Ubuntu :: Workspace Switcher On Panel Does Not Show All Workspaces?
Jul 2, 2011
I have a workspace switcher on one of my panels, and it has ten columns by one row. However, when Ubuntu first starts up, it only shows four workspaces. By screwing around with the settings, I eventually get it to show all ten, but it would be nice if I didn't have to do that. What is going on?
Is there anyway that the Workspace Switcher can show Minimised Windows.I can see Maximised Windows OK but can't see if I have any minimised unless I do the Alt Tab move then they show up in the centre of my screen.
my 4 WS screens in the bottom panel have suddenly gone really wide. They take up most of the panel now and things are getting squashed when I have a few programs open.Can't see any options to adjust the size/width? Using 10.10
I like 11.04 with Unity however I would like to find a method of managing workspaces with mouse (not keyboard) which gives constant visual feedback and is faster than using the launcher bar, which although not 'slow', takes time to appear and it then takes time to locate the (non movable) desktop switcher item.I happily adopt most of what 11.04 (Unity) offers, however, I really still miss the good visual feedback and the single click action that the lower panel (classic) desktop switcher used. Is there a way of me using some item in unity which is closely similar?
Is there any way to have workspaces on multiple rows without the workspace switcher added to a panel? I have limited screen space so i want to try and remove any unnecessary items. I have tried using a drawer, but the workspace application is not loaded until the drawer is opened once. Also note I am not running compiz as the computer is a netbook.
I've been using Natty(unity as desktop) since the beta now and it is really growing on me except for the workspaces. Is there a way to see what workspace I am on? *When typing I usually switch with ctrl-alt-"left/right/up/down" but after some work i don't always know what desktop i am one so switching is usually trial and error jumping from desktop to desktop or pressing super-s to get an overview. Seeing which desktop I'm on (maybe in the unity workspace button) would help with that.
*When just using the mouse I used to click on the workspace launcher and I would be on the desktop of my choice in one click but now I need to click on the switcher, identify where I am and where I need to go and it breaks the flow of fast switching, its no advantage anymore compared to just opening all programs on 1 workspace and using super-w I guess there are upcoming changes on the switcher as unity is still in its infancy so is there a way to put the old switcher in the top panel again?
Just a little annoying. When I first installed ubuntu I had the option to name the workspaces and move the windows around. Now all I have is context to change the number of workspaces. How do I get the rest of the menu back
I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on a laptop with a second monitor configured as a separate x screen.
I configured the workspace switcher applet on the laptop screen to be 2x2 and it changed appropriately. When I go to the preferences for the workspace switcher on the second screen it says it's set to two columns and two rows but still displays as the default four columns and one row and any changes made have no effect.
I changed the setting num_rows from one to two under apps/panel/applets/workspace_switcher_screen1/prefs using gconf-editor and restarted my gnome-panels but it had no effect.
Is there anyway to make the workspace switcher on the second screen display as 2x2?
I don't want to use more than one workspace. On previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to reduce the number of workspaces to 1 and and remove the workspace switcher from the panel. I want to do this in Unity and can't find a way to. Right clicking doesn't let me remove from the launcher and I can find no way to reduce the workspaces.
I just installed a fresh copy of 9.10. My problem is the way Workspace Switcher 2.28.0 (the default of the installation) with compiz running (I haven't tried without compiz) Old behaviour: (9.04 and 8.10) a) rolling the mouse wheel over a workspace of the workspace switcher means: move to the next or previous workspace b) click on a the representation of a window (a little square) on the the workspace switcher and then drag it to another workspace means: move window to other workspace
In 9.10 the workspace switcher does work (the number of workspace can be configured, Ctl-Alt-left & right arrow, Ctlr-Shiht-Alt-right&left arrow) but the functionality described in a and b is missing.
I just upgraded to Natty, from Maverick and I can't get 'Workspace-Switcher' to work. As a matter-of-fact, I was completely dumbfounded when Natty launched for the first time, and I was presented with 'no' menus. What I got instead was some black-screen with some very attractive icons on it; but the icons had no organization to them that I could comprehend, and the categories that were presented didn't make any sense, based on the applications that I had installed. Apparently the designers of Unity thought that it would be a good idea for me to go 'fish' for my applications. Also, the most frequently used applications that I had pinned to gnome-panel disappeared, and I couldn't even rebuild them. The 3D menu, on the left, that combined my desktop icons, with the icons that were 'formerly' pinned to gnome-panel was also very attractive; but provided me with no useful functionality, other than complete disorientation and confusion. The scrolling was also slower than poo. All-in-all a very beautiful 'boat-anchor.' This distro should probably be renamed 'Virtual-Vista.' Fortunately, when I reenabled 'Desktop-Cube' and 'Rotate-Cube' and I think some other options related to Gnome, I got my menus and icons back. What a relief!!! I'm a power-user, and I have something on the order of 100 applications loaded. I just 'can't' go looking all-over-creation to find them...
Unfortunately, Workspace-Switcher could not be activated by clicking on it, only by <ctrl-alt-left/right arrow keys>. Also, unfortunately, all the desktops displayed the same applications. Definitetly 'not' a ready for prime-time player. I assume that this is a bug? Is there a work-around for this? If so, can someone please share it with me? For now I'm stuck with a ruptured-duck that can't swim. I usually have all four desktops populated, and switch between them whenever I have to wait on an application that's busy, or I get tired. I really 'need' this functionality.
P.S., It's more than Ok with me that a distro not be released, if it's not ready. I'd certainly prefer that to 'shock-and-awe.'
I'm trying to make every workspace its own workspace basically including the bottom panels and their windows, e.g firefox, gimp etc... I want every workspace to to truly be its own workspace. If I open a window in work space 2, it should stay only appear in workspace 2. 1.How would I do that using compiz? I'd love to be able to have my virtualbox windows, go specifically to workspace 3. 2.Whats the best way to have a program go to a specific workspace using compiz?
I have a problem with GNOME and virtual desktops. I use Compiz, and when I use the keys to rotate the cube the cube will spin, but all the programs remain in the panel. It works if I manually press the buttons on the "Workspace Switcher" which I've included on my panel.can I create a key-binding for the Workspace Switcher so I don't have to press on the buttons on the panel?
I'm having a really odd problem with my workspace switcher. First off, I keep 5 workspaces all in one row.
My problems: When I use the keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Alt + Left or Ctrl + Alt + Right I can switch workspaces just fine, however I have a xbindkeys install set up to detect specific keypresses from my Logitech MX Revolution and spit out those very shortcuts, and they aren't working. When using the keyboard shortcuts to switch workspaces there's a new look to the visual aid that pops up in the middle of the screen. It's much boxier and ugly looking, and I'd like to get it back to the way it was before, with the larger boxes with rounded edges and no text. This started last night when I plugged my laptop into my Panasonic HDTV via S-Video. Can anyone tell me how to uninstall the workspace switcher component and reinstall it? I'm fairly new to Ubuntu and just want the default settings back. I'm running 10.04 btw.
I use the Gnome Classic DE in 11.04. Last night, safe-upgrade made a small number of package upgrades (three or four). When I rebooted my PC, this morning, my workspace switcher (the four tiny squares in the bottom panel on the right side of the screen) are gone. I use them regularly.Also, is there any history to identify what packages were upgraded last night so I can look for bugs?
I've just (finally) upgraded to Natty from Maverick. After the faffing around to restore my favoured AWN and Compiz combo, all's now ok, except for one annoyance to do with Compiz (0.9.4) and the workspace switcher. I can use the mousewheel to rotate workspaces up/down (actually, left/right) to go from 1->2->3->4->5->6->1.. and 6->5->4->3->2->1, but it won't rotate down / left from 1->6. It works ok if I use <Ctrl>left arrow from w/space #1.
I've checked the mappings for Button4 and Button5 in CCSM, and there's no clash. So, am I right in thinking this is probably a bug? Has anyone else had this problem and is there a fix? Is downgrading to Compiz 0.8 likely to fix it?
After doing the upgrade per this thread my gnome panel gets bugged when the workspace switcher applet is attached to it. Also the Cairo Dock bugs out with the workspace switcher applet attached to it. I can change desktops with key commands fine. It would just be nice if this could be fixed. I am sticking with gnome 2.32 because of my affinity with Evolution which performs better in 2.32.
I did my best to search for any solutions but came up empty-handed. Is it possible to reduce the size of the dash icons in Natty? They are unnecessarily massive for my taste. Please note that I am not talking about the launcher icons which can be resized in Tweak.
Is it possible to remove the workspace switcher icon from the launcher? [solved] I've removed the places icons as per this thread and wouldn't mind removing this icon as well.
switched to Lubuntu from Ubuntu - HW problems. I have run into several problems.1. I can't search for files in my system. I knew how to do it in Ubuntu, here I have no idea.2. How do I add another keyboard layout to "Keyboard Switcher"? What if I want to switch keyboards by CTRL+Shift? Is it possible?3. I would like to put my Pidgin into the panel so I could close it. I am used for it to go to the indicator applet but when I installed it it was empty
am unable to add new workspaces to the panel and by default it is four only. When installed fedora for the first time I could add up to 36 orkspaces (fedora 10). I have tried deleting adding back the panels but no use
I'm having a weird issue with Lucid. On startup the power/user switcher applet doesn't load correctly, instead I see the me menu applet twice. I don't think I'm explaining this very well, so here's a screenshot.