What is Comp-Scale?
Comp-Scale is an Enlightenment module that uses compositing features to allow you to switch between active windows and your current virtual workspace in a fancy method.
If you are using Bodhi Linux comp-scale is installed by default on your system. If you are using a different base system I advise building the latest comp-scale module from the E SVN.
If you installed the module correctly you can now go to Settings->Modules->Look and load Comp-Scale:
Setting Up Comp-Scale:
There are two different methods of settings up Comp-Scale. First you can simply add click-able gadgets (Settings->Gadgets) to your desktop or shelf:
Or you can setup key bindings:
What does Comp-Scale Look Like?
The first gadget - Scale Windows - gives you a composited view of all the windows on your active work space:
The second gadget - Scale all Windows - displays all open applications running across all your work spaces:
Finally, the third gadget - Scale Pager - triggers an overview of all your virtual work spaces:
Short Enlightenment tutorials are something I hope to start doing on a regular basis. The Enlightenment desktop is extremely flexible and there are a great number of things you can do with it. Personally I learned everything I did about the desktop largely by following the IT flow chart and I advise everyone else interested in learning the desktop to do the same. The Bodhi Guide to Enlightenment is also a great resource for learning the E17 desktop.
If there is something you are interested in learning how to do, drop a comment below and hopefully I can address it in a future post