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    Default OS X Magic Lamp Genie Effect!!!!!!!!!!1

    Here is what you will need.

    Install ghex through yast software management. A text editor like kate or gedit.

    Before starting turn off compiz fusion.........

    Open a konsole and type su and your password.

    1. type ghex2 to open editor as root

    2. use ghex2 to open /usr/lib/compiz/libanimation.so

    3. find magic_lamp_max_waves, look for following <min>3</min>, change 3″ to 0″

    4. save it and close ghex2.

    5. in the konsole with root access type: kate /usr/share/compiz/animation.xml

    6. find magic_lamp_max_waves, look for following <min>3</min>, change 3″ to 0″

    7. save it and close.

    8. type exit in konsole and then close it.

    Now restart compiz fusion, and open compiz fusion settings manager and go to animations

    In the minimize animation choose magic lamp and set the duration. In the effect settings tab change the minimum number of waves to 0.

    Congratulations, you now have the authentic OS X Genie Effect!

    Please note that without any major architectural changes to Compiz Fusion, this patch will almost be guaranteed to work in any future versions. So if it breaks in next upgrade, fix it!

    Enjoy!
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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    This is a warning.
    This may violate Apple's patents, you are freely able to do this in countries that do not enforce software patents, but otherwise USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Don't come to us if the FBI comes knocking at your door.
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by some-guy View Post
    This is a warning.
    This may violate Apple's patents, you are freely able to do this in countries that do not enforce software patents, but otherwise USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Don't come to us if the FBI comes knocking at your door.
    Oh yeah it does, sorry I forgot to mention that, but how is Apple going to find out.........
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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    Lothar Haeger NNTP User

    Default Re: OS X Magic Lamp Genie Effect!!!!!!!!!!1

    many thanks, snakeeyes, works like a charm and finally stops me wondering how the ******* I can make this happen ;-) Genie looks soo much cooler than a 3-wave magic lamp!

    Cheers, LOthar

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    Hope your not wearing very reflective glasses....

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    Quote Originally Posted by superppl View Post

    Hope your not wearing very reflective glasses....
    lol

    think about it though, whats the FBI going to do?

    (FBI knocks on the door)

    FBI: r u snakeeyes?

    me: yes, why?

    FBI: u r under arrest for using genie effect.........

    that would be funny
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by some-guy View Post
    This is a warning.
    This may violate Apple's patents, you are freely able to do this in countries that do not enforce software patents, but otherwise USE AT YOUR OWN RISK.

    Don't come to us if the FBI comes knocking at your door.
    What a load of rubbish! It's not violating any patents, the guy isn't selling this as a piece of software.

    Some people need to use some common sense sometimes!

    Violation of a software patent, is where someone or an organization knowingly, or unknowingly, writes a piece of code that performs a function or algorithm using the same described process or algorithm as stated by a patent.

    In reality, software patents are a waste of time, and anyone can write a piece of code and not be sure they are in violation.

    Re-configuring Compiz to produce an effect similar to Apples, is:
    a. Not writing code or software,
    b. Not an algorithm,
    c. Impossible to be in violation of a software patent, or any other patent.

    However Compiz may somewhere unknowingly contain an algorithm for drawing pixels on a screen, that some idiot has patented.


    Regards
    www.worm.me.uk | james at worm dot me dot uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jameswalmsley View Post
    What a load of rubbish! It's not violating any patents, the guy isn't selling this as a piece of software.

    Some people need to use some common sense sometimes!

    Violation of a software patent, is where someone or an organization knowingly, or unknowingly, writes a piece of code that performs a function or algorithm using the same described process or algorithm as stated by a patent.

    In reality, software patents are a waste of time, and anyone can write a piece of code and not be sure they are in violation.

    Re-configuring Compiz to produce an effect similar to Apples, is:
    a. Not writing code or software,
    b. Not an algorithm,
    c. Impossible to be in violation of a software patent, or any other patent.

    However Compiz may somewhere unknowingly contain an algorithm for drawing pixels on a screen, that some idiot has patented.


    Regards
    Ah so that means I shouldn't be worried about the FBI breaking down my home's door? What a relief.........
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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    Default Re: OS X Magic Lamp Genie Effect!!!!!!!!!!1

    Quote Originally Posted by jameswalmsley View Post
    What a load of rubbish! It's not violating any patents, the guy isn't selling this as a piece of software.

    Some people need to use some common sense sometimes!

    Violation of a software patent, is where someone or an organization knowingly, or unknowingly, writes a piece of code that performs a function or algorithm using the same described process or algorithm as stated by a patent.

    In reality, software patents are a waste of time, and anyone can write a piece of code and not be sure they are in violation.

    Re-configuring Compiz to produce an effect similar to Apples, is:
    a. Not writing code or software,
    b. Not an algorithm,
    c. Impossible to be in violation of a software patent, or any other patent.

    However Compiz may somewhere unknowingly contain an algorithm for drawing pixels on a screen, that some idiot has patented.


    Regards
    Nope, Apple patented the genie 'idea', why do think vacuum exists? It is the exact same as magic lamp, but without the limitation, and cannot be used in minimization. This is editing code. However configuring is also penatalizable.

    Hopefully that cleared things up.
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

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    yes but I doubt its breaking the law if u have just modified something to produce the same effect, no body can say anything to u for that
    openSUSE 11.0 Kde 3.5.9 Linux kernel 2.6.26.1

    My Blog: http://snake1990.wordpress.com

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