To use Compiz, you need it to replace the current Window Manager on startup. To do that, open Startup Applications (Applications
> Other > Startup Applications):
Click the Add button to add a new application to the startup list. On the appearing window, enter compiz --replace into the Command field. Give it some name so you can recognize it and click on Save:
Click on Close afterwards.
5 Configure Compiz
To configure the effects you would like to have, start CompizConfig Settings Manager by going to Applications > Other > CompizConfig Settings Manager:
There, check the checkboxes in front of the effects you want.What is important is to check Gnome Compatiblity:
Afterwards, restart your machine for all changes to take effect:
Here are some examples of what you can accomplish using Compiz:
6 Keyboard Shortcuts
Here's a list of the most common Compiz 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