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    Default Customise SUSE Style K-Menu/KDE Desktop Effects

    Hi, I've got a couple of small queries here.

    When I had Gnome installed I could set some desktop effects such as floppy windows and a 3D desktop cube, however I had to use KDE because otherwise the resolution wouldn't set. I've looked around but have not found a similar option, is it possible to get those effects under KDE?

    I prefer using the SUSE style instead of KDE in the K-menu, but I'd like to be able to customise which applications are shown as I'm very unlikely to ever use some of them. I've looked in Configure - KDE Panel but can not find anywhere to modify it when in the SUSE style. Is it possible to change which items are shown within the menu?

    My version of OpenSUSE is 10.2 with KDE.

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    Default Re: Customise SUSE Style K-Menu/KDE Desktop Effects

    very easy to edit the kmenu, in control centre there is amenu editor...forget where abouts it is but not hard to find, if you get stuck tomorrow when i can get to my laptop i will find it for you. for desktop effects you need to install compiz fusion, it's a little more tricky than with gnome.

    with menu editor you can easily add and delete which menus/programs you have, you can rename them etc.
    compiz is not too hard to install, but you need to enable compositing by editing your xorg.conf file, if you need any help, just ask.

    hope this helps a bit.

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    Default Re: Customise SUSE Style K-Menu/KDE Desktop Effects

    Thanks very much for your help

    In Control Centre -> Desktop -> Panels -> Menus I found the KDE Menu Editor, which seems to do the trick, thanks.

    About the Desktop Effects, I have compiz installed according to Yast but I couldn't find anything relating to compiz fusion.

    I'm too sure how to go about enabling compositing, and installing compiz fusion, it'd be great if you good explain. Thanks again for your help.

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    Default Re: Customise SUSE Style K-Menu/KDE Desktop Effects

    try doing a search for compiz-fusion in yast should do the trick
    or try this link Compiz Fusion - openSUSE

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    How do I enable compositing in the Xorg.conf file?

    I searched for compiz-fusion in Yast but it couldn't find anything. Do I need to add another installation source?

    Thanks for your help so far.

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    ok, glad the menu editor worked for you, to enable compositing then open a console window and type:

    kdesu kwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf and at the bottom enter the following:

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection

    if compiz installed properly then it should be in your kmenu somewhere... i think it is kmenu>utilities>desktop? i used to have compiz a while ago... i can't remember it all sorry.

    hope this helps, if not post back

    Ross.

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    If you just want basic desktop effects without compiz you can enable them and then under advanced options choose Xrender as your method.
    Fa/\/\e\/\/olf

    "There is no music here. There is no laughter. There is no joy here, in my here after." -- FW

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    Quote Originally Posted by famewolf View Post
    If you just want basic desktop effects without compiz you can enable them and then under advanced options choose Xrender as your method.
    is that kde 3.4 (or 3.5, i can't remember which is default for 10.2) or kde 4, though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thestig View Post
    is that kde 3.4 (or 3.5, i can't remember which is default for 10.2) or kde 4, though?

    Sorry...I should have mentioned....kde4.
    Fa/\/\e\/\/olf

    "There is no music here. There is no laughter. There is no joy here, in my here after." -- FW

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    Default Re: Customise SUSE Style K-Menu/KDE Desktop Effects

    Quote Originally Posted by thestig View Post
    ok, glad the menu editor worked for you, to enable compositing then open a console window and type:

    kdesu kwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf and at the bottom enter the following:

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "Enable"
    EndSection

    if compiz installed properly then it should be in your kmenu somewhere... i think it is kmenu>utilities>desktop? i used to have compiz a while ago... i can't remember it all sorry.

    hope this helps, if not post back

    Ross.
    Brilliant! I've got the basic desktop effects working now; cascading windows, ripples, and 3D cube (no wobbly windows though). I can't find compiz in the k-menu, but I've found a way to turn the effects on and off in Control Centre -> KDE Components -> Session Manager -> Prefered Window Manager. Thank you very much thestig, you've been a great help.

    I still can't find compiz-fusion in Yast, is there somewhere I need to look? Which repository is it in?

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