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

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+C = clear fire
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.


Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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By: Nakoustix

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