Install Compiz fusion in Fedora 13
To install Compiz fusion in Fedora 13 it is easy work. Open a terminal go root mode.
yum install compiz compiz-gnome emerald emerald-themes fusion-icon compiz-fusion-extras compiz-fusion-extras-gnome compizconfig-backend-gconf
It will install automatically from the fedora 13 repository. Wait some time to install. After finished go
Application > System tools > Compiz fusion Icon.
You will get blue icon in the system tray. Right click Select Emerald as the window manager. The compiz settings manager give you great options like 3D Windows. 3D Desktop and lot more . Just configure all those things and have a great 3D desktop .
Compiz Fusion Keyboard Shortcuts
|Desktop Effects1||Keyboard Shortcuts|
|Rotate Cube||Mousewheel on Desktop|
|Switcher2||Alt + Tab|
|Shift Switcher3||Super + Tab (2 modes: flip and cover)|
|Ring Switcher||Super + Tab – overrides Shift Switcher|
|Expo||Super + E (toggle)|
|Film Effect||Ctrl + Alt + Down Arrow4|
|Rotate Cube Manually||Ctrl + Alt + Left Mouse Button|
|Scale Windows||Alt + Shift + Up Arrow|
|Show/Clear Desktop||Ctrl + Alt + D (toggle)|
|Snapping Windows||Move a window across workspaces5|
|Screenshot||Super + Left Mouse Button|
|Zoom In/Out||Super + Mousewheel|
|Transparent Window||Alt + Mousewheel|
|Resize Window||Alt + F8|
|Move Window||Alt + F7|
|Add Helper||Super + P|
|Widget Layer||F9 (toggle)|
|Water Effects||Shift + F9 (toggle)|
|Fire Effects: On||Super + Shift + Left Mouse Button|
|Fire Effects: Clear||Super + Shift + C|
|Annotate: Draw||Super + Left Mouse Button|
|Annotate: Start||Super + 1|
|Annotate: End||Super + 3|
|Group: Select Window(s)||Super + S|
|Group: Group Windows||Super + T|
|Group: Ungroup Windows||Super + U|
|Group: Flip Windows||Super + Right or Left Arrow|
1 Effects have to be enabled to see results.
2 To see the full effect, have multiple windows or programs open.
3 To configure: Go to Advanced Desktop Effects Settings.
4 Use left and right arrow thereafter to move to workspaces.
5 Disables Wobbly Windows.
Make sure the effects are enabled to see results. Some effects will disable others. For example, the Desktop Wall will disable the Desktop Cube, Snapping Windows will disable Wobbly Windows and many more. Please let me know if I missed something, so I can add more effects to the list.
Auto Load Compiz on Startup
This part is very simple work. Without it you are always start the compiz. Just go System > Preferences > Startup Applications
Add Name : compiz fusion icon , command: fusion-icon –no-start, comment : Type What you like . Press ADD. Your compiz settings will load automatically.
PS : Compiz use 3D rendering, before enable compiz make sure that your graphics driver is ok with the 3D settings. for that just type on terminal
You can view three gears are running in a new window. Using keyboard arrow keys you can rotate the gears.
will give you comple information about the graphics driver in fedora 13.
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