A quick guide on how to enable Compiz wobbly window effect in Ubuntu 20.04 Focal fossa.
Gnome is one of the most popular desktop environment. This why Ubuntu dropped its iconic Unity desktop environment and now it uses Gnome as it’s the default. Gnome has many rich features and one of them allows you to install extensions to enhance desktop environment functionality. I will be using one such extension to enable the famous wobbly window effect in my Linux distribution.
For the demonstration, I am using the latest Ubuntu 20.04 but you are free to use any distribution as long as it is using Gnome desktop as it’s the environment.
Pre-setup for wobbly effect
Before proceeding further with the guide, you must enable extensions support in your Linux distribution. For that please check out this guide on how to do that.
Extension setup guide: How to install extensions in Gnome | 2020
After that you are good to go.
Adding the wobbly effect in Gnome
First of all, visit the Gnome’s extension website and add the wobbly extension to your Linux distribution. Simply click on the below button and it shall take you there.
As shown in the above picture, you will see a toggle button. Turn this button to “ON” and this will install and add this extension your Gnome desktop environment.
Now, everything is done, just one up any thing and move the window on the screen and you shall see the wobbly animation effect.
Watch Video guide on YouTube
Additionally, You can also watch a step-by-step video guide on YouTube to get a better understanding of it.
So that is how you can add Compiz like wobbly animation effect in the distributions that use the Gnome desktop environment. Let me know what you think about it in the comment section below and don’t forget to subscribe to the LinuxH2O Youtube channel. Till then, keep enjoying Linux.