[ubuntu-uk] Research Required

Jim Price d1version at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 30 02:12:28 GMT 2010

On 30/12/10 01:18, Bruno Girin wrote:
> Having said this, one way to avoid the "where have all my windows
> gone?" moments is to make the transition very obvious by enabling the
> cube in Compiz for instance: at least if the user is confused, calls
> you and says "there was this cube thing then all my windows were
> gone!", you know exactly what happened. Another trick for Windows
> users who are used to the ALT+TAB key combo is to configure it so that
> ALT+TAB shows all windows in all workspaces rather than only windows
> in the current workspace.

Another one I like to show new users is to install the window selector 
panel applet (as opposed to the window list) which shows apps open in 
all workspaces.

I usually install parcellite too, so they don't ring me about copy and 
paste not working after they close the app they copied from. 
Unfortunately the maintainer of parcellite is stepping down, and glipper 
(the GNU alternative) is somewhat unstable, often crashing on login.


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