Compound effects in Linux are the magnet that attracts most users to switch from Windows to Linux. From the moment that compiz became incompatible with Gnome-Shell and the installation of packages that generate the famous effects became a little more complicated.

The four versions of Ubuntu behave the same when installing and activating compiz. Similarly, compiz is installed in the case of Xubuntu, Linux Mint, Voyager because they are all derivatives of Ubuntu. This results in low RAM consumption and low CPU load, all good reasons to attract Linux users who do not have high-performance computers. Both the installation and the basic activation and settings of Compiz are done similarly for the four distributions.

Install and Activate Compiz in Ubuntu

In order to install the packages necessary to activate the compiz effects in * buntu / Linux Mint Xfce / Voyager it is necessary to open a terminal tab and run the next command.

sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-core compiz-gnome compiz-plugins compiz-plugins-default compiz-plugins-extra compiz-plugins-main compiz-plugins-main-default compizconfig-backend-gconf compizconfig-settings-manager libcompizconfig0 libdecoration0 python -compizconfig fusion-icon

After entering the command, enter the administrator password and wait for the package installation to complete.

Compiz settings in Ubuntu

The CompizConfig Settings Manager opens.

Here in General Options-> Desktop Size-> Horizontal Virtual Size is set to 4, and 1 for the other two values ??(Vertical Virtual Size and Number of Desktops).

In the General section, make sure Composite, Gnome Compatibility and OpenGL are enabled.

Now activate the other effects. A short list of those used would be: Desktop Cube, Rotate Cube, Wobbly Windows, Window Decoration, Reflection, 3D Windows, Fading Windows, Put, Resize Window, Move Window etc. Press the Close button to close.

Enabling Compiz in Ubuntu

Navigate to the Compiz Fusion Icon menu and start it. It will be displayed in the system tray. Alici by right click navigate to Select Window Decorator and check GTK Window Decorator. Then click Reload Window Manager in the same menu obtained by right-clicking.

If everything went well now you should have activated the effects you chose in CompizConfig Settings Manager.

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