When switching workspaces (super+s) the background of the view of all workspaces is black. Since I have a black background on my workspaces this gives kind of a bad contrast making the workspaces hard to see. Is it possible to change the background of the workspace switcher?

  • If not already install compizconfig-settings-manager & open (ccsm). There are a number of appearance settings for the expo plugin, maybe you can improve, eg. enable a reflection & set a color, raise the brightness or saturation of the inactive workspaces, ect. I don't believe you can change the overall background color per se, at least not in settings. – doug May 19 '16 at 11:31
  • Actually - if you raise the reflection ground size to 0.75 or even 1.0 then your chosen reflection color can surround the workspaces. Note I look at this with a 1x4 so ws's are in a line in middle of expo – doug May 19 '16 at 11:37
  • @doug Perfect! There were settings to give me something good enough. – Rickard May 19 '16 at 11:47
  1. Open compiz config manager
  2. Expo.
  3. Appearance Tab.
  4. Interactive view ports section.
  5. increase Brightness.

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