I’m out of the loop most of the time but I’m glad I’m using Cairo dock again.
Now I stopped using it, because it was pretty crude but it was notably fast yet stable. After my system’s re-installed I never bothered to put it back on. Now that I’m using KDE 4.3, I wanted to test it out.
One thing I can say for the new one is WOW. Its really fast and stable. Not like the previous 2 versions just before this release. The new UI is pretty simple and impressively easy to use. Plus, I got it setup in my fastest time yet.
One other thing was some new plugins that I really enjoy. Like the specific icon effects or the other effects that really make it look nice.
For those out there who really don’t like to use eye candy because it slows down your computer, this is one thats very easy on the memory and CPU usage
I’ve attached a couple screenshots for those to look at my setup.
Huh, thats interesting. So glitz is I suppose openGL accelerated cairo, whereas opengl backend skips cairo entirely and uses OGL straight? Assuming both work equally well, whats the point of using cairo in the first place?
I don’t really stay on the desktop. I try to keep the windows open and use all my “desktops” (not activities) to do as many things as I want LOL. I hate being a minimalist when I have the resources to do it without slowing down the machine. rotfl!rotfl!
I’ve recently installed glx-dock. It works pretty fine, but I’m finding some problems I don’t know how to solve (Using Gnome & OpenSuse 11.2):
1 - The shortcuts applet didn’t take my Nautilus bookmarks.
2 - The quick browser applet shows my entire home directory, but when I click on a specific item (say, a file name or “Open this folder”) nothing would happen.