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Configuring Beryl

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he Beryl Project is what gives us the ability to have beautiful 3D desktop effects on Linux. Actually, it’s forked from Compiz, which can do many of the effects too, but at the present time Beryl has more customisability and features.

In this post, I’m going to show you how easy it is to configure your 3D effects to your liking, by using in the built-in graphical settings programs. I’m using Beryl 0.1.9999.2 on Fedora Core 6 (that’s at the time of writing the latest build of Beryl in the Fedora repositories), but these steps should work in newer versions as they come out too.

I’m not going to go in-depth on what every option does - there are a myriad of plugins. Instead, I’ll briefly walk you through the initially a bit dauting configuration GUI and then you can get tweaking!

Setting up Beryl

Unfortunately, initially setting Beryl up can be a bit tricky. Getting it up and running is a whole article in itself, but for reference you will need:

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