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How do I customise the desktop effects in KDE like Aero Snap, Aero Peek and much more?

I know that these effects are enabled by the compositing window manager for KDE which is KWin. But what if I want to use Compiz? How do I toggle between Compiz and KWin in Ubuntu 10.10? Does the Fusion Icon still work, or should I use Displex?

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Then install Compiz, but then i'm not sure if it would be a good idea to keep it like that how do you toggle between them? compiz --replace` kwin --replace (if it's not kwin put the correct name of the process) – Uri Herrera Nov 25 '11 at 7:35
@UriHerrera does the Fusion Icon work in Ubuntu 10.10? Because it doesn't work on Ubuntu 11.10. Is Displex a suitable alternative? – jasoncruz98 Nov 25 '11 at 7:39
Fusion icon works in 10.10. – severin Nov 25 '11 at 9:26
@severin Can you please turn this into an answer so I can mark it solved? – jasoncruz98 Nov 25 '11 at 9:48
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You can toggle compositing in 10.10 with fusion-icon

sudo apt-get install fusion-icon will install it.

then simply run fusion-icon and you can turn on/off compositing and select the window manager you want to use.

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