I installed an Ubuntu version about 6 months ago, and in the appearance settings, I could check a box that made the windows "wavy" when you move them. Like, whenever you moved a window side to side, it made them look like gravity was affecting it. I forgot what the term was for this, but I can't seem to find a place to do this in the latest version of Ubuntu.
There are multiple ways to set wobbly windows up.
The traditional way to do this is by using the CompizConfig Settings Manager (
You can then open it by searching for it in the Unity dash or by running
Once in CompizConfig Settings Manager, look for the Wobbly Windows plugin under Effects:
All you should need to do is click the checkbox next to it to turn the plugin on, and windows should start jiggling around. You may have to restart compiz with a
Within the plugin itself you should also be able to tweak some related settings to configure it just the way you want it.
If you want to enable wobbly windows but don't want to take the risks involved with using
See How do I install Ubuntu-Tweak? for installation instructions.