Enable Gnome Metacity Compositing for special effects

Submitted by sklav on Tue, 11/30/2010 - 13:45

Activate gnome composite effects

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager' --type bool true

Deactivate gnome composite effects

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/metacity/general/compositing_manager' --type bool false

Original reference

http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/03/31/enable-metacity-compositing-in…

For those running compiz and find the fade effect too slow try the modifying the following option from it's default value of 5 (options range from 0 - 25)

gconftool-2 -s '/apps/compiz/plugins/fade/screen0/options/fade_speed' --type float 15