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Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

Viewport / Workspace Switching Using Mouse Wheel Ubuntu 12.04 Unity

I love multi-tasking and Ubuntu 12.04 allows me to have my way with 4 (2×2) workspaces by default. However, old Gnome allowed one to change number of workspaces or viewports with ease. With new Unity in Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, one can achieve similar setup. One can have as many viewports as one wants and...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 14 Laughlin

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 14 Laughlin

The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Fedora 14 Laughlin is quite simple. If you are able to enable desktop effects from the System > Preferences > Desktop Effects then you can enjoy all the features of Compiz and Emerald with your Fedora installation. For compiz and desktop effects to work you need...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Now that we have setup the perfect desktop using Ubuntu 10.10, its time to make it look sleek and add some eye candy. The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Ubuntu 10.10, is identical to that for Karmic. If you have your desktop effects enabled then it means that you already...

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Enable Gnome Menu and Pop-up Menu Transparency using Compiz

Enable Gnome Menu and Pop-up Menu Transparency using Compiz

Want to change the transparency of Gnome menu and other pop-up or slider menus? You can use CompizConfig Settings Manger to achieve this. Launch it from the System > Preferences Menu Click on the Opacity, Brightness and Saturation setting option In the Opacity tab click on New to add new rule for managing transparency...

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Mac / Windows Style Widgets or Gadgets for Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

Mac / Windows Style Widgets or Gadgets for Linux (Ubuntu 10.04)

You can have Windows style Gadgets or Mac style Widgets in linux (Ubuntu 10.04 or Fedora 13 etc.) using Screenlets. Screenlets are small owner-applications (written in Python) that can be described as “the virtual representation of things lying/standing around on your desk”. Sticky notes, clocks, rulers, youtube videos or whatever. So go ahead and...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13 Goddard

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13 Goddard

The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Fedora 13 Goddard is quite simple. If you are able to enable desktop effects from the System > Preferences > Desktop Effects then you can enjoy all the features of Compiz and Emerald with your Fedora installation. For compiz and desktop effects to work you need...

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Drag Windows to Other Workspace Ubuntu 10.04

Drag Windows to Other Workspace Ubuntu 10.04

In Lucid Lynx default Compiz setting doesn’t allow you to drag windows and applications to different workspace. You can enable it simply by enabling the Edge Flip move setting in the Desktop Wall Plugin available via CompizConfig Settings Manager which can be run from the System menu:

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Install Extra Themes for Compiz / Emerald / Metacity in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install Extra Themes for Compiz / Emerald / Metacity in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

After you have installed Compiz Fusion and Emerald or even if you are not using Emerald and prefer Metacity, you can perk up your desktop real estate by installing addition themes from Bisigi Project. To do so run the following commands at a terminal sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi/ppa  && sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

Now that we have setup the perfect desktop using Ubuntu 10.04, its time to make it look sleek and add some eye candy. The procedure to install Compiz and Emerald window decorator on Ubuntu 10.04 is identical to that for Karmic. If you have your desktop effects enabled then it means that you already have Compiz...

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Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald Window Decorator (Ubuntu 9.10, Fedora 12)

Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald Window Decorator (Ubuntu 9.10, Fedora 12)

Compiz comes installed by default in Ubuntu 9.10, and if you have desktop effects turned on then you have compiz activated already. But if you want to customize the desktop effects you would have to install fusion icon. Also if you want to use aero glass like themes with customizable control over shadow and...

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Make Ubuntu 9.10 Look Like Windows 7

Make Ubuntu 9.10 Look Like Windows 7

The fun of using Linux is that you can make it look like any OS out there. Lets see what all we need to do to make Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic look like Windows 7 (this is also applicable to Fedora 12, only that you might have to install the GnoMenu themes manually). I would...

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Make Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

Make Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04 Look Like Mac (Snow Leopard)

If you are using Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 see the updated post here. You can make your linux (Fedora 12, Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 etc.) desktop look like Mac OSX. You can do this in four simple steps. The steps described above need that you already have Compiz Fusion and Emerald window decorator installed. You...

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