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’Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension Adds 3 New Effects & Random Mode

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A couple of new Star Trek-esque effects have been added to the ‘Burn my Windows’ GNOME Shell extension.

If you’ve not yet heard about this bling-tactic add-on, it animates closing windows (and optionally dialogs) in some spectacularly over the top ways — just like Compiz of old.

Burn My Windows 8 is available from the GNOME Extensions website and it adds there new effects.

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‘Burn My Windows’ Added Some More Cool Animations on App Close

  • ‘Burn My Windows’ Added Some More Cool Animations on App Close

    Want some cool desktop animations? the ‘Burn My Windows’ extension added some more animation effects for Ubuntu 20.04+, Fedora workstation, and other Linux with GNOME 3.36+.

    Previously when user clicks to close an app window, the extension applies a burning window down effect.

    [...]

    See the short videos for new effects when closing app windows:

    energizea energizeb Matrix T-Rex-Attack tv-close wisps
    There’s also new “Broken Glass” effect in upcoming release to shatter your windows into a shower sharp shards!

    For each animation, there’s a setting page to change the animation speed, scale, color, etc.

‘Burn My Windows’ Extension Adds Breaking Glass Effect & More

  • ‘Burn My Windows’ Extension Adds Breaking Glass Effect & More Options

    The effervescent animation add-on has won itself a legion of fans thanks to its crop of cool animated window closing effects that look good and aren’t super-heavy on system resources.

    In its latest update, a ‘Breaking Glass’ effect has been appended to add-on’s animation armoury, albeit only for GNOME 40 and above. As with other effect there are controls to adjust animation time, scale, gravity, and “blow force”. You can also choose to make the window shatter from the location of the mouse pointer, for some added reality.

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