Disable desktop visual effects in Linux OS

To disable Desktop Visual Effects in Gnome 3 Linux VMs and install KDE packages in those guest OSes which don’t allow disabling Desktop Visual Effects (e.g Fedora 18 or later, Debian 8):

  • In Ubuntu 10.10 (or older), open System > Preferences > Appearance, and configure the Visual Effects settings.
  • In Ubuntu 11.04 (and later versions), log in to the operating system using the Ubuntu Classic mode that has no visual effects.
  • In Ubuntu 14.04, install gnome-session-flashback package from the Ubuntu Software Center
gnome session flashback

Gnome session flashback

Log out, click on the Ubuntu icon next to your login name and choose GNOME Flashback from the list.

GNOME Flashback 1

GNOME Flashback metacity

  • In Fedora 9 – 14, configure the system settings using System > Preferences > Desktop Effects.
  • In Fedora 15 (and later), open Activities > Applications > System Tools > System Settings > Details > Graphics and turn onForcing Fallback Mode.

In Fedora 19 and later, install KDE packages:

su

enter root password

yum install @kde-desktop

Switch to the KDE Session from the Fedora Start Screen: select the user name and select one of available KDE Desktops from the Session drop-down list.

centos KDE Desktops

After you have switched to the KDE shell you should disable Visual Effects: Settings > System Settings > Desktop Effects > uncheck Enable desktop effects at startup, click Apply.

uncheck Enable desktop effects

In Linux Mint Cinnamon 15 and later, install KDE packages.

sudo apt-get install kde-full

switch to the KDE session from the Linux Mint Start Screen.

switch to the KDE session

After you have switched to the KDE shell you should disable Visual Effects: Settings > System Settings > Desktop Effects > uncheck Enable desktop effects at startup, click Apply.

desktop effects kde

uncheck Enable desktop effects at startup

in OpenSuse 13.1, install KDE packages:Go to YaST > Software Management. Click on the view button and select Patterns. Then click on KDE4 Desktop Environment and KDE4 Base System, then click accept.Software Management

After installation is complete, reboot the OpenSuse virtual machine and switch to the KDE session

switch to the KDE session

After you have switched to the KDE shell you should disable Visual Effects: Settings > System Settings > Desktop Effects > uncheck Enable desktop effects at startup, click Apply.

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