Monday, March 9, 2009

How to Add Desktop Cube Effect on Ubuntu

This tutorial will teach you the step-by-step procedures on installing CompizConfig and enabling Desktop Cube Effect on Ubuntu:

  • Install CompizConfig by typing the following on your terminal:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
or you can install CompizConfig by going to System >> Administration >> Synaptic Package Manager. Type compizconfig-settings-manager inside the Quick Search textbox and select compizconfig-settings-manager. Right click and mark for installation then click the Apply button on the toolbar.
  • Now that you have installed CompizConfig, you can already add Desktop Cube Effect on Ubuntu. Open CompizConfig by going to System >> Preferences >> CompizConfig Settings Manager. Under Category, click the General icon and click the General Options. Click the Desktop Size tab and set the following:

  • Choose the Desktop Category and enable the following:

  • Choose the Effects Category and enable the following:

  • You can now see the effects by clicking Ctrl + Alt + [Mouse Click and Drag]. You can view and edit the controls by clicking the Desktop Cube icon.