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When I was using LXDE I realized there was no menu animations in the Docky. Then I got this message: (docky needs the desktop effects enabled to work properly. some options are disabled and themes and animations will appear "incorrectly" says the balloon in the upper right corner of the screen) (docky needs the desktop effects enabled to work properly. some options are disabled and themes and animations will appear "incorrectly" says the balloon in the upper right corner of the screen) those desktop effects are enabled so what is going on? (yes I am aware Docky works properly with GNOME but it's also compatible with lxde)

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Install xcompmgr

sudo apt-get install xcompmgr

Now add the command xcompmgr -n to autostart

If this does not work, you can try installing compton.

sudo apt-get install compton

Now, restart your computer, run docky and use the following command to start compton

@compton -c -r 16 -l -24 -t -12 -G -b

(If this does not work, try running compton -c -r 16 -l -24 -t -12 -G -b && exit)

To add compton to startup applications, open terminal, and run the command

sudo leafpad /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart

Then add the line @compton -c -r 16 -l -24 -t -12 -G -b

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  • installed it, didn't work – Psionikal Mar 5 '18 at 14:07
  • What happens when you run the command xcompmgr -n in terminal when docky is running? – Archisman Panigrahi Mar 5 '18 at 16:32
  • it kills docky and it pops up again but there's still no animation – Psionikal Mar 5 '18 at 18:02
  • I edited my answer. Please check it – Archisman Panigrahi Mar 6 '18 at 14:07
  • Well compton is more maintained than xcompmgr I am pretty sure. Although shouldn't you not add xcompmgr and compton both at once. – ianorlin Mar 18 '18 at 20:36

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