I have CompizConfig Settings Manager installed, but I don't know how to make windows burn when I close them. How can I make this so?

  • Do you use gnome or kde?
    – txwikinger
    Aug 4, 2010 at 20:36
  • This is my absolute favorite animation. Aug 4, 2010 at 20:46
  • I use gnome. Thank you everyone for your answers!
    – Lukasz
    Aug 5, 2010 at 13:47

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  • Install CompizConfig Settings Manager, and Compiz-Plugins-Extra.

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

    sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins-extra

  • Launch CompizConfig Settings Manager by searching from the dash in Unity, or Preferences > CompizConfig Settings Manager in Ubuntu Classic.

  • Enable Animations, and Animations Add-On.

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  • Open Animations, and switch to the Close Animation tab.

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  • Double-click the first item in the list.

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  • A new window will appear, change the Close Effect to Burn.

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Please make sure you have the cellphone number of the nearest Fire Brigade available, because your system is about to catch fire... literally.

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    To get the "Animation Add-On" category, you also have to install the compiz-fusion-plugins-extra package. Aug 4, 2010 at 20:49
  • The image you are requesting does not exist or is no longer available. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:40
  • Note that this may not work in 12.10 or 13.04 because of a bug in Compiz (more). Jun 16, 2013 at 7:44

Just do it from Synaptic

Search for compiz-fusion-plugins-extra package

When you see it just mark it for install and a few seconds and here you are all effects are shown up


OK first you need to install the "CompizConfig Settings Manager" either go to the Ubuntu Software Centre and install the Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM),

or use the command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

When that is done go to the System > Preferences and start the CompizConfig-settings Manager

Go to the Effects section and enable the Animations Add-on.

You can then go into the Effect settings by clicking on the name to the right of the check box, under the Burn heading are all the options to tweak the animation. Hours of pointless fun playing with this.

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    "Hours of pointless fun playing with this". Hours? Try days.
    – LRE
    Oct 12, 2010 at 0:14

On Ubuntu MATE 20.04 the "Animations add on" is not under "Effects" I found it under ? Uncategorized.

Clicking it will enable it and the rest of the instructions work just fine.

Screenshot of CCSM window

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