Compiz switch… the new fusion-icon?

Well, I know fusion-icon, it’s nice with all it’s options, but all I ever really need to do with Compiz is turn it off… or turn it on (more off than on).

Now, that need has been vanquished with the new compiz switch. Anyone needing to turn off Compiz effects for better memory or program usage (such as apps under wine…). Rather than going to:

System -> Preferences -> Appearance

Then going to the “Desktop Effects” tab and selecting none. It’s particularly useful for the gamer like me.

Currently, there is now a deb package for Ubuntu systems. We will be making our own with checkinstall.

Let’s open up my favorite application, terminal. Download the source code and uncompress it as so:

wget http://blogage.de/files/1367/download?compiz-switch-0.2.0~ubuntu.tar.gz -O- | tar -xzf -

CD to the new folder like this:

cd ~/compiz-switch-0.2.0~ubuntu

At this point, if you don’t have it already, get checkinstall:

sudo apt-get install checkinstall

Now run checkinstall in the folder to make and install the package:

sudo checkinstall

Once done, if wanted the source folder can be removed, and uninstallation can be performed within synaptic.

Run it from:

Applications -> Acessories -> Compiz-Switch

If wanted, add it to your sessions for launching at startup.

Enjoy,
nikoPSK

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~ by nikopsk on January 9, 2008.

2 Responses to “Compiz switch… the new fusion-icon?”

  1. sounds useful. Too bad it wasn’t around while I still used compiz

  2. You should try it, it’s nice. šŸ™‚

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