February 21, 2015

How to enable the Composting Manager in Ubuntu Mate

I've noticed that the Ubuntu Mate Tweak utility has been removed. For anyone looking to enable the Composting Manager. Here is how to do it from the Terminal. Enjoy....
first ensure you have installed compiz:
sudo apt-get install compiz compiz-plugins compizconfig-settings-manager

Open compiz settings manager by typing  ccsm  in the terminal, or just find it in the dash.
Under EFFECTS, enable Window Decorations.

This is where I got stuck for 2 months. In most distros, this is all you have to do, but there is another step in Mate:

Open a terminal and type:

dconf write /org/mate/marco/general/compositing-manager true

You should now have compositing enabled.

Source: http://askubuntu.com/questions/536717/mate-compositing-windows-manager