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Ubuntu For Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition by Rickford Grant

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Visual Effects

Having learned how to customize your system using the more traditional tools at your disposal, it's time to let loose and have some fun with some of the newest customization tools the Linux world has to offer. In fact, if you read the section immediately preceding this one ("Why Don't My Window Screenshots Have Borders?" on Why Don't My Window Screenshots Have Borders?), then you are already aware of Ubuntu's new visual effects engine, Compiz, which provides all sorts of wild and interesting visual effects for your desktop.

As noted earlier, Compiz will only be automatically enabled at startup if you have a graphics card that supports its basic set of features. An easy way to tell if Compiz has kicked in on your machine is to open ...

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