Activities Panel

Can anyone tell me how to activate the activities panel (thumbnails of application windows in the center of the desktop), through Compiz or another method?

Compiz is a window manager - which requires some configuration to get working.

You could take a look at the nwg-launchers project.

You can build from AUR

pamac build nwg-launchers

Then try launching the grid from the commandline


If you like what it does you should be able to assign a hotkey combination

What I’m trying to see how to activate is the feature corresponding to the one when we click on “activities” in gnome, when the thumbnail windows of all open applications are shown. And I would also like to know if the procedure to activate what I’m looking for is the same for XFCE.

Xfce does not have the feature - not as I recall.

I don’t think Mate has it either - which was why I suggested the nwg-launchers.

You could install compiz from the AUR and then enable the scale plugin. I have not used compiz for a long time but I think it worked.

Hey friend. Only the last command gives an error…

[natan@natan-aspirees1572 ~]$ pamac build nwg-launchers
Clonando nwg-launchers arquivos para compilar...
Gerando a informação nwg-launchers...
Verificando 1nwg-launchers dependências...
Aviso: nwg-launchers-0.6.3-1 está atualizado -- reinstalando
Resolvendo dependências...
Verificando conflito entre pacotes...

Para criar (1):
  nwg-launchers  0.6.3-1             AUR

Editar arquivos de compilação : [e] 
Aplicar transação ? [e/s/N] s

Construindo nwg-launchers...
==> Criando o pacote: nwg-launchers 0.6.3-1 (ter 07 dez 2021 08:51:55)
==> Verificando as dependências de tempo de execução...
==> Verificando as dependências de tempo de compilação...
==> Obtendo fontes...
  -> Encontrado nwg-launchers-0.6.3.tar.gz
==> Validando source arquivos com md5sums...
    nwg-launchers-0.6.3.tar.gz ... Passou
==> Removendo diretório $srcdir/ existente...
==> Extraindo fontes...
  -> Extraindo nwg-launchers-0.6.3.tar.gz com bsdtar
==> Iniciando build()...
The Meson build system
Version: 0.60.1
Source dir: /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3
Build dir: /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/builddir
Build type: native build
Project name: nwg-launchers
Project version: 0.6.0
C++ compiler for the host machine: c++ (gcc 11.1.0 "c++ (GCC) 11.1.0")
C++ linker for the host machine: c++ ld.bfd 2.36.1
Host machine cpu family: x86_64
Host machine cpu: x86_64
Compiler for C++ supports link arguments -lc++fs: NO 
Compiler for C++ supports link arguments -lstdc++fs: YES 
Found pkg-config: /usr/bin/pkg-config (1.8.0)
Run-time dependency gdk-x11-3.0 found: YES 3.24.30
Run-time dependency gtkmm-3.0 found: YES 3.24.5
Found CMake: /usr/bin/cmake (3.21.4)
Run-time dependency gtk-layer-shell-0 found: NO (tried pkgconfig and cmake)
Looking for a fallback subproject for the dependency gtk-layer-shell-0
Cloning into 'gtk-layer-shell-0'...
remote: Enumerating objects: 146, done.
remote: Counting objects: 100% (146/146), done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (118/118), done.
remote: Total 146 (delta 57), reused 59 (delta 28), pack-reused 0
Receiving objects: 100% (146/146), 165.13 KiB | 923.00 KiB/s, done.
Resolving deltas: 100% (57/57), done.
Note: switching to 'eac78939e3ea07b119a57488e6645a6cd5d7eafd'.

You are in 'detached HEAD' state. You can look around, make experimental
changes and commit them, and you can discard any commits you make in this
state without impacting any branches by switching back to a branch.

If you want to create a new branch to retain commits you create, you may
do so (now or later) by using -c with the switch command. Example:

  git switch -c <new-branch-name>

Or undo this operation with:

  git switch -

Turn off this advice by setting config variable advice.detachedHead to false

Executing subproject gtk-layer-shell-0 

gtk-layer-shell-0| Project name: gtk-layer-shell
gtk-layer-shell-0| Project version: 0.6.0
gtk-layer-shell-0| C compiler for the host machine: cc (gcc 11.1.0 "cc (GCC) 11.1.0")
gtk-layer-shell-0| C linker for the host machine: cc ld.bfd 2.36.1
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency gtk+-3.0 found: YES 3.24.30
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency wayland-client found: YES 1.19.0
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency wayland-server found: YES 1.19.0
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency wayland-scanner found: YES 1.19.0
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency wayland-protocols found: YES 1.23
gtk-layer-shell-0| Program /usr/bin/wayland-scanner found: YES (/usr/bin/wayland-scanner)
gtk-layer-shell-0| Run-time dependency gobject-introspection-1.0 found: NO (tried pkgconfig and cmake)

gtk-layer-shell-0| subprojects/gtk-layer-shell-0/src/ Exception: Dependency "gobject-introspection-1.0" not found, tried pkgconfig and cmake

Subproject subprojects/gtk-layer-shell-0 is buildable: NO (disabling)
Dependency gtk-layer-shell-0 from subproject gtk-layer-shell-0 found: NO (subproject failed to configure)
Run-time dependency nlohmann_json found: YES 3.10.4
Configuring nwgconfig.h using configuration
Build targets in project: 5

nwg-launchers 0.6.0

    gtk-layer-shell-0: NO
                       Dependency "gobject-introspection-1.0" not found, tried pkgconfig and cmake

  User defined options
    buildtype        : release
    prefix           : /usr

Found ninja-1.10.2 at /usr/bin/ninja
ninja: Entering directory `builddir'
[21/21] Linking target grid/nwggrid-server
==> Entrando no ambiente de fakeroot...
==> Iniciando package()...
ninja: Entering directory `builddir'
[0/1] Installing files.
Installing bar/nwgbar to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/bin
Installing dmenu/nwgdmenu to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/bin
Installing grid/nwggrid to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/bin
Installing grid/nwggrid-server to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/bin
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/bar/style.css to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers/nwgbar
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/bar/bar.json to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers/nwgbar
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/dmenu/style.css to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers/nwgdmenu
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/grid/style.css to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers/nwggrid
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/icon-missing.svg to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers
Installing /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/src/nwg-launchers-0.6.3/icon-missing.png to /var/tmp/pamac-build-natan/nwg-launchers/pkg/nwg-launchers/usr/share/nwg-launchers
==> Organizando a instalação...
  -> Removendo arquivos libtool...
  -> Expurgando arquivos indesejados...
  -> Removendo arquivos de biblioteca estática...
  -> Removendo símbolos desnecessários dos executáveis e bibliotecas...
  -> Comprimindo páginas de man e info...
==> Verificando problemas de empacotamento...
==> Criando o pacote "nwg-launchers"...
  -> Gerando o arquivo .PKGINFO...
  -> Gerando o arquivo .BUILDINFO...
  -> Gerando o arquivo .MTREE ...
  -> Compactando o pacote...
==> Saindo do ambiente de fakeroot.
==> Compilação concluída: nwg-launchers 0.6.3-1 (ter 07 dez 2021 08:53:28)
==> Limpando...

Verificando chaveiro...                                                                                                           [1/1]
Verificando a integridade dos pacotes...                                                                                          [1/1]
Carregando arquivos de pacotes...                                                                                                 [1/1]
Verificando conflito entre arquivos...                                                                                            [1/1]
Verificando espaço disponível em disco...                                                                                         [1/1]
==> skipping timeshift-autosnap due skipRsyncAutosnap in /etc/timeshift-autosnap.conf set to TRUE.
Reinstalando nwg-launchers (0.6.3-1)...                                                                                           [1/1]
Transação finalizada com êxito.
[natan@natan-aspirees1572 ~]$ nwgrid
bash: nwgrid: comando não encontrado