Your desktop doesn’t have to be a boring graveyard for lost and forgotten files anymore! Transform it with BumpTop into 3D desktop that help you keep organized. Like a real desk. Create the desktop that suits your needs and style.
There’s nothing about the installation, you just keep on pressing “Forward” and you are done. When you launch BumpTop for the first time, you’ll be taken in tutorial to show you how to use BumpTop efficiently, it doesn’t last more than a minute so make sure you watch it.
Right after the tutorial you’ll see you shiny new 3D desktop. Let’s start using the new desktop by learning some basics.
You right-click menu is now replaced by BumTop’s menu, but you can still access your normal menu by choosing more.
You can make piles of files, photos and folders just like how you do in real life. You can do this by selecting them and drag across the pile icon that appears without letting go of the mouse as described below:
You can pin stuff to the walls, like photo frames or TO-DO notes and when you want to have better view of the wall, simply double-click it.
BumpTop comes with plenty of setting you can choose from including the infinite desktop mode that allows you to have no boundaries or fixed size for your desktop.
The best thing in BumpTop is you can customize it with themes. It makes you feel like you are in a different room or went to somewhere else! You can download themes or you can create your own room.
Omar Hafiz is a geeky Linux user who loves customizing Ubuntu to fit his personal style. Whether it's the login screen or his Gnome panels, he's got them tweaked to perfection.
- Published 08/24/11