Compiz Can’t Help But Hide Some of the Really Cool Stuff

Unless you’re a nerd (like me! :-D) and pay attention to the Compiz Mailing List and git log, you might miss out on some of the cool things that are coming down the pipe, or some that are already here.

With Compiz 0.4 or 0.5, there are a couple new options for the decoration plugin that aren’t (for some reason or another) in the gconf schema files (at least the ones in the packages by RAOF, at the moment).

Add the following two string keys in /apps/compiz/plugins/decoration/allscreens/options:

decoration_match
shadow_match

Set their values to simply “any” for now.

If you have the regex and decoration plugins loaded in Compiz, you can then use the two in combination to affect what window types get decorations or shadows!

For example, if you set shadow_match to “!type=dock | any”, all non-panel windows will have shadows… but your gnome-panel won’t.

Pretty neat, huh? 😉

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1 Response to “Compiz Can’t Help But Hide Some of the Really Cool Stuff”


  1. 1 Ryan April 22, 2007 at 8:18 am

    Thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for.


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