Xfce4 Composite Editor is the name of a tool that will allow us deeply modify the characteristics from our Xfce4 desktop or from our Xubuntu. Xfce4 Composite Editor has been created by Keith Hedger and among other things allows us to modify the shadows of the windows and the effects of these, the changes of this program are made by means of a much more intuitive graphical interface than the tools that come by default with Xfce4.
The changes that are made with Xfce4 Composite Editor They are of two types, the first are of instantaneous effects, that is to say, that it is not necessary more than to save the changes and they are made on the fly. The second type of changes require a system reboot for the changes to take effect.
Among the changes that can be made with Xfce4 Composite Editor are:
- Shadow of the dock.
- The opacity of the window shadows.
- The types of shade of the windows according to the movement or state of these.
- The shadow of the popup.
It must be remembered that although these changes can be made manually, this procedure is more dangerous and more likely to compromise our system than using Xfce4 Composite Editor, so the use of these tools is always recommended.
How to install Xfce4 Composite Editor on our system
Xfce4 Composite Editor It is not found in the official Ubuntu repositories, so if we want to have it in our Ubuntu system or in our Xubuntu we will have to add a repository that allows us to install this application. To do this, we open the terminal and add the following lines:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa: rebuntu16 / other-stuff
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4-composite-editor
The first line we add is the address of the repository we add. The second line updates the system so that the system updates the indexing of applications in our system. And the third line installs us Xfce4 Composite Editor in our system. Once we have it ready, we can only modify and edit our desktop to our liking.
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