Compiz Fusion help needed.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 1 00:55:01 UTC 2008
Paul Rumelhart wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> Dear Paul,
>> You got me laughing, I am so happy. I have eight now. Are you actually
>> seeing an octagon? I just seem to be rotating the desktop as a whole.
>> This isn't just fun, it is totally useful. I am always working with
>> several pages on the desktop. Now I can separate projects. What a
>> wonderful tool. This is just great.
>> I have never played with Compiz yet. I have been too busy learning
>> things that are a priority. It will be fun when I can take the time.
>> Do you use any other features of Compiz that are so useful?
>> Cudos, Cheers!, Ciao Bello, and Cordially,
> I have it set so that I can press both the left and right mouse buttons
> when my cursor is over the desktop, and it shows me an eight-sided
> "cube" with one desktop on each side. Technically, I guess it's
> ten-sided because you have the two end caps. I think you can also press
> Ctrl and Alt and the left mouse button to do this. I remember I had to
> set the zoom value to get the desktop "cube" to fall back from the
> screen so I could see it better. Under Advanced Desktop Effects
> Settings > Rotate Cube > General I have my zoom set at 0.5068. I
> remember playing with the values until everything spun at the speed I
> wanted it to. I also have Cube Reflection on (in the Effects area),
> which shows the cube over a reflective floor. I think it's a
> great-looking effect.
> I also have it setup so that if I hold down the Alt key and use the
> wheel on the mouse, it will make the window the mouse is over more
> transparent. That way, if my window is blocking another window and I
> need to see what's on it, I can make the window slightly transparent so
> I can continue to work in it but also see what's behind it. I don't
> remember if I had to change it to do that or if it's default behavior.
> I also recommend using the Window Previews (in Advanced Desktop Effects
> Settings in the Extras area). If this is enabled you should see a small
> preview window whenever you mouse over a window icon in the start bar.
> This is useful when I have a few of the same window types open, and I'm
> not sure which one is the one I want. Mousing over them will show me a
> snapshot of what they actually look like at that second. If you have a
> video open, it will actually show the video as it's progressing in the
> preview window.
> I've also played around with animations, which are nice but don't
> actually help me be more productive. I also like having Wobbly Windows
> enabled, although it does nothing to really help me either. It just
> looks nice.
I just typed in --replace and it started to work again. Additionally
lots of window dressing has been included. I am laughing again. This
is the best experimentation experience I have had so far.
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