New install of 13.04 on a thinkpad x230. I want to disable the windows effects (they sort of zoom in and out from the middle of the screen). I find it distracting. I tried downloading the compizConfig Settings Manager and un-checking "Animations", "Fading Windows" and "Window Decoration". But nothing changed. Is there another way to lose these effects?
Did you mean the window snapping feature?
As @Yet Another User said, install unity-tweak-tool (not ubuntu tweak) from software center or by command:
sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool
Then launch it, disable it by Window Manager -> Window Snapping: