Benaiah\’s Computer Experiences

April 19, 2009

Enabling Compositing in Ubuntu

Filed under: graphics, Linux, ubuntu — Benaiah @ 9:37 pm

After installing the latest version of Gnome-Do a few days ago I found that I had to enable compositing to be able to use the latest themes.  Here how I did it.

Press Alt-F2 to open the “Run Application” box.

Type “gconf-editor” and press Enter.

Navigate to apps  >> metacity >> general

Select the checkbox next to “compositing_manager”

Thats it!



  1. Just wanted to say that this blog is the nerdiest thing I’ve seen ever… even after 4 years of LeTourneau. I almost went blind just from looking at it.

    It’s okay, I still won’t deny knowing you… at least in most situations. ;-)

    Comment by doodlez — June 26, 2009 @ 4:43 pm

  2. Just wanted to say this worked for me! Installed the fglrx driver and it disabled compositing for some reason, but this re-enabled it!

    Comment by wongSlam — November 9, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

  3. Thanks a bunch… although I’m an old Unix hound I’m not much of a Gnome expert. This pointed me in the right direction.

    Comment by fly germ — June 3, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

  4. i cant open that alt+f12 thing in my PC…

    please help me

    Comment by भाग्येश चौधरी — October 15, 2011 @ 12:34 pm

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