enabling shadow effect in ubuntu (inside virtualbox)

Ubuntu has impressive graphical effects. But while running inside virutalbox i was little upset that ubuntu can’t detect any graphics hardware inside virtualbox. I was just thinking how can i enable those nice effects in ubuntu while running inside virtualbox. I was searching in google and i endup with a solution, here i am sharing it.

step1: after logging in ubuntu press alt+f2 (it will open a run application popup)

step2: type gconf-editor in there (it will open configuration editor).

step3: in configuration editor find app->metacity->general->compositing_manager (mark compositing manager checked and it will enable the shadow effect)

enjoy 😉


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2 Responses to enabling shadow effect in ubuntu (inside virtualbox)

  1. tigerbimmer says:

    VirtualBox can wrap the 3D calls to local host us and present them to the guest.

    I run Compiz in the guest 🙂

  2. Nazmus says:

    Thanks! I was looking for this. This was a life-saver! 😀

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