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Thread: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

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    Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    Hello,

    I am able to have desktop effects running on my Ubuntu Fesity, and it looks really good.

    However, my machine specs are too low, and enabling this cause performance degradation.

    Then I am thinking of disabling it, since it doesnt really affects my workflow. But I really like the windows selector feature that comes with compiz, whereby I just need to click on the top right corner to bring up all the windows arranged in a grid, and I can select the one I want to activate.

    Any method of only enabling this feature somehow without using any other compiz feature?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    haven't tried it, but this might be worth trying out
    http://kompose.berlios.de/

    or try turning off all the other plugins bar scale in gconf-editor

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    Re: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    if your comp specs are too low AND you are running GNOME I wouldnt really recommend kompose
    I use it under KDE and I like it a lot

    BUT under GNOME it becomes SUPER slow

    kinda takes the fun and useability out of it

    plus when you clik on one application ( under GNOME that is ) it will put them in the same desktop as you were before
    resulting in an chaos desktop ( windows like )

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    Re: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    Thanks for all your input, appreciate it...

    I tried to enable desktop effects WITHOUT ticking both checkboxes, and I get the windows selector function without all the extras... sweet.

    But i realised enabling this brings me some other issues which I am really tired of trying to resolve... namely, my video playback at Totem breaks, showing only black screen.

    I tried to download kompose to try, but couldnt find the download link... lol.. I am noob.

    Thanks guys.

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    Smile Re: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    Quote Originally Posted by kolslorr View Post
    ...But i realised enabling this brings me some other issues which I am really tired of trying to resolve... namely, my video playback at Totem breaks, showing only black screen.
    .....
    Try this to solve your problem with Totem:
    • Press ALT+F2
    • Enter ,"gstreamer-properties"
    • choose the video tab
    • At the output line. choose "X Window System (no Xv)
    Let me know if that works for ya! =)

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    Re: Desktop Effects Windows Selector

    Worked for me

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