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Old 06-24-2008, 06:23 PM   #1
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Visual effects


one time i randomly pressed keys and made my computer do cool stuff
i dont remember what i pressed
does anyone know what to press?
 
Old 06-24-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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ctrl-alt-f1?




















(you get back with ctrl-alt-f7)
 
Old 06-24-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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no
that just restarted my computer
but thanks anyways
 
Old 06-25-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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well, maybe you should be a little more specific.
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:02 PM   #5
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well like make it 3D or somethin
i pressed letters on my keyboard
 
Old 06-25-2008, 12:32 PM   #6
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If compiz is already enabled you can go from one desktop to the next with ctrl-alt-arrow_keys, or if the cube is enabled (I doubt it):
win-right_click and drag.

Depending on what compiz plugin you have enabled that will give you different effects.
You can configure them in Administration - Look and Feel - Desktop effects
(I believe - probably a little different, I don't have Ubuntu installed right now.)

You might have an "advanced desktop effects" button there. If not - install ccsm.

Applications - Add/Remove
select: "show all"
search for ccsm, and install it

then you can start it either by typing:
alt-f2
ccsm

or by going into the desktop effect settings.

Just play around with the settings... there's a lot of stuff you can do with it.

If it gives you any trouble, you can switch back to the default gnome window manager by typing:
metacity --replace &
either in a terminal or in the launcher (alt-f2)

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