compiz-core - OpenGL window and compositing manager

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Updates Main amd64
Package filename compiz-core_0.9.12.3+16.04.20180221-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Package name compiz-core
Package version
Package release 0ubuntu1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category x11
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 339.70 KB
Installed size 1.41 MB
Compiz brings to life a variety of visual effects that make the Linux desktop
easier to use, more powerful and intuitive, and more accessible for users
with special needs.
Compiz combines together a window manager and a composite manager using
OpenGL for rendering. A "window manager" allows the manipulation of the
multiple applications and dialog windows that are presented on the screen. A
"composite manager" allows windows and other graphics to be combined together
to create composite images. Compiz achieves its stunning effects by doing
both of these functions.


Package Version Architecture Repository
compiz-core_0.9.12.3+16.04.20180221-0ubuntu1_i386.deb i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
compiz-core_0.9.12.2+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1_i386.deb i386 Ubuntu Main
compiz-core_0.9.12.2+16.04.20160415-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb amd64 Ubuntu Main
compiz-core - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.14
libgcc1 >= 1:3.0
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.30.0
libglibmm-2.4-1v5 >= 2.46.0
libice6 >= 1:1.0.0
libsigc++-2.0-0v5 >= 2.2.0
libsm6 -
libstartup-notification0 >= 0.7
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libx11-6 -
libxcursor1 >> 1.1.2
libxext6 -
libxi6 >= 2:
libxinerama1 -
libxrandr2 -


Name Value
compiz-core-abiversion-20180221 -


Name Value
compizconfig-settings-manager << 0.9.8


Type URL
Binary Package compiz-core_0.9.12.3+16.04.20180221-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb
Source Package compiz

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install compiz-core deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install compiz-core




2018-02-21 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
* Region: define static const functions returning infinite and empty
regions (LP: #1750619)
2017-11-16 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Eleni Maria Stea ]
* Added option to disable blend in grid plugin (LP: #1700859)
* Move: add options for showing only the window shape (filled or not)
(LP: #1700859)
[ Alberts Muktupāvels ]
* Ensure that surfaces used by metacity theme have device scale set to
1 . (LP: #1530277) (LP: #1530277)
* Use AnyPropertyType when getting _MOTIF_WM_HINTS property. (LP:
[ Martin Wimpress ]
* mate: Avoid artefacts of Windows Thumbnail Previews (LP: #1606369)
[ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
* move: damage all the border area in outline mode and ignore
transparent colors (LP: #1700859)
* grid: ignore alpha in colors when not blending, and fix animations
(LP: #1700859)
* resize: add support for disabling transparency and avoid over-
damaging in outline mode (LP: #1700859)
* Screen: add averageColor to get the current desktop average color
* unity-lowgfx.ini: remove unsupported unity option
2016-08-23 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Andrea Azzarone ]
* [expo] limit scroll to workarea. (LP: #913880)
2016-08-01 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Andrea Azzarone ]
* Don't activate expo if not needed (1x1 setup) (LP: #1606254)
* Don't crash if gsettings key is not found. Default value will be
used. (LP: #1044662)
* focusDefaultWindow: focus Most Recently Used (MRU) window and
fallback to the top window in case MRU list is not available. (LP:
#1073488, LP: #1459671)
[ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
* Unity MigrationScript: sync gsettings on exit, and only use dconf on
failure (LP: #1605011)
2016-07-14 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Eleni Maria Stea ]
* Added options for no animation in expo and scale plugins. They skip
the intermediate fading steps that force several redraws.
* Added a new option in show desktop plugin that skips the fade
animation: useful when performance is more important than eyecandy.
[ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
* debian: add unity-lowgfx profile to compizconfig (LP: #1598770)
* Composite: use C++ goodness for managing damaging rectangles
* ccsGSettingsBackend: don't try to update setting if wrapper is not
* migration scripts: remove unsupported plugins for all the unity
2016-05-26 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Andrea Azzarone ]
* Add an option to notify that a key press is actually an "auto
repeat" one. (LP: #1572241)
[ Alberts Muktupāvels ]
* OpenGL: use the number of Opaque windows around to decide whether
paint the bg or not (LP: #1574866)
[ Marco Trevisan (Treviño) ]
* Scale: use the selectedWindow as starting point when focusing a
window (LP: #1575168)
* Scale: allow to iterate through windows using Tab key
* Window: call stateChangeNotify when compiz state changed but before
changing the WM state (LP: #1521302)
[ Eleni Maria Stea ]
* Expo, Scale: add support for bottom offsets (LP: #1562346, LP:
[ handsome_feng ]
* Add a YBottomOffset value when stretch maximized windows。 (LP:
[ CI Train Bot ]
* No-change rebuild.
2016-04-15 - Marco Trevisan (Treviño) <>
compiz (1: xenial; urgency=medium
[ Martin Wimpress ]
* mate.ini: Fixes flickery thumbnails

See Also

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compiz-gnome_0.9.12.3+16.04.20180221-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb OpenGL window and compositing manager - GNOME window decorator
compiz-plugins-default_0.9.12.3+16.04.20180221-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb OpenGL window and compositing manager - default plugins
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