5 Compiz Effects That Are Actually Useful

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Compiz has a lot of nice effects that are mostly useless and I wrote about it before. In my quest to find a work place without distraction compiz effects doesn’t really fit it. Even though examples of compiz effects can be used to demonstrate a superior desktop experience compare to other OS, in reality most of the effects don’t have any practical use other than, “It looks cool”. Few weeks ago when I read about the formation of a new Compiz Council, I was interested to give compiz another try and in the process I actually found some of the effects that actually enhances my desktop experience (unlike wobbly window) and be more productive. Here are five effects that I actually found useful:

1) Desktop Wall: If you work with many workspaces, this effect will give you a wide view of all your workspaces without having to visit each workspace to look for your application. In this screenshot you can see ten workspaces and the active workspace is highlighted:

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