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I receive this error when I install the software.

Basically I want to know which space am I working on.

$sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package indicator-workspaces is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'indicator-workspaces' has no installation candidate
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did you sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade before? – Lucio Apr 28 '13 at 2:47
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As far as I know, indicator-workspaces isn't necessary anymore, in 13.04, because the standard workspace switcher icon shows which workspace you're in, however, you have to enable the workspace switcher in the first place.

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yes, you are right. I also found it. – 王子1986 Apr 29 '13 at 10:09
Does not work with rotate cube however... – HDave May 6 '13 at 12:56

for ubuntu 13.04 go to this link indicator-workspaces download

open the ubuntu software center search for python-wnck , installed the library or use the following command

apt-get install python-wnck

install the downloaded deb file

dpkg -i indicator-workspaces_0.6.4_all.deb

start the indicator-workspaces

indicator-workspaces &

for other options left click on the indicator panel

I have tested in the ubuntu 13.04 and its working

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That PPA has packages for Lucic, Maverick, Natty and Oneiric but not for Raring (13.04). In addition, packages from a PPa shouldn't be installed with direct download as you wouldn't get any updates for them. – papukaija Jul 11 '13 at 12:04
yup i know that.. just answered here if anyone has the same problem who uses more than 5 workspaces and badly needs to indicator-workspace to run – rockyit86 Jul 12 '13 at 10:40

As answer is already given by other users , I am posting this to let other users know that I have tested indicator-workspace on 14.04 LTS and 15.04 and its working fine.On ubuntu 15.04 indicator-workspace

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  1. Right click on the Bottom Panel.
  2. Select Add to panel
  3. Search for Workspace Switcher and Add it to the Panel.
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I am gathering this isn't for Unity which is the default. – Elijah Lynn Jun 4 '13 at 12:36

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