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Desktop Cube

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Package

[:CompizPlugins:Compiz Plugins]

Category

Desktop

EL plugin Desktop Cube es una de las tres opciones para usar múltiples estaciones de trabajos, También con Desktop Wall y Desktop Plane. Usando el cubo, cuatro puntos de vistas (por defecto) forman los lados del cubo; El fondo y la parte superior del cubo están reservadas. Este plugin es parte de Compiz, aunque algunos plugins en Compiz Fusion extendienden la funcionalidad del cubo.

Rotate Cube

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Package

[:CompizPlugins:Compiz Plugins]

Category

Desktop

Rotando el cubo

El plugin Rotor de cubo provee la habilidad de rotar el cubo creado por Desktop Cube. Sin el, el plugin Desktop Cube es técnicamente inservible. Este plugin es el que provee la funcionalidad del cubo con el teclado-mouse:

Rotar el cubo horizontalmente

<Control><Alt>Izquierda/Derecha

... con una ventana

agrega <Shift>

Rotar el cubo en libertad con el mouse ("cubo libre")

<Control><Alt>Boton1

El cubo también puede rotar por:

  • Dragging a window to the edge. This will flip to the face you a dragging to. You must enable Edge Flip Window before this will happen

  • Moving your mouse to the edge. This will flip to the face you are moving your mouse towards. You must enable Edge Flip Pointer before this will happen

  • Dragging and dropping an object to the edge. This will flip you to the face you are moving the object towards. You must enable Edge Flip DnD before this will happen.

  • In all of these cases, Flip Timeout defines the amount of time you will need to drag your window to the edge before the cube flips. If you don't want to accidentally flip the cube, set this to a high value.

Additionally, the Cube can be unfolded with: <Ctrl><Alt>Down. This effect is part of the Desktop Cube plugin.

Configuration

The "cube" does not in fact need to be an actual cube; it can be any polygonal prism with up to 32 sides (excluding the top and bottom). The shape of the "cube" can be altered by changing the Horizontal Virtual Size in General Options --> Desktop Size.

The rotate cube uses a spring model to define its speed in rotation.

  • Speed refers to how fast the cube rotates in general

  • Acceleration refers to how much more speed the cube gains when rotating

  • Timestep refers to how often the cube's speed is recalculated. A high timestep will cause the cube to overshoot and bounce back and a low timestep will cause the cube to come slowly to a stop

  • Pointer invert Y changes the direction of the mouse up and down to cube rotation, so moving the mouse up will cause the cube to rotate up and moving it down will cause it to rotate down.

Skydome

The skydome is an optional background for the virtual space in which the cube is located (visible when the cube is zoomed out, such as when it is being rotated with the mouse).

If you choose to enable the skydome, you can select your own Skydome Image to be placed behind the cube. Or, if you prefer, you can set it to a simple gradient by selecting the Skydome Gradient Start and End colours for the gradient. Additionally, you can enable the Animate Skydome option, which makes the image or gradient stretch into a 360° panorama, the viewing angle shifting as you rotate the cube.

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The cube with a skydome, transparency, and reflection

Transparency

The Transparent Cube section contains options for changing the cube's opacity. You can set its Opacity During Rotation, its Opacity When Not Rotating, and the Fade Time when transitioning between the two opacities. You can also enable Transparency Only on Mouse Rotate so that the cube does not change opacity when rotated using keyboard shortcuts, or when it is automatically rotated to show a newly focused window on a different viewport. Note that if you set your desktop cube to be transparent when not rotating, you may experience slight visual glitches with some animations and effects.

Cube Caps

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Package

[:PluginsExtra:Plugins Extra]

Category

Utility

Cube Caps

Although the Desktop Cube plugin provides basic cube cap functionality (placing an image on the top face of the cube), this feature is greatly expanded by the Cube Caps plugin (which is part of Compiz Fusion Plugins Main). Using this plugin, both the top and bottom caps can be set. It also allows different background colours to be set for each cap, and allows the caps to be completely disabled.

Configuration

  • Draw (top/bottom) face - this option can be used to disable the drawing of one or both of the cube caps entirely. Note that you must enable Cube Transparency for the backsides of the cube faces to be visable through the empty cap. Setting the opacity to 99% is sufficient.

  • Adjust (top/bottom) image - if enabled, the cap image will automatically rotate so that it is always right-side-up, with its bottom side pointing at the top edge of the current viewport.

  • Scale (top/bottom) image - if enabled, the cap image will be scaled up (if necessary) to fit onto the entire cap surface.

  • Clamp (top/bottom) face image to border

Background images

Different background images (wallpapers) can be set for each viewport.

<!> This feature will only work correctly if there is no application (eg. Nautilus in GNOME, KDesktop in KDE, XFDesktop in XFCE) already drawing an opaque desktop window. If such an application is active, it will draw its own wallpaper, thus obscuring the images set in Desktop Cube. Therefore, for these images set in Desktop Cube to be visible, the desktop-drawing program needs to be disabled. In virtually all cases, this means desktop icons will also be disabled.

The images can be specified by entering their full file paths (in the format of /path/to/file.png) in the Background images list, under the Appearance tab. They can also be reordered, if desired. The images will be placed on viewports according to their order in the list. If there are fewer images specified than viewports, then the images will repeat as necessary.

<!> In order to use PNGs, JPGs and/or SVGs with this plugin, please make sure that the corresponding plugins are enabled in the Image Handling category.

Cube Reflection

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Package

[:PluginsExtra:Plugins Extra]

Category

Effects

Cube Reflection

The Cube Reflection plugin adds a reflection the bottom of the cube (similar to the effect in Expo and the Shift Switcher). It is part of the Compiz Fusion Extra plugins.

Configuration

There are several reflection modes available, each with varying effects on the mechanics of rotation:

  • Jumpy - the reflective ground underneath the cube is solid, so the cube will tilt onto one or more corners/edges if the mouse is pushed up or down. It will never lose contact with the ground.

  • Jumpy Reflection - the reflection (instead of the cube) exhibits the same behaviour as in Jumpy.

  • Distance - Neither cube is jumpy. Instead, the reflection is distant from the cube, so that the two are rotated freely but do not intersect. You must have a rotation zoom of at least 0.5 in order to see this properly.

  • Above - instead of tilting up off the floor when the mouse is pushed down, the camera changes its viewing angle instead so that the reflection appears to be stuck to the cube. Moving the mouse up, however will still cause the cube to tilt away as it's bottom face is shown.

Cube Atlantis

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Package

[:OtherPlugins:None]

Category

Effects

Cube Atlantis

The Cube Atlantis plugin adds fish from the Atlantis screensaver to the inside of the cube. It is a Compiz Fusion plugin, but it is not in any plugin pack yet. They are only visible if you enable Cube Transparency.

Cube Gears

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Package

[:PluginsExtra:Plugins Extra]

Category

Effects

Cube Gears

The Cube Gears plugin places the gears from glxgears (a standalone GLX animation, not part of Compiz) inside the cube. It is part of Compiz Fusion's Extra plugins. As with Cube Atlantis, they are only visible when using a transparent cube.

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Cube Atlantis

Cube Gears

3D Windows

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Package

[:OtherPlugins:None]

Category

Effects

3D Windows

The 3D Windows plugin causes the windows on the cube to lift off the cube at different levels to show the space between them and their stacking order. As it is being re-written, it is currently part of the Compiz Fusion, but not yet in any plugin set.

Configuration

  • Window Space defines how much space there is between windows

  • Window Width defines how thick the windows are on the Z-Axis

  • Animation Speed defines how fast windows should lift off the cube

  • Draw Window Backsides shows the back of a window. This is useful if you are using transparent cube

  • 3D Only on mouse rotate causes windows to only lift off the cube when you are rotating with the mouse

  • Corner Bevelling is currently non-functional, however setting this value allows you to define the curvature of the edges of windows, in order to match your window decoration

Plugins/Cube/es (last edited 2008-03-30 18:34:20 by localhost)