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I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cinnamon DE on my laptop.

Whenever I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen, the workspace switcher comes up to offer multiple workspaces.

How do I disable this? I don't want this to happen when I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen. I prefer to have only one workspace for my use.

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The answer is simple: Go to Cinnamon Settings select "Hot Corner then un-check the "Hot Corner enabled" checkbox

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Thanks for the info. That was the resolution. – Balaji Pooruli Feb 27 '13 at 15:43

If you upgraded to Ubuntu 13+, You can run cinnamon-settings then you should see Hot Corner icon & text, but if you don't, then it's in Normal mode.

To switch it to Advanced Mode, there is a new gears-like icon near the (new) search input field which you must click to see the Normal <-> Advanced mode switch.

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system setting -> window Tiling and Edge Flip -> cancel the check of "Enable Edge Flip"

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