If you run applications that are incompatible with Compiz, 3D games, or find that Compiz is unstable, you probably need to toggle or restart Compiz often. Fusion-icon is for you! It’s quickly available from your notification area and allows you to reload Compiz, switch between available window managers and decorators, and change some of Compiz’s options.
Fusion-icon is included in the Ubuntu 8.04 repositories. You can install it from
fusion-icon through apt-get or a graphical package manager.
sudo apt-get install fusion-icon
You can run Fusion-icon immediately by opening the
Run Applications dialog
with Alt-F2 and typing
fusion-icon. Note that this will cause Compiz to
To start Fusion-icon whenever you log in, add it to the
Startup Programs list
I haven’t found a package for Ubuntu 7.10, but those who are waiting until the final 8.04 release to upgrade can also use the similar Compiz-Switch application instead.
[update] emiligene has posted a Ubuntu 7.10 repository for Fusion-icon in the comments:
deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/maco.m/ubuntu gutsy main restricted universe multiverse
[update] An anonymous commenter has pointed out that running
-n will prevent the application from unnecessarily restarting Compiz when it
starts. You should use this command instead.