|Summary help replacing me|
|Describes the installation and usage of Cairo Composite Manager.|
Cairo Composite Manager is a versatile and extensible composite manager which uses cairo for rendering. Plugins can be used to add some cool effects to your desktop. It's capable of, but not limited to, rendering of drop shadows, setting window transparency, menu and window animations, and applying decorations.
To make use of Cairo Composite Manager, it requires the following:
- Xorg must be installed, configured and running
- Composite must be enabled via graphics drivers, AIGLX
There are no errors on compile with removed gconf, and it runs fine. However, it is not posible to remove dependency on vala as it will not compile in that case. If you remove gconf, you need to remove the last 3 lines in PKGBUILD, the ones mentioning gconf.
To start Cairo Composite Manager, simply run:
To have it load every time you start X, you can add it to your ~/.xinitrc :
Once started, Cairo Composite Manager installs itself in your systray and you can configure it by by right-clicking the systray icon.
If you just want Xcompmgr's behaviour, you can disable a lot of the plugins straightaway. Be patient while Cairo Composite Manager unloads a plugin, it might stall your screen for a moment.