scale/expose for xfwm4?

Erlend Davidson E.R.M.Davidson at
Wed Aug 20 20:24:52 CEST 2008

On 20 Aug 2008, at 16:57, Christian Dywan wrote:

> Am Wed, 20 Aug 2008 13:37:58 +0200
> schrieb Miek Gieben <miek at>:
>> [ Quoting samuel in "Re: scale/expose for xfwm4?"... ]
>>>> will be horribly slow.
>>>> there was something like "skippy" that worked with any window
>>>> manager... not sure if the project is still out there... but that
>>>> was a kind of expose clone for X
>> Thanks, but I know of that project, but isn't integration with
>> xfwm4 a more interesting approach? My question is: is such
>> integration difficult to do? (If not, I might give it a go
>> myself)
> The question is: what advantage do you see in integrating that
> functionality with xfwm4? I'm using skippy now and then, it could be
> improved, but it works good enough. Yet I don't see what would make it
> better if it were part of xfwm4.

The skippy effect is quite useful, and currently the best available  
implementation requires users to install Compiz (which is fine for  
many - but not lightweight).

Perhaps Xfce could adopt (or resume) the skippy project, if enough  
people want it?

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