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Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere.

Despite the option still being available in CCSM, shade effects are apparently broken in 12.10

I'm not using the unity plugin (because it still sucks) instead making do with Cario-Dock for my interfaces.

Is there are work around for this? I've tried going through Ubuntu Tweak but it isn't working with 12.10 (and probably won't support it in the future as Tweak appears to have bitten the dust)

I've only recently dragged myself upto date from 10.10 and I'm not seeing much to keep my attention.

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What do you mean by "Shade effects not working"? Are you referring to the animation or to the entire windows shading mechanism? Shading does work for me but the animation is missing in 12.10. The window directly turns into the name bar without scrolling up like it used to in 12.04. – Vagrant232 Oct 20 '12 at 18:39
sorry, should have been more specific. I'm referring to the animations (roll up etc) – craigsmith86 Oct 20 '12 at 18:59
I think it was disabled in Quantal Quetzal since Unity 2d was removed, so they had to make the regular Unity more friendly with the lower-end devices.Don't take my word for it tho, I'm not sure but what I'm sure of is that it's not a problem that is affecting your installation, but mine too. – Vagrant232 Oct 20 '12 at 19:05
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You can add shade in dconf editor:

Go to org -> gwd -> mouse-wheel-action change value to shade.

However, the cool animation is missing. The window just collapses into the title bar, looks amateurish. Does anyone know if there is a way to get the smooth shade animation back?

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Thanks for that, I stumbled on this through Gnome-Tweak-Tool. Shame that the nice animation is missing, but al least I have the same functionality back. – craigsmith86 Oct 23 '12 at 16:05

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