[Bug 237743] Re: Include compizconfig-settings-manager by default
237743 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Dec 3 18:38:34 UTC 2011
is there a way to move this to another NON papercut bug section as i
feel this is a valid bug that deserves attention.
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Include compizconfig-settings-manager by default
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Compiz-Fusion is getting to be an enormously powerful desktop effects
platform. Unfortunately, new Ubuntu users can only experience two
preset levels of the compositing manager. This can be easily remedied
by installing the compizconfig-settings-manager (CCSM), which shows up
as "Advanced Desktop Effects Settings" in the System>Preferences menu.
It also creates a "Custom" button in the
System>Preferences>Appearance>Visual Effects tab.
I propose to make the CCSM installed by default, so users can
customize their desktop effects easily during LiveCD mode or initially
after a clean install.
There are several reasons for this:
1) Gain easy customization of Compiz-Fusion. The main reason many
causal users switch to Ubuntu is because they see the awesome visual
effects (wobbly windows, desktop cube, etc.). However, by default the
Desktop Cube exists as a plugin, but you easily can't enable it
without the CCSM. The plugins are already there, users just need the
GUI to enable them.
2) Customizing desktop effects could be done in LiveCD mode. This
would be enormously helpful for small demonstrations. You would be
able to just pop in the LiveCD and show off some great desktop
effects. No internet connection or lengthy repository update and
install needed. (Yes, I know this might be slow, but LiveCDs are
easily converted to LiveUSBs, which may make custom desktop effects
2) Users could customize desktop effects without a connection to the
internet. Users would have instant access to customizable desktop
effects upon a new install. This is also useful for demonstration
purposes as a lecturer can show how easy it is to jump from MS Windows
(dull) .... to .... 3D WOBBLY WINDOWS ON A CUBE (woot!). Once again,
no internet connection needed.
Ubuntu Forums thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=581491
Launchpad Blueprint: https://blueprints.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/compiz-advanced-config
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