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How can I see the default set of Compiz plugins and add or remove plugins from the set using the command line interface?

Is there a config file I can edit for system-wide configuration?

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At least in 11.04 & 11.10 this will give you a list of the enabled plugins inside of brackets. []

 gconftool-2 --get  /apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins

you can take that list, add to or subtract and then set with this, using " around the brackets "[]"

gconftool-2 --set --type=list --list-type=string /apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins "[list,goes,in,here]"

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Remember that gconf does no conflict resolution so keep that in mind when adding plugins where a possibility exists –  doug Nov 1 '11 at 8:18
Before I add, I need to know the available plugins. How to find those? (I know the name that shows in CCSM, but I doubt it will help in the command line) And does it set system-wide? –  Oxwivi Nov 1 '11 at 8:21
$ gconftool-2 --get /apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins No value set for '/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins' –  Oxwivi Nov 1 '11 at 8:22
It possibly could be in another 'location', what are you running? If you open gconf-editor you can take a look to see where. (Atm I only have 11.10 & 12.04 install which use the above posted 'location' –  doug Nov 1 '11 at 8:29
Running Oneiric. Maybe there's a typo in what you posted? –  Oxwivi Nov 1 '11 at 8:35

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