Compiz Fusion and Workspace Switcher

Michael Knepher mknepher at
Wed Nov 28 15:59:52 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-11-27 at 23:38 +0100, Davide Corio wrote:
> Il giorno lun, 26/11/2007 alle 07.31 -0800, David Vincent ha scritto:
> > Is your machine upgraded or a fresh gutsy install?
> A fresh gutsy.
> But I noticed that problems on every pc with gutsy I installed before.
> So i think that everyone of you should have this problem.
> > Eventually I found the problem, it was somewhere in the advanced Compiz 
> > settings.  I'm not near that machine right now but if this sounds like 
> > your issue I can take a peek today and post back.
> In the "general options -> Desktop Size" tab of advanced desktop effects
> settings, you can increase the number of desktops to 4. Doing this I can
> drag windows through the workspaces, but compiz seems to go mad.

The gnome workspace applet doesn't seem to have full support for
compiz's viewport model yet, which most of the compiz plugins are
designed around. Metacity, which the applet was originally made for,
uses a "desktop" model. The applet has been hacked to have basic
viewport support, but dragging apps from viewport to viewport isn't
there yet. Don't ask me the difference between viewports and desktops,
but it's apparently enough to cause issues like this one.

> Talking about Expo.
> How can I setup Expo to show only the apps opened in the current
> workspace? (like macosx exposè)

In this case, I think you want to use the Scale plugin. This will let
you set separate bindings for displaying apps on the current workspace
and for displaying all running apps. 

> -- 
> Davide Corio
> email: davide.corio<at>
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