Expocity is an effort to integrate an efficient means of switching between applications into the window manager metacity, similar to Exposé(tm) on Apple's OS-X.1

Requirements

Be sure to have all dependencies installed. Some of them are:

apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev libgconf2-dev

Installation

Download

Download the latest version from the Expocity Homepage.

Compiling

Extract the source.

tar xvfj expocity-2.6.2-1.tar.bz2

Configure and compile it:

./configure
make

install it

sudo make install

or to install it via a deb file (CheckInstall)

sudo checkinstall

Start it:

metacity --replace

Troubleshooting

Installing Gnome 2.0 libraries and related shared libraries might help if the ./configure script complain about gconf2.0 :

sudo apt-get install libgnomeui*


A Chinese Translation of this article.


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  1. Watch this QuickTime movie to understand it quickly: http://www.apple.com/macosx/theater/expose.html (1)

Expocity (last edited 2011-04-08 15:22:08 by k.dejong)