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I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and the workspace switcher button in the launcher has stopped working. Not sure how or when this happened, or what I might have done to cause this problem. But when I click it, it does nothing and I cannot remove or move it either.

All the other buttons in the launcher seem to work correctly and I can move them around freely.

I can still use the keyboard shortcut keys to switch from one workspace to another. So, it is not that I only have one workspace.

So, how to make the workspace switcher work?

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The workspace switcher in unity (3d) is provided by the compiz plugin "expo". If you hold down the super button (aka windows key) & then press s does it work? If not then possibly the expo plugin has been disabled –  doug Nov 29 '11 at 7:48
    
thanks doug, that fixed it, don't remember turning it off. But then again Thank You –  Terry Nov 29 '11 at 14:15
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@doug - please convert your comment to an answer so that we can vote on this and close it! Well done for solving it. –  fossfreedom Jan 14 '12 at 9:18
    
@doug I agree with fossfreedom convert this to an answer and you've got a +1 from me! –  Marco Ceppi Jan 14 '12 at 14:19

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The workspace switcher in unity (3d) is provided by the compiz plugin "expo". If you hold down the super button (aka windows key) & then press s does it work? If not then possibly the expo plugin has been disabled

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