View Full Version : [ubuntu] Few Questions

April 15th, 2009, 07:53 AM
Since im new at ubuntu I have heard of a program for linux hat can zoom out to a cube and view 6 different desktops

what is it called?

second, where can I find some really good, maybe glossy themes?

April 15th, 2009, 08:08 AM
Actually it's built into the ubuntu installation you probobly already have installed.

Just install Compiz settings manager (ccsm) and look in your control center/cube and you'll find all sorts of options for the glitz you see in the youtube video's and its very easy to setup.

Have fun!

Bakon Jarser
April 15th, 2009, 08:10 AM
Open the terminal and run this command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Now go to System > Preferences > compizconfig settings manager. Under the desktop part activate desktop cube and rotate cube. In the bottom right corner of your screen you probably currently have a desktop switcher for two desktops. Righ click and click preferences and change that from 2 to 6. Now you should be able to click with the mousewheel on the desktop and drag the mouse to rotate the cube.

Here is my favorite theme. You'll find thousands more on the site.


April 15th, 2009, 08:13 AM
There is a good site that tells you how you set it up. I will post the link if I can find it.

Update: Only find out of date ones. sorry.

April 15th, 2009, 08:28 AM
Thanks, Its just kinda frustrating, Im barely learning this and its a pain in the *** trying to learn all this, I just want to make my desktop look so awesoem I could never have done in windows. just so complicated and I have to learn everything since Im new lol thanks tho guys but one thing, thee cube thing I was talking abouit looks like this


but thats for windows I want a linux one :)

Bakon Jarser
April 15th, 2009, 09:21 AM
It's only frustrating if you let it be frustrating. It's an adventure for me. I like learning new stuff.

Here's a video tutorial:


April 15th, 2009, 11:41 AM

More theme can be downloaded from net. Try once


April 15th, 2009, 06:14 PM
Just 1 more point: the desktop cube only displays 4 sides, the top and bottom are not workspaces.

Bakon Jarser
April 15th, 2009, 08:42 PM
Just 1 more point: the desktop cube only displays 4 sides, the top and bottom are not workspaces.

The top and bottom are not workspaces but you can have octagons, pentagons, or other shapes if you want. You are not limited to cubes. And you can put pictures on the top and bottom.