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  1. #1
    binaryfudge NNTP User

    Default my suse story


    I am a windows power user and I am slowing working a test
    pilot to see if I can transition to suse.

    I am often managing many projects +dozens of task instances at once
    during my windows session.

    just playing with the windows manager in suse is very interesting. The
    cube switcher and virtual desktop could quite possibly double my
    productivity possibly turning me into cyborg after all.

    I'm hoping I can get some feedback on some random questions i need to
    wrap my head around.



    - kwin
    - pae
    - compiz


    I know that these three interfaces things are related to my windows
    session in suse. Online i haven't been able to see really what they are
    or how to configure them.

    Also. Configuring the windows shell ( i.e. menus created while right
    clicking ) to display application links + commands to accommodate
    whatever programs i need. for example compressing, creating and
    manipulating pdfs, uploading, emailing, comparison applications etc.

    This is a type of discrete integration that is slowing me down. I wish
    I new more about kde 4.2 and how to create this type of discrete
    workstation that i need.
    I'm being specific about knowing how to create menu integration here
    with kde.

    I'm looking forward to professional feedback as I've seen already in
    this forum.

    thanks,

    jamie


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: my suse story


    kwin = kde window manager - what's to tell.

    PAE = 'Physical Address Extension - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia'
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_Address_Extension)

    compiz = 'Compiz - openSUSE' (http://en.opensuse.org/Compiz)

    In kde4.2 compiz effects are native and there is no need to install it
    separately.


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    Axeia NNTP User

    Default Re: my suse story


    Too shorten the above, kwin is all you need with KDE 4.2.

    The cube isn't a required for having multiple virtual desktops, but if
    you value fancy graphics (I know I do), it can be activated by going to

    *Personal Settings* > *Desktop* > *All effects*.
    Default hotkey is ctrl+f11, but customisable in the same window as
    where you active it.

    As you want to be productive, you might be interested in the
    ctrl+f1/ctrl+f2/ctrl+f3/ctrl+f4 hotkeys to, they take you desktop
    1/2/3/4.
    Ctrl+f8 gives a grid layout of all the virtual desktops.

    Might be worth checking out the settings for taskmanager as well, as it
    allows you to hide tasks that aren't on the current virtual desktop,
    saving a lot of useless clutter.

    If you have the cash for it, it might also be useful to have a second
    monitor for a dual monitor display, combined with the virtual desktops
    that gives an utterly insane amount of room to work with ... something
    like
    '[image: http://thumbnails5.imagebam.com/2537...a25363052.gif]'
    (http://www.imagebam.com/image/e3548a25363052)
    (that's with the sphere effect instead of cube though..)


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  4. #4
    freedguy NNTP User

    Default Re: my suse story


    binaryfudge;1938717 Wrote:
    >
    > Also. Configuring the windows shell ( i.e. menus created while right
    > clicking ) to display application links + commands to accommodate
    > whatever programs i need. for example compressing, creating and
    > manipulating pdfs, uploading, emailing, comparison applications etc.
    >
    > This is a type of discrete integration that is slowing me down. I wish
    > I new more about kde 4.2 and how to create this type of discrete
    > workstation that i need.
    > I'm being specific about knowing how to create menu integration here
    > with kde.
    >


    In KDE, by default, you'll find many of the functions you've mentioned
    in context menu (right click menu).

    You can get additional functions by so called 'Service Menus'
    (http://liquidweather.net/howto/index.php?id=89).

    A lot of service menus can be found 'here' (http://tinyurl.com/au7jfj).


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  5. #5
    binaryfudge NNTP User

    Default Re: my suse story


    Thanks for all the responses. I really appreciate it.

    jamie


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