How to Enable Desktop Cube in Ubuntu

Posted: August 26, 2009 in Linux Tips

Most people are attracted to Linux by the beautiful desktop cube effects especially after watching those Youtube videos.Its very easy to get the cube effects in  Ubuntu and other Distros. You have to make sure you have a few things.

  • An already installed  Linux 3d graphics driver  for your Graphics card.
  • Advanced Desktop Effects  (download from the Add/Remove Applications).

If these conditions are met then the first thing you have to do is to set the no of virtual desktops to 4 (Most people forget this minor detail). Then go to Advanced  Desktop Effects  from Preferences and enable Desktop Cube and Rotate Cube.

To rotate the cube do Ctrl+Alt+Left Mouse Button and you are all set to go.


  1. […] Canonical Corporation and there are legal issues for doing that. The Eye Candy of Ubuntu  like the Cube effects was to difficult to setup initially as the Compiz settings manager had to be downloaded separately. […]

  2. […] Workspaces also have lead to some amazing Desktop effects in Linux namely the Cube Desktop Effects. […]

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