Ubuntu – upgrade 16.04 > 16.04.1 = unable to move windows (even though move windows is checked in ccsm) and other gui issues


Very new ubuntu user here.

I just updated ubuntu (running on virtualbox on windows) from 16.04 to 16.04.1.

When I rebooted my vm – all of the menus, panels, minimise/maximise/close elements were not visible. I have since managed to get the menus to appear as per screenshot below. I am able to right-click and open a terminal session and run programs (as per pgadmin3 running on the right-hand side of the desktop). If I right-click and open an additional terminal session, it is superimposed on the first, and I cannot alt-tab or alt-~ to any other terminal session.

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In addition, I am unable to move windows, yet move windows is checked in ccsm.

I have tried the top-rated answers for the following questions without success:

Any help would be really appreciated!

Best Answer

You need to disable the ccsm "window decoration" as it conflicts with the newest unity plugin.

Also, you need to enable the unity plugin in ccsm.

When using unity, all you need to do is click and drag down from the top panel to grab a window to move it.

I have found that alt button1 is a good option for the move plugin that works. Just press alt and hold down left click to move a window.

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