Ubuntu :: Messed Up Unity Desktop With Compiz?

Jun 28, 2011

I messed up my desktop by playing with settings in compiz while i was in unity desktop. The problem happened when i was checking and unchecking features for the cube function. After messing with those i have no menu and no sidebar cant access anything with keyboard shortcuts cant bring up a terminal. The only thing that exists are a few shortcuts to files on desktop. Running 11.04. BTW classic and all others work fine.

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Ubuntu :: Unity Messed Up My Desktop / What To Do?

Jul 25, 2010

I installed the Ubuntu 10.10 beta and after intalling, it installed Unity from the Netbook edition.

I thought it was normal so I tried it out for a while but it was glitchy and I didnt like it so I tried disabling it. I couldnt find a way how to do it, and I didnt have any Panels on my desktop and my background was just plain white, all that was visible was the Unity bar on the left side of the screen.

I decided to just reset my ubuntu settings to default without losing any of my Apps, movies, music, pictures etc etc

After doing that I restarted Ubuntu but now all i get its a white background without any panels and only Docky pops up at the bottom.

Is there anything I could do?

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Ubuntu :: Compiz Messed Up My Desktop ?

Apr 29, 2011

How to get my desktop back to normal. I wanted to get my desktop cube back and stuff and I ended up disabling some things that I'm guessing were needed by the sidebar and stuff. Now when I start it up all I get is the wallpaper and nothing else. Not sure what to do from there.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz Has Messed Up Desktop (no Launcher Bar)?

May 18, 2011

I have natty 11.4 and love it but last night I played with some of the Compiz window settings and its messed things up. Now when I log into that account the icon launcher bar at the side is missing and the resolution seems to be missed up or at least the bookmars/system etc options at top left are missing. So I can't access terminal, systerm options, monitors or my files or web browser. Is there a way to get into applications without having the side bar or any desktop icons? Also how can I disable/cahnge compiz or recover my desktop so to speak. It all works apart from that, can open anything on my desktop

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Ubuntu :: Compiz And 11.04 - Enabling Desktop Cube Screwed Up Unity?

Apr 28, 2011

I installed with the image, running alongside Windows 7 on my desktop. I hadn't been in Ubuntu on my laptop for awhile, and hadn't experienced the 11.04 alpha's yet, so I didn't know there would be substantial changes. Obviously, Unity instead of Gnome surprised me a bit, but I have liked it so far.

But here lies the problem. I installed Compiz and ccsm through the software center, then went to enable the desktop cube and rotating cube. I clicked enable/disable on everything that popped up, but I think I must have disabled Unity (whoops). The whole desktop basically disappeared; that is, the dock on the left was gone and the window borders disappeared. I was able to close the windows with Alt+F4, but then couldn't open anything back up. The Super key didn't activate the dock, so it's not like it was hiding. I thought no problem, it'll start back up when I reboot. No dice. Still just the background, nothing to interact with. Only way to do anything is to reboot into with Ctrl+Alt+Dlt.

how do I fix this? Ha sorry for not reading forums beforehand, as I could've avoided this problem. Haven't found any threads on how to fix it, so I decided to start my own.

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Ubuntu :: Unity Seriously Messed Up Graphically

May 28, 2011

I need to say that this is not my computer, so I don't know all of the details, but I know all it is really used for is Internet and reading .pdfs, and the main user is not an advanced user at all, so he wouldn't have messed with anything important. The picture pretty much says it all. It does not look like this at startup. This computer is set up to go to sleep after 15 minutes, and sleeping is how it spends most of its time. I don't know if sleep is what causes the problem or not. It just does it randomly after some time. The only way to fix it is to restart the computer.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz Has Messed Up Computer?

Mar 19, 2010

I Installed compiz Plugin Today And It Was Somehow Working Good.Then a terrible problem happened.when i click the right click on my mouse it do wobly windows.i can't click anything if i didn't click Ctrl I mean i have to Press Ctrl+right-click to click Something I tried to uinstall compiz but nothing happened.

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Ubuntu :: Unity And Compiz Don't Seem To Mix Well?

May 1, 2011

I feel these pictures illustrate an issue that should to be addressed: What appears to be happening is that when I try to switch desktops it will select the window I have open and try to move it at the same time. As you can see from the images, as soon as I select a viewpoint, compiz's wobbly windows stay in their warped positions while the application is still completely operational. It's quite funny actually, but is also a problem. I'm using Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity and Compiz's wobbly windows enabled. I should note that my Unity Panel on the left side of the screen often freezes and will not auto-hide as I have set it to do, which is an unrelated issue, I believe.

I guess I'm wondering if this is some sort of bug that should be posted and where to post it, whether this is a Unity or Compiz issue.

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Ubuntu :: Unity Do Not Work But Compiz Does

Apr 29, 2011

I using a computer with a Nvidia geforce 4 and I use nouveau 3D, installed via jockey-gtk. Compiz work perfectly, but unity still don't work!

This is my terminal output:


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Ubuntu :: Unity & Compiz Scale Plugin

May 10, 2011

How can I get the scale plugin to show windows from all workspaces like I could before with 10.04 and Gnome?With Unity the scale plugin only "scales" windows that are on the current desktop/workspace.

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Ubuntu :: No Access To Certain Plugins As Unity And Compiz

Jun 6, 2011

I have recently purchased an ASUS Eee PC (netbook) model 1215T MU10. It has the AMD Athlon II Neo K125 (1.70GHz) processor and a AMD 'nile' platform with an integrated AMD Mobility Radeon HD 4250 graphics card. It has 2 gigs of DDR3 ram. I received the netbook with no OS and installed Ubuntu 11.04 Natty as its only OS. How to make this OS as functional as possible on the computer which it is installed. I have tried to do this myself and noticed I could not access certain plug-ins such as Unity and Compiz ccss. I fiddled with things and eventually ended up having to do a fresh install of the OS and coming to the realization that I have not a clue what I am doing. I have seen video reviews of the unity interface and would absolutely LOVE to have some of the cool things it can do happening on my display.

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Ubuntu :: Defining Keys Under Compiz With Unity?

Aug 4, 2011

I'll come out and say I actually quite like unity, but it still needs a whole load of development. So I'm just wondering if anyone else knows how or why you can't bind Compiz keyboard shortcuts wile running unity. I'm trying to bind a shortcut (any) to Initiate a Window Picker for Window Group. If Unity is moving toward the Mac way of treating groups of windows that belong to the same program as an application it needs to have more options to manage those windows, being able to at least expose those windows would be a start. However I cant seem to put a keyboard binding for this function. I've tried <super>+<shift>+W and on a hunch that it was unity's Super that was messing it up <control>+<alt>+ and <super>+ and <alt>+W and <alt>+<shift>+W.

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Ubuntu :: Should Unity/Compiz Be Removed If Using Gnome 3 In Natty

Apr 22, 2011

I've played around with both Unity and Gnome 3 and I love them both. I've decided for now I'm using Unity on my laptop but I was thinking I'll use Gnome 3 on my desktop for particular reasons (I may switch to Unity if I find I'd like it better). My question is, if I install Gnome 3 via the ppa, wouldn't compiz no longer be supported with Gnome 3? Matter of fact I probably wouldn't use anything from compiz even if it could. Hence would it be safe to remove unity and all of compiz or do things in Ubuntu still depend on them? I also wouldn't want them still running in the background or anything. Perhaps now that Ubuntu decided to go the Unity way, that they should support a Gnome-shell build? Like Kubuntu/Xubuntu, even though regular Ubuntu still uses Gnome.

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Ubuntu :: No 3d Effects, No Unity, No Compiz After Upgrading To Natty?

Apr 28, 2011

After rebooting, the first message i've been shown was: "Your hardware doesn't support Unity". First strange thing: Unity was working perfectly on all the Beta live versions I've tried before the upgrade.

Well, not a big problem, I didn't really like Unity. Let's stay with Gnome + Compiz, I said.. but Compiz effects don't work anymore. When I try to do System --> Preferences --> Appearance, the "effects" tab doesn't show anymore. The file named "screenshot1.png" will show you this problem, even if it's in Italian: there are only the Theme (tema), Background (sfondo) and Fonts (Tipo di carattere) tabs. Also look to the strange, fuzzy right corner of the themes previews. This didn't happen on 10.10. 3d rendering should be working, since I get

glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes
But nothing works.

System->Administration->Hardware is empty, but it has always been empty, even on 10.10 (but Compiz effects were working). When I try to set Compiz as windows manager in Compiz Fusion Icon, sometimes the title of the windows disappear, along with the minimize, maximize and close buttons. Do you think there's something I can do to fix all these things?

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Re-enable Unity Plug-in In Compiz

Apr 29, 2011

I just upgraded and hated the left side vertical menu, it's just not my thing.I decided (regrettably) to deselect the Unity plug-in from with the Compiz Settings UI thinking it might get rid of it. It but, but unfortunately it rendered the desktop completely unusable and alll I have now is literally a desktop with no menu's or toolbars of any kind.Although I can login using the 'Classic' option I really think I should fix what I have broken (before reverting to 10.10).Is there any way to re-enable the Unity plugin via command line?I tried entering ccsm via terminal but nothing happens. I also tried entering configcompiz-settings-manager but again, a dead end.

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May 14, 2011

I have a rather odd problem. Ubuntu 11.04 came installed with the nvidia 173 drivers, which I replaced with the current ones. Neither loaded Unity, so I downloaded Nvidia's 270.41.06 drivers from their website. Still no unity.

If I run compiz --replace, however, compiz works fine, and Unity loads, albeit extremely buggy, most likely because all of the gnome components are still running (e.g., if I click anywhere on the top panel, it goes away).

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Ubuntu :: Pull Compiz Back Up With Out Unity Enabled?

May 17, 2011

Installed compiz to tweak settings and I guess I unchecked the box for unity how can I pull compiz back up with out unity enabled?

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Ubuntu :: Able To Click Anything In GIMP With Pen - Wacom And Unity / Compiz Incompatibility

Jul 3, 2011

When working in GIMP using a Wacom pen (which I do a lot), not all the lines I draw show up. Maybe every 1 in 5 lines, just don't show up, and it's like the brush outline freezes. This becomes pretty annoying when drawing, which is why I log in standard GNOME without effects when using GIMP.

There is a minor problem that I think may be related, and that is that sometimes when I open a windows in GIMP, such as the Save or Open dialog, I won't be able to click anything in it with my pen. I then need to click the canvas in the background, and after that everything works. It seems as though the brush is stuck on the canvas, which is similar to what happens when drawing. I've tried different compiz settings with vSync and others, but nothing that made this work. This also seems to only be a problem when using a Wacom pen, and not when using the mouse.

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Ubuntu :: Reset Gnome Desktop To Default Without Affecting Unity Desktop?

May 27, 2011

I have my Unity desktop just how I like it, but sometimes I like to log in to the Gnome (Ubuntu Classic) desktop. However, I was playing around with CCSM while in Gnome and I've totally messed it up, I have the Gnome panels and also the Unity launcher, it's a total mess. Is there a way to reset my Gnome desktop to default without affecting my Unity desktop?

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May 3, 2010

I played around with KDE and eventually messed up. My right click on the desktop doesn't work and the panel goes from the original color to black when I extend it. I even lost the "clickable" in the upper right part of the desktop. I already tried System Settings > Desktop > Defaults > Apply. Doesn't work for me.How could I revert to the default settings?

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Ubuntu :: Unable To Find The Settings To Enable Or Adjust Compiz In Unity

Apr 15, 2011

I have been unable to find the settings to enable or adjust compiz in Unity. I am so used to Gnome that this is almost like starting over.

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Ubuntu :: Disable Compiz When Launching Game In Unity-3d (otherwise GL Games Are Unplayable)?

Apr 28, 2011

How do I temporally disable compiz when in unity-3d so that I can play a game at the correct speed (with compiz enabled I get about 20% of the speed I get with compiz disabled) I have tried a script with

metacity --replace &
compiz --replace &
But this makes an unusable desktop.

I know I can use unity-2d but that seems to be worse in terms of usability.. I also know I can use gnome2 but whats the point when that will be missing in the next release . Is there anyway of doing this in unity-3d? Are there any plans (possibly from compiz) to ever do this automatically ?

One thing that worries me is that a new user will try a opengl game and think that Linux is far slower than Windows at games (which if you have a nvidia card with the binary driver is not true)

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Ubuntu :: Compiz In 11.04 When Activate The Disk Cube Or Any Thing The Unity Dock And The Bar Disappears?

Apr 28, 2011

i installed ubuntu 11.04 on my dell inspiron n5010 and istalled the compizwhen i activate the disk cube or any thing the unity dock and the bar desapeares >>what can i do

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Ubuntu :: Unity Desktop Gone - Change Old Desktop(classic)?

Jun 17, 2011

I started up my computer, the seccond time since i had installed ubuntu 11.04. My unity desktop was gone, and it was now the old desktop(classic). I tried to change it but it didn't work. Then i as i only saw one option i reinstalled ubuntu then it worked again and have since.

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Ubuntu :: Create A Dvd That Contains Server Desktop And Alternate Install Opptions - And All Four Main Desktop Environments (gnome - Kde - Xfce - Lxde) And Unity?

Aug 12, 2011

is it would be possible create a Ubuntu dvd that contains the ubuntu server desktop and alternate install opptions, as well as all four main desktop environments (gnome, kde, xfce, lxde) and unity. since much of the data is redundant between each version cd's it would probably all fit on one disk. then all that would be needed is two disks one for 32 bit and another for 64 bit. i really think that this could work.

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OpenSUSE :: Desktop Panel Messed Up / How To Restore?

Jun 22, 2010

On the KDE desktop (openSuse 11.2), I clicked incorrectly an "Eliminate element" option, and the task bar is not present any more; I then selected "Add graphic elements", and the most similar widget to task bar I found is "Activity bar" (translated from Spanish). I selected it and I see a big button on the pannel labeled "Desk"... If I launch several applications, I cannot see them on the panel any more the task bar is not there..How can I restore it?how can elements be moved of position horizontally within the panel?

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Mar 27, 2011

system update today which moved the nvidia drivers from 195 to 260.After performing the update with synaptic and restarting, I noticed that my desktop theme, "Clearlooks," was messed up in that the shiny progress band was now two separate colours (blue and white). Tried other themes (among them "Glossy") and found most of them corrupted with, for example, the progress bar totally white.Similar problem with Iceweasel 4: the tabs have lost their inferior border, and the address/search bars are surrounded by white.I suspect (though I can't be sure) that the above is caused by the nvidia update. I did an "nvidia-xconfig" to try and see if this would change things, but no.

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Jun 14, 2010

I was in the middle of deleting the Xine movie player, and clicked a box wrong. I lost everything possible on the graphical desktop as well as a log in screen for Ubuntu 9.10 (karmic). Since then I did a few things:1. apt-get install ubuntu-desktop2. apt-get install kubuntu-desktop3. apt-get remove kubuntu-desktopAfter all this, I still have the login screen for Kubuntu. But I don't want that. I want to get back to the Ubuntu login screen, and the orange colored desktop. Right now -- after I log in -- I only have a terminal to use. And I have the blue background of Kubuntu. What do I need to do to get rid of the Kubuntu graphics and back to my original login screen, plus the Ubuntu (karmic) graphics and toolbars / menus?

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Ubuntu :: Make The Desktop Taskbar Appear In Ubuntu Natty Of Unity Desktop As Previous Gnome?

Jun 21, 2011

1)If I installed the Alpha-1 11.10, is it easy to upgrade to newer versions later on until the Final Release?

2) How to make the desktop taskbar appear in ubuntu natty of Unity desktop as previous Gnome? Possible or not?

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Oct 29, 2010

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