I read this at (here) and wanted to pass it along.
There is some things you have to do to get Compiz work.
- Install the packet “compizconfig-settings-manager”.
- In a terminal window write “compiz –replace” (When you want Compiz start automatic you can open Control Center -> Startup Applications, and add a new post “Compiz” keeping the same command “compiz –replace”.
- The CPU usage now raises a lot. That is because there is two competing window-managers running.
To stop that high CPU usage in MATE when running Compiz:
- In a terminal type “mateconf-editor”
- When the editor opens:Go to /desktop/mate/session/required_components/windowmanager and replace “marco” with “compiz“.
Not much happens now,
Thats because nothing is checked in “Compiz Configuration Settings Manager”.
- Open the Compiz Configuration Settings Manager.
Check what compiz-functions you want to activate.
One you sure need, the “Window Decoration“.
Then you can choose “Move Window” and things you find good for you.
Myself I have activated Desktop Cube, Rotate Cube and Wobbly Windows.
Note that the number of windows are set in “General Options” -> Desktop Size.