Disabling desktop visual effects

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Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby SilverNexus on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:17 pm

I was wondering what I would have to do to disable visual effects for the MATE desktop on Linux Mint 14.1. I'm sure there's a way, I just have no idea where it would be.

I don't exactly have a need for the visual effects, since my computer is on the older side and they aren't that noticable anyway (some fade-ins here, a pan-in there, nothing I won't miss).
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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby MintGuru on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:22 pm

Hi SilverNexus,

I think in Mate it is the compiz manages desktop effects.

In Cinnamon, it's under the Cinnomon settings (highlighted in the screenshot).

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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby SilverNexus on Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:38 pm

I think I found where it was. I went into the configuration editor and disabled "enable_animations" for desktop/mate/session.
Your post did set me down the path to coming up a solution, and for that I thank you.
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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby SilverNexus on Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:55 am

Hmm... I still see visual effects. Clearly I did not find the right thing.
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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby MintGuru on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:22 pm

Try this - it's not mine, but it looks like the right process:

http://looselytyped.blogspot.in/2012/06/enabledisable-unitycompiz-window.html

Let me know how it goes.
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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby thegreatgazoo on Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:07 pm

If you turn off compositing, this turns off the effects.
In mate, find the " desktop settings" menu item.
In there find the check box for enabling compositing in the interface tab. Un-check the box.
I'm not in front of my computer right now so I'm going from memory. I found this pic in Google showing the settings window.

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Re: Disabling desktop visual effects

Postby SilverNexus on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:57 am

Oddly enough, all that stuff is already disabled.

Yet, when I boot up my computer, the desktop background fades in and the menu bar pans in, both unneccessarily in my eyes.

Sorry about taking so long to reply... I hadn't checked the forum in a little while. :oops:
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