How to Enable Workspaces in Ubuntu

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Workspaces is a virtual desktop manager built into Ubuntu. It allows you to expand your working area using virtual desktops. You can have up to 4 individual workspaces running at the same time, which is really useful when multitasking.

Workspaces are by default disabled in Ubuntu, so here's how to enable them:

Click on System Settings and go to Personal > Appearance:


Select the Behavior tab and tick the Enable workspaces checkbox:


The Workspace Switcher shorcut will be added to the Launcher:


NB: You can also use the Ctrl + Alt + Left or Right arrow key combination to navigate through your opened workspaces.

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Published by deri58. Latest update on June 25, 2015 at 12:08 PM by jak58.
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