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CCSM, short for Compiz Config Settings Manager, is a configuration tool for Compiz Fusion. It is used to configure the many plugins included in Compiz and Compiz Fusion. TableOfContents

Using CCSM

The main view in CCSM contains a list of the plugins you have installed. To view and edit the settings for a plugin, click on its icon. Hover the mouse over a plugin to view its description.

To enable or disable plugins, check or uncheck the boxes next to them. Most plugins can be separately disabled, but some depend on others. CCSM will inform you if you are about to disable such plugins.



A search bar at the top left corner allows for quick and easy filtering of the plugin list by matching the text you enter; partial text also works. There is also an advanced search option which lets you search plugin descriptions as well as settings values. This view also gives you an alternative way to browse through plugins.


The plugins are divided into 8 categories:

  • General

  • Accessibility

  • Desktop

  • Effects

  • Extras

  • Image Loading

  • Utility

  • Window Management

You can choose a category from the list on the left sidebar, if you wish, clicking All to return to the main view.


The Preferences section is where you can save and export your settings to a .profile file, or import an existing one.