Desktop Cube effect

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Desktop Cube effect

Postby fletchermoore » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:29 pm

I apologize if this has been discussed already. When I tried to search, the forum filtered the word "cube".

Is there a desktop cube effect for switching workspaces for Cinnamon out there? Sliding between workspaces is OK, but the cube effect is easily my favorite. I did not like the KDE implementation (acceleration gets weird if you do it too fast), but compiz did a great job.

If it doesn't exist, would an extension that creates this effect be possible?

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Re: Desktop Cube effect

Postby cwwgateway » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:12 pm

Currently, the cube does not exist in Cinnamon. Previously, this effect was done by compiz (and kwin in kde), and compiz isn't compatible with Gnome 3 (and therefore Cinnamon). I suppose it would be possible to create an extension, but that's way out of my league. Just as a note, MATE and Xfce can be made (with some googling) to work with compiz. However, I believe that development of compiz recently stopped (AFAIK it is still be maintained, but no new features are being added).
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