Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 19th Feb 2007 16:40 UTC, submitted by dumbkiwi
X11, Window Managers Following on from three earlier articles, here are two more articles highlighting usability features of Beryl; the wheel window switcher and the 'wall' for managing virtual desktops. Videos included, so go on, indulge yourself, boys and girls.
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Wall: good alternative to the Cube
by archiesteel on Mon 19th Feb 2007 17:04 UTC
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While I prefer the desktop Cube myself, I can see why some will prefer the Desktop Wall, and I found it was actually quite well executed.

As for the Wheel Switcher, it has officially replaced the usual Alt-Tab method for me (I've remapped it so it's Alt-Tab instead of Super-Tab). It's fast and visually pleasing, and reminds me of the original Tomb Raider inventory system. All it's missing is some kind of discreet audio feedback...actually, that is a neat future feature for Beryl: the possibility of adding sound effects. Sure, they'd have to be off by default (as they would drive most users crazy), but for me using subtle SFX would add to the experience.

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