Compiz Fusion Plugins

Introduction

Configuring CompizFusion's plugins can be done using CompizConfig. The main problem using this tool is it does not give much help what the plugins do. The focus is more on usability than the wow-factor. The defaults are very ok for most users, so mostly the short description and the interesting configuration-options are discussed.

Since writing this page takes a lot of time, I will write it paragraph by paragraph.

General

General options

Here we can change general options. The pages "General" and "Display Settings" focus on the balance between usability, performance and quality.

Commands

Say you want to have a shortcut key for running 'qcad'

  • In the commands tab command line 0 enter qcad
  • In key bindings click enable
  • In the pop-up window click Alt and Ctrl then click on Grab key combination
  • enter alt+ctrl+q
  • Now when you open a terminal window and type alt+ctrl+q you will get qcad

Gnome Compatebility

Accessibility

ADD Helper

Color Filter

Shows the screen or a window in i.e. gray-scale, inverse colors ("negative") or another scheme. See also "Negative".

You know this filter from your digital photo-camera, where you also have negative, sepia and nightview. It is more a fun-factor (when using 'grayscale' or 'sepia', but 'negative'/'negative-green' can be very useful when you need to work at night and don't want to be blinded by the fresh white background of an office-application.

Negative

Unlike "Color Filter" it only has one filter for a negative screen.

Opacify

Zoom Desktop

Enhanced Zoom Desktop

Actually the "enhanced" part is the configuration. Most configurations you will not use, except "Specific Zoom". If not already, attach key-combinations for the 3 zoom-levels ("<Super>1", "<Super>2" and "<Super>3" are common; that is "Windows-key" plus 1, 2 or 3). Since full-screen movies take a lot of processing-power in Flash, we can use this to zoom to Youtube-level. It depends on the screen-resolution what the best zoom-level is.

Another preference is the animation-speed. Compared to other plugins, zooming is rather slow. Default is 25, but if you feel like waiting when zooming is finished, try 40.

Desktop

Clone Output

Desktop Cube

Desktop Plane

Desktop Wall

Expo

Fade to Desktop

Rotate Cube

Show Desktop

Viewport Switcher

Widget Layer

Effects

Animations

Blur Windows

Cube Gears

Cube Refelction

Fading Windows

Minimize Effect

Motion Blur

Paint fire on the screen

Refelction

Trailfocus

Water Effect

Window Decoration

Wobbly Windows

Extras

Annotate

Benchmark

Screenshot

Splash

Window Previews

Image Loading

JPEG

Png

Svg

Text

Utility

Crash Handler

Cube Caps

Dbus

Glib

Inotify

Regex Matching

Resize Info

Scale Addons

Scale Windo Title Filter

Userspace File System

Video Playback

Workarounds

Window Management

Application Switcher

Extra WM Actions

Group and Tab Windows

Move Windows

Place Windows

Put

Ring Switcher

Scale

Shift Switcher

Snapping Windows

Windows Rules

Uncategorized

Resize Window

CompositeManager/ConfiguringCompizPlugins (last edited 2010-01-29 19:17:57 by adamjlincoln)