I am running Gnome Shell 3.2 on Ubuntu 11.10.
I generally launch application from Meta-key, followed by a few characters, followed by up-down arrows, followed by Enter. The applications launch in the same workspace.
Is there a keyboard shortcut so that I can open the application in a new workspace? If not by default, is there any way in which it can be done? (Alt-Enter or Shift-Enter, etc)