and Nvidia graphic cards and Debian squeeze

I bought a Lenovo a while ago, and installed Debian squeeze on it. Now I managed to put a minimalistic GUI on it, but I think I can get much much more out of it. The problem starts with there are ...
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Compiz & Linux compositing: how does it fit into the X architecture? [closed]

Not a really "how to solve stuff" question, but... I was wondering how the modern X architecture works, with compiz & all. What I know about it: in the beginning, there was the X server, ...
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Make inactive windows transparent in Kubuntu/Compiz

In Kubuntu, I would like to make windows transparent/translucent when they are inactive.
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compiz keeps quitting in Ubuntu

Just executed $ compiz --replace $ cccsm And it worked for 2 minutes while I configured some stuff (like Wobbly Windows) then compiz all of a sudden freaks out and quits. I have to reboot. What's ...
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Prevent Unity Grid from expanding different windows behind dock in Ubuntu 11.10

Is there a way to keep windows in Ubuntu 11.10/Unity from left-docking behind the Unity dock? I want to cut off those pixels entirely and always show the dock, and I want window-resizes to respect ...
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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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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 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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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 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 ...