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Multiple desktops

Postby Hitman on Fri May 29, 2009 11:32 pm

Hey guys, new linux mint user here.

So far, I find it to be a pretty good OS, although I do have a dumb question to ask.
How can I get the multi-desktops with this OS?
It's a cool feature, and I would like to use it.

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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby fwc on Sat May 30, 2009 12:18 am

Main Menu> Preferences> Simple CompizConfig Settings> Desktop
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby joel2665 on Sat May 30, 2009 12:29 am

I'm relatively new at this myself, but I'll give it a shot.

Whether you call them multiple desktops or virtual workspaces, they are enabled by default. I'm sure there are several different ways to access them, but for immediate gratification, press Ctrl+Alt+[Right or Left arrow key]. Give it a try, and you'll see what I mean. If you're looking for the, perhaps more familiar, graphical representation of the multiple desktops, then right-click the panel, and then click "Add to Panel." Scroll to the bottom of the list and choose "Workspace Switcher."

I hope that helps.
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby Hitman on Sat May 30, 2009 12:15 pm

Hey, thanks, it worked.
I'll ask some more questions on this forum if I need some more help.

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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby Hitman on Mon Jun 01, 2009 6:42 pm

Hey guys,
Sorry for the necro, but I have a related question.
Now that I have multiple desktops, how do I get the 3d effect desktop thing?
I know it's ctrl+alt+left click and drag, but it's not working for me.
I have and Acer Aspire 5535-6280
AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor QL-62 (2.0 GHz, 1mb L2 cache)
Up to 1408 mb ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics HyperMemory
3 GB DDR2
160 GB HDD

Also it appears there is a failure with the 3d acceleration, so is that a problem?
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby Aging Technogeek on Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:15 pm

What level of visual effects do you have enabled? Normal will get you the desktop wall but for desktop cube and floating cube I think you need extra or custom for the 3-d effects.

Once you have the right visual effects level, go to Control Center=> Look and Feel=.>CompizConfig Settings. Disable "Desktop Wall" and enable "Desktop Cube" and "Rotate Cube". That should give you what you want.

While you are at it , why not try some of the other Compiz effects; such as "Water Effect", "Paint Fire on the Screen", "Wobbly Windows"(my personal favorite), and others. Have fun!
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby Hitman on Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:57 pm

How do I set the visual effect level. Also, do I have to restart linux mint for these things to apply?
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby Hitman on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:40 pm

Fixed. Thanks for all you guys' help.
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Re: Multiple desktops

Postby RedWagon on Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:54 pm

I also like 3D Windows (though it can crash on slower GPUs) and have recently become a fan of Expo with the Curve deformation.
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