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Re: Why does my window fractionate?



2009/5/8 Timothy Murphy <gayleard eircom net>:
> Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
>
>>> I'm running Fedora-10 with KDE.
>>> Every now and then my window dissolves
>>> into several small windows, each corresponding to
>>> one of my desktops.
>>>
>>> I know this happens when I move the mouse over something,
>>> but I haven't been able to work out what that something is.
>>>
>>> It is not a particularly onerous problem.
>>> I just have to click on the mini-window
>>> corresponding to the desktop I was in.
>>>
>> I think you are referring to "Desktop Grid"
>> http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=kde++"desktop+Grid";
>
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> I'm not sure if this is the actual "effect" in action,
> as implementing it by Ctrl+F8 produces a slightly different picture -
> the mini-desktops are aligned in a grid, as the name suggests,
> while when my desktop "fractionates" the mini-dekstops
> are displayed around the screen.
>
>> I don't have a clue how to configure Desktop Effects though - it sounds
>> like you have a hot zone configured for one of your screen corners that
>> launches that picker, so maybe have a look through the Desktop Effects
>> system settings to work out how it's configured.
>
> That sounds plausible, though as you say
> I have no idea how to find the "hot zone" if indeed there is one.
> The Desktop Grid entry actually says "Action - Unknown",
> which is not very helpful.
>
Thats funny I had the same mistry when effects are enabled, turns out
the default zone is the top left-hand corner configured via the
'screen edges' tab from 'desktop effects' so the full path System
settings=>Desktop=>Desktop effects=>Screen edges.

...dex


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