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Viewport Switcher

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Package

[:PluginsMain:Main Plugins]

Category

Desktop

The Viewport Switcher plugin allows you to switch viewports by scrolling the mouse wheel over an empty portion of the desktop. When using the Desktop Cube, you can also grab the cube to rotate it freely by middle-clicking over an empty portion of the desktop.

Using the Viewport Switcher

The Viewport Switcher can be used in 4 ways. As mentioned in the introduction, it allows you to switch viewports by scrolling the mouse wheel over an empty portion of the desktop when used in conjunction with a plugin that provides multiple viewports such as the Desktop Cube, Desktop Wall, or Desktop Plane.

When using the Desktop Cube, you can also grab the cube to rotate it freely by middle-clicking over an empty portion of the desktop. This behaviour can be adjusted to trigger other actions in other plugins; refer to the Configuration section for more information.

You can assign key bindings that allow you to jump directly to any specific viewport without stopping by other viewports along the way.

Finally, you can assign a key binding that causes Compiz to wait for you to enter the number of the viewport to which you want to switch. To use it, press and hold the keys specified in the binding, then type in a number. Let go over the keys specified in the binding to jump to that viewport.

Configuration

Desktop-based Viewport Switching

This tab can be used to assign key and mouse bindings that allow you to move to an adjacent viewport in a specific direction, as well as access the next and previous viewports in order.

Plugin Actions

There is also a mouse binding that allows you to trigger a specific action from a specific plugin when the binding is press over an empty portion of the desktop. The default behaviour allows you to grab the desktop cube for free rotation with a middle-click, but that can be configured.

Initiate plugin action

Mouse binding that triggers the plugin action when pressed over an empty part of the desktop.

Plugin for initiate action

The name of the plugin whose action should be triggered.

Action name for initiate

The name of the action that should be triggered.

By assigning different values to Plugin for initiate action and Action name for initiate, you can completely repurpose this functionality. For example, middle-clicking over the desktop can be made to trigger Expo by setting the plugin to "expo" and the action to "expo_key".

Go to specific viewport

This tab can be used to assign key bindings that allow you to jump directly to a specific viewport, from Viewport 1 up to Viewport 12.

Number-Based Viewport Switching

This tab can be used to assign a key binding that causes Compiz to wait for you to enter the number of the viewport to which you want to switch.

Plugins/Vpswitch (last edited 2008-03-30 18:33:49 by localhost)