compiz --replace creates problem

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compiz --replace creates problem

Post by ndbhagchandani » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:40 am

Hello everyone,

I am getting issue while putting the below command in terminal

Command 1:

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compiz --replace
So, I experimented by opening a terminal and executing the following command

Command: 2

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compiz --replace
mate-panel --replace
It worked a quite well, but the start-menu and the entire panel initially was black in color as shown in the image (initially) before. But, after firing the above command-2 in terminal it shows me the start-menu and panel in white color.

I want the original black colored panel and not this white one.

how can I get it back

Niraj Bhagchandani.

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Re: compiz --replace creates problem

Post by buffest_overflow » Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:26 am

It's quirky. Compiz --replace isn't a smooth landing. Whenever I use it on new installs I log out and back in, then things seem to be stable. You can set a replacement manager, like Marco, if compiz crashes because you've gone overboard with settings changes or graphics fx. This has worked fine for me.

edit: Make sure in general settings you have compiz set to work with your flavor of mint. Don't have Gnome and KDE enabled if you're using MATE, for example.

Enable settings in small increments; there are so many, it's easy to get carried away. Most of the "workarounds" settings have been helpful to me, but your system may vary.

Compiz has many secrets. One thing they don't tell you off the bat is if you change a lot of settings in compiz in real time, depending on how you have things set up, it might take a little time for those settings to become stable. During that time compiz can behave erratically. Windows might go inactive. Actually, windows "locking" into the background is an annoying problem that took me a while to figure out how to work around. It's not exactly a lightweight WM, but I love it for all the features it gives me, it also fixes a lot of Nvidia issues and display bugs without having to mess with tweaking OpenGL settings and nvidia stuff. I have seen zero screen tearing since going to compiz.

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