For the Xfce Window Manager
Xfwm Effects adds depth and color harmony to the appearance of the desktop, without adding distraction. The effect is reminiscent of the macOS “vibrancy” effect, where transparency adds beauty while blur removes unwanted visual noise.
It's meant for “ricing” your desktop environment. Ricing: to increase perceived performance through cosmetics, or to beautify and personalize.
Included is a settings app (xfwm-effects). Adjusting the slider controls on the Compositor tab of the Window Manager Tweaks app toward “Transparent” makes the effect more pronounced.
Xfce version 4.18.0 (64 bit only), or Xubuntu 22.04/22.10 with Xfce. The installer script is written for Xubuntu 22.04/22.10; other distros will need some massaging to get xfwm-effects to work. Dependencies: Imlib2 (the libimlib2 package) for image processing
Read the README.TXT file included in the download before you proceed. The install is done from the command line, so do not proceed if that makes you uncomfortable.
Click the button to download a compressed folder containing:
1. the installation script and files (for Xubuntu 22.04/22.10)
2. the source code
Download Xfwm Effects
Changes in version 1.6:
- Updated for xfwm4 version 4.18.0 and Xubuntu 22.04/22.10
- Fixed some compiler warnings and code problems
- Removed Xpresent support from compiled binary as the second screen buffer was causing update problems on real hardware
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