Jon mentioned that the latest development branch of Beryl seems to be faster. I had previously decided not to run Beryl because switching between windows was slow, among other stuff. So I decided to try the development branch, and it is indeed faster. I’ve been running Beryl now for two days and I think I’m going to stick with it this time. Although I’m not cool enough for my windows to explode into flames though when I close them like some other people’s desktops around the office.
You can grab the latest unofficial Beryl packages here:
KEY=81836EBF; gpg –keyserver subkeys.pgp.net –recv $KEY && gpg –export –armor $KEY | sudo apt-key add –
and add these repos to /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb edgy beryl-svn
deb-src http://download.tuxfamily.org/3v1deb edgy beryl-svn
Now, if you have Beryl already installed, you can just run apt-get update and apt-get upgrade.
Another recent Ubuntu change I made is I got rid of autocutsel because of minor annoyances that I couldn’t get over. So now I will just have to get used to using two clipboards.
I have also suffered from misbehaviour of autocutsel. I have found a logical bug, and created a small patch for autocutsel.c to fix it, then autocutsel worked perfectly with me. I am using autocutsel-0.8.1 but I think the patch will work with the latest version too.
Here is the patch :
> int screen_num = DefaultScreen(dpy);
> int root_x, root_y , win_x, win_y , mask;
> Window root_wnd, child_wnd;
> XQueryPointer(dpy, RootWindow(dpy,screen_num) , &root_wnd, &child_wnd, &root_x , &root_y , &win_x , &win_y , &mask);
> if (!(mask & (ShiftMask | Button1Mask)))
> XtGetSelectionValue(box, selection, XA_STRING,
Ooops, it seams that typepad stripped a couple of lines in the patch !
You can get thecorrect patch at