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Unity Just Became More Fun To Use

While testing and playing with the desktop effects on Unity (if your video card can handle it) i found out that some effects still can be used. The window animations (the effects when you open/minimize/close a window) and wobbly windows can still be used. I found a manual to enable the desktop cube on Unity on the omgubuntu website but i didn’t test that yet.

To enable the effects you need to have the compizconfig settings manager (ccsm) and the the extra compiz plugins installed. To install them open a Terminal window (press Alt+F2 and type: gnome-terminal) and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra

When installed close the Terminal window and press Alt+F2 and type: ccsm to start the compizconfig settings manager.

Scroll down until you see the Effects section, mark Animations Add-On and click on the Animations button. Now assign the desired effects to open/minimize/close windows. When the effects are assigned you can enable Wobbly Windows by marking it. When asked to disable Snapping Windows… disable it otherwise it won’t wobble.

It may happen that the panels crash while enabling the effects but when you log out and back in again it should work fine again. I’m still playing with the desktop effects on Unity and when finished i will make a nice little guide/manual on how to enable the stuff on Unity.

Here is a link to the article about enabling the cube when using Unity.

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I tried that guide from Omgubuntu, and it acctually worked, although i got a strange bug where open windows would freeze graphically (could still click for example youtube links, and music would start playing, but the webpage wouldn’t change). This can be solved by resizeing the window, but it happened each time i changed focus window.

I solved this by resetting unity and lost my pretty cube.