I was using ubuntu 2d till now along with compiz. now i installed gnome-shell and after that compiz effects are not working. Is there any way to get compiz effects to work,else is there any other similar packages?

  • have you tried Gnome Shell? – Mitch Jun 27 '12 at 11:13
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    im using gnome shell – Sanju Sony Kurian Jun 27 '12 at 13:17

Compiz and gnome-shell do not go hand-in-hands together... Third heading in the link provides more insight about it: https://live.gnome.org/GNOME3Myths

Also the mailing list post about compiz and gnome-shell might be of interest for you: http://www.mail-archive.com/desktop-devel-list@gnome.org/msg15602.html

So as far as I know, you can't get effects equivalent to those provided by compiz in gnome-shell... You might try to look for the gnome-shell extensions with similar functionality.

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    Thanks. I saw that. was just looking fr someone with links to gnome-shell extentions that provide similar customizions of wobbly window. – Sanju Sony Kurian Jun 28 '12 at 3:54

In terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager and then run the program (ccsm) to edit compiz settings.

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    i did.. but compiz settings wont work in gnome-shell. any alternatives for compiz with features like wobbly windows? – Sanju Sony Kurian Jun 27 '12 at 13:17
  • OK, you could also consider using gnome classic, same look and feel as in Lucid and with all the features of compiz (even the wobbly windows ;-)) – Tinellus Jun 27 '12 at 13:21

Have you attempted to type in compiz --replace within the terminal? I had to do that for the Cinnamon shell, but I am not certain whether gnome uses metacity or compiz by default.


Or press ALT F2 to open up a command field and then type in compiz --replace

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