I assume you are running KDE as I had the same problem. I resolved it by using the latest rpms available and 2 additional programs that added much in the way of plugins and control: gset-compiz and pykompiz. I'm sure there's other solutions but this add added functionality and control.
Pykompiz is a tray applet that switches between kwin and compiz and has a link to gset-compiz for preference control.
Gset-compiz is a preference tool with a very large number of options available (many not otherwise accessable?). It is Gnome but runs fine under kde.
If you use the compizquinn rpm there are additional plugins not available in Suse's.
You'll still need gnome-control-panel -> desktop affects for a few keyboard settings.