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I saw the Desktop Switcher in PearOS like this:

Desktop Switcher in PearOS screenshot

Can I have the same in my Ubuntu 12.04? I installed a PearOS, but I find no name to this Desktop Switcher.

Thank for help.

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For what desktop environment? Someone could certainly put one together with minimal effort, but it might behave differently on different DEs. – RobotHumans Apr 17 '13 at 14:59

The Pantheon Desktop from Elementary OS is probably what you want.

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In unity: You can switch workspaces with then new icon on the launcher or ctrl+alt+arrows

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Since 13.04 it is disabled by default. You can enable it as follows (ubuntu 13.10):

  1. Click on the settings/shutdown button on top right
  2. Click on system settings
  3. Appearance
  4. Behaviour tab
  5. Enable workspaces
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