Wanted to share another nice little tool with you called xcompmgr.
With that tool you are able to use composite effects even in the VMWare or if you can't/dont' want to run compiz for another reason.
While trying to get AWN working for me in VMWare I discovered the xcompmgr.
Just install it via
and make sure that it gets started automatically when you login to your session.apt-get install xcompmgr
Then you can install AWN (Avant Window Navigator) via
and start it.apt-get install avant-window-navigator
Since I have just my quite customized version of BT4 here it might not work directly with the out of the box version of BT4, I will check on that later today.
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