How to Enable Compiz Wobbly Window Effect in Ubuntu & Fedora

Fancy some desktop effects to your app windows? Let me show you how to enable Compiz alike wobbly windows effect in Ubuntu, Fedora, or other Linux with Gnome 3 Desktop.

The Wobbly Windows plugin provides what is probably the most notorious effect Compiz was initially known for: windows that move like gelatin, with a spring-and-friction model.

Wobbly windows effect was available in a certain Ubuntu release years ago. Now you can enable this feature via a Gnome Shell Extension.

To install Wobbly window effect:

Simply go to the extension web page in your web browser and turn on the toggle icon:

Don’t see the toggle icon?

If you’re first time to install a Gnome extension, you need first to install the web browser extension. In the previous button link page, click the link to install browser extension.

For Ubuntu, also open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo apt install chrome-gnome-shell

Finally refresh the extension web page, click install it, and enjoy!

To manage the gnome shell extension, either use Gnome Tweaks or Extensions (install the gnome-shell-extension-prefs package to get it).

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.