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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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How to let full-screen be on specific monitor?

I have two displays, they're arranged as: +----------+ | | +--------+ B | | A | | +--------+----------+ With an application, say Adobe Reader, I can ...
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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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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 ...
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nVidia performance with newer X and newer driver abysmal with Compiz

I recently upgraded Debian to Xorg 2.9.4 and installed nvidia-glx from experimental, version 260.19.21. This was somewhat of an uphill battle as the dependencies for the experimental nvidia-glx ...
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wmctrl says I have one workspace when I actually have four

I'm trying to create one gvim per workspace using this script as a starting point: http://www.openhex.org/notes/2011/1/27/one-vim-server-per-desktops I know when I first found this script months ago, ...
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Looking for an alternative to alt+tab in Compiz

I would like to define a keyboard shortcut in Compiz that allows me to: move the focus to the next window do not keep a history of visited windows, just cycle through all windows on a workspace do ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 compiz - disable all compiz plugin - empty screen

A lots of thanks to terdon who spent so many time on this and finally solve the issue. A friend of mine has installed on my new machine Ubuntu 12.04 (I have always been windows user and have no ...
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Snapping windows to pre-defined grids in GNOME

I would like to snap windows in GNOME (more specifically, under Ubuntu) to user pre-defined grids. I have tried the "Snapping Windows" and "Grid" plugins for Compiz, and have also seen demos of PyWO, ...
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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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I'd like to prevent maximize from covering one third of the screen

Using Ubuntu 10.10, gnome, and dual nvidia monitors. Gnome panels and docky are able to "reserve" part of the screen for themselves in such a way as to prevent maximized windows from covering them ...
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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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Linux-Mint Maya Mate loses Alt-F1 menu and Alt-F2 run-dialog with Compiz

I like the Linux-Mint 13 Mate Alt-F1 menu and the Alt-F2 run-dialog, but as soon as I installed Compiz those keys became non-functional. Conpiz has a Gnome compaatibility settings panel which ...
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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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Windows 7 show all windows

Compiz has a feature called "Show all desktops", usually invoked via <Super> E. This shows all the currently open windows. Windows 7 has something like this (<Super> Tab) but the windows ...
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Compiz shutdown hook?

I want to check 10+ local Git repositories if they have any unpushed commit, before shutdown. (I always forgot to push them, so later, the next morning I came office and back home again) I think ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 to install/enable compiz on CentOS 6?

How do I install and/or enable compiz-fusion on CentOS 6? The packages don't appear to be in the repositories?
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When I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on next/previous desktop

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04; when I move a window partially offscreen, the offscreen part shows on the next/previous desktop In the screenshot below you can see CompizConfig (opened on the second 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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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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Ubuntu: Alternative task-switcher to what is provided in compiz

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 and really enjoying it. The task switcher default in Ubuntu shows a list of small icons for each running app much like the windows task switcher. It's fast and effective. I ...
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Compiz is not applying config from CompizConfig Settings Manager

I use Fedora 14 with Compiz on Gnome. I'd like to change some settings of Compiz with CompizConfig Settings Manager, but when I change a setting in there, those settings are not being applied. ...
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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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Compiz effects in XFCE

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 as well as xubuntu-desktop. When I'm logged in using unity, my compiz effects work fine, but under xfce they don't seem to work. I've installed compiz config settings ...
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How to fullscreen application across both monitors of dual head display?

I have two Ubuntu 10.4 machines (and Ubuntu continues to hide more and more xorg.conf config such that I no longer know where to find it). One is a laptop running dual headed - DP1 is the internal ...
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Compiz key bindings do not work in Virtualbox VM

I'm running Ubuntu in a virtualbox VM on windows, and none of the key-bindings that I define for compiz plugins (such as Grid and Put) work. I've tried letters and numbers by themselves, as well as ...
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How to set a windows's title in Linux

Is there a way to set a custom windows title in Linux?
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How does Compiz decide which windows should be sticky?

How does Compiz automatically decide which windows should be sticky (i.e. should be visible on all workspaces)? Windows such as gnome-panel and cairo-dock always stay on the visible workspace, without ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.04 - compiz plugin - screenshot not catching the launcher menus

I have enable the following plugin that allows me to make a screenshot of selected by me area: Screenshot plugin Ubuntu 12.04 Unfortunately, I am not able to make a screenshot of my launchers sub ...
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Compiz 0.9 issue: Couldn't open display

I decided that I would like Compiz 0.9 on my computer, which runs Ubuntu 10.10. I followed the instructions on this Compiz wiki page; some lines I changed. I now have compiled and installed Compiz ...
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Show cursor location with CTRL problem on Ubuntu with Compiz

I am running Compiz on Ubuntu 10.10. I am fairly certain that Compiz provides the blue pulsating circle the surrounds the mouse pointer for a few seconds when the "CTRL" key is pressed. I recently ...
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screen flickering intel 4000 HD on ubuntu 12.04 on full screen

Specs: Ubuntu 12.04 - 64 bit intel 4000 HD 8GB RAM I've installed the latest intel drivers from ppa packages: ubuntu-x-swat The problem is that when I play a game in full screen mode, the screen ...
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How can I spread a wallpaper image across multiple desktops?

I'm looking for a way to strecth my wallpaper across multiple virtual desktops (workspaces). How do I achieve that in Ubuntu. Is there an option in Compiz for that?
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Drag + hotkey to move windows to other viewports/workspaces with Compiz

I normally have Compiz disabled on my Ubuntu box. However, I decided to enable it so that I could get Windows 7's "Aero Snap" functionality. (Instructions on how to get Aero Snap with Compiz are ...
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Installing compizconfig settings manager causes “hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop” to stop working

I've installed a CompizConfig Settings Manager on Ubuntu 10.10. A filter in the program disables "hide all normal windows and set focus to the desktop" because of a conflict. I don't know what is ...
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Gnome change virtual desktops by moving mouse to edge of the screen - Delay

In Gnome change virtual desktops by moving mouse to edge of the screen. is described how to switch virtual desktops by mouse. Is it posible to define delay after which vdestop is switched? ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Compiz Desktop Effects

I have Windows XP, I want to have Compiz Desktop Effects. Is this possible ?