I have read several questions regarding how to fix an already enabled desktop cube or the problems it had in 11.04. But in 11.10, how can I correctly enable desktop cube in Unity 3D?
This is what I invented and tested with more than 20 PCs. Note that you actually NEED a video card that can render this and to have the drivers correctly installed. Look for the answer in the following links to install the drivers correctly:
There is no need to restart the PC or logout or anything additional to this steps. In this case it works on Nvidia, Ati and Intel cards.
If you want to add more Effects you would do them in the Preference options but you need to be careful which Plugins have problems with others. In this case they are working excellent.
HOW TO TEST IF IT IS WORKING?
Simply leave CTRL+ALT pressed and then with the Arrow keys press -> or <- to rotate Right or Left, respectively.
You can also (If you mouse has support for a third middle button), leave the middle button pressed while in the desktop (Without selecting anything else) and move your mouse around.
I will need to test it even further to say that it is stable but so far am typing this with the Cube effect activated, could drag a video I was watching to another virtual desktop and no problems.
On 12.04 watching Family Guy
On 12.10 watching Game of Throne + AskUbuntu
On 13.04 watching (actually crying) Fringe:
Lastly, you can just download My Compiz Profile to import using the CCSM Import option and have the configuration that is mentioned in this post.
HOW TO GO BACK TO DEFAULT?
If this is giving you any video errors or glitches, then you need to go back to the defaults. I would try to run
Options to reset Compiz and/or Unity to default (In case of an error) are:
UPDATE - Confirmed working on at least 10 PCs and 5 Laptops. All laptops are HP ranging from DV6000 up to DV9700. The desktop PCs are all Intel Core 2 Duo and all have Nvidia cards. The laptops only the last 2 have nvidia cards. The rest are intel.