Beryl Blunders… Again

I was bored and decided to play around with Beryl some more to see what they’ve done with it lately.

Turns out this latest release is borked on like half anyone’s computer: including, oddly enough, mine.

As you can see from this screenshot, my windows refused to Move even with the Move plugin enabled. o_O?

In the end I guess I should just be thankful to the Beryl devs for reminding me why I use Compiz. =)

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6 Responses to “Beryl Blunders… Again”


  1. 1 Azrael Nightwalker February 3, 2007 at 2:52 pm

    “I should just be thankful to the Beryl devs for reminding me why I use Compiz”
    I could say the exact opposite – Compiz keeps setting my left click to making screenhots, thus making whole Gnome unusable. Beryl works just as it should.

  2. 2 Will Farrington February 3, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    I could say the exact opposite – Compiz keeps setting my left click to making screenhots, thus making whole Gnome unusable.

    Unless either: (a) you set the key for the screenshot plugin wrong, (b) you’re using a borked version of Compiz, (c) using a computer with a stuck Windows key, or (d) holding down the Windows key while you’re using your computer, I find that highly unlikely. 😉

    Beryl works just as it should.

    It’s a rare opportunity when one can say that a basic, non-compositing window manager outperforms a compositing one. When -two- Beryl releases in a row disallow even moving windows, a rather required function for basic operational use, then the developers aren’t testing their releases properly.

  3. 3 Azrael Nightwalker February 3, 2007 at 4:07 pm

    After I disabled the screenshot plugin Compiz worked fine, but after a restart the plugin was turned on again, so it’s definitely Compiz’s fault, not mine.

    But back to Beryl: have you tried to file a bug?

  4. 4 Will Farrington February 3, 2007 at 4:13 pm

    After I disabled the screenshot plugin Compiz worked fine, but after a restart the plugin was turned on again, so it’s definitely Compiz’s fault, not mine.

    What were you using to start Compiz (as gconf keys don’t wantonly reset themselves)?

    But back to Beryl: have you tried to file a bug?

    After an hour troubleshooting personally and poking around in IRC with several others who’ve had lots of issues, and finding that even reverting to 0.1.99.2 did not resolve these bugs, I decided not to bother. If it’s been prevalent for two releases, then I’m sure someone else has reported it.

  5. 5 Azrael Nightwalker February 3, 2007 at 9:41 pm

    What were you using to start Compiz (as gconf keys don’t wantonly reset themselves)?

    Gnome Compiz Preferences from gandalfn repositories.
    I just run GCP and checked a checkbox in it.

  6. 6 Will Farrington February 3, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    Ah. I’ve found that sometimes GCP can be a little buggy. =)

    Me? I prefer to manually change my settings in Gconf (which is the equivalent to the options you get in BSM anyways), and then just have `compiz –replace gconf` run at session startup. =)

    But really, I’m happy Beryl works for you. Of course I’d rather the world use Compiz, but well, you know, choice and all that jazz.


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