LinuxQuestions.org
View the Most Wanted LQ Wiki articles.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 05-28-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
tachyon65
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Fedora15
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 0
Lightbulb Tip for Gnome 3 navigation and app switching in Fedora 15


If you have recently done the upgrade to Love Lock (15) and are lamenting the compiz-fusion incompatibility issue,
A: play with the interface, it actually will do a lot of the nice things the "cube" does.
B: Try installing "Docky" via yum (i.e., sudo yum -y install docky), which allows for quick switching between apps.

I made the switch from 14 to 15 the other day and thought I would go nuts over the seemingly never-ending crashes. Turns out that compiz and Gnome3 really are not good bed-mates!

Also, if you move your cursor to the far upper left hand side of the desktop, it will go quickly to "Activies".

Tach
 
Old 05-31-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
fpmurphy
Member
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Location: /dev/ph
Distribution: Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat, Centos
Posts: 294

Rep: Reputation: 61
Compiz and the GNOME Shell do not work together. The GNOME shell uses its own compositing manager called Mutter which based on Metacity and Clutter. Compiz is also a compositing manager, hence the problem.
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 06-03-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
tachyon65
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: May 2011
Location: Chicago
Distribution: Fedora15
Posts: 10

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
yah, I did figure that out after a little research, which i should have done in the first place! This is why i posted the "try Docky" thread as some people where complaining about "too many clicks" to switch between apps. Gnome3 may not like compiz, but it plays very well with Docky and allows for one-click switching between apps. Thanks for the reply!

Tach
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Android Dev Tip: App Not Showing on X10 Mini Marketplace LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 08-09-2010 08:21 PM
LXer: TIP: Switching Soundcards In Ubuntu LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-03-2008 06:50 PM
Switching from Gnome to KDE on Fedora 9 (Howto) badsheriff Fedora 13 08-05-2008 03:25 AM
Gnome Desktop Navigation spaaarky21 Fedora 3 02-14-2005 10:30 PM
Fedora:Switching back to Gnome from KDE paultaylor Linux - Software 3 11-11-2004 01:22 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:37 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration