Xfce4 Composite Editor it is as it is called a tool that will allow us to profoundly modify the features of our Xfce4 desktop or our Xubuntu. Xfce4 Composite Editor was created by Keith Hedger and among other things allows us to modify the shadows of windows and their effects, changes to this program are made using a much more intuitive graphical interface than the tools that come by default with Xfce4.
Changes that are made with Xfce4 Composite Editor they are of two types, the first of which are of instantaneous effect, that is to say, it is only necessary to save the changes and they are realized 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 shadows of the windows.
- The types of shadow of the windows according to the movement or state of these.
- The shadow of the pop-up window.
It should be remembered that while these changes can be made manually, this procedure is more dangerous and more likely to compromise our system than using Xfce4 Composite Editor, So it is always advisable to use these tools.
How to install Xfce4 Composite Editor on our system
Xfce4 Composite Editor is not in the official Ubuntu repositories, so if we want to have it on our Ubuntu system or our Xubuntu we will need to add a repository that will allow us to install this application. To do this we opened the terminal and added the following lines:
its 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 our system so that the system updates the application indexing of our system. And the third line installs us Xfce4 Composite Editor in our system. Once we have it ready, we just have to modify and edit our desktop to our liking.
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