"Exposeè" on my Linux-Box

Nikolaus Gradwohl2007-01-27T20:23:00+00:00


I have used macos X for some time now and resently switched my main console back to linux.

No problem so far because most of the tools ive used in macos X where unix tools i knew from conding on linux - the only thing I realy missed was exposeè.

For this reason I gave compiz a try now

Installation was realy simple on my gentoo box all I had to do was emerge compiz and reemerge kde with the useflag "xcomposite" acvite

then add a

Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"

at the end of xorg.conf and add

Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"

to the "Device" Section. This option is very important, because wihout it the kde-window-decorator doesnt draw any window headers.

after restarting X11 compiz can be started with


in a shell. To let it start automatically i have put a little shellscript in my .kde/Autostart folder. I also have deactivated the wobbly plugin. This is realy funny in the beginning but start getting REALY annoing very fast :-)

Compiz can be downloaded on their website (http://www.go-compiz.org). They also have some very nice tutorials showing how to install it on various systems

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