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Any good way to rename workspaces in Unity 3D (e.g. compiz)?

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Back when I was running metacity (e.g. old Gnome 2) we could called them useful names like "Personal", "Work", "Development", "Media", etc.

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Could you explain iin your question what you mean by workspaces and renaming them? –  John S Gruber Aug 14 '12 at 4:28
    
FYI - I've filed an enhancement request with indicator-workspaces to have a new option that will display the workspace name instead of the number: bugs.launchpad.net/indicator-workspaces/+bug/1038251 –  HDave Aug 17 '12 at 20:13
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If you don't have the application "Configuration Editor", install it using this command in terminal:

sudo apt-get install gconf-editor

Now, open Configuration Editor in the Dash. You will want to navigate to this path:

/apps/metacity/workspace_names

Now, rename name_1, name_2,... whatever you would like. :)

If it doesn't work initially, you may want to log out and log in.

Edit: This does NOT work with the right click option that you requested, sadly. It does work with the indicator-workspaces package and some other things on Ubuntu. Thought this would help :(

Edit Again: This link shows that the newest version of compiz that will be in 12.10 WILL have this capability. So, it looks like we'll have to wait another 2 months or so, then we can do this all we want. :)

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Yup - already did that, but compiz as window manager doesn't use the new names. –  HDave Aug 14 '12 at 5:59
    
That would explain it. There HAS to be a fix somewhere, but I'm clueless as to how. –  Ryan McClure Aug 14 '12 at 6:02
    
We are in the same place on this now! I see that the change took in indicator-workspaces...thats something at least. Seems like there has to be a way.... –  HDave Aug 14 '12 at 6:03
    
iloveubuntu.net/… Take a look at this--This looks promising and exciting! I wonder if we can either get this plugin on the 12.04 compiz or update to the newest compiz. –  Ryan McClure Aug 14 '12 at 6:07
    
Nice find...so worst case, all we have to do is wait for the backport. Add this to your answer and I'll check it... –  HDave Aug 14 '12 at 6:10
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