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Burn My Windows Desktop Effects

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What is it ?

Burn-My-Windows is a desktop effect extension that adds a variety of visually striking window closing animations to Linux desktop environments like GNOME and KDE Plasma.

The key points are:

  • Burn-My-Windows provides over 20 different window effects that can be used to close or minimize application windows.
  • The extension is highly customizable, allowing users to adjust the speed, color, and other parameters of the effects.
  • Burn-My-Windows was originally developed for the GNOME desktop, but now also has initial support for KDE Plasma.
  • The extension is open-source and free to use. Users can even create their own custom effects by leveraging GLSL shaders.

In summary, Burn-My-Windows is a fun and highly configurable desktop extension that brings creative window closing animations to Linux, adding a touch of visual flair to the desktop experience.

Install it On Plasma

There are multiple ways to install this extension. One of them being from the KDE Store on many distros running KDE Plasma or the A.U.R on ArchLinux. Here I will be showing you the latter.

paru -S kwin-effects-burn-my-windows

🔥 Disintegrate your windows with style.


Closing words

I understand some of you might be thinking, “Why add more features to an already feature-rich desktop environment?” My response is simple: no one is forcing you to. I’m sharing this because Plasma is incredibly customizable, so why not enhance it with some cool effects? I personally enjoy them and find them quite neat. If you don’t, feel free to skip them. It’s as simple as that. I’m not trying to be harsh—just acknowledging that many of us tend to have very strong opinions when it comes to such things.

It’s that simple!!