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By default, the transition from one virtual desktop to another one under GNOME2 in Ubuntu 11.04 is visualized with a sliding animation. How can I turn that animation off?

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Haven't got a full answer; you need to install Compiz settings manager, the settings will be in the desktop category – danjjl Aug 25 '11 at 8:59
@danjjl Thanks - if you make that a real answer, I'll tick it off as correct. Please add that in CCSM, the setting is under Desktop/Desktop Wall/Viewport switching/Wall sliding duration. – Thomas Aug 25 '11 at 9:31
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To change the animation you will need CompizConfig settings manager (you can install it through the Ubuntu Software Center)

Open CompizConfig settings manager.

Under DesktopDesktop WallViewport switching set Wall sliding duration to 0.

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Can this be applied to Ubuntu 14.04? – RNA Nov 26 '14 at 6:57
@RNA Still available in Ubuntu 15.04, so I assume it's also in 14.04 – Stan Kurdziel May 22 '15 at 17:17
@RNA I have Ubuntu 14.04 and it applies. – becko Jun 3 '15 at 15:00

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