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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.
What I'm wondering though: In this video, when Super+Tab is used, ALL windows are faded away, and only the "ring switcher" is seen. On my machine with the latest Beryl I only have an option to hide all non-selected windows, while the window at the front of the ring is also shown on the desktop. How can I make it behave like in the video? And - more important - where is the wall plugin? I've installed ALL Beryl-related things from the Gentoo xeffects overlay, including "unsupported plugins".
I'm at a Windows machine right now, so I can't answer the first question. I'll check when I get home later tonight.
As for the second question, I believe the Wall Plugin is in the "Desktop" section of the Beryl Settings Manager, right above "Widget Layer". You need to select it before you can activate it (either with Super+e or by assigning a screen corner to it in Shortcuts).
Note that you can't have both the Desktop Cube and the Wall Manager (selecting one will bring up a dialog box asking you if you want to disable the other).
Good question on the window while using the ring switcher. I have the same problem and do not see an obvious answer to it either.
As far as the wall plugin it is not in an official release yet, but is in head for svn. Depending on your distro there may be someone building packages based on the nightly builds but I would use that with caution.
Note: I think, though I am not positive, that the Wall plugin is distinct from the plane plugin. The plane plugin was removed from core because it was rarely used if I recall correctly. The wall plugin uses the same plane concept but is distinct.
notice that it is like the plane plugin but it is a totally new.
What I'm wondering though: In this video, when Super+Tab is used, ALL windows are faded away, and only the "ring switcher" is seen. On my machine with the latest Beryl I only have an option to hide all non-selected windows, while the window at the front of the ring is also shown on the desktop. How can I make it behave like in the video?
I can't find the option anywhere...that's really strange.
There are sometimes discrepancies between he SVN versions and the latest release candidates...I'm running SVN, what about you guys?