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.
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.
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.