I’m currently using Ubuntu 12.04, the Unity desktop and the compiz window-manager. If you notice that some of your applications stop “behaving normally” on your Ubuntu Unity desktop, it might be the fault of the compiz window manager. I will use the phrase “behaving normally” loosely to include any of the following symptoms.
- The nautilus menubar does not appear when the nautilus window has the focus
- Right-clicking a file in nautilus does not bring up the usual pop-up window
- The volume control pop-up stops working in totem movie player when selected
- In nautilus Paste-into-folder is unexpectedly greyed out but still works
I could go on, but generally the symptoms involve the loss of pop-up windows and menubars.
I have fixed many of these issues by doing Alt+F2, and typing:
Or if you have a terminal open, then run:
compiz –replace &
I hope you find this useful. It doesn’t require you to logout/logon and your apps continue to run.