Every time a new Fedora comes out, when I install it I try to spend
some time evaluating the progress of kwin desktop effects, in the hope
that they will eventually become feature-full enough to replace compiz
(for my particular usecase, that is).
So now I have tried them in F13 (clean install from KDE LiveCD and
fully updated), and I have several questions:
* Is there a way to put a background behind the cube in the desktop
cube effect (in compiz this is called "skydome")?
* Is there a way to configure the amount of elevation of windows when
they are configured to hover outside the cube? Currently they are way
to far away from the cube surface, and it doesn't look nice.
* Is there a way to include mouse buttons as a keyboard-shortcut
action? For example, I would like to have the desktop cube effect
activated not with the usual ctrl+f11 combination, but with
ctrl+alt+left-mouse-button (as I did in compiz). Mouse buttons do not
seem to be accepted in the shortcut dialogs.
* I typically use 8 desktops, which kwin has arranged into a 2x4 grid.
How can I rearrange this into a 1x8 grid? I don't want to switch
desktops up and down, only left and right.
* I want to switch desktops when hitting the left/right screen edge,
but not when hitting top/bottom screen edge. How can this be
configured? Also, is there a way to customize the size of "screen
corner" versus "screen edge"? I have a "present windows" effect active
in upper-left corner, which works perfectly when edge desktop
switching is disabled. But if I enable it and put the mouse into a
corner, the desktop switching kicks in rather then the present windows
effect, and I cannot seem to hit the very corner with the mouse that
easily. So it would be a good idea to customize how "big" is the
corner supposed to be.
* Is there any equivalent of the "ring switcher" from compiz? That is,
window thumbnails displayed in a ring (circle or ellipse), and rotate
when alt-tab is being pressed...
* Is there a possibility to draw window borders which one can grab
with the mouse and have the window fold like a sheet of paper (this
makes sense only when window is maximized)? This is a feature of
Emerald window decorator in compiz, haven't seen it anywhere else.
Kwin doesn't seem to have an option of drawing window borders at all,
for maximized windows.
* Is there a possibility to download/install extra effects, which are
not included in the default install with F13 (do any extra effects
Overall, I've seen a lot of improvement in desktop effects compared to
F11 and F12, but it is still not as configurable as compiz. If anyone
can answer any of the above questions, I'll try to stick with kwin
some more and explore it, otherwise I'll just fall back to
compiz/emerald again and wait for F14.
Any suggestions welcome! ;-)
As usual I tested beta/rc builds during the 4.5 development cycle,
however at least on my laptop even 4.5-rc3 has many bugy which annoy
me and it doesn't look like 4.5 final will be any better.
Is there a way back to 4.4.5?
Thank you in advance, Clemens
Since the update to 4.4.95 yesterday I can't get klipper to respond to me at
all. Is there a problem, or is it something I need to track down
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I'm seeing a weird bug in both rc2 and rc3.
When lock my workstation (using Ctrl-Alt-L) and then unlock (w/
password), re-locking no longer works.
I have to either kill kscreenlocker or restart krunner to get it to work
Anyone else seeing this?
For some reason, laptop 1 only asks me once
for my wallet password when I reboot,
and never if I hibernate.
However, laptop 2 repeated asks
for my kdewallet password
when I launch an application.
Can I safely disable kdewallet?
I really don't understand what it is for.
I just find it a nuisance,
and it doesn't make me feel any safer.
I'm using fedora with kde for a few weeks and I find it a bit difficult to
handle packages kde.
The problem I have is that I want to install some kde applications, for
example kwrite without having to install all applications in the same group.
I was searching the net and it seems impossible, if so I wonder if anyone
can tell me why it is, just to know.
It was just that, I appreciate if someone can tell me, thanks.
Hi, folks. Further to my earlier email about desktop validation testing
for Fedora 14, here's a note - or a reminder, if you knew already! -
that our first manual test point for the F14 cycle is due on Thursday,
with the Alpha 'Test Compose' (it's a sort of early-warning test build
that gives us some time to sort out any major kinks before we start
building Alpha RCs). When the build is up, Rui He or I will send or
forward you the official announcement, with links to the results matrix
and downloads and so forth. This is just a heads-up so you know it's
coming soon. It's probably worth doing a quick check of Rawhide to see
if there's any huge problems with your desktops which would make the TC
completely untestable, and if so, get 'em fixed before we build it :).
You can get nightly live builds at
http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/alt/nightly-composes/ if you want to
check quickly without installing Rawhide, though there've been some bugs
lately which broke the booting of live images, so they _may_ still be
unbootable. The nightlies are built and uploaded automatically, and
there are KDE, Xfce and LXDE builds there.
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I notice that I do not have virtuoso-opensource-utils installed. I ran yum info
virt-o-u... and all it tells me is that these are utilities.
What would this package do for me? What commands, functions does it provide?
What is in it that I might actually like to use or would conceivably use?
How do I get yum to tell me the above in the future, without me having to ask
on a forum (for similar future cases when I wish to know what a package
actually does, since yum info barely ever really tells you much at all upon
which to base a should I/should I not install question on)?
Got a weird one. (not kde problem).
Even though I have plugins
enabled in yum.conf (contents follow) some don't seem to be working on this
computer. The plugins that I use most frequently are presto, downloadonly,
and priorities and fastmirror. While priorities and fastmirror seem to be
working, presto and downloadonly don't seem to work. And I've checked their
configurartion file also. and they are enabled.
If anyone has any thoughts
on this, it would be greatly
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I have installed 4.5rc3 and wonder if it is possible to get back the old
icons in System Tray.
All (almost) icons (klipper, kmix, krandrtray, Battery
Monitor widget, Device Notifier, ...) seem to have been replaced by new gray
icons that only really work on the black oxygen background. The contrast is
very low on my gray Aya background.
Also the old colored icons looked much
nicer in my opinion (especially kmix).
So is there a way to get back the
old icon theme?