Compiz by default ?

Michael Vogt michael.vogt at
Fri Aug 17 09:23:26 BST 2007

On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 02:11:02PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 16, 2007 at 11:06:29AM +0200, Sebastien Bacher wrote:
> > 
> > Le mercredi 15 août 2007 à 11:46 +0200, Michael Vogt a écrit :
> > 
> > > The above regressions make composite-by-default something we really
> > > need to discuss. The question is if we should tradeoff the usability
> > > improvments and blink improvements for the above regressions. 
> > 
> > There is also the question to know if compiz does a good job as a window
> > manager (you know the boring things like handling windows placement
> > correct, not going in the user way, etc ;). Actions like workspaces
> > switching are also much slower at the moment when using compiz (when
> > going from worskpace 1 to 8 you have to watch it scrolling between those
> > when it used to be an immediate action)
> The workspace switching is slower now than it used to be; presumably the
> speed of the animation is adjustable.

The speed is adjustable, the gconf key is

But when I made it faster I almost got seasick because it was
traveling so fast between the viewports.
> > Do we have a list of bugs that should be fixed before gutsy somewhere
> > (like not eating 1 pixel around the screen, make the number of
> > workspaces consistent with GNOME, etc)?
> That bug is the only remaining one which is major for me in my use of
> compiz; it is filed in Launchpad and Michael is aware of it.

This is fixed with the latest compiz-fusion-plugins-main upload.


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