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Old 01-15-2017, 06:54 AM   #1
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Was running Compiz standalone which now seems impossible. What's a good alternative?


I just reinstalled my system and compiz-0.8.8 seems to be so very outdated that it breaks everything else. Previously, the essentials of my Desktop were:

- No decorations or other UI elements except for a tray
- Everything controlled by mouse / keyboard commands (like M:8 moves a window)
- Wall plugin to zoom out over a 3x3 desktop grid

All in all very simple, basically a concept that treated the windows as material objects instead of abstract ones. Is there anything I could do to recreate that behavior? I've been used to this for ten years now, and attempting to adapt to a Windows-like UI when it was necessary probably already has reduced my lifespan by 5 years.

(If Wayland might make this more possible, I might think about switching, but _a lot_ of my desktop previously relied on X functions that I hear are no longer available with it.)
 
Old 01-16-2017, 12:48 AM   #2
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Maybe kwin?
I use it with xfce desktop with a similar setup to what yours sounds like (replaced compiz when it was dropped from Debian).

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Old 01-16-2017, 09:39 AM   #3
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Hm, that seems quite a bit different bit like something that can be forced into a similar behavior. Too bad it can't really run standalone. Thanks!
 
Old 01-29-2017, 08:41 PM   #4
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If you are a real Baller, then try Gentoo Linux. I have compiz running on my rig. Gentoo is source based, so you recompile things when they break. Not for the faint of heart though.
 
Old 01-31-2017, 02:44 PM   #5
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Probably good that you're no longer running Compiz. When I see something like this, I tend to stay away.

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As bad as this, however, it pales in comparison with the bone-headedness of the developers of those packages, who have both chosen to define constants, in the global namespace, called TRUE and FALSE.
WOW! I just mean... WOW! How do you even write a bug report to someone who is using names identical to builtins? Who does such a thing? Who allows such to commit? WOW!
 
  


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