This simple and brief tutorial is going to show you how to enable and setup Compiz Desktop Cube effect in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal.

First take a look at the screenshot:

To get started:

Go to Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install CompizConfig Settings Manager and compiz-plugins-extra. Or run this command into terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins-extra

Then launch CCSM from the dash home,

Go to General Options -> Desktop Size tab. Set the value as the pic shows:

Then enable Desktop Cube and Rotate Cube, you may need to disable Desktop Wall. Don’t worry if you mess up desktop and miss the window border, it will be fixed at next boot.

Click to go into configuration page of Desktop Cube, and set the background of cube:

To see the desktop cube, press and hold Ctrl+Alt key, drag your mouse.