[compiz] Locking Zoom, yet manipulating window?

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at gmail.com
Sat May 3 07:23:29 PDT 2008

I a rather dependent upon the Enhanched Zoom Desktop tool. It allows
me to zoom into a part of the screen and see it clearly, with the
zoomed part of the screen following the mouse. However, there are
times when I need the screen to remain where it is (not to pan with
the mouse), and the only way that I've found to do that is with the
"Toggle zoom area lock" option. When this option is enabled (Super-l)
then I cannot work with the application on the screen.

For instance, in Firefox I can zoom in, pan around, and work with the
application as I normally do. However, once I press Super-l, locking
the zoom area, I cannot switch tabs, click on form elements, scroll,
or anything else.

How can I configure Compiz to lock a specific portion of the screen,
yet allow me to work with my applications? I thank you in advance, as
Compiz and the Zoom (and Negativity) plugins make using the computer
much more comfortable for me. Your efforts are very helpful, and not
just for eye candy.

Dotan Cohen


A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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