[http://thegraveyard.org/skippy.php Skippy] is a full-screen task-switcher for X11. It will arrange and scale snapshots of all windows on the current desktop and it'll let you pick a window using a mouse or a keyboard.
Download the debian package:
and install it:
sudo dpkg -i skippy_0.5.0-1_i386.deb
and change line 24 to read:
It's better than having F11!
Start it with the following command:
If you get such error messages:
WARNING: Couldn't load config file '/home/stubby/.skippyrc' X Error of failed request: BadAccess (attempt to access private resource denied)
You probably are missing the .skippyrc file. We need to make one in that case:
copy and paste the following lines:
# Copy this to ~/.skippyrc and edit it to your liking # # Notes: # # - keysym can be anything XStringToKeysym can handle # (like F11, KP_Enter or implementation specific keysyms) # # - colors can be anything XAllocNamedColor can handle # (like "black" or "#000000") # # - distance is a relative number, and is scaled according to the scale # factor applied to windows # # - fonts are Xft font descriptions # # - booleans are "true" or anything but "true" (-> false) # # - opacity is an integer in the range of 0-255 # # - brighness is a floating point number (with 0.0 as neutral) # [general] keysym = Scroll_Lock distance = 50 useNETWMFullscreen = true ignoreSkipTaskbar = false [xinerama] showAll = false [normal] brightness = 0.0 tint = white opacity = 100 border = gray33 [highlight] brightness = 0.05 tint = #d0d0ff opacity = 255 border = #d0d0ff [tooltip] show = false border = black background = #e0e0ff text = yellow font = fixed-11:weight=bold
now save the file
If the permission is wrong then change it (but shouldn't be the case):
sudo chown [username]:[username] ~/.skippyrc sudo chmod u+rxw ~/.skippyrc
replace username by your username
Approach from Source
Read the [http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=151996&postcount=1 howto] for compiling from source.
Credits: [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=30510&highlight=skippy HOWTO: Compile skippy (Exposé like features for Hoary)]