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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RE: Spaces
by archiesteel on Tue 20th Feb 2007 00:07 UTC in reply to "Spaces"
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2005-07-02

Windows deformation when you drag them around gives an interesting visual feedback. It's also a good visual representation for Maximize/Minimize. I personally don't have it when a Window opens, though, and I believe that this is default (I don't remember changing it).

That said, if you don't like it, just turn it off. It's as simply as unchecking a single checkbox.

As for the Window Switcher, Windows are only partially covered when you have *lots* of them open...however, you can change the shape of the ellipse in order to minimize this, if you want.

I do agree with you for the default screen configuration...however, there are issues with the number of desktops with KDE, this might be why the default is the (safe) 1x4 configuration.

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