In Unity 2D there isn't any multiple workspaces. How can add more than that 1?


Update: Unity 2D now has workspaces, see this Omg!Ubuntu! post for more info.

You can set them as described in this answer.

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From the Unity 2D announcement blog post:

In it’s current state, many of Unity’s features from Maverick have already been implemented (dash, places, launcher, panel) and others (uTouch, workspace switcher, accordion effect, etc) will be landing over the next few months.

(Emphasis mine).

Unity 2D does not yet support workspaces, but it will in the near future.

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Update for GUI solution

Unity-2D with 4 workspaces (default)

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Change the number of workspaces

To change the number of workspaces edit metacity settings, e.g. by running gconf-editor Install gconf-editor and change setting in /apps/metacity/general:

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Restart metacity so changes take affect.

Alt+F2, then type in metacity --replace

Your computer will have a temporary seizure, then it will be back to normal - but with added workspaces!

Unity-2D workplace-switcher using 6 workspaces

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  • Does this still work for 11.10? – jrg Oct 24 '11 at 21:08
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    @jrg: yes, this still works in 11.10 for Unity2D. – Takkat Oct 24 '11 at 21:20
  • I tried this, but even after the replace I get my old four workspaces. – hakunin Feb 4 '13 at 8:28

Execute in terminal:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces --type int $x

where you replace $x with the number of workspaces you want!

For example:

gconftool-2 -s /apps/metacity/general/num_workspaces --type int 4
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Not sure if this is a very recent change, but my Unity 2D supports workspaces. I don't have the 'Workspace Switcher', as referenced in DoR's response, but I do have workspaces. I navigate them via hot keys I setup in 'Keyboard Shortcuts'.

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