Enabling window shades in DebianNov 24th, 2011 | By admin | Category: Linux / Freebsd
So after making the second best OS related decision in my life and switching from Ubuntu to Debian I noticed that my cool little window blinds mousewheel trick doesn’t work. After my 3D desktop this is probably the most used feature I have in my cool-looking productivity arsenal. You just go to the title bar of any window and mousewheel up and the window will roll up like a window blind. It stays open it’s just mostly hidden allowing you to work on what’s behind it without having to alt-tab around. Brilliant, but the problem is that it wasn’t working with Debian, or more accurately it wasn’t enabled. Did a little bit of scrounging around and the explanation is pretty easy.
open up gconf-editor(type gconf-editor in term) and that will pop up the GUI for editing gconf. Go into /apps/gwd and you see where it says ‘mouse_wheel_action’ and the field to the right of it says ‘none’ ? Yea, well double click on the none and replace the word ‘none’ with the word ‘shade’
Effects should be pretty immediate and you’re off to the races.. enjoy!