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Old 02-23-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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GNOME Effects


I really like the GNOME desktop, however, I recently installed Enlightnment and I like 3 things:


1) The slide effect when moving between workspaces
2) Eterm
3) The ripple effect at bottom

My question: How can I do those things under Gnome?

I downloaded Eterm, and that works fine...but the other two things I can't figure out. I am using Mandrake 10.1. I downloaded enlightenment manually, while GNOME came with the distro.

Or is this not possible?


Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:08 PM   #2
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The slide effect when moving between workspaces
Not really do able in Gnome 2.8 right now. You can use something like 3ddesktop to create a similar effect of rotating on a cube.

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The ripple effect at bottom
Still not really possible in metacity at the moment.

There are some other cool things you can do with Gnome and Xorg though such as transparent windows and drop shadows:

http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_Xorg_X11_and_Transparency
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #3
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Hmm, anyway to run Enlightenment on top of GNOME instead of metacity?
 
Old 02-23-2005, 04:41 PM   #4
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Well, you could try to run the enlightenment session (I'm sorry I don't know the command for that, I think its enlightenment) in a gnome-terminal and then disable metacity and gnome-panel using the


killall -TERM metacity
killall -TERM gnome-panel
 
Old 02-23-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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I think xdesktopwaves will do rippling at the bottom of the screen...not sure.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:18 PM   #6
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killall -TERM metacity
killall -TERM gnome-panel
If I do that, Mandrake just re-starts them automatically. I can never shut them off permanantly within GNOME.
 
Old 02-23-2005, 07:31 PM   #7
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Is it possible for you to use XDesktopWaves combined with 3DDesktop switcher to get the effect you want? I believe all of these programs run fine on top of Gnome. (I've tested XDesktopWave)

Heres a way to kill metacity:

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but by default if you kill the current window manager, gnome-session restarts it. So tell it not to:

gnome-session-properties &

Go to the Current Session tab. Find metacity in the list of running programs, and change the Style drop down box from "Restart" to "Normal". Now you can kill metacity without it immediately respawning.

killall metacity

Last edited by Freyr; 02-23-2005 at 07:34 PM.
 
Old 03-09-2005, 08:25 PM   #8
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or you can issue

killall metacity ; foobar

where foobar is the wm you're replacing metacity with
 
  


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