If you always wanted the Exposé effect on your Ubuntu Desktop, here you go!  Active corners, known from Mac as Exposé, allow you e.g. to see all your open windows at once just by one mouse move into the corner of the desktop. Very useful if you are a multi-tasking god or goddess!

First open you terminal and copy & paste:

sudo apt-key adv --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com FE85409EEAB40ECCB65740816AF0E1940624A220

Log in with your admin password and continue:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Then add the following lines at the end of the file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/tualatrix/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

The source of Ubuntu tweak will be added to your repository. Updates for Ubuntu-Tweak will be installed automatically in future. Install Ubuntu-Tweak:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-tweak

Before using Ubuntu-Tweak, make sure you enabled visual effects for your desktop. Go to System/Preferences/Appearance an check under Visual Effects "Normal".
visualeffects

Check your system tools for Ubuntu-Tweak, open it and go to Desktop, then to Compiz Fusion as you can see here:
tweak tweak2 tweak3

Now you can enable a function for every corner, as you like. That's it.

How to enable active corners aka Exposé in Ubuntu 9.10 with Ubuntu Tweak

2 thoughts on “How to enable active corners aka Exposé in Ubuntu 9.10 with Ubuntu Tweak

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    Good job! It may be helpful in the process of studying ubuntu so I’ve scrape it using scrapebook(firefox addon). Can you recommend any books about ubuntu for me? yeah, I am a noob of ubuntu. 😀 thanks in advance!

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    They are the most stupidest instructions on earth, you didn’t describe anything at all or very few things. HTF am I meant to do this, I need you to be more descriptive in your instructions. Gosh 🙁

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