How do I quickly switch between workspaces in unity?


The shortcut Ctrl+Alt + arrow keys allows you to move in the workspaces.

You’ll need to turn workspaces on if you’re on 13.04+.

In 13.04 workspaces are disabled by default. To enable them, open “Appearance” from the dash. It looks like this:

Switch to the “Behavior” tab and check “Enable workspaces”.

After that the normal shortcuts will work:

Super+S for the workspace overview and Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keys to switch between the individual workspaces.

In 12.04 and above, you can set shortcuts for this by launching “keyboard” from the Dash and choosing the shortcuts tab. Choose the “Navigation” option, then just change the various settings for “Switch to workspace…”

I use “CTRL-ALT-F1” for workspace 1, “CTRL-ALT-F2” for workspace 2 and so on.

This setting can also be changed in CompizConfig Settings Manager (not installed by default, so sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager if you...

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Indicator Workspaces was formerly available for Ubuntu 10.10 but it has now been updated for the new Ubuntu 11.04 version with changes that are in line with Unity. This applet now allows customization of workspaces and rows used by Unity Workspace Switcher. It also adds an option to the panel for switching between multiple workspaces. With Indicator Workspaces you can decide the number of workspaces to view from Unity and number of rows which you would prefer viewing simultaneously.

Simply install the .deb package, launch Indicator Workspaces and select the number of workspaces and rows. Check the Start indicator at login option to make sure that you can view indicator from the panel.

You can switch between workspaces according to your configured criteria. Double click on a specific workspace to switch to it.

Alternatively, you can use the system tray option to switch between workspaces. The Preferences option will take you back to Workspace...

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Workspaces are a nice, neat way to organize your work. Suppose you have too many applications, windows open. Your taskbar will be cluttered and it might be difficult for you to find/move between different programs. Workspaces come handy in this situation. You can group programs in different workspaces. So, lets say you have many programming related application opened. And you are also working on documentation. You can organize them in separate workspaces. This will ease your work in a more organized way and will save some time as well as frustration.

In this quick tip, we shall see how can we create workspaces in Linux Mint 16 with Cinnamon and how to switch between them.

Create workspace in Linux Mint 16:

Creating a new workspace in Linux Mint is really easy. Just move your mouse cursor to top left corner of the screen. It will show you a screen like the one below. Just click on the + sign to create a new workspace.

The workspaces in Linux...

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You and I need a little chat.

A few months back I invited you to share a screenshot of your desktop, and, like the awesome person you are, you did.

But I wasn’t impressed.

Your Unity Launcher was stacked high with application launcher after application launcher. How you find anything amid that folded mess I don’t know.

So I went out and found something for you that I think will help…

‘Launcher List Indicator’ for Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop

This nifty little indicator is pretty damn nifty! (I know I use that term an awful lot, but I really mean it).

See, to be perfectly frank, I use a lot of applications in an average day, but they vary depending on what I’m doing. I really don’t like overfilling the Unity Launcher on my desktop because it looks messy, cluttered, and some of apps I use don’t have the most “aesthetically pleasing” icons!

‘No need to shrink your launcher to the size of an eye-ache, and no need to...

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The new Unity alt-tab switcher aggregates windows from all workspaces and groups them by application.
This replaces the old default, which would switch through windows on the current workspace only.

The omission of the ability to switch between windows only on the current workspace removes some core functionality of workspaces.
It creates impracticalities for using workspaces in a keyboard-driven workflow. I will illustrate these below.

For this discussion I presume that the user has more than one window on some or all workspaces, since otherwise much of the point of workspaces becomes moot.

Previous keyboard driven alt-tab workflow:
User moves to relevant workspace with ctrl-alt-[arrow]. They alt-tab to select the desired window on that workspace.
If the user has grouped windows together on a workspace because they want to use them together, for example a word processor and some open PDFs, switching quickly between them while typing is...

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Workspaces come in handy when you are working on different tasks in parallel. They not only make it easy for you to immediately switch between tasks but also help you keep your computer-related work organized in general.

By default, Ubuntu offers only four workspaces (arranged in a two-by-two grid).

This is more than enough in most cases, but depending on your needs, you may want to increase or decrease this number. The good thing is that it is possible although not as straightforward as heading to ‘System Settings …’ and changing the value from there.

In this article we will discuss a couple of tools – “CompizConfig Settings Manager” and “Unity-Tweak-Tool” – that you can use to tweak the number of workspaces in Unity.

If you are using Ubuntu 13.04, 14.10, or any version in between, you can play with the number of workspaces using the “Unity-Tweak-Tool.” You can easily download and install this tool through Ubuntu Software Center.

Once installed...

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Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is a change of pace, whether you’re coming from Windows or another Linux distribution with a more traditional interface. Unity has its own way of doing things, including powerful keyboard shortcuts.

If you’re not using Ubuntu, you can play with Unity in your browser using the Ubuntu online tour website. This guide is targeted at new Unity users, but even experienced Ubuntu users might discover a few new tricks.

The Launcher

The launcher at the left side of the screen is where you’ll launch frequently used applications and switch between running applications.

Click an application icon to launch or switch to it. If the application has multiple open windows, Ubuntu will show you the windows and allow you to switch between them.

To quickly open a new window, even if the application is already running, middle-click its icon.

Right-click an application icon to access its quick list. For example,...

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Q: How does billing work for Amazon WorkSpaces?

You can pay for your Amazon WorkSpaces either by the hour, or by the month. You only pay for the WorkSpaces you launch, and there are no upfront fees and no term commitments. The fees for using Amazon WorkSpaces include use of both the infrastructure (compute, storage, and bandwidth for streaming the desktop experience to the user) and the software applications listed in the bundle.

Q: How much does an Amazon WorkSpace cost?

Please see our pricing page for the latest information.

Q: Can I pay for my Amazon WorkSpaces by the hour?

Yes, you can pay for your Amazon WorkSpaces by the hour. Hourly pricing is available in all AWS regions where Amazon WorkSpaces is offered.

Q: How does hourly pricing work for Amazon WorkSpaces?

Hourly pricing has two components: an hourly usage fee, and a low monthly fee for fixed infrastructure costs. Hourly usage fees are incurred only while your Amazon...

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Amazon WorkSpaces offers you an easy way to provide a secure, managed, cloud-based virtual desktop experience to your end-users. Unlike traditional on-premises Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions, you don’t have to worry about procuring, deploying, and managing a complex environment – Amazon WorkSpaces takes care of the heavy lifting and provides a fully managed service. With Amazon WorkSpaces, you can deliver a high quality portable desktop, and applications, to your users on the device of their choice.

Whether you are managing traditional desktops or an on-premises solution for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), both of these approaches require significant capital investment and are often difficult to deploy and manage. Using a cloud-based virtual desktop environment eliminates the need for up-front investment and ongoing management of infrastructure, providing you with an easy, cost-effective way to bring a secure and broadly accessible desktop experience to...

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Last Updated: 8/10/2016

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When you create or edit a workspace, you can specify whether its location is Local or Server. In most cases, local is best because it provides several advantages. Most notably, you can perform core version control operations even when you're not connected to your Team Foundation Server.

Why should I use a local workspace?

When you use a local workspace, you get the following advantages:

Work offline easily. You can quickly begin editing a file when your network connection is unavailable or unreliable. From Solution Explorer you can add, edit, delete, rename, undo, and compare items in your workspace even when you're not connected to your Team Foundation Server.

Easily restore files that you have deleted locally. To restore locally deleted files, just get your files.

Visual Studio automatically detects changes. When you add or delete files...

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