View Full Version : [ubuntu] Gnome Shell + Compiz Effects

September 10th, 2012, 04:41 AM
Is compiz disabled in Gnome Shell? I've tried setting wobbly windows, cube etc. but nothing happens.

September 10th, 2012, 04:49 AM
Gnome Shell need Mutter as its window manager. You can't another window manager like Compiz with Gnome Shell.

September 10th, 2012, 05:11 AM
I've just googled Mutter and it seems to be quite a basic window manager and would not be capable of any fancy compiz-style effects like burning windows, cube etc. am I right?

September 10th, 2012, 05:16 AM
Yes. maybe some effects can be added using shell extensions, but I'm not sure about that (I'm not using Gnome Shell).

September 10th, 2012, 05:18 AM
Thanks for the info. I think I'll just give up on the idea of fancy effects and just switch to Unity if I want to wobble a window or spin a cube every now and then :)