Enable/Disable Unity/Compiz Window Animations and Visual Effects in Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

For Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

To turn on/off Unity/Compiz window animations and visual effects in Ubuntu -
  • Go to System Settings from the Ubuntu dash
  • Under 'Personal', click on the 'MyUnity' icon
  • In the 'MyUnity' window, go to 'desktop' tab and set the 'Windows animations' property accordingly.



 For Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

  • Install the CompizConfig Settings Manager application
    • This is available via Ubuntu Software Centre
    • For installing via apt - sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  • Start the application and go to Category > Effects from the left panel
  • Enable or disable effects as desired.
Note: MyUnity does not work with Ubuntu 12.10. This is a known bug. Also, the MyUnity package was removed from the Ubuntu 12.10 repository.

Reference: 11 Tips To Speed Up Computers Running Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13 (Maya)