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Re: Why does my window fractionate?



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.


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