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I installed Workspace Grid extension and the default setup came with 2 x 3 workspaces.

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But, I only want 2 x 2.

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I tried to edit this configuration in, however my Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Oncelot does not support the configuration button. I think it is because I can't use a newer version of Gnome Shell. Currently, I'm using GNOME Shell

How can I change the number of workspaces without using the configuration button?

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As you can see at mathematicalcoffee BitBucket page, you can change this configuration through the extension.js file.

First, find your Workspace Grid folder inside the extensions folder. Mine is:

$ cd ~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions/

Open extension.js file:

$ vim extension.js

Locate the following lines:

//// CONFIGURE HERE (note: you can have at most 36 workspaces)
    rows: 2,
    columns: 3

And change rows and columns for your desired number of workspaces:

rows: 2,
columns: 2

Restart your computer.

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