man 3ddesk (Commandes) - activates 3D-Desktop, a 3D desktop switcher.


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:

Uses the options from the view in 3ddesktop.conf
Sets the arrangement mode (one of carousel (default), cylinder, linear, viewmaster, priceisright, flip, or random).
Grab images for all the desktops by cycling thru (sleep for x millisecs at each screen for refresh)
Grab image for current desktop
Disable the zoom out
How fast the rotation or sliding of faces takes. Default is 40, must be between 1 and 300.
How fast it zooms in an out. Default is 45, must be between 1 and 300.
Goto the desktop to the right
Goto the desktop to the left
Goto the desktop to the up
Goto the desktop to the down
Goto specified column (deprecated, use --gotocolumn)
Goto specified column
Goto specified row
Don't exit after a goto
Stop 3ddesktop (kill 3ddeskd daemon)
Force a reload of 3ddesktop.conf
Disable Fun Mode
Reverse the mousewheel
Swap left and right buttons on the mouse
Use alternate mousebuttons scheme: Button 1 activates, 2 goes back and exits, 3 goes back, 6 goes left, 7 goes right.
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.




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