When dragging a window from 1 desktop to another, I am limited to going from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2. It doesn’t matter in which direction I drag a window. The same is true for Desktop 3 and 4.
From saying this, its obvious that I have 4 virtual desktops enabled. Also, if I drag a window to the left, the cube rotates. Continuing on to get to the next window rotates the window in the opposite direction, getting me back where I started.
Can’t seem to find a cure for this. Anybody else seeing it?
On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 20:56 +0000, Prexy wrote:
> When dragging a window from 1 desktop to another, I am limited to going
> from Desktop 1 to Desktop 2. It doesn’t matter in which direction I
> drag a window. The same is true for Desktop 3 and 4.
> From saying this, its obvious that I have 4 virtual desktops enabled.
> Also, if I drag a window to the left, the cube rotates. Continuing on
> to get to the next window rotates the window in the opposite direction,
> getting me back where I started.
> Can’t seem to find a cure for this. Anybody else seeing it?
I’m assuming you’re using KDE4’s compositing stuff… right? Just me,
but I found the KDE4 composite stuff so frustrating that I went back to
compiz + KDE4. No issues dragging across faces with compiz. I’m using
KDE 4.2.4 and compiz 0.8.2 (in other words, not very bleeding edge).
So, just in case there isn’t a resolution immediately for KDE composite,
compiz might be a suitable alternative (??).
On Fri, 2009-07-10 at 18:56 +0000, Prexy wrote:
> I was a pretty avid follower of compiz right through to compiz fusion.
> I suffered through all the growing pains. When kwin began to have nice
> eye candy, I stuck with it. Maybe its time to go back.
> @Havoc65 if it isn’t too much trouble, could you walk me through the
> settings? I thought I had them all right with no conflicts.
> I also neglected to mention that I am using an old nvidia card with the
> legacy driver. I can’t see why that would make a difference, but I
> thought I’d mention it.
Actually, that can make a HUGE difference. There are definitely issues
with certain Nvdia drivers and KDE4 that require new drivers and I’m not
sure about the legacy driver support with regards to those changes.
first what version of kde4 are you running?
i’m running the the kde4.3 rc2 i believe
i go into system settings, desktop, screen edges at the bottom theres switch desktop on edge the option i have there is only when moving windows
now on desktop effects general tab effect for desktop switching i have desktop cube animation
then desktop cube in all effects advanced tab i have a check in use this effect for walking through desktops
I’m running kde 4.2.4 release 2 and the nvidia driver is the 173.x.x one. My settings weren’t exactly where you said, probably due to the “older” version of kde. But I did find all the settings. I had it set up just like you said and the problem was still there.
But now, I can look and see which desktop I’m on from the indicator in the panel and go up/down or sideways to get where I want. A little quirky, but it gets me there.