(Mockup) Re: [RFC] Enforcing Compositing

Martin Gräßlin mgraesslin at kde.org
Mon Feb 21 19:55:25 CET 2011

On Monday 21 February 2011 12:55:48 Markus Slopianka wrote:
> Am Montag 21 Februar 2011, 07:24:33 schrieb Martin Gräßlin:
> > I don't want to remove the workaround, I only do not longer want to
> > expose it in the UI. That's a big difference. And I really like Markus'
> > idea with the None compositing backend.
> I took a few minutes of time to squeeze out a mockup:
> http://kamikazow.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/kwin-mockup.png
Only one comment: disabling all effects does not make sense ;-)
> To my own surprise it reduces clutter to a greater degree than I thought it
> would while also not losing any features.
> As a side note: In the "All effects" tab the categories are sorted
> alphabetically. While in theory that sounds good, seeing "Tools" above
> "Window Management" makes no sense. "Tools" is probably no used by anyone
> besides a handful of people who develop KWin and benchmarking geeks.
The all effects tab is IMHO completely useless. With more than 40 effects with 
hardly any grouping. We need a different solution here
> I'd also merge a few effect entries that are mutually exclusive: There are
> at least two Minimize effects which could be merged into one entry with
> "Normal" or "Genie" as radio buttons in the effect's config window.
> Same for closing windows, magnification lens, etc.
Agreed, this is something the current selection does not allow. If you want to 
work on a concept for a new solution that would be highly appreciated.

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