When I reinstalled 18.04 recently I changed the settings to have the workspace only operate on the primary monitor. I do like this behaviour. But I just went to check to see what other settings were available and for the life of me I am unable to find ANY workspace settings anywhere.

Where are the workspace settings now located?

main settings device settings

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    Have you installed gnome tweaks? You can find there. – UnKNOWn Jun 10 '18 at 3:04
  • oh yes, my bad. I had thought I didn't install any additional tools as I was trying to keep this system as clean as possible. I had in fact installed that. Thanks – Madivad Jun 10 '18 at 3:57

as pointed out by PRATAP, it's available in the gnome tweaks tool which I had forgotten I'd installed.

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    This tool should have been included by default! – Developerium Mar 30 '19 at 6:58
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    To install it... sudo add-apt-repository universe; sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool; gnome-tweaks – Roel Van de Paar Jun 14 '19 at 6:08
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    Is there a way to organize the spaces non-vertically ? – jno Aug 28 '19 at 18:37

I have gnome-flashback, gnome-session-flashback, and compiz (including compizconfig-settings-manager) installed on my 18.04 system. When I use Compiz this setting can be found instead under Applications->System Tools->Preferences->CompizConfig Settings Manager->General Options->Desktop Size. Changing the "Preferences" settings from the desktop switcher has no effect, and there is no "Workspaces" entry down the left hand side in gnome-tweak-tool.

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