[clug] Remember this?

Andrew Janke a.janke at gmail.com
Fri Nov 7 23:09:22 GMT 2008

On Sat, Nov 8, 2008 at 10:01 AM, Chris Smart <mail at christophersmart.com> wrote:
> 2008/11/8 Randall Crook <rcrook at vtown.com.au>
>> What is the obsession with totally useless eye candy? None of it actually
>> makes the interface more user-friendly of efficient.
> I guess the question is whether any of it is actually useful. Obviously you
> don't think any of it is, but then if you talk to someone else they will
> tell you that X11 is useless and a complete waste of resources.

Testify brother Chris! :)   I for one am all for eye candy, yes it
might slow things down but I dont care so long as it doesn't affect

> I can tell you that I think the 'Scale' plugin (like Expose under OS X) is
> _extremely_ useful. Also, the tab plugin that shows you a live miniture
> screen of what that program is doing, is also very useful (rather than just
> a name and icon like under GNOME and OS X).

Ditto, the miniature windows on the task bar and with the alt-tab and
super-tab switcher thingo in compiz are invaluable to me.  Same goes
for scale (press button, roll mouse to zoom in).

Keep it up compiz people!  I just wish my old home machine (T42 with
ATI thing) supported compositing on dual monitors. :(


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