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Compiz is an open-source compositing window manager for X11.

Install

Preinstall

First compiz must be keyworded in, and USE flags set to pull in emerald:

FILE /etc/portage/package.accept_keywordsEmerald package.accept_keywords example
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-main
x11-libs/compiz-bcop
x11-wm/compiz-fusion
x11-plugins/compiz-plugins-extra
x11-libs/libcompizconfig
x11-wm/compiz
dev-python/compizconfig-python
x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf
x11-wm/emerald
x11-themes/emerald-themes
x11-apps/fusion-icon
x11-misc/ccsm
FILE /etc/portage/package.useEmerald package.use example
x11-wm/compiz-fusion emerald

Backend

Install a backend that is appropriate for the system. Failure to do so might result in unstable compiz behavior. Possible backends include:

root #emerge --ask x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-gconf

or

root #emerge --ask x11-libs/compizconfig-backend-kconfig4

Emerge

root #emerge --ask compiz-fusion fusion-icon ccsm

Setup

Press Alt + F2. Enter "fusion-icon". Then run.

Right click the fusion-icon and select settings manager.

Some options must be selected since ccsm's default configuration is empty. These should help set the system to be configured correctly.

Turn on

"Effects"

Window Decoration

"window management"

Move Window, Resize Window, & Application Switcher