Colin Robinson

Just another guy on the internet

XFCE

Automatically switch Xfce panel layout when plugging in a monitor

Xfce has great multi-monitor support. Different panels on each monitor, it all works great. I’ve used it with multiple monitors on my desktop for 5+ years. Love it. But you run into some annoyances with laptops. Half the time I’m using my laptop on its own, and half the time I’m using it with an […]

Clicking notifications in Chrome causes the window to change workspaces

This is a simple and obvious fix, but it was annoying me for awhile before I looked into it. The situation: You have a Chrome window open in workspace that’s different to the one you’re currently in. You receive a desktop notification from WhatsApp, Hangouts, 8tracks, ect. When you click the notification, it brings that […]

How to install Compiz on Fedora 17 XFCE Spin

Let’s just be clear, this is not for the faint of heart. Why isn’t Compiz in the Fedora 17 repos? Compiz is a replacement window manager for the GNOME window manager called Metacity. When GNOME 3 came out last year, they replaced Metacity with Mutter. Apparently there are library incompatibilities that prevent Compiz from replacing Mutter. I […]