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Install Compiz 0.9.2 in Ubuntu 10.10

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Everyones favourite compositing window manager Compiz released an update to their unstable 0.9-branch – 0.9.2. – a few weeks back. Here’s how to install it from a PPA.

The release included a tonne of bug fixes as well as a few new features: –

  • New MultiAnim class which allows for mutliple copies of windows in animations
  • Minimized live window previews (experimental)
  • Re-written group plugin
  • Natural scale mode
  • Simplified shadow storage in the decorators


If you don’t mind installing development and unstable branches of applications then Compiz 0.9.2 can be installed using the Unity testing PPA. Caution is advised here as this version of Compiz will throw up issues when installed.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unity/ppa

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

If you the packages are ‘held back’ install aptitude and run upgrade again.

sudo apt-get install aptitude

sudo aptitude upgrade