KDE 4 Tip - Quickly Disable Desktop Effects

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So, that proprietary 3D graphics driver you installed is now causing you some problems, so you got rid of it. But there's a problem. Your KDE 4 installation had those fancy desktop effects enabled, which now aren't working. Instead of a KDE desktop, you have a nice white screen.

There is an easy keyboard shortcut you can use from within KDE to quickly toggle the desktop effects on ...

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Suspending Compiz

There are times when you find a game that for some reason just doesn't work well with Compiz. It may flicker over other windows, become distorted, or it may crash. The real fix for these comes in new X.Org drivers in the works, but for now the best solution is to suspend Compiz while you run a game.

Let's think of a way to do this. First ...

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Quick Tips for Compiz on Gutsy

OK! So you just installed Compiz on Gutsy and....

1. If you used Treveno's repository and upgraded to Gutsy, your Compiz Fusion will not work. Here is how to fix it on Ubuntu Forums

2. Looking for CCSM (the super sweet CompizConfig-Settings-Manager) then:

sudo aptitude install compizconfig-settings-manager

3. 3d windows is not currently compatable with the version of Compiz in Gutsy

4. Emerald is available, just install "emerald" you ...

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