Howto Install Elements for Compiz Fusion

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Elements is a plugin for Compiz Fusion 0.7.4 which integrates all the features of the popular Snow, Autumn, Fireflies, and Stars plugins, plus an all new feature, Bubbles. Written from the ground-up with only open source software, Elements is designed to be free, fast, and fun. It's also fully customizable. You want flower petals falling in spring? Draw the petals and use them with the Autumn feature. Want to have toasters flying towards you at warp speed? Take a picture of your toaster and use it with the Stars feature. Feel really adventuresome? Take a look at the code and make it your own. Elements is completely free and released under the GNU General Public Licence (GPL).

Download Elements script from Here

Once you downloaded you need to install this using the following command

bash ./

This will complete the installation

If you want to see Video howto install check here

Uninstall Elements Plugin

If you want to uninstall elements plugin follow this procedure

cd ~/.elements

sudo make uninstall

make clean

compiz --replace &

If you want to view more video check here

Note:- T o make the Elements script work on Ubuntu 8.10 you must replace the compiz-bcop package with the compiz-fusion-bcop package in the downloaded script

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7 Responses

  1. enli says:

    I always wanted something extra in compiz fusion. I liked Autumn plugin of all of them.

    I must have set of plugins for every compiz fusion user.

  2. Vaughan says:

    I had to replace the compiz-bcop package with compiz-fusion-bcop in the ‘apt-get’ line of the script to get it to work.

  3. stam says:

    Vaughan is right.
    To make the Elements script work on Ubuntu 8.10 you must replace the compiz-bcop packet with the compiz-fusion-bcop packet!

    Please put a note for novice users!


  4. Ed says:

    there is conflict with Avant window navigator.
    and elements doesn’t run after avant crashed..

  5. madfix says:

    Ubuntu users, don’t try this method for Elements !

    The project was retired since 12/31/08, as you can see on the Element’s website :

    Instead, use :
    sudo apt-get install compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported

    Universe/X11 repository, Intrepid (8.10) version : 0.7.8-0intrepid1

    Have fun 😉

  6. Jan says:


    I feel a bit stupid but I can’t find the Autumn (nor Elements, nor Bubble…) entries in CCSM… Any clue? (yes, I installed compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported and -extra)



  7. georgie says:

    Hi i have ubuntu 8.10 and compiz-bcop replaced with compiz-fusion-bcop….but i still cant install it.i dont know what im doing wrong….help pls….i execute ./ it doesnt i execute bash ./ it starts but doesnt complete the install with errors….i already use my compiz desktop effects so my nvidia is new so a bit help pls genius friends =)

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