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enter image description here I installed compiz-plugins-extra, expecting to enable animation effects like explode and window blur. But the extra plug-ins aren't shown in CompizConfig Settings Manager. Is there any way to get them?

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@Naveen - you have entered "animations add-on" into the filter - do you see the plugin by just entering "animation" ? –  fossfreedom May 4 '13 at 19:23
    
@fossfreedom The same issue occurs here (also a clean 13.04 install). Only standard "Animations" are showing up if I search for Animations –  desgua May 5 '13 at 1:50
    
Ah, I thought Animations wasn't showing up. I think some effects were removed from Compiz last year, though I can't find anything about explode... –  Aibara Iduas May 5 '13 at 2:23
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I think this is a bug (bugs.launchpad.net/compiz/+bug/1069112) - please can you confirm - looks like the devs have temporarily disabled the package since the plugins no longer compile. –  fossfreedom May 5 '13 at 10:31
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That similarly has a "dummy package" - so no, its not yet fixed. I'll refund your bounty and close this since its a confirmed bug. –  fossfreedom May 5 '13 at 15:26
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compiz-plugin-extras is a transitional dummy package. It does not contain the plugin(s) that you're looking for. It's more or less an empty package, only there to ensure a clean upgrade.

You will need to install the compiz-plugins package. (Ubuntu 13.04 does not install this package - it only installs the compiz-plugin-defaults package.)

After installing the compiz-plugins package, use CompizConfig Settings Manager to enable/disable and/or to change the default configuration of the extra plugin(s) that came with the package.

Logout, login to make Compiz use the new plugin(s) and changed settings.

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Sorry Frank... compiz-plugins is already installed :( I even re-installed it. –  Naveen May 5 '13 at 14:13
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@Naveen: I understand. You were looking for eye candy. –  user85164 May 5 '13 at 14:54
    
+ vote for your effort.... tnx –  Naveen May 6 '13 at 2:48
    
Thanks Franks, that did the trick –  abdo belk May 6 '13 at 20:57
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