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Since upgrading to 13.10, am I now limited to just 4 workspaces? Do I have to network two computers to get the 6 workspaces I had been using 13.04? Or is that only available with a 32 bit system instead of 64?

I've been looking at other distros that do have multiple workspaces, but they lack the software I use most.

If the additional workspaces will no longer be available, I may have to back up to 13.04 and stay there.

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in my 13.10 installation (64 bit) I am able to get more than 4 workspaces (using unity tweak tools). also if you want Ubuntu but not unity you could install other desktop environments, they also change the workspace behavior –  Wouter Nov 2 '13 at 16:47
    
in xubuntu you can get up to 100 ws –  enzotib Nov 2 '13 at 16:50

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9 workspaces for you

gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ vsize 3
gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 3

:)

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These are 2 command-lines to use with the terminal; first line to get 3 workspaces vertically and the second line to get 3 workspaces horizontally, so 9 workspaces. If you want only 6 workspaces, change the vsize and hsize values. –  w_e_b Nov 3 '13 at 16:11
    
Best solution and by far. works on a wide variety of ubuntu versions (just did on a 12.04), does not need to install anything, clear and concise. @w_e_b , my vote is yours ! –  Ar3s Oct 20 at 9:27

Unity Tweak Tool will let you go up to 6 workspaces easily.

Just go to Workspace Settings under window Manager here you can set how many horizontal and vertical workspaces you want in the grid.

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Not sure why, but last time I tried to install this, it did nothing. This time, it worked fine. Thanks. –  Leonard Fons Nov 3 '13 at 5:28

I will assume by WORKSPACES you mean "virtual desktops"

You can easily set these in CompizConfig

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Then

ccsm

Navigate to "General Options"

Select Desktop Size. Boom!

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ubuntu seems to call 'virtual desktops' 'workspaces' for example the 'workspace switcher' in the launcher –  Wouter Nov 2 '13 at 16:50

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