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3ddesk(1)                        User Commands                       3ddesk(1)


3ddesk - activates 3D-Desktop, a 3D desktop switcher.


3ddesk [ OPTIONS ]


3D Desktop is an OpenGL program for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3-dimensional manner. The default "visualization" maps your screen onto an N-sided "carousel" which is rotated to select the next screen. When activated the current desktop appears to zoom out so as to make your desktop appear to be actually in a 3d environment with your other desktops.


Activates the 3D Desktop. 3ddeskd daemon must be running. Where OPTIONS are: --view=xxx Uses the options from the view in 3ddesktop.conf --mode=xxx Sets the arrangement mode (one of carousel (default), cylinder, linear, viewmaster, priceisright, flip, or random). --acquire[=#] Grab images for all the desktops by cycling thru (sleep for x millisecs at each screen for refresh) --acquirecurrent Grab image for current desktop --nozoom Disable the zoom out --changespeed How fast the rotation or sliding of faces takes. Default is 40, must be between 1 and 300. --zoomspeed How fast it zooms in an out. Default is 45, must be between 1 and 300. --gotoright Goto the desktop to the right --gotoleft Goto the desktop to the left --gotoup Goto the desktop to the up --gotodown Goto the desktop to the down --goto=# Goto specified column (deprecated, use --gotocolumn) --gotocolumn=# Goto specified column --gotorow=# Goto specified row --dontexit Don't exit after a goto --stop Stop 3ddesktop (kill 3ddeskd daemon) --reload Force a reload of 3ddesktop.conf --noautofun Disable Fun Mode --revmousewheel Reverse the mousewheel --swapmousebuttons Swap left and right buttons on the mouse --altmousebuttons Use alternate mousebuttons scheme: Button 1 activates, 2 goes back and exits, 3 goes back, 6 goes left, 7 goes right. --version Output version information and exit


3ddesk --acquire This starts the 3ddeskd server and acquires an image of each of your virtual desktops. It will cycle through each desktop and return to your current.


Bind a key combination to /usr/bin/3ddesk and press the bound key. This will bring you into a 3d environment where you choose your next desktop. If the server hasn't been started it will try to start it.




Brad Wasson bard at wassonartistry.com 3ddesk June 2005 3ddesk(1)

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