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Window Managers with Special Effects

Many Window Managers have 'special effects' for your graphical enjoyment, for example transparency & 3D.

To get an idea of the difference these effects can make to how to use your computer, static pictures alone won't help.
Below there is information and links to find out more on the following Window Managers:
Also see, Compiz

Originally a fork of Compiz. Now officially re-merged into Compiz to create Compiz-Fusion. Some people still prefer Beryl.

The "hot" special effects window manager, with many plug-ins to add different effects.
A somewhat different concept from straightforward 3D WMs like Compiz-Fusion. Apparently lighter on computer resources than the Compiz family.
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Project Looking Glass
3D desktop environment using Java3D.
Xfwm is the default WM of the Xfce desktop environment, capable of true transparency & shadows. While not as flexible as Metisse or Compiz-Fusion, it is very stable.

eg. root/.icewm/themes/Venusian/default theme

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