Enable Compiz Fusion on Fedora 13

Now a days compiz is the star in linux desktops. Compiz gives you great effects. 3D desktop, Emerald window decorations, Menu and taskbar fade effects, Desktop screenlets etc are great.

Install Compiz fusion in Fedora 13

To install Compiz fusion in Fedora 13 it is easy work. Open a terminal go root mode.

Su –

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

glxgears

You can view three gears are running in a new window. Using keyboard arrow keys you can rotate the gears.

glxinfo

will give you comple information about the graphics driver in fedora 13.

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