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How can i disable compositing via the command line? I need to disable temporarily for some games, like Nexuiz, for use in a wrapper script to toggle compositing status.

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xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/use_compositing -t bool -s false

true to activate it again.

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Just make a keyboard shortcut for this:

xfconf-query --channel=xfwm4 --property=/general/use_compositing --type=bool --toggle

Toggle compositing at the tip of your finger =) P.S: Sorry for necroposting.

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