>>34883>Install and enable a compositor to get shadows and if you want animations or transparency. You can look at Compton.
Note: Compton doesn't play nice with xsetroot or, iirc, feh. Use hsetroot and you'll be golden, Lain.>>34885>zsh
Don't bother, OP, unless you aren't going to set it as your default shell; if you set it as your default shell you may run into some corner cases--perhaps rarely--stemming from lack of full-adherence to POSIX which will cause issues you probably won't be able to solve.
Personally, I use Fish and recommend it over zsh but to each their own. https://fishshell.com
for a recent thread on the discussion of zsh and other shells.
Also, learn how to use one of the big editors (Emacs, Vim, ed, Spacemacs, etc.); you'll be editing a lot of files so get used to something gud.