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#1351 OFFLINE   sunrat

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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:08 AM

Nice work, SB. What OS did it come with, and did you wipe it or dual-boot?
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Posted 06 January 2012 - 01:31 AM

QUOTE (sunrat @ Jan 5 2012, 11:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nice work, SB. What OS did it come with, and did you wipe it or dual-boot?

It came with WebOS and the current method to install either Android and/or Linux only allows you to dual boot with WebOS. Even if there were a method to only install Linux, I think I would still keep WebOS as a a dual boot option. WebOS is extremely stable and polished plus they open sourced it less than a month ago so it should get even better as time goes on.
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 12:50 AM

Mandriva 2011 KDE 4.6. I've been wrestling with this all day (15 hours) trying to understand it and get it to work like I want. I think I just about got it whipped into shape. It was a knock down, drag out, but at least I'm up to date now.  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

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Mandriva 2011 KDE 4.6. I've been wrestling with this all day (15 hours) trying to understand it and get it to work like I want. I think I just about got it whipped into shape. It was a knock down, drag out, but at least I'm up to date now.  thumbsup.gif


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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:20 AM

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E17 (Enlightenment WM) on my HP Touchpad 32gb running Archlinux|ARM:







Looking very neat indeed  thumbsup.gif
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Posted 22 January 2012 - 11:22 AM

QUOTE (cybormoron @ Jan 22 2012, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mandriva 2011 KDE 4.6. I've been wrestling with this all day (15 hours) trying to understand it and get it to work like I want. I think I just about got it whipped into shape. It was a knock down, drag out, but at least I'm up to date now.  thumbsup.gif



Big and beautifully blue.  thumbsup.gif
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#1357 OFFLINE   alphaomega

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:28 PM

Since I have not posted a screenshot in a while...

System: emachines w3503
OS: Slackware current
Kernel: 3.2.1
DE: KDE 4.8.0
WM: Compiz



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Overall It looks pretty much the same as my previous screenshots.

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Edited by alphaomega, 27 January 2012 - 11:21 AM.


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (alphaomega @ Jan 26 2012, 08:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Since I have not posted a screenshot in a while...

System: emachines w3503
Kernel: 3.2.1
DE: KDE 4.8.0
WM: Compiz



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Overall It looks pretty much the same as my previous screenshots.

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Nice cube effect.  thumbsup.gif  an very nice avatar  thumbup.gif

What os are you running?


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Posted 26 January 2012 - 11:09 PM

Looks excellent Alphaomega thumbup.gif
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 07:37 AM

Looks nice, alphaomega.
KDE4 does not actually need compiz to do those desktop effects. The default Kwin WM has stacks of them available already, and saves the extra load caused by running compiz on top.
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Posted 27 January 2012 - 11:31 AM

QUOTE (sunrat @ Jan 27 2012, 05:37 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Looks nice, alphaomega.
KDE4 does not actually need compiz to do those desktop effects. The default Kwin WM has stacks of them available already, and saves the extra load caused by running compiz on top.

I prefer the cube effect in compiz. And I really like the wobbly windows.
But it looks like I may have to switch back to using kwin as it appears compiz may no longer be maintained.
There is a long apology thread on the compiz site.

@abarbarian, It's Slackware current with Alien Bob's KDE 4.8.0 packages.

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Edited by alphaomega, 27 January 2012 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 01:32 PM

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I prefer the cube effect in compiz. And I really like the wobbly windows.

Wobbly Wobbly
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The trouble is, the default settings for wobbly windows in KWin Desktop Effects are too stiff for my liking, and the wobble is much less satisfying than in Compiz. Fortunately it is possible to adjust the behaviour in KWin, and I have found settings which make wobbly windows more like those in Compiz and more satisfying. To set the parameters for wobbly windows, you have to click on System Settings > Desktop Effects, then click on the spanner icon for Wobbly Windows on the All Effects tab. The settings that I like are:

Wobbliness: move the slider to More
Wobble when moving: ticked
Wobble when resizing: ticked
Enable advanced mode: ticked
Stiffness: 10
Drag: 50
Move factor: 9


My "issue" with the KWin cube was that there is no "alt+mouse activation". My solution was to use "desktop corner activation" -- move the cursor to [top right] corner, and:



(Mouse wheel rotates the desktops, left button + drag rotates the cube.)


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Posted 27 January 2012 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE (Urmas @ Jan 27 2012, 11:32 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Wobbly Wobbly


My "issue" with the KWin cube was that there is no "alt+mouse activation". My solution was to use "desktop corner activation" -- move the cursor to [top right] corner, and:



(Mouse wheel rotates the desktops, left button + drag rotates the cube.)


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Thanks for that information.
It has been so long since I looked through the various kwin effects, I was not even aware that there was a wobbly window effect in kwin.

Cheers

I played around with the settings and the wobbly windows do not seem as smooth as it is with compiz. And when I tried messing with the advanced mode settings I set something too high and ended up with an uncontrollable window that just kept wobbling around.


Here is a video showing what I was seeing:
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Edited by alphaomega, 27 January 2012 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:16 PM

I'm probably the most guilty of keeping this post on page 1 then anyone else, but I always love to see what people do with their desktops as well as share any new changes to mine.  The laptop I have pretty much kept the same for the longest period.  This is the updated desktop.  At some point, I am going to do something more advanced with the weather conky but for now, this one has worked out well.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:26 PM

Looks great Ian thumbsup.gif
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

Nice background Ian did you find it online somewhere?
I am wondering what it would look like when used for compiz's skydome.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:39 PM

That is an older wallpaper that I have used many times over the years. Here is a large version of the wallpaper I just uploaded:


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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:35 PM

I have seen it used on a few machines on the web.  It's a really great multi monitor background.  thumbup.gif

What is compiz's skydome?  Might have to look that up.  wink.gif

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:48 PM

Ian, Compiz was the engine that provided 3D effects but I do not think that it is still being developed and it does not work on OpenBox:

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Compiz is a compositing window manager. It provides its own window manager, so it cannot be used simultaneously with other window managers such as Openbox, Fluxbox, Enlightenment - users who want to keep their current window managers and add some effects to it may wish to try Xcompmgr instead.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Compiz

I personally see it as uneeded bloat but then again, I am a minimalist.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:17 PM

Nothing fancy-schmancy happening in my Slackware these days. I've become a minimalist. smile.gif



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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:40 PM

QUOTE (ichase @ Feb 1 2012, 02:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What is compiz's skydome?

What securitybreach said.
I still use it because I find it more responsive than kwin (on my machine for some desktop effects).
Here is a (3mb) small video I uploaded which shows compiz's desktop cube using a space themed image for the skydome.
space themed skydome with compiz's cube
I found the space themed image here:
Pimping my Desktop: have KWin Desktop Effects improved in KDE 4.6.2?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:39 PM

QUOTE (V.T. Eric Layton @ Feb 1 2012, 04:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nothing fancy-schmancy happening in my Slackware these days. I've become a minimalist. smile.gif


Very nice looking wallpaper Eric!!!

Alphaomega: Nice video, looks great!!
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:52 PM

Alphaomega - Have to admit it looks really cool.  Thanks for sharing it in video to give the full effect.  But like Josh and Eric, once I went to Arch with Openbox, its only minimilistic for me.  Not to mention I use old hardware that needs minimalistic.  hysterical.gif

That is a really pretty background you got there Eric.  Theraputic.  wink.gif
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:30 PM

I needed something wintery. Haven't seen much winter in my area this time around. sad.gif

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Posted 02 February 2012 - 05:09 PM

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I needed something wintery. Haven't seen much winter in my area this time around. sad.gif

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