For some reason, comix only works in fullscreen. Originally, it was working properly and I had it set to fullscreen by default. Now, if I exit full screen, the menu, toolbar, image, etc are not there, as if the program is not running at all. However, comix still seems to be running because I can hit 'f' to return to fullscreen and the image will show up again. This is in comix 4.0.1 in ubuntu, although I also tried comix 4.0.4. I have python 2.6, python gtk 2.14, python image library 1.1.6 installed. Any ideas what happened?
I figured out my problem. Somehow, the place window option in compizconfig settings was placing the window at -32767 x -32767. Once I disabled this, everything is back to normal.