Desktop Settings or simple-ccsm?

I just installed OpenSUSE 11.1, and I am somewhat confused. I remember
from OpenSUSE 11.0 the simple compiz settings manager, and that is what
I used to do desktop effects such as the cube, window scaling, etc.

Right now, I’ve found two default programs that seem to control
effects. One is found in Configure Desktop (Personal Settings)>Desktop
and the Desktop Effects tab. The other one is under
Utilities>Desktop>Desktop Effects. Configure Desktop seems to have the
command “systemsettings”, and the Desktop Effects seems to have the
command “simple-ccsm-kde” somewhat like I remember.

Now I can configure the settings under systemsettings, and they work
just fine, but the ones under simple-ccsm-kde do not do anything. I’ve
tried disabling desktop effects under systemsettings but to no avail. I
do know that I have my Nvidia drivers installed and working properly, so
that doesn’t seem to be a problem.

So my question is, are these two applications conflicting with each
other, and if so, how can use the settings under simple-ccsm-kde instead
of systemsettings?


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Hi, the Desktop Effects in systemsettings is for Kwin, a native window
manager of KDE.

simple-ccsm-kde is for Compiz, a popular window manager. Either Kwin or
Compiz runs at a time.

Go to systemsettings → Default Applications → Window Manager and
see if Kwin or Compiz is set as the default window manager. (in your
case it must be kwin). If you want change it to compiz.

If kwin then adjust the effects in systemsettings. If compiz then

Hope it helps.


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