Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop (With The Unity Desktop) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2011-06-30 16:21. ::

Now go to the General section again and check if Composite, Gnome Compatibility, and OpenGL are still checked (if not, check them):

Go to the Desktop section again and check Ubuntu Unity Plugin:

Click on Ignore Conflicts in the dialogue that comes up:

Go to the Uncategorized section and check Unity MT Grab Handles:

Click on Enable Png in the dialogue:

Go to the Utility section and enable Regex Matching:

In the Image Loading section, please enable JPEG and Svg - Png should already be enabled:

Go to the Utility section again and check Bailer, Compiz Library Toolkit, and Workarounds:

Under Window Management, please check Move Window, Resize Window, and Static Application Switcher:

Under Accessibility, please enable Zoom Desktop:

Finally go to Effects and activate Blur Windows, Window Decoration, Fading Windows, and Wobbly Windows. Click on Close afterwards to leave the CompizConfig Settings Manager:

We have to log out and back in to make the changes effective. In the AWN dock, click on the Quit button and then on Log Out <username>:

Select Log Out:

Now log in again. Your Unity desktop should start again (with the navigation and taskbar fully working).

Compiz Fusion should now be working - here are some screenshots (I apologize for the artifacts - these exist only in the screenshots, but not on the real desktop; I created the screenshots with Ubuntu's Take Screenshot tool):

 

4 Keyboard Shortcuts

Here's a list of the most common Compiz Fusion keyboard shortcuts. If they work for you depends on what effects you enabled in the CompizConfig Settings Manager.

SUPER+SHIFT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = draw fire
SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
ALT+TAB = window switch
SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
ALT+F7 = initiate 'move windows'
SHIFT+F9 = water effect
SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop

For Grouping and Tabbing:
SUPER+S = select single window
SUPER+T = tab group
SUPER+Left = change left tab
SUPER+Right = change right tab
SUPER+G = group windows
SUPER+U = ungroup windows
SUPER+R = remove group window
SUPER+C = close group
SUPER+X = ignore group
Hold the SUPER button then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.

The SUPER key is the Windows key on most keyboards.

 

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Submitted by Nakoustix (not registered) on Thu, 2011-12-01 08:32.

Thanks for this detailed tutorial :-) I just installed ubuntu 11.10 and had to realize that there are problems with ATI - Compiz combination. That's why I use 11.04 now and why I'm happy just to do and not to think xD

Thx