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How do I make my ubuntu windows do this?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

Something similar was recently blogged by OMGUbuntu - it involves running a binary from the developer, together with editing compiz settings.

The binary manipulates the standard Compiz Magic Lamp effect which does something similar to what you want but is not as "slick" as MacOS.

If you really want to install random binaries - not a good idea from a security point of view, following the instructions below reproduced from the blog:

  • Download this file

  • Right click on it and choose ‘properties > permissions’ and allow it to ‘execute’ as a programme by checking the relevant box

  • Now open a terminal and enter:

    sudo ./genie_compiz
  • Open up CompizConfig Settings and proceed to edit the ‘MagicLamp’ effect values as per the screenshots on Placidio’s blog.

  • Restart Compiz via the terminal using:

    compiz –replace &
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Thanks dude its working, had been trying for ages. – Conor Timms Aug 28 '11 at 12:15

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