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    Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Hello, everyone.

    I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 11.04 (64-bit) this afternoon. I just enabled the Enhanced Zoom plugin for compiz, and I find that it is quite jumpy compared to Ubuntu 10.10 (64-bit); it ran much more smoothly then. Is there any way that I can change this? I do not even know what could be causing this slight lag, but it is noticeable.

    Also, I am using the Ubuntu classic (GNOME) desktop, as I could not zoom in on the top panel nor the launcher bar on the left in Unity, unfortunately.

    Is anyone else experiencing a jumpy magnifier using eZoom, or is it just me?

    Thanks for any help or input.

    Take care.
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
    Member of the Ubuntu Accessibility Team
    Registered Linux User #423082

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Same here. I am slightly visually impaired and I rely greatly on the wonderful enhanced zoom desktop plugin. The new version in Natty is noticeably jumpy and somewhat headache inducing.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated...

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Hello, jschmeau.

    I have not found out anything further here, and there has been no response (other than yours) on the Compiz Forums. On top of that, it seems that the Compiz Forums have been flooded with spam.

    Hopefully we can figure something out. I miss the smoothness of the Enhanced Zoom plugi, and I don't really want to downgrade.
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
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    Registered Linux User #423082

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Hi Guys,


    I have filed two bugs similar to this subject:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...iz/+bug/786774
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/774531


    However it is on their wish list, please add yourself to affects me and we can grow the number of affected users.


    Most applications support zoom with ALT+CTRL and scroll with the mouse button to zoom into things.

    This release has stopped me from using the Enhanced Zoom feature and I have to use a negative workaround. Which is a pain as I use it all the time. I am managing though.

    Ubuntu 11.04 seems to have dropped some of its accessibility features by the way side. This is a regression in my opinion.

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Thanks, notlistening. I went to the links you provided and added myself to the affected users, as I experience the same things on my end.

    This is kind of saddening, as I completely depend on the Enhanced Zoom plugin. Also, I really was looking forward to using Unity, but the plugin does not zoom in on the desktop, and not the top and bottom panels.

    I don't really want to downgrade, but my quality of use is definitely diminished.

    I guess it is just a waiting game now. I just wish I had programming experience and the ability to work on these bugs...or any bugs for that matter...
    Proud visually impaired user of Ubuntu.
    Member of the Ubuntu Accessibility Team
    Registered Linux User #423082

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    Re: Ubuntu 11.04 and Compiz Enhanced Zoom

    Hi, I'm also affected by this and would like to add myself onto the affected people list in the links notlistening posted. How do I do that?

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