stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Tue Feb 17 22:30:50 GMT 2009
On Tuesday 17 February 2009 4:13:57 pm Paul Rumelhart wrote:
> --- On Tue, 2/17/09, Neil Winchurst <barnaby at drofle.com> wrote:
> From: Neil Winchurst <barnaby at drofle.com>
> Subject: Compiz
> To: "Kubuntu Help and User Discussions" <kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 9:04 AM
> Today I had a look at a few videos on the internet about compiz and
> kubuntu. Well, I agree that there is some very clever programming
> evident and it all looks quite pretty, but apart from all that, is there
> really any advantage to it? Or is it just an example of what the
> Americans call 'eye candy'?
> I use Hardy Heron so I suspect it would be a bit tricky to install it
> and get it running properly anyway. At the moment I can't see the point
> of bothering. Would it be better to wait for the new version of Kubuntu
> due out in April if I did decide to try it out?
> Just wondering
> Neil Winchurst
> There are some useful features. I like having eight sides to my "cube",
> and being able to zoom out, rotate them around, and easily find the desktop
> I'm looking for. You can set it up so that you can hold down the alt key,
> put the cursor over a window, and move the mouse wheel to make the window
> more or less transparent so that you can see what's behind it. You can
> also set it up so that when you put the mouse over a window icon on your
> taskbar and see what that window is showing in a little popup in realtime.
> It's also nice because a window that is not responding goes a little dark,
> so that you can visually tell when it is responding again. I've also got
> mine setup so I can see through my background and can watch windows on
> other desktops. This is handy for knowing when the stupid VM you've told
> to shutdown finally closes.
> Other than that, it's just eye candy. However, I like the eye candy. I
> like the wobbly windows when moving them around, I like the open, close,
> minimize, and maximize animations I use. I like emerald, and I like
> watching the cube turn when I move the mouse wheel over the background. It
> doesn't seem to slow anything down - movies I play appear to be just as
> fast. So why not enjoy it?
Me too, Paul.
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