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[KIA]aze 01-13-2007 02:21 PM

XGL: How do I stop the cube on the edge?
 
Hi,

I am using OpenSUSE 10.2 with XGL.
(After having failed to install it on Debian Etch :( , but that way I now have 4 OSs on my PC! :D (XP,Debian,Ubuntu,OpenSUSE)).

Everything works fine, except for the ripple effect. But I guess, that's due to my ATI Radeon IGP 345M lacking support for it.

But now, I want to take some screenshots and was wondering how I could stop the cube from automatically going back to one of the four sides once I release the mouse button...

Is there a way to just leave the cube in any not 90 rotated position?

It would also be nice for demonstrations if I could show a video on the edge without having to hold CTRL+ALT+Button 1. :)

And two other usability questions:
Is there a keyboard shortcut in OpenSUSE to switch desktops? (like CTRL+1,2,3,4 in Debian)
Is there a way to alt-tab between all the windows, no matter what viewport they are in? (because in openSUSE, alt-tab only switches between windows on the same viewport)

P.S:
My system specs for those interested:

ATI Radeon IGP 345M with 64MB shared memory
Intel Pentium 4 with 2.4 GHz
512 MB RAM (which means 448MB because of the video card)
(PC is a Compaq Presario 2500)

Videos stop while deforming windows or spinning the cube, but once a window is deformed or the cube rotated, they continue to run smoothly even deformed. :)
Ripple effect doesn't work.
There's no notable performance loss in usual apps like firefox.

edit:
Shortcut problem solved: Simply go to Control-center->Shortcuts... ^^

Simon Bridge 01-13-2007 09:04 PM

Quote:

But now, I want to take some screenshots and was wondering how I could stop the cube from automatically going back to one of the four sides once I release the mouse button...

Is there a way to just leave the cube in any not 90 rotated position?

It would also be nice for demonstrations if I could show a video on the edge without having to hold CTRL+ALT+Button 1.
... I have 6 desktops enabled for the carousel, configured for edges apart in 3ddesktop. I use a script to randomly rotate the carousel to show the different apps running. One of them is usually a movie.

However - the "edge on" screenshots you see in magazines seem to have been done by being quick with the screenshot. I've never seen a movie actually moving before its screen is fully rotated... I gather that the desktops you see moving around are screen-grabs and motionless.

Quote:

Is there a keyboard shortcut in OpenSUSE to switch desktops? (like CTRL+1,2,3,4 in Debian)
In Ubuntu I go ctrl-alt-<left/right-arrow>. You can bind any keys to this.

Quote:

Is there a way to alt-tab between all the windows, no matter what viewport they are in? (because in openSUSE, alt-tab only switches between windows on the same viewport)
AFAIK: no.

[KIA]aze 01-14-2007 02:06 AM

Thanks for replying.
For the moment, I just took the the screenshots with the GIMP (File->Acquire) using a delay.
ksnapshot can also be used for screenshots with delay.

But I would still like to be able to leave my cube in any rotated position.:rolleyes:

Concerning 3ddesktop, I already used in on Debian. But it just takes screenshots of each desktop and puts them on a cube (or other).
It doesn't offer animated desktops and isn't even embedded.
It has to be run by command-line.
It's nice, but XGL is much more amazing.

If I can play my movies on the edge while being static at a non-90 angle, I believe that with a good video card, it should be able to play the movie on the edge while moving, just like in the videos. ;)
If this can be done in games like Doom 3, why shouldn't it be possible for a desktop interface? ^^
(only problem is Doom 3 doesn't run on my PC)

For the shortcuts:
I forgot to mention that I was using gnome under OpenSUSE and not KDE.

For the desktop-switching shortcuts, I did find a very simple windows-like solution:
Just go to control-center->Shortcuts. ^^

And CTRL+ALT+left/right also works in OpenSUSE for rotating.

The only thing I still miss is the alt-tabbing accross all desktops.
I did find this:
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-k.../msg00082.html
But it's for KDE users. Couldn't find any option like this in the gnome menus. :(


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