Luke_Nukem
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Corner hotspots, window overview.

Sat Aug 01, 2015 12:27 am

Just started using Budgie. It's damned good and is what I was looking for.
However!

This is really three feature requests in one. One bit of functionality I found myself using all the time in other desktop environments, is a quick jam of the mouse into the corner to bring up an open-window grid.

So the second part of the feature request is that, a window grid for an overview of what is currently open.

The third bit of the request stems from the overlay. When alt-tabbing, it seems to be handy to have some sort of visual guide when switching. More to see at a glance what windows are next in the list.

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buster_merryfield
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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:26 pm

+1 on what he said!

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ikey
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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:02 pm

Personally I'd need more convincing. The overlay mode of GNOME Shell is the one thing I actually hate.
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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:03 pm

Agree that Gnome-shell overlay is not of much use,
BUT, 'hot-corners' sure would be nice.... :P

Using "Brightside" with XFCE on Debian and Arch with much success, (use it to launch 'skippy-xd {scale-like tool})


Brightside (Hot Cornes)
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/04/set-up-h ... ng-in.html
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Skippy-xd (Window Scale--'Expose' like window picker))
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/07/skippy-x ... r-for.html

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Geert
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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:48 pm

the window overview is the thing i miss most, once you were used to it
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Luke_Nukem
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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:15 pm

GeneC wrote:Agree that Gnome-shell overlay is not of much use,
BUT, 'hot-corners' sure would be nice.... :P

Using "Brightside" with XFCE on Debian and Arch with much success, (use it to launch 'skippy-xd {scale-like tool})
I'm already using both of those with Arch and XFCE4 ;)

I think it's a personal preference thing, there's always going to be those of us who like it, and those who don't. So options would be good.
Definitely I would prefer it built in to Budgie and seamless, rather than relying on not one, but *two* external programs.

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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Sun Mar 13, 2016 7:33 pm

I would like to support this suggestion. I used to think it's useless gimmick but after getting a Mac at work, I find myself reaching for the corners quite often now. :mrgreen:

To be honest it is one of the easiest ways to switch between multiple windows of the same application and you appreciate it the more of those you have. For example recently I started to use an image analysis program that opens up a new window for pretty much everything it does and I'm growing increasingly frustrated trying to manage all of them.

Currently a lot of choice in DEs is between tranditional gnome2-like desktop metaphor and ridiculous tablet-like BS; rarely are useful features from the latter implemented in a sensible framework of the former. I think it would be a very strong feature in Budgie if it worked seamlessly and without slowing down everything else.

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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:53 am

It is something we are already discussing.

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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:22 am

Excellent!

I use hot corners with windows overview in various desktop environments other than Gnome 3 (cinnamon, xfce, LXDE+compiz, pantheon, openbox+skippy-xd+some crunchbang hotcorner plugin) and I like it a lot.

I don't need the rest of the Gnome 3 desktop look.

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Re: Corner hotspots, window overview.

Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:30 am

If you want skippy-xd in the mean time:

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sudo eopkg it -c system.devel

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sudo eopkg it git giflib-devel libxt-devel libxft-devel libxrender-devel libxcomposite-devel libxdamage-devel libxfixes-devel libxext-devel libxinerama-devel libpng-devel

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git clone https://github.com/richardgv/skippy-xd.git

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cd skippy-xd

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make

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sudo make install
Then bind a key in keyboard settings to /usr/bin/skippy-xd :D

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