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Scale

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Package

Compiz Plugins

Category

Window Management

Original Compiz Plugin

The Scale plugin scales down your windows and allows you to select via mouse the one you want to be focused and raised. It is similar in functionality to the Apple Mac OS X Exposé effect. The functionality of the Scale plugin can be extended by other plugins.

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Using Scale

  • To toggle scale mode, press <Shift><Alt>Up. You can also move your mouse to the top right corner.

  • To select a window, click on it
  • To show the desktop, click on the desktop. This will toggle Show Desktop mode, which, by default will minimize all windows.
  • To drag and drop between windows using Scale, drag the icon to the scale hotcorner, and hover over the window you want to drop to until scale terminates. Then you can drop the object. (This is currently broken)

Configuration

  • Click desktop to show desktop toggles whether to initiate Show Desktop mode when clicking on the desktop, or to ignore clicks to the desktop

  • Scale Windows is a window match that tells scale which windows to scale in scaled mode. See window matching for information on how to write a window match

  • Speed is how fast the windows move into place when scale is toggled and ended.

  • Timestep is how often the window's direction is recalculated. A high timestep will result in windows that overshoot their position and bounce back, and a low timestep will result in windows that drift slowly and accurately to their position.

  • Spacing is how many pixels of space there should be between scaled windows.

You can also toggle scale for certain windows

  • Initiate Window Picker is an action to initiate scaled mode for windows on the current viewport.

  • Initiate Window Picker for All Windows is an action to initiate scaled mode for windows on the all viewports.

  • Initiate Window Picker for window group is an action to initiate scaled mode for windows of the same owning program (e.g. GIMP windows).

  • Initiate Window Picker for current output is an action to initiate scaled mode for windows of the current screen in multiscreen mode.

Multiscreen

  • On current output device scales all windows from all screens onto the screen where scale was toggled.

  • On all output devices places the scaled windows on all screens.

Scale Addons

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Package

Plugins Main

Category

Utility

First release: 0.5.2

Scale Addons

The Scale Addons plugin provides some extra functionality to the Scale plugin. It provides extra information and actions on scaled windows.

(!) This plugins requires the text plugin enabled to draw text on windows.

Using Scale Addons

  • Scale Addons is initiated when you enable Scale Addons and toggle scaled mode.
  • By default, Scale Addons will highlight and draw the window's title on the window you are hovering over
  • To close a window in scaled mode, middle click on the window.
  • To bring a window to the front and at a larger size, right click on the window.

Configuration

  • To toggle window highlights, check Draw Window Highlight

    • Highlight color is the color of the window highlight

  • To toggle text showing the window title on a window, check Show Window Title

    • Bold Font toggles a bold font

    • Font Size is the size of the text

    • Font Color the color of the text

    • Background Color is the color of the text background

Scale Window Title Filter

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Package

Plugins Extra

Category

Utility

First release: 0.5.2

Scale Window Title Filter

The Scale Window Title Filter plugin allows you to type the name of a window in Scale to filter out for windows that match that name. It is useful if you are looking for a particular window.

(!) This plugin requires the text plugin in order to draw text on screen.

Using Scale Window Title Filter

  • The Scale Window Title Filter plugin is initiated when you load the plugin and toggle scaled mode.
  • To use the it, simply type the name of the window you are searching for. The search must be an accurate spelling
  • A text box will appear on screen repeating what you have typed and windows will disappear as you type.

Configuration

  • Filter type timeout defines how long the filter should be applied before it is reset

  • Toggling Filter case insensitive will allow you to type the name of windows in any case. Note that this may not work with older versions of Regex.

  • Toggling Show filter text will show the filter string as you type in a text box

    • Bold Font toggles a bold font

    • Font size defines the size of the text

    • Font Color defines the color of the text

    • Background Color defines the color of background of the text

Plugins/Scale (last edited 2008-04-22 10:44:39 by ChristopherWilliams)