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    Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back?

    Is is possible ??? I know this has been asked before, but is there any way to use the compiz-plugins-extra set of the tools in the upcoming versions of the ubuntu. ???? I'am ready to change any desktop environment .... just need to get a stable OS with all burn, mac like minimize maximize, cylindrical workspace switching and wobbly windows all the more ... !!!

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    is there any way to use the compiz-plugins-extra set of the tools in the upcoming versions of the ubuntu.
    Short answer - NO. I lost wobbly windows halfway through the development cycle of 12.10. Compiz Configuration Settings Manager has been changed to reflect the modifications that are available. I still have wobbly windows on my 12.04 install but nothing like that in 13.04.

    Besides, if all the work being done on developing MIR into a display driver is completed up to the standard required and desired we will not be using Compiz as the compositing window manager on desktop Ubuntu when 14.04 is released. Those of us using the development branch may see that change slightly sooner.

    And I can tell you this, at the moment no one (developers) is even considering bringing in fancy effects. This is the age of Ubuntu convergence. One user interface across different form factors.

    Watch the video discussion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpqhof7Elgs

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Yes, as far as 13.04 is concerned.Just check the boxes in ccsm.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Oh Ya ! Google is your friend ! http://askubuntu.com/questions/86977...be-in-unity-3d
    And As an added precaution, for when compiz crashes!!! . . . . . . . . and it will ! Make a launcher on your desktop, command ' compiz --replace ' Keep it on your desktop !! This will come in very handy !! Be careful ! and as always back up your important data !! before attempting any modifications to 'Ubuntu's', ! Unity desktop ! Remember your playing with something as unstable as Charles Manson on crack ! IT ! can and WILL turn on you, without notice !
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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Yes you can have cube & wobbly windows if you wish. I use cube/rotate here, works fine. Hate wobbly windows but just enabled, they work fine
    (when enabling these plugins I'd 1st disable the unity plugin in ccsm, make your changes, then re-enable. Compiz may hang for a little when enabling wobblywindows, just wait.

    To get these plugins you must install compiz-plugins package & I'd install compizconfig-settings-manager to make the changes.
    (there is ongoing work by a few to fix some of the previous unusable plugins..

    If for some reason compiz hangs too long after enabling wobbly then just hit power button. If you end up logging out or restarting no big deal. When back just open a terminal > ccsm & re-enable unity plugin.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Quote Originally Posted by vikkyhacks View Post
    Is is possible ??? I know this has been asked before, but is there any way to use the compiz-plugins-extra set of the tools in the upcoming versions of the ubuntu. ???? I'am ready to change any desktop environment .... just need to get a stable OS with all burn, mac like minimize maximize, cylindrical workspace switching and wobbly windows all the more ... !!!
    Download Knoppix if you want to play or impress on Windows users Wobbly windows, the cube and more fancy stuff come as default and work beautifully in my old IBM Thinkpad T42 with a Pentium M cpu without pae and Radeon 7500 graphics. Of course these effects work in new computers too.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Wobbly windows activated but i had to tick it twice. First time compiz reset I think and then ccssm came back with option unticked. Ticked it again and instant wobble.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    I don't understand. The fancy effects is why l switched from Windows to Ubuntu. It is more work for the developers I am sure, but it is a great first impression.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Yeah cube and wobbly are still available but the one I miss is the one that you could use to burn windows on close. That was cool but appears there is no one maintaining it so it was dropped. Longer term it looks like compiz is a goner unless someone forks it and converts it into a Wayland compositor. Ubuntu wont use it as they are rewriting unity using qt with a mir compositor.

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    Re: Any way to get wobbly, cube and all good old animations back ????

    Quote Originally Posted by grahammechanical View Post
    Short answer - NO. I lost wobbly windows halfway through the development cycle of 12.10.
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