Desktop Cube

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Compiz Cube-like animation for workspace switching

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emx518-1 week ago
It does not work on LM 21.3 X86_64
wick422-2 months ago
Yeah, completely broken in LM 21.3 and Cinnamon 6.0.4 Same with Transparent Panels, both vanilla and reloaded. What's the point of extensions if none of them work. Wobbly Windows does but nothing else? Compiz was the main reason I even tried Linux in the first place. It's not only about function over form. Linux is good enough to have both. You'd be surprised how forgiving users can be over the little things as long as they can justify through style. People using Windows do it all the time. They overlook heaps of shortcomings on that OS simply because it looks good. Linux is capable of so much more. Get a team to maintain these experiences and you'll see Linux market share in not just mere double digits but competitive with the other two big names.
angelotux-2 months ago
you are definitely right
Karl Pearson
Karl Pearson-4 months ago
I finally completed the upgrade to Virginia, or Linux Mint 21.3. I'd not heard of this extension before now, and have to admit, was excited to again have a cube to check my other desktops because without it, I completely forget I have windows open on any but my primary desktop. But, am I a disappointed IT person today. If an extension is available, it better work, or the entire Cinnamon Spices environment seems suspect. I'm relieved to learn, thanks to another comment, that this extension isn't dangerous... That's small consolation for the disappointment I'm feeling. I'll just be happy to have wobbly windows for now, and hopefully the developer hasn't become unable to work for any reason. If that's not the case, PLEASE FIX THIS ONE Thank you
angelotux-2 months ago
the team seems not to be interested in these extensions. in this period linux distributions are coming back into fashion compiz as a magic lamp, closing windows with cube effects.. linux mint is not interested. I switched to Linux also thanks to compiz.
Man with No Name
Man with No Name-4 months ago
doesnt work at all!
Juan-Lutz-6 months ago
Please remove this broken Cube extension or repair it. ¡¡¡¡This should also apply to other addons!!!!. Thank you all.
angelotux-1 year ago
delete the old and broken extensions on cinnamon spices and quesa del cubo is not the only one
Butterfliege99-1 year ago
Doesnt Work with LM 21.1, Cinnamon 5.6.8, Kernel: 5.15.0-73-generic It would be great if it you could make it work again - or delete it from the addons
Andrew Oakley
Andrew Oakley-1 year ago
Does not work with Linux Mint 21.1 Cinnamon. Not actively dangerous, desktop remains working, but CTRL-ALT-LEFT and CTRL-ALT-RIGHT do nothing. You have to disable the extension to return to normal workspace switching. System: Kernel: 5.15.0-70-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.3.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 5.6.8 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 21.1 Vera base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy Machine: Type: Desktop System: RM plc product: RM EXPERT 3040 v: 1.0 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 13 v: RM ONE HDA serial: <superuser required> Mobo: Intel model: DQ45CB v: AAE51804-201 serial: <superuser required> BIOS: Intel v: CBQ4510H.86A.0073.2009.0122.1353 date: 01/22/2009 CPU: Info: quad core model: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Yorkfield rev: A cache: L1: 256 KiB L2: 12 MiB Speed (MHz): avg: 2402 high: 2833 min/max: 1998/2830 cores: 1: 2833 2: 2777 3: 2000 4: 2000 bogomips: 22662 Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 ssse3 vmx Graphics: Device-1: Intel 4 Series Integrated Graphics driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: HDMI-A-1 empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-2, VGA-1 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:2e12 Device-2: ARC Camera type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5.2:12 chip-ID: 05a3:9331 Display: x11 server: X.Org v: driver: X: loaded: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1 Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1080 s-dpi: 96 Monitor-1: HDMI-1 mapped: HDMI-A-1 model: LG (GoldStar) IPS224 res: 1920x1080 dpi: 102 diag: 547mm (21.5") OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel Q45/Q43 (ELK) v: 2.1 Mesa 22.2.5 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801JD/DO HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:3a6e Device-2: ARC Camera type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid,uvcvideo bus-ID: 1-5.2:12 chip-ID: 05a3:9331 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-70-generic running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes Network: Device-1: Intel 82567LM-3 Gigabit Network driver: e1000e v: kernel port: f100 bus-ID: 00:19.0 chip-ID: 8086:10de IF: enp0s25 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 232.89 GiB used: 9.51 GiB (4.1%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Crucial model: CT250MX500SSD1 size: 232.89 GiB speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> Partition: ID-1: / size: 21.83 GiB used: 9.08 GiB (41.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 ID-2: /boot/efi size: 486 MiB used: 6.1 MiB (1.2%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/sda1 ID-3: /home size: 195.86 GiB used: 433.3 MiB (0.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 Swap: ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 10 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 dev: /dev/sda4 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 49.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Repos: Packages: apt: 2193 No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/m-grant-prg-utils-jammy.list 1: deb [arch=amd64 signed-by=/etc/apt/keyrings/m-grant-prg-utils-jammy.gpg] https: // jammy main Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 1: deb https: // vera main upstream import backport 2: deb http: // jammy main restricted universe multiverse 3: deb http: // jammy-updates main restricted universe multiverse 4: deb http: // jammy-backports main restricted universe multiverse 5: deb http: // jammy-security main restricted universe multiverse Info: Processes: 269 Uptime: 1d 11h 2m Memory: 7.66 GiB used: 2.31 GiB (30.2%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.3.0 alt: 11/12 Client: Cinnamon v: 5.6.8 inxi: 3.3.13
angelotux-1 year ago
cinnamon is allergic to compiz. there is only wobbly windows but the rest is not received. I team mint doesn't know that many users have switched to linux also thanks to compiz in that way you could see the absolute superiority and lightness of windows.
Juan-Lutz-1 year ago
It is broken also in LM 21.1
Remco Boerma
Remco Boerma-1 year ago
Broken when upgraded from Ubuntu 22.04 to 22.10
angelotux-1 year ago unfortunately only on gnome
KAMI-1 year ago
It is broken in Linux Mint 21.
Hezhexi2002-1 year ago
same to me,it didn't work after I enable it
keremispirli-1 year ago
Broken when upgrading to Mint 21 from 20.3, bringing down whole desktop switching functionality along with it - had to disable the extension to be able to switch desktops.
namesakeradio-1 year ago
Mint 21, no longer working. Any direction? Thank you.
Solor Vox
Solor Vox-2 years ago
Does not work well with fullscreen apps, bugs out and causes problems forcing restart of cinnamon session.
Sambiase-2 years ago
How to have a black backgrond when switching desktops as the pic above?
jorgebadad-2 years ago
How to use the desktop extension: Hold Ctrl+Alt and press Right-arrow to change from workspace 1 to 4. Hold Ctrl+Alt and press Left-arrow to change from workspace 4 to 1.
Mario P. Cardenas
Mario P. Cardenas-2 years ago
Oh does this bring back memories. T'was one of the first mods I did after trying Linux for the first time. I loved to flip that cube around, felt so unique compared to boring ol' Windows.
Juan-Lutz-3 years ago
Here the link of the last discussion in a Linux Mint Forum ...
claudiux-3 years ago
How to use the Desktop Cube extension: System Settings --> Extensions --> Download tab --> download Desktop Cube. Then: System Settings --> Extensions --> Manage tab --> Click on Desktop Cube, then on the [+] button. This extension is now installed; you can open its settings. Try it using [ctrl][right-arrow] and [ctrl][left-arrow].
historyb1-3 years ago
How do you use this? I downloaded this and would love to use it
Marc Calder
Marc Calder-3 years ago
Maybe a dumb question but... where is the user guide for this? I have installed and would like to use it, but I don't know how.
4E71-NOP-3 years ago
@ivanaponi : I never been so productive than with Compiz. It's not about the effect. On a side note. The background (behind the cube) could be darkened. So we wouldn't have a repetition which can trick the eye. And I dearly hope we will have the same type of control (with the mouse) to manipulate the cube. One day... One day Many thx.
ivanaponi-4 years ago
Seriously, people want Amiga demo type effects on their desktop?
mfreeman72-4 years ago
As said before, is there a way to change the background so it's not the same as the desktop image?
Assio-4 years ago
Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 4.4.8 работает прекрасно, Спасибо за шедевр!
Robert-4 years ago
Works great in Mint 19.3, cinnamon 4.4.8 Need to enable it in preferences->extensions-> manage, click the + to enable. Don't work when you use shortcut, need to use ctrl-alt-arrows to see animation.
VobiObiVobi-4 years ago
Great! Working fine for me. Is it possible, to blend out the orginal desktop, by rotating?
claudiux-4 years ago
This applet is compatible with Cinnamon 4.4 (Mint 19.3).
Dragoş-4 years ago
Linux Mint 19.2 is now in beta and it features Cinnamon 4.2.2. Unfortunately this extension is not compatible with it. Could you please update it for compatibility with Cinnamon 4.0+? I tried to add "4.2" or "4.2**" to the list in metadata.json but it doesn't seem to work even after reloading Cinnamon (maybe needs a system reboot?)
Sean Lynch
Sean Lynch-4 years ago
Dragoş, looks like the 'bottomMonitor' code was already fixed. In your metadata.json file try putting the exact version of cinnamon you are running. for example: "cinnamon-version": [ "2.0", "2.1", "2.2", "2.4", "2.6", "2.8", "3.0", "3.2", "3.4", "3.8", "4.0", "4.2", "4.2.4" ], If you are running 4.2.4 Then do a Ctrl-Alt-Esc to restart cinnamon. See if that works
Valery Kravtsov
Valery Kravtsov-4 years ago
Doesn't work on LM 19. Cinnamon 4.0.10 And this > Replace all occurrences of the bottomMonitor word by the primaryMonitor one. from the comment below doesn't help because there is no "bottomMonitor" at all.
JanuszSpiewa-5 years ago
how install this plugin?
Blake Miner
Blake Miner-5 years ago
Thanks for the plugin! As other users have mentioned, it would be nice to disable the desktop background (or customize the image) while switching workspaces.
claudiux-5 years ago
Now, in the settings of this extension, a button allows you to directly access Workspaces settings.
xzj8b3-5 years ago
The Best... And finally a developer persists in updating!!!!
claudiux-5 years ago
Yes ! It would be a pity if this fabulous extension can not be used anymore. That's why I proposed this modification of the code, rather simple finally.
claudiux-5 years ago
To make this extension compatible with Cinnamon 4.0 (Linux Mint 19.1): * Edit the ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/DesktopCube@yare/extension.js * Replace all occurrences of the bottomMonitor word by the primaryMonitor one. (Lines 236 and 237.) * Reload this extension, or restart Cinnamon (Ctrl-Alt-Esc). * Enjoy!
claudiux-5 years ago
Modified code is now in repositories! You just have to update.
SantaFe88-5 years ago
Seems like this won't work after the update to Linux Mint 19.1 and Cinnamon 4.0.8. If you use it, the screen freezes and have to press the Power Button to restart. When you remove it, Ctrl-Alt & left/right arrow works like default. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted, using the Expo applet now and see all work-spaces at once. ;)
Robert-5 years ago
Work well on mint 18.3, cinnamon 3.6.6 on single screen. When in dual screen, the effect is not as a cube, but it does flip. Effect is amazing when finding right parameters. Thanks a lot :) Robert Graphics is Radeon Sapphyre 280x on intel 12 cores.
mfreeman72-5 years ago
Looks nice, except that my desktop background is also the background behind the cube, which doesn't look good at all. If this could either be black, or a user-defined background instead, it would be much better.
Ventsislav Nikolov
Ventsislav Nikolov-6 years ago
Hello, Can't get it to work on Fedora 28 with Cinnamon 3.8.2, kernel 4.16.11-300.fc28.x86_64, CPU: Intel© Core™ i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz × 4, RAM: 16GB, graphic card 1: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller, graphic card 2: NVIDIA Corporation GF108M [GeForce GT 540M]. I did all the suggestions below but no luck. Do you guys have a clue why it is not working? Much appreciated.
Nacker-6 years ago
I use LMDE 2 Cinnamon 64-bit version 3.4.6 and It's working right for me! Remember: Ctrl+Alt+Right (arrow) to go to the next workspace or Ctrl+Alt+Left (arrow) to go to the previous workspace :-)
claudiux-6 years ago
To make this extension working on Cinnamon 3.6 (Mint 18.3): * open ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/DesktopCube@yare/metadata.json * change "3.4" by "3.4", "3.6" * save this file and reload Cinnamon (Ctrl-Alt-Esc)
claudiux-6 years ago
To make this extension working on Cinnamon 3.6 (Mint 18.3): * open ~/.local/share/cinnamon/extensions/DesktopCube@yare/metadata.json * change "3.4" by "3.4"**, "3.6"** * save this file and reload Cinnamon (Ctrl-Alt-Esc)
gaining-6 years ago
It's broken in mint 18.3 fyi
claudiux-6 years ago
It's working well on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya. Remember to create two workspaces or more to get the cube display.
David Burnett
David Burnett-6 years ago
It's working good for me on Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya. Question: Is there a way to get rid of the background wallpaper when the cube is rotating, like you have in your sample picture above? In mine, the wallpaper background is still showing when the cube rotates. Thanks! :)
Fedora Tux
Fedora Tux-6 years ago
When will it be updated????
Fedora Tux
Fedora Tux-6 years ago
To update with constancy or gives problems to every update of the desktop!!! Beautiful extension!!!!
Jerry Frazee
Jerry Frazee-6 years ago
Extension is working. There is a bug of double panels while switching workspaces. It would be nice to be able to have more options on the cube backgrounds, front and behind cube.
Marc Scattolin
Marc Scattolin-6 years ago
I tried it and it does work in cinnamon 18.2. However, a glitched applet bar appears at the top of the cube while switching so it may still need more work. But great job nonetheless!
Enas Agnwstos
Enas Agnwstos-6 years ago
Hi! I saw your comment about the cube working in 18.2 so i downloaded & installed too , but i haven't yet figured how to trigger it ! Furthermore , can it be triggered with the mouse as in compiz? And, is there some kind of guide available for the damn thing at all ? thx in advance!
Craig Lillie
Craig Lillie-6 years ago
You use Ctrl+Alt+Right (arrow) to go to the next workspace or Ctrl+Alt+Left (arrow) to go to the previous workspace. It would be nice if it looked more like the Compiz cube though.
Shinglywingly-7 years ago
Sadly it no longer works on the newest versions of Cinnamon. I would really love to get this working again!
ACinnamonUserInUK-7 years ago
My system says this extension isn't compatible with the latest version of Cinnamon. A shame! (I could have tried out the extension anyway, but I didn't.)