[PATCH] xfwm4: visual feedback on workspace switch

Simon Steinbeiß simon at xfce.org
Wed Oct 23 12:41:11 CEST 2013

On Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:25:25 -0400
Matthew Campbell <calvinmc at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello,
> I've added visual feedback to xfwm4 when workspaces are switched much like
> Metacity in Gnome2 did.  The functionality is all there, but it would be
> nice if someone could add an option to turn it on and off in the advanced
> window manager tweaks.  Also, it should have more properties added to make
> it themeable.  I'm far from an XFCE or GTK+ expert and unfortunately don't
> have the time or experience to finish this one off, but I'd love to see it
> make it into 4.12.
> I borrowed a lot of my ideas from ochosi's tabwin implementation in the git
> repo.
> Here is a link to my bug report with my patch, and I also attached it.
> https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10276
> Thanks,
> ~Matt

Hey Matt,

I just tested your patch and it looks really good so far! I think this is quite a useful addition to Xfwm4 as I think the concept of changing workspaces can be confusing for new users.

I also like the style of it, maybe some helpful (translateable) text-labels could be added or simply the names of the workspaces (as the rectangles are quite big, maybe inside)?

Haven't checked the code in detail yet, but judging from the functionality alone this is a very nice addition!


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