Window compositing in Lubuntu 14.04

Israel israeldahl at
Fri Jul 10 16:09:04 UTC 2015

Straight out of Compton...
the official wiki is here:

But to test it, just open the terminal and type

compton &disown (or compton -b )
This gives you the nice default setup

As usual, Arch has a brilliant resource for configuring things..

You can run the effects you want as a command OR edit a text file.
check the arch wiki for more info when you want to roll through compton.

The text file to save will be ~/.config/compton.conf

Of course you can also read the manual page:
man compton

On 07/09/2015 04:23 PM, Herminio Hernandez, Jr. wrote:
> XFCE compositing works out of the box. Once they get Ubuntu-MATE 15.10
> working then you will have more options.
> On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 3:58 PM, Fritz Hudnut <este.el.paz at
> <mailto:este.el.paz at>> wrote:
>     On Thu, Jul 9, 2015 at 12:20 PM,
>     <lubuntu-users-request at
>     <mailto:lubuntu-users-request at>> wrote:
>         I think that actually compton isn't really CLI based but a
>         grapical application that is configured with a configuration
>         file. I think I remember seeing one or two differnt GUI
>         utilities for compton but I don't think they made it into the
>         repos and with ppas not being build for powerpc I am not sure
>         if there are builds for them. Sometimes compiling a GUI from
>         source is harder than just editing the config files.  I seem
>         to remember one a while back called paranoid that came with
>         pclinuxos but have not really seen that elsewhere or widely
>         discussed.
>         I think I know quite a bit for someone who doesn't really like
>         compositing or desktop effects.
>     BP:
>     Thanks for the added info . . . I ran some of these items thru
>     synaptic and compton did show up as available, but showed it as a
>     "file" when I went for the screenshot . . . .  I added compiz, but
>     that doesn't seem to have provided me with a GUI route . . . .  I
>     want easy, seems like XFCE provides the simple solution to the
>     issue of the blue shadow around the cairo dock feature . . . .
>     F
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