Friday, July 13, 2012

How to Get Mac OS X Genie Effect Minimize Animation in Compiz

Like the Mac OS X Genie Effect minimize animation? I am. Actually Compiz Magic Lamp with no wave looks same as Genie effect. Here the animation how it looks like:

But Magic Lamp effect has made at least with 3 waves animation by default to avoid the copyright infringement issue from Apple Inc.. Anyway, we can simply edit 2 files to emulate it in Compiz.

  1. Install ghex in Software Manager or Software Center.
  2. Open ghex and edit /usr/lib/compiz/
  3. On the right column, find magic_lamp_max_waves. Just right after this, change the value "3" to "0" in between  <min> and </min>. Save and close file.
  4. Open Terminal, enter the following command to open animation.xml file as root:
  5. sudo gedit /usr/share/compiz/animation.xml
  6. Look for magic_lamp_max_waves, change "3" to "0". Save and close the file.
  7. Restart your computer. You will see no wave animation in Magic Lamp.

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