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There are a few ways I know of to make switching worspaces easier and faster. You can search for "cairo" dock in the ubuntu software center. This dock has a workspace switch applet which you can set to always be on top. I don't know if it supports dragging and dropping onto the applet. Another way is pressing super+S. On a windows keyboard this is ...
Ubuntu Unity has not such direct option. I think they consider it archaic. But there are ways how to run xfce, lxde or gnome desktop environments and those have it. Or you can run Xubuntu or Lubuntu. For Ubuntu Unity 13.04, read this guide: http://kurtis319.blogspot.sk/2013/04/workspace-switcher-gone-after-upgrading.html Inistall unity tweak tool: sudo ...
To get the number of workspaces you can use: gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces To change the number of workspaces to 8 for example you can use: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces 8
I don't know how to do this on the standard desktop that comes with Ubuntu (although I'm sure someone else does) because I don't use it. But ... This is Linux, which means that there's almost always more than one choice. You can use a different desktop manager (there are lots of them) or even have more than one at the same time and choose which one you want ...
You can change the behavior of Alt + Tab with an option in compizconfig-settings-manager that lets you group the applications together from the active viewport. To install CCSM, run the following command in a terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager To enable the setting click on Ubuntu Unity plugin and select Switcher tab and tick ...
It's the 'Navigation' bit I think you need.
Press the "host key" (by default: right Control on PC; left Command key on Mac) The host key gives the control of the keyboard to the host which makes it possible to easy change desktop with Ctrl+Alt+Arrow etc. More can be read on: https://www.virtualbox.org/manual/ch01.html
This can also be achieved using wmctrl: sudo apt-get install wmctrl Script for wmctrl: #!/bin/sh while true do wmctrl -s 0 sleep 5 wmctrl -s 1 sleep 5 wmctrl -s 2 sleep 5 wmctrl -s 3 sleep 5 done wmctrl is a more elegant solution; it sends messages to the window manager and can do other things like move windows to a ...
This can be achieved using xdotool: sudo apt-get install xdotool Use a script something like this to send the workspace switching keyboard shortcuts, assuming Unity workspace layout: #!/bin/sh while true do xdotool key ctrl+alt+Right sleep 5 xdotool key ctrl+alt+Down sleep 5 xdotool key ctrl+alt+Left sleep 5 xdotool key ...
I don't know how to add more shortcuts but you can use alt+ctrl+right/left arrow to move between the workspaces (and you can use alt+ctrl+shift+right/left arrows to move windows to other workspaces) I always use those
Try using compizconfig-setting-manager. In the Place Windows Plugin you can add apps you would like to start on a certain workspace and then select the workspace using XY coordinates.
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