Different Background Images for each Cube Surface
This has been bugging us at SoSLUG for some time well ok then, me. In compizconfig-settings-manager >> Desktop Cube if you set your number of desktop surfaces to four (4) this gives you your basic cube and quite naturally you would assume given that you can define each of the chosen images for each face, that each desktop image would display the selected image you have chosen. You would think that wouldn't you I know I did.
Desktop Applications and Howto's
This Desktop section and Howto's cover applications that run from the Gnome, KDE, XFCE and many other Xserver window managers. These applications are defined as programs that run from one or more of the Windows Managers above rather than from a console session.
Following on from my page on resetting your wallpaper, I though it may be appropriate to look at some simple tweaks to modify your desktop further, to begin to customise it just how you want it. I'm using a Gnome desktop here, but KDE based systems will be similar.
Often when speaking to new (often enthusiastic) Linux users, they are anxious to personalise their computers as quickly as possible. After all, they've heard all about how Linux is so configurable and they want some of it.
For many, this means a different background is their very first choice and the aim of this page, is to show novices just how easy it is.
In order to demonstrate the procedure, I'll change my Debian computers wallpaper from the standard background, to a picture taken at random from the Internet.
When new users first come to Linux, they are often amazed at the lack of icons on the desktop. In fact, to a new user, the desktop can look positively barren.
A typical virgin desktop may look something like this
But once you know how, it's really easy to populate your desktop to your hearts content - should you so wish!
Beryl Graphics Manager
If you are running Ubuntu Version 7.10 0r Ubuntu Version 8.10 Beryl has been replaced by Compizfusion this will have many of the features of Beryl if not more.