Desktop Cube

UUID: DesktopCube@yare
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3 weeks ago 2021-09-28, 02:53
Last commit: [6a99504f] Merge pull request #345 from KAMI911/master

Compiz Cube-like animation for workspace switching

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Solor Vox
Solor Vox-1 month ago
Does not work well with fullscreen apps, bugs out and causes problems forcing restart of cinnamon session.
Sambiase-1 month ago
How to have a black backgrond when switching desktops as the pic above?
jorgebadad-3 months 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-3 months 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-10 months ago
Here the link of the last discussion in a Linux Mint Forum ...
claudiux-10 months 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].
historyb1-1 year ago
How do you use this? I downloaded this and would love to use it
Marc Calder
Marc Calder-1 year 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-1 year 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-1 year ago
Seriously, people want Amiga demo type effects on their desktop?
mfreeman72-1 year ago
As said before, is there a way to change the background so it's not the same as the desktop image?
Assio-1 year ago
Linux Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 4.4.8 работает прекрасно, Спасибо за шедевр!
Robert-1 year 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-1 year ago
Great! Working fine for me. Is it possible, to blend out the orginal desktop, by rotating?
claudiux-1 year ago
This applet is compatible with Cinnamon 4.4 (Mint 19.3).
Dragoş-2 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-2 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-2 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-2 years ago
how install this plugin?
Blake Miner
Blake Miner-2 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-2 years ago
Now, in the settings of this extension, a button allows you to directly access Workspaces settings.
xzj8b3-2 years ago
The Best... And finally a developer persists in updating!!!!
claudiux-2 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-2 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-2 years ago
Modified code is now in repositories! You just have to update.
SantaFe88-2 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-2 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.
mfreeman72-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 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-3 years ago
It's broken in mint 18.3 fyi
claudiux-3 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-3 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-4 years ago
When will it be updated????
Fedora Tux
Fedora Tux-4 years ago
To update with constancy or gives problems to every update of the desktop!!! Beautiful extension!!!!
Jerry Frazee
Jerry Frazee-4 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-4 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-4 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-3 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-4 years ago
Sadly it no longer works on the newest versions of Cinnamon. I would really love to get this working again!
ACinnamonUserInUK-4 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.)