Compiz Fusion help needed.
stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Dec 1 01:22:24 UTC 2008
Paul Rumelhart wrote:
> Steven Vollom wrote:
>> 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.
> I forgot about the --replace option. Sorry about that. I'm glad it's
> working. The compiz team stills seems to be working through some bugs,
> but the progress they've made is wonderful. It sounds like you weren't
> running emerald before, or you would have seen the extra window dressing
This is so very fun. It is better than a video game or a movie.
I don't remember which email response, however, I do not have a red trim
around a window. Mine is in blues like my desktop and has a rounded and
highlighted shape to the bar at the top. It is also transparent on that
bar. It is beautiful. I hope others who haven't tried Compiz yet you
your instructions. It sure will help them get a start, and some of it
is more than useful. I still don't have an Octagon shape; each time I
rotate the mouse wheel, it is like the screen dips in from all four
sides with an edge to the joining pages then fills the screen again. If
you know how to get that cube effect, I would like to know how? Please
tell me if I am bothering you too much, also. I don't want to become a
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