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Re: Desktop Effect/Compiz

On Sat, 2007-09-15 at 17:45 -0500, Richard Shaw wrote:
> I am noticing some strange behavior when desktop effects is enabled. 
> When I open new programs/windows in the maximized state, the right edge 
> of the window goes beyond the edge of the desktop and onto the next 
> desktop. Anyone else have this problem?

Yes, that happened for me, too.

> Also, I had tried desktop effects before but something must have changed 
> with the default behavior during an update. Now when I change desktops I 
> don't get the fast revolving cube switch but it changes instantly.

Seen that, too.  Going through disabling and re-enabling various desktop
effects options in my preferences, and sometimes logging out and back in
again, or restarting X, would often bring it back to what it should be

> The only problem I have is it seems to minimize open windows on the
> desktop you switch FROM. I like having the small icons on the
> workspace switcher, but now I can't tell what windows are on what
> desktop!

I'm not quite sure what you're describing, now.  I have had a problem
where occasionally applications would get minimised, and I could find no
way to un-minimise them, short of turning desktop effects off.

For these sorts of niggles, and the rather large drain on the system
while trying to use some applications, I now leave the effects off.

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