Alright. After switching back to Metacity and then reseting all values to default in Beryl. And then switching back to Beryl all of menus now work as they should. This was really weird and I hope was just a one time glitch. Either way I’m glad its fixed.
Enjoy the Penguins!
I got my second gig of ram yesterday in the mail. That puts me up to 2G of RAM in my desktop computer and 512M still in my laptop. This is the most RAM I’ve ever owned in one machine so I am little excited about it right now. Before that 1G was the most I had ever owned in a machine and before that it was 512M. At this rate my next computer will have to have 4G of RAM or it just wouldn’t be right. Either way the addition of the second gig is nice. Applications start a little faster. I suppose I can multi task a little better. I sadly don’t do anything very intensive outside of compiling. I use the GIMP on occasion but I rarely do anything with it that would need gobs of ram for though. Either way I love the idea I now have 2G of ram. It makes me giddy in a nerdy computer kind of way. I have now sadly maxed out my motherboard though. I have the fastest processor I can fit in the socket. The most RAM the motherboard will hold. And as far as the other components go, well they’re fast enough to suit. I’m not going to buy a faster graphics card though the 8x AGP slot could probably handle a faster one there is no real need now that PCI-e is out. I’ll just wait till I get a new motherboard before I do anymore upgrading. I hate to say it but outside of modding my current case I don’t really have much left to do with my computer hardware wise. I’m not going to mod it though. I find that silly and teenagerish. Not to rag on teenagers but even modders have to admit there are so some dumb looking computers out there where people have to much free time to play arts and crafts with there computer.
In other hardware news my new G11 keyboard from Logitech has developed a squeak. Only in the space bar. Its really annoying and I’m not real sure how to deal with it. I’m sure if I could just get some WD40 up underneath the plastic bar it would all be fine. I’m just not prepared right now to do that. I’ll see about how to solved a squeaky keyboard later.
Last but not least I have installed and I am now using Beryl. I like it. Its pretty, sometimes its annoying and sometimes it gives me a headache but overall I like it. I only have two complaints. The menu system in Beryl Settings Manager is terrible! How to fix it I don’t know. But if any Beryl devs read this please try to clean it up a little bit. I get the feeling the menu is one of those “yeah, we’ll get to that when we finish X, Y, and Z” kind of deals. Which is great but it makes my Beryl experience a little painful sometimes. Which in turn leads me to my second complaint. I can not for the life of me find the menu option to fix my menus. If I have a full screen app for example and I try to open the Applications menu at the top of the desktop in Gnome. It always comes up behind the full screen window. Or if I ever open a context menu, except in Firefox for some reason, it always opens behind the window. So my right mouse button is no longer used as much as it used to be. Other than those two fairly minor gripes I really like Beryl. I’m glad someone decided to make it. Makes using Linux less of a pain because all of the people who now have Vista get pissed off they’re desktop is still uglier than mine.
Enjoy the Penguins!