Ubuntu: Install Compiz Config Settings Manager to Configure Desktop Effects

Compiz-Fusion adds some very sexy desktop effects to Ubuntu. To easily customize these effects, it is vital to use the Compiz Config Setting Manager. Here’s how to install this great utilitiy:


1. Open a terminal window.

2. Execute the following command:sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager

To open the Settings Manager, click System, mouseover Preferences and select Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. You will be presented with a large selection of effects to choose from.

 

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  • vaitheez

    Thanks….

  • joe

    i love you

  • sergiu

    THX

  • laxy

    root@laxy-laptop:/home/laxy# sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states… Done
    Building tag database… Done
    Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “compizconfig-settings-manager”
    Couldn’t find any package whose name or description matched “compizconfig-settings-manager////////////////////////////////////////////WHY///////////////////////////
    No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
    0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0B of archives. After unpacking 0B will be used.
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Reading extended state information
    Initializing package states… Done
    Building tag database… Done

    • Program to Win

      try sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager

      • Junior

        Thanks!

  • sageb1

    what do you need to do to stop compiz from interfering with the screen using the config file.here’s my file contents:[general]integration = truebackend = ini[gnome_session]integration = truebackend = gconf[kde_session]integration = truebackend = kconfig# /etc/compizconfig/config (file 1 of 1) (END)do i replace integration=true with integration=false ?

  • fraiold

    I can not find Advanced Desktop Effects Settings!
    You can help me? please?

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    this one also works:
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

  • Josh Patton

    Thanks for this, I couldn’t remember what the package was.

  • Anonymous

    after finished this package can’t display it.display error massage can’t display desktop driver’s how to solve this problem

  • Anonymous

    I dont know how to install it. What can I do?
    What is the procedure. Where I have to put the comand “sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager”. I dont know where to find this comand to execute it.

    • Name

      It tells you: open up a terminal window, and enter this in. If you don’t even know what terminal does, is Linux really the right operating system for you?

      • Anonymous

        When i execute comand sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager it
        find nothing.

  • Anonymous

    Thank You soooo Much.

  • Anonymous

    Thank You so much for this.

  • psion0027

    its not doing the cool effects when i enable them, do i hafta logout or restart?

  • Anonymous

    Here’s what I’m getting in terminal:

    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Couldn’t find package compizconfig-settings-manager
    ubuntu@ubuntu:~$

    what am I doing wrong? I am running Ubuntu 9.10

    • Anonymous

      k so i just installed a buncha apps and games an’ stuff and i was testing some of them out and the whole thing froze up i couldnt even get the mouse to move and i tried all the keyboard tricks i knew so i just hit the restart button on the pc and when it id everything was working all my effects and my awn i dont know what it did but its all good… but sadly my hard drive went out so imma get a new one and hopefully get it right the first time

    • Program to Win

      you need to type
      sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager

  • Sune Mangs

    So worthless. “klick a button”. Why is this the top google hit?

  • Anonymous

    i run the given code in terminal and it worked out too i cant find advanced desktop setting in preferences to edit compiz manually….what shall i do ???

  • 681ankit

    Is tere anyting wich work on windows os?

  • Ismyhill

    I still can find Advance Desktop effect setting on my Ubuntu, pls is there any command to bring it out or to get it installed on my system?

  • Skystarbalaji

    its really cool buddy

  • Cipi_boss_2006

    I don’t have the burning effect and some others effects. How can I enable those effects? I have CCM but I didn’t have the “effects add-on” . How can I install that add-on?

  • Fanyiconnect

    i canot install ccsm in softcenter

  • Fanyiconnect

    i have typed
    sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager
    but cannt install why

  • H1r0Sh1mA

    if you guys – cant find *Advance Desktop effect setting* try to look for *CompizConfig Settings Manager*

  • Rano

    I can’t install any packages, i install Ubuntu 11.04 inside windows, but not use Virtual.
    Here’s the message:
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information… Done
    Package compizconfig-settings-manager is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘compizconfig-settings-manager’ has no installation candidate

  • Lancedfr

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-managerworked for me in 11.04

  • Andre Philippe

    Thank you very much!

  • Harrison

    To find it after install go Dash Home then use the search feature and type the name then launch it.

  • ashley101justin

    what is a terminal window? i’m only 11.

  • David Kirk

    ashley101justin: Nothing wrong with being 11 and asking questions! The original author of this article is not with us anymore, but I’ll try to help.

    In the old days of computers, we didn’t have the ability to point and click at our commands. We typed in our commands. In all computer operating systems, you can do advanced tasks by typing commands into a “terminal.” The terminal window is just an application where the user is allowed to type in these commands.

    The terminal applications in all operating systems look about the same. Here’s a picture of the terminal application in OS X.

    http://media.tech-recipes.com/rx_images/osx/leopard/leopard_terminal_tabs_1.png

    If you are running the default desktop environment, you should be able to find the terminal by searching from the dash. If you are running Gnome, you should be able to find the terminal through the following method.

    Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal

    You can break stuff by hacking away in the terminal; however, nobody can really successfully run Ubuntu without mastering the terminal. We wish you the best of luck. I wish I was more of a Ubuntu master or I would walk you through the entire process. Best of luck.

  • daniel

    Thank u!!!!!!!!!!! i love ubuntu

  • Anyoks

    denn@denn-HP-620:/$ sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Package compizconfig-settings-manager is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source

    E: Package ‘compizconfig-settings-manager’ has no installation candidate
    denn@denn-HP-620:/$ sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager
    sudo: aptitude: command not found
    denn@denn-HP-620:/$ ^C
    denn@denn-HP-620:/$

  • willtell

    When I try to run the command ‘sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager’ the computer responds with ‘sudo: aptitude: command not found’

    how do i get around this ?

  • JG

    Instead of aptitude, you can use apt-get:

    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

    (aptitude is an alternative package manager which some people prefer. You can get it by doing
    sudo apt-get install aptitude)

  • mumin

    thanks

  • Nikola

    hello,

    funny question from my side: how can i save changes made by compiz? cannot see any “save” button or something….

    thank you in advance!

  • Kyli Rouge

    > aptitude
    Autocorrect getcha? x3

  • dickface

    Learn to develop a fucking website you stupid shit. Who even autoplays random shitty fucking videos unless the fucking website is geared towards that? You fucking shithead.

  • Lazar Chirayath

    I think the terminal command should be : sudo apt-get…..and not sudo aptitude…