Hey all. I post my desktop in the screenshots thread once in a while, and I'm usually thinking that none of the weird customization I do actually shows up in screencaps. I'm also curious to know what just-under-the-hood tweaks other folks are making, and see if there's anything I'd like to nab. So I thought I'd list a few of my oddities and see what y'all have going on.
I use Unity, and it's fairly stock - I have a tweaked theme and transparent menus, and I have a couple of hotcorners for Scale and Expo. But I've found ways to tweak the window switching behavior to be a bit more intuitive to me. I took minimized windows back out of Scale, so they stay out of the way, but set hidden windows to be sticky, so that minimized windows are available no matter which workspace I'm on (like they're "stored" in the launcher, thus, not on any particular workspace.)
I have a somewhat crazily Chrome-centric desktop, in that Chrome is my default .pdf viewer (local documents are set to open in a new window.) I have GMail and Play Music as webapps, which integrates nicely with the same services on Android.
I'm also addicted to Touchégg. Thanks to a true multi-touch trackpad, in addition to the usual three buttons and two scrolling axes, I have expo, scale, and previous and next workspace as three-finger swipes and browser back, forward, and tab switching as four-finger. It's roughly the same arrangement as on Mac, but I giggle at trackpads on Windows or, if forced to use one, cry a bit.
Oh, and I couldn't live without my Glippy paste menu (set to Ctrl+Shift+V) and Tomboy lens (so that all notes are searchable from the Dash without clicking anything.) (I can't live without a clipboard manager even on Android, so. I introduced them to a friend of mine who uses Windows about a year ago, and she can't remember life before having one.)
Oh, and I've decided Gwenview is the best default image viewer ever. So much better than eog....
Any weird and useful workflow tweaks in your desktop?