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Old 07-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #1
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os x like effects (hot corners) for linux?


hi guys. i used os x for about a year before gnu linux, and one thing i miss is the ability to,
move the cursor to a prealigated corner of the screen and it will activate expose, and a different prealigated corner displays the work spaces up on the screen in a similar fashion.
i've heard of compoze but the effect is nothing to me without the hot corners. so is this effect possible on gnu linux, with kde, xfce, trinnity or gnome2.x?
 
Old 07-12-2011, 08:29 PM   #2
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Yes, that is part of Compiz. You can configure what corners of the screen start which effects, one of which being Expose.
 
Old 07-12-2011, 08:31 PM   #3
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Yes KDE 4.x definetely has that feature. Just go to System Settings -> Workspace Behaviour -> Screen Edges
 
Old 07-13-2011, 12:11 AM   #4
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Yes, that is part of Compiz. You can configure what corners of the screen start which effects, one of which being Expose.
Just to be clear, the "Exposé"-like feature/plugin that MS3FGX is referring to is actually called "Scale" in Compiz. There is another one called "Expo", but it's actually the fancy workspace viewer, not the window switcher.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 05:52 AM   #5
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Yes KDE 4.x definetely has that feature. Just go to System Settings -> Workspace Behaviour -> Screen Edges
OMG, this is exactly what i was looking for. this is it, the deciding factor, i'm sticking with kde. Thanks for the other suggestions too guys, i didn't really want to use compiz unless i had to though.

Is there any way to make these hot spots a little more sensitive, because i find they're not as responsive as i'd like.
 
Old 07-13-2011, 10:09 AM   #6
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You might have some luck looking in kde.bugs.org, I remember someone asking for that feature not so long ago, unfortunately I didn't care about that conversation and I don't know how it developed.
 
Old 07-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #7
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Is there any way to make these hot spots a little more sensitive, because i find they're not as responsive as i'd like.
i found out how,by fiddeing and just to let anyone else know incase they're after the answer, in the hot corners section thing, if you look below the picture of the monitor, theres two meters with numbers describing (i think) the threshhold, lower the top one to ,zero and it works magicall
 
Old 07-29-2011, 07:19 AM   #8
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Knightron thank you so much for your post. I came searching on Google and there was your solution. So often the threads on boards like this don't have any conclusion documented once the OP is satisfied. I registered on this site just to thank you.
 
Old 07-29-2011, 04:48 PM   #9
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Oh, well welcome to the sight, this is a great websight, and most people here are very friendly, and helpful, and i hope to se you around again. Glad you got what you're looking for.
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