First we need to install compiz :
sudo apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra
Navigate to /usr/share/xsessions and create a file pantheon-compiz.desktop :
sudo nano pantheon-compiz.desktop
Paste into the file the following lines :
Comment=This session provides elementary-compiz experience
Use Ctrl+O to File Name to Write, just hit Enter and then Ctrl+X to Exit.
Then navigate to /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions and create a file pantheon-compiz.session :
sudo nano pantheon-compiz.session
Again use Ctrl+O to File Name to Write, just hit Enter and then Ctrl+X to Exit.
Link : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2124220
If your button-layout got messed up, start dconf-editor ( package dconf-tools ) and check the settings at :
org > gnome > desktop >wm > preferences > button-layout.
To be able to make a screenshot of the login screen :
sudo apt-get install xserver-xephyr
UPDATE : WARNING : next tool could destroy all your dconf settings ! Do not use....
Run the next command during a normal session :
enlarge the window and make a screenshot.....to quit type Ctrl+C in the terminal.
I found out that Plank did not work nicely with compiz. Minimizing windows will not always move the windows out of sight in the direction of the panel ( as wanted ), but also to the upper left corner.
I replaced Plank with Docky :
sudo apt-get install docky
System Settings > Tweaks > Cerbere > select Plank and remove (-), then add (+) Docky.
Window decoration theme : https://launchpad.net/~shimmerproject/+archive/ppa/+index?field.series_filter=lucid ( greybird-git )
Some of my settings in ccsm ( compizconfig-settings-manager ) are :
Window Management > Place Windows > Placement Mode > Centered
Window Management > Scale > Bindings > Initiate Window Picker For All Windows > TopLeft
Extras > Screenshot > Initiate > Super Button1
Utility > Enable Scale Addons
Utility > Workarounds > check Keep previews of minimized windows
Effects > check Animations Add-On
Desktop > Expo > Expo edge > BottomRight
General > General Options > Key bindings > Show Desktop > BottomLeft
Desktop > check Show desktop
Accessibility >Opacity, Brightness and Saturation > Opacity > Increase Opacity ( mouse ) > Alt Button4
Accessibility >Opacity, Brightness and Saturation > Opacity > Decrease Opacity ( mouse ) > Alt Button5
Accessibility >Opacity, Brightness and Saturation > Brightness > Increase Brightness ( mouse ) > Super Button4
Accessibility >Opacity, Brightness and Saturation > Brightness > Decrease Brightness ( mouse ) > Super Button5
If you like to use Emerald Window Decorator just follow this guide.