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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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closed as off topic by fossfreedom May 5 '13 at 15:27

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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
I think this is a bug ( - 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
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

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
@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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