Ubuntu – Using compiz with xmonad

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I've been using xmonad as my windows manager in conjunction with Gnome for some time.
I would like to use compiz was well. Is there a way to combine the two using Ubuntu?

Best Answer

You are probably interested in an alternative:

xcompmgr

see http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xcompmgr

And you will then be interested in editing your xmonad.hs and importing items such as

import XMonad.Hooks.*

here is some documentation describing some hooks

http://hackage.haskell.org/packages/archive/xmonad-contrib/0.8.1/doc/html/doc-index.html

xcompizmgr is demo software and since xmonad doesn't refresh, you will experience instability (probably in the form of certain hooks will seem to function but break after a while). But if you are really bent on putting compiz in with xmonad it is the only solution I know of.

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