Phrank deserves an award for coming up with this hack. NoCompiz uses Compiz-switch, a simple program that turns Compiz off if it is on and vice-versa.
NoCompiz will take one input – the name of a program – Turn off Compiz, run the program, then turn Compiz back on when the program exits.
This is very useful when you’re running Compiz all the time, but want to switch to a full-screen 3D game for awhile and not have to worry about Compiz messing with the game.
Just download noCompiz, unzip, and run the Install.sh installer from within Nautilus.
edit the menu entry of the programme you want to toggle.
eg, nocompiz kdenlive
A simple and lightweight highly Ubuntu Lucid integrated GMail Notifier which takes advantages of notify-osd and indicator-applet. Because of this it will not run with older Ubuntu versions.
Option to select a sound when new incoming mail, a must-have for Gmail users.
Installing from a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm-notify-maintainers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gm-notify