Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) - Page 2

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Submitted by falko (Contact Author) (Forums) on Thu, 2009-11-12 18:22. ::

4 Configuring Compiz Fusion

Go to System > Preferences > Appearance...

... and select Custom on the Visual Effects tab. To configure Compiz Fusion, you can now either click on the Preferences button...

... or you go to System > Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager:

Both will bring up the CompizConfig Settings Manager. You can now configure Compiz Fusion to your likings:

 

5 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.

 

6 Some Screenshots

Here are some screenshots of Compiz Fusion in action:

 

7 Links


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Submitted by claschx (not registered) on Tue, 2009-11-24 19:01.
Nice howto-guide, but i would've used the simple compizconfig settings manager in the third caption, and skipped the first 2. Its easier to handle the most important stuff like effects, choosing the cube from that manager and a lot more intuitive for first time users .. just my thoughts ... (apparently it turns on appeareance-custom settings upon starting)
Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Wed, 2009-12-09 11:04.

This is a good guide, if you get the Nvidia FX5200 driver to work.

 

However when I follow it I'm stuck with 640*480 resolution and I'm not allowed to edit my xconfig file...

 

Anyone care to point me in the right direction?

Cheers

Submitted by Anonymous (not registered) on Tue, 2010-02-23 03:29.
Use the EnvyNG script instead.  It makes NVidia driver installation a breeze.
Submitted by Pubudu (not registered) on Tue, 2009-11-17 15:07.