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taurusx5 01-31-2008 10:08 PM

!! Guys!! Can't See All 6 Sides of Desktop When Rotating Cube
 
Hey Guys!!! I got Ubuntu 7.10 and I enabled the "Rotate Cube" graphic for the desktop so that I can rotate my desktop like a cube. I can successfully view 4 sides of the desktop in the cube as it rotates around, or side by side, but I cannot view the top or bottom sides of the cube. It doesn't rotate up and down to view the top and bottom parts of the cube.

How can I fix it so that I can view all 6 sides of the cube instead of just 4? Thanks guys!!!

Ricio 01-31-2008 11:14 PM

no matter how much desktops you set, youll see that the top and bottom desktops are not usable...

Christopher M 01-31-2008 11:17 PM

You may, however, decorate them. Which is not nearly as fun as being able to use them.

If you make more than four workspaces you will have more than four usable sides.

taurusx5 02-01-2008 12:15 PM

Christopher, thank you for your response. How do I enable more than 4 workspaces so that I can view all 6 sides if the cube? Is this different than enabling the 4 desktops? In case it is, I enabled more than 4 desktops and I still couldn't view the top and bottom of the cube. Please, let me know how to view the whole cube - top and bottom... Thanks!

Ricio 02-01-2008 12:22 PM

taurusx5 what Christopher and I tried to say is that top and bottom faces of the cube can be decorated, but no desktop will be shown there...

If you set 6 desktops, they will show as faces of an octagon, set 5 desktops youll get an heptagon, cuz top and bottom will not show any desktop, theyll just show images you choose to show, but NO desktop...

taurusx5 02-01-2008 10:07 PM

OK, ricio... all I want is to see the WHOLE cube, not just the 4 sides rotating around. Do you mean to say that in order for me to view all 6 sides of the cube I got to show a picture on the top and bottom of the cube? OK, let's make this simple... VERY SIMPLY, in order to view the top and/or bottom of the cube, what must I do?

Ricio 02-02-2008 09:40 AM

Try to config the zoom out cube option in beryl or compiz to the max, that way youll see the whole rotating cube... and normally it works by doing ctrl + alt + mouse move when you press those keys you have cube free rotation...

taurusx5 02-03-2008 12:50 PM

hey ricio .... I tried zooming all the way to the max, and all I saw was the same 4 sides of the cube rotating, no top or bottom. Maybe I don't have something configured correctly on my laptop. I don't know. It's weird. I can't believe something this simple can't be done.

Anyway, ricio. You've been very informative. If you have additional suggestions at this point, I would like to hear about and apply them to see if this thing will finally come up. thanks!


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