[Solved] Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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[Solved] Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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Hi guys.

I use Marco in LM 17.3 MATE. Can I safely uninstall all Compiz packages?
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Re: Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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Unless your system needs every bit of resources possible in order to function, I wouldn't. Just enable Marco and move on. IMO, you should never uninstall software that was installed with the O/S. But that's just me. :wink:
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Re: Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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As theStreak says.

Don't remove any software that came pre-installed in your OS, unless you know for sure that removing it won't cause collateral damage.
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Re: Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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Well unless I get a definitive answer that removing Compiz is ok, I will play it safe and keep it. :)
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Re: Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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I removed it and borked my system.
With tweak tool and playing around I got a very pretty desktop,
I had to reinstall my system as it seemed unstable and getting the windows to behave became a problem.
Putting compiz back on did not save it as the settings had all changed.
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imho--compiz is glitchy in several respects.
My personal thought--compiz should have remained an optional package for those impressed
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all41 wrote:imho--compiz is glitchy in several respects.
My personal thought--compiz should have remained an optional package for those impressed
with eye candy
I agree: it has always been unstable and unreliable. Therefore Compiz shouldn't be present by default....
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Re: Safe to uninstall Compiz in Linux Mint 17.3 MATE?

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I support the general feeling - Compiz - not reliable and should be an optional install. It is this sort of (unwanted) inclusion that leads to bloat! :roll:
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