cube rotate with mousewheel? how to set up? (solved)

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cube rotate with mousewheel? how to set up? (solved)

#1 Postby frisil » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:42 pm

Hi,
using an older version of Mepis, I could rotate the cube (compiz) with the mouse wheel (middle button) when I used it while the mouse pointer is not over a window, but on the desktop.

In Mepis 8 (using repo of shame compiz) this is turned off by default. I am sure I can turn it on, but I can't find it in all these compiz settings.

Does anyone know how to do this?

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#2 Postby GDixon » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:44 pm

Actually I think you find it under the extra desktop settings in KDE....mouse wheellchanges desktop

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#3 Postby GDixon » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:46 pm

control center----
desktop-----
multiple desktops----
check the box at the bottom on the left

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#4 Postby frisil » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:51 pm

GDixon wrote:Actually I think you find it under the extra desktop settings in KDE....mouse wheellchanges desktop


No, sorry, it isn't, just tried it. This works for kde (changes instantly between desktops, not rotationg to another cube face on same desktop). I know it's in the compiz settings somewhere, because a few months ago I set it up for a friend - I just can't find it anymore.

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#5 Postby loco » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:00 pm

hey guys,

there is also in ccsm -> desktop - viewport swither and rotate cube that might be worth a look...

-->easy<--

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#6 Postby NoSavvy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:08 pm

compiz settings, rotate cube, bindings/rotate cube, (the 1st line for mouse) select and choose button 2. DONE
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#7 Postby Richard » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:34 pm

Still doesn't help my desktop.
Also added the lines into /etc/X11/xorg.conf
for my nVidia G72 [GeForce 7300 SE] X.Org 1.4.2
Res 1440x900@52.0hz, GLX Renderer GeForce 7300 SE/7200
GS/PCI/SSE2 GLX Version 2.1.2 NVIDIA 180.29

I'm glad I like plain old Kde3.5. :) Looks like I'll get to keep using it for a while. But the cube is nice just for the Wow factor.

One of these days I will discover how to make it work. Guess I could try to go back to the built-in Intel card but it's a pain to take it out. Desktop machines have too many cables & too short cables so it's not really worth the effort to pull the box out of it's hidden corner.

Wait for a slow day to take it apart.

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#8 Postby frisil » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:03 pm

NoSavvy wrote:compiz settings, rotate cube, bindings/rotate cube, (the 1st line for mouse) select and choose button 2. DONE


Sorry, that's not what I was looking for. This gives me the ability to initiate cube mouse movement when I press down the wheel (and taking away the copy text option I always use).

I want the cube to rotate to the prievious face when I move the scrollwheel up and to the next face when I move it down (or vice versa, doesn't matter), but only when the mouse pointer is not over a window, but on the desktop. I'm pretty sure there was some setting like rotate cube on desktop mousewheel or something.

I could set next face to wheel up and a prievious face to wheel down, but that would not help, because I could no longer use the wheel to scroll websites then.

I know the right setting is somewhere... or was it removed from this newer compiz version?

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#9 Postby NoSavvy » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:18 pm

Well if I place the mouse on the desktop and rotate the wheel, the desktops change to the cube faces. If the cursor is on a web page in a browser, pressing the wheel and moving the mouse forward,back or sideways rotates the cube. Can't see what more you're after.
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#10 Postby frisil » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:30 pm

NoSavvy, did I get it right you wanted me to change initiate (cube rotation) from Ctrl+Alt+Button1 to just button2?

Because this is what I tried and it does not make the cube spinning when turning the scrollwheel, it only activates mouse rotate when PRESSING down the wheel.

or did I get something wrong?


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