Here is a little tutorial in how to install the famous Compiz Fusion. I have it installed in my PC and it runs ok because I have a sucky video card.
1. – First you have to enable your graphic card, so you can use 3D effects go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers. Type in your password (if it ask you for it) The Hardware Drivers tool should show your graphic card, check the box. A little window should pop up you just hit enable. Now it should start downloading and installing the driver for the video card. Now close the the Change Applied box. After you closed the windows i’ll will ask you to restart the computer go head and do that.
It should look like this after rebooting
And then like this
2. – Installing Compiz Fusion
There are two ways to install Compiz Fusion by Terminal or with the Synaptic Package Manager. Open the Synaptic Package Manager. Go to System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager, on the search box type
Click on the boxes and select Mark for installation the packages will have dependencies so accept the dependencies by clicking Mark button. Now click the Apply button. The packages are being downloaded and installed. After the packages are installed close the Synaptic Package Manager.
3. Customizing Desktop Effects.
Use Compiz Settings Manager to configure or customize Compiz’s behavior. Go to System > Preferences > Advanced Desktop Effects Settings. To use Emerald Go to System>Preferences>Emerald.
Compiz Setting Manager
I leave you here with some shortcuts for Compiz Enjoy!
SUPER+SHIFT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = draw fire
SUPER+SHIFT+C = clear fire
CTRL+ALT+DRAG LEFT MOUSE = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+LEFT ARROW = rotate cube
CTRL+ALT+DOWN ARROW = flat desktop
SHIFT+ALT+UP = initiate window picker
CTRL+ALT+DOWN = unfold cube
ALT+TAB = window switch
SUPER+TAB = flip switcher or ring switcher, depending on which is enabled.
ALT+F7 = initiate ‘move windows’
SHIFT+F9 = water effect
SHIFT+F10 = slow animations
CTRL+ALT+D = show desktop
SUPER+S = select single window
SUPER+T = tab group
SUPER+Left = change left tab
SUPER+Right = change right tab
SUPER+G = group windows
SUPER+U = ungroup windows
SUPER+R = remove group window
SUPER+C = close group
SUPER+X = ignore group
Hold the SUPER button (Windows key)then select the windows you want to group and then hit SUPER+G.