Compton is a window composition manager for X, a product of the fork Xcompmgr-na.
The advantage of using the fork and not Xcompmgr-na? It has many bug fixes as well as some new features. Its creator claims that he decided to create it to have one light window composer with the features he had always longed for; he further assures that his creation is quite stable, Although he adds that he is in constant development, With all that entails.
Compton allows to have composition of windows in lightweight desktop environments, As is the case with LXDE. The results of using Compton in this environment are quite pleasing, and best of all, the resources used are not overly high.
The manager allows you to have effects of fading, shadows, transparencies, blur, Etc.
to install Compton a Lubuntu 13.04 an external repository must be added:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:richardgv/compton
Then we just refresh and install:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install compton
To get started at the login, worth the redundancy, run on our console:
sudo nano /etc/xdg/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
And in the document that opens we add at the end:
We save the changes with Ctrl + O and exit with Ctrl + X. For the composer to go into action we simply close and log in again. To learn more about how it works and the Compton options we run on our terminal
More information – More about LXDE at Ubunlog, More about Compton at Ubunlog