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Old 01-13-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
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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! (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... ^^

Last edited by [KIA]aze; 01-13-2007 at 02:54 PM.
 
Old 01-13-2007, 09:04 PM   #2
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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.

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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.

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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.
 
Old 01-14-2007, 02:06 AM   #3
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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.

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.

Last edited by [KIA]aze; 01-14-2007 at 02:08 AM.
 
  


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