Chapter 6. Working With Windows

Manipulating Workspaces

This section describes how to manipulate workspaces.

To Switch Between Workspaces

You can switch between workspaces in any of the following ways:

  • Use Workspace Switcher

    Click on the workspace that you want to switch to in Workspace Switcher.

  • Use shortcut keys

    The default shortcut keys to switch between the workspaces are as follows:

    Default Shortcut Keys

    Function

    Ctrl-Alt-right arrow

    Selects the workspace to the right.

    Ctrl-Alt-left arrow

    Selects the workspace to the left.

To Add Workspaces

To add workspaces to the GNOME Desktop, right-click on Workspace Switcher, then choose Preferences. The Workspace Switcher Preferences dialog is displayed. Use the Number of workspaces spin box to specify the number of workspaces you require. Workspace Switcher adds new workspaces at the end of the workspace list.

To Name Workspaces

The default names of your workspaces are Workspace 1, Workspace 2, Workspace 3, and so on. To assign names to your workspaces, right-click on Workspace Switcher, then choose Preferences. The Workspace Switcher Preferences dialog is displayed. Use the Workspaces names list box to specify the names of your workspaces. Select a workspace, then type the new name for the workspace.

To Delete Workspaces

When you delete a workspace the windows in the workspace are moved to another workspace, and the empty workspace is deleted.

To delete workspaces from the GNOME Desktop, right-click on Workspace Switcher, then choose Preferences. The Workspace Switcher Preferences dialog is displayed. Use the Number of workspaces spin box to specify the number of workspaces you require. Workspace Switcher deletes workspaces from the end of the workspace list.