I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the new "old" Compiz

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I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the new "old" Compiz

Postby stevepusser » 2019-07-25 17:44

that's the default in Buster; aka "compiz-reloaded", with the good old effects like flaming and exploding windows that were so cool in 2007, or even some plugins that are actually useful. It's still fun to show off a desktop like that to someone that's never seen anything like it.

It's pretty tough to find any really modern-looking Emerald window decoration themes, though.
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Re: I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the new "old" Compiz

Postby Hallvor » 2019-07-25 18:03

You made me enable exploding windows in KDE... :lol:

Edit: I think Compiz is becoming irrelevant. Users running bare window managers will shy anything that will raise their resource usage, and the ones who don't are in many cases already running full desktop environments with integrated desktop effects.
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Re: I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the new "old" Compiz

Postby theblueplll » 2019-07-25 18:31

I have so much fun plaing with compiz sometimes.

I think it is funny that some of the plugins mention something like "this wastes cpu cycles to do this".

I did some neat customizing with it on a machine I setup for my niece and she loves it.
None of her friends windows machines can do the stuff it does.
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