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March 5th, 2010, 10:07 PM

I'm using ubuntu 9.10 on a IBM thinkpad T43 and I am having problems getting the ring switcher to work with compiz-fusion. From what I understand, ring switcher replaces the ALT+TAB functionality and replaces it with a 3D effect. All other compiz things are working, I just cannot seem to nut this one out.



March 5th, 2010, 11:23 PM
There's a very nice little program called Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager which is a simplified frontend to the illogically complicated CompizConfing Settings Manager (duh) :p

You can install it by terminal:

sudo apt-get install simple-ccsm

Or by the Software Center. (search for simple compiz or sth like that)

Then open the app by System -> Preferences -> Simple CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Select "Effects" tab and from a dropdown menu in "Switcher" select "Ring Swithcer"

There are some other options you might like ;)


March 6th, 2010, 07:48 AM
hey, thanks', that has made everything alot easier, but how do I find out the key bindings for it? I have no windows key on my laptop (T43 Thinkpad) I have a Fn key but that + TAB doesn't work.


March 6th, 2010, 08:07 AM
ok, sorry, got it working.:popcorn:

I was after another feature. When you use ALT+TAB to get a 3D effect instead of the default gnome switcher.


March 6th, 2010, 08:12 AM
:popcorn: Thanks for the help. Figured it out. Finally :)

The feature I was looking for was Focus Window.