Unity 2d Compiz settings not working

Asked by Ze Belchior

Unity 2d Compiz settings under the "experimental" tab do not work. Was checking some videos on youtube the settings seem to work for some users.

Second problem, the work space manager does not allow me to move files from one workspace to another as shown in most of the youtube videos.

are these because i m running unity 2d ??

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

> as shown in most of the youtube videos

Link please.

Unity-2d with metacity or compiz?

Open a terminal: ctrl+alt+t
ps aux | grep compiz

and hit [Enter]

Same with:
ps aux | grep metacity

Please post outputs.

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Ze Belchior (ze-belchior) said :

:~$ ps aux | grep compiz
ze 3166 0.0 0.0 4156 864 pts/1 S+ 09:51 0:00 grep --color=auto compiz

ps aux | grep metacity
ze 1797 0.1 1.3 179500 13912 ? Sl 09:45 0:00 metacity
ze 5612 0.0 0.0 4160 864 pts/1 S+ 09:52 0:00 grep --color=auto metacity

what do these outputs mean...???? :D

Thanks a tonne Sam. Please let me know if there is an error in my system and if possible what rectifications i can do from my end.

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Sam_ (and-sam) said :

> what do these outputs mean

That metacity (window manager) is running.

That's why
> Compiz settings under the "experimental" tab do not work

Unity-2d is supposed to run with metacity not with compiz. If you'd like to run compiz use Unity.
Some users had issues running Unity-2d with compiz, they add compiz --replace to startup applications (without warranty), it may introduce odd behaviour and glitches.
Workaround was a script which lets compiz sleep, e.g. for 5 seconds, and restart.

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