I really like xmonad and I used to it on my arch station. But recently I remembered no clue why out of fashion rotating cube animation effect, that was available with compiz (or kwin, but I don't like it so much). So my question - is it possible to somehow enable this animation for workspace switching in xmonad (or at least at any other tiling wm like i3 or awesome)? Its not necessary has to be compiz. I can make compiz enabled under xfce, or xmonad --replace in xfce to enable xmonad under xfce, but not both.


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    Considering how compiz is a window manager and xmonad is a window manager, I'd guess that you can only have one or the other. There isn't a tiling wm that I know of that has compiz-like effects. – jw013 Nov 12 '14 at 20:07
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    yes, I get it, but isn't there some standalone composite manager, not composite window manager, to make such animation? I looked in compton and xcompmgr, and haven't find workspace switching animations.. – sandric Nov 12 '14 at 20:50
  • I suppose that's because a virtual workspace is window manager concept. Standalone compositor won't have any idea of what the WM is doing - it just composites the windows. – peterph Nov 12 '14 at 21:56

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