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Default OSX expose-like effects with skippy or kompose

Many of You know Mac OS X great Expose feature:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/expose

Also Beryl/XGL can do something like that:
http://www.sinerblog.com/images/xgl-F12.png

But there are also two small apps that can give You similar functionality without whole XGL, they are skippy [skippy-xd] and kompose. Also expocity can do that [unofficial patch for metacity] but it is abandonned i thnik.

ports:
/usr/ports/x11-wm/skippy
/usr/ports/x11-wm/skippy-xd
/usr/ports/deskutils/kompose

skippy: http://thegraveyard.org/skippy.php
kompose: http://kompose.berlios.de/

skippy is just a regular stand alone app, kompose is a KDE extension, but as You can see it can work with fluxbox nicely. It will also work nice with any other NetWM or GnomeWM compilant window manager. skippy-xd is skippy with support for XRender, XComposite, XDamage and XFixes X11 extensions, so You will be able to see movie playing live while running skippy-xd, the same as with XGL.

here several screenshots:
1. default-desktop
2. skippy
3. kompose
4. kompose-config

my skippy config:
Code:
% cat ~/.skippyrc
[general]
keysym = F11
distance = 20
useNETWMFullscreen = true
ignoreSkipTaskbar = false

[xinerama]
showAll = false

[normal]
brightness = 0.0
tint = white
opacity = 160
border = white

[highlight]
brightness = 0.10
tint = #ffbb88
opacity = 220
border = #8822dd

[tooltip]
show = true
border = black
background = #dd8822
text = black
font =  New Dr. Yoshiabibi-16
kompose is KDE app so there is no special configuration for it, just standart window with options: kompose-config.
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Hi,

Thanks for the HOWTO. Btw, the links appear to be dead.

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Thay are dead for about ... mhmmm 1 year now?

Its just HOWTO moved from bsdforums.org
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Thay are dead for about ... mhmmm 1 year now?

Its just HOWTO moved from bsdforums.org
Oh... thanks for the input.
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