compositing

Replace Compiz Fusion with Metacity to Run AWN, Screenlets and Visual Effects

In today's Ubuntu Newbie Guide part I'm going to tell you about running the Metacity Compositing Manager instead of Compiz Fusion. Why you would want to do that? Because it uses less resources and it may run better for old or incompatible video cards (including Intel). You don’t even need accelerated graphics to run Metacity with compositing and it even works well inside VirtualBox.

Enable Metacity Compositing in GNOME 2.22

In GNOME 2.22, included in Ubuntu 8.04, the default Metacity window manager has compositing built in. This means that you can get your eye candy effects without switching window managers!

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