I just can't find how to get a workspace grid using Gnome 3. It just stays vertical, width of 1 and unlimited height...
Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
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The Frippery Bottom Panel exension sets a horizontal layout for workspaces. When it is active, you need to use
ctrl+alt+right to switch workspaces, instead of
At the time of writing, however, it doesn't change the layout of the workspaces in the activity view, where the workspaces are still stacked vertically, and where you need to use the old
Also, it adds a bottom panel which you can't remove without disabling the whole extension. On this bottom panel, there are buttons to quickly access each workspace, but they don't show a miniature of the windows on that workspace, like we used to have in gnome 2.
I modified the Frippery Bottom Panel extension to only have horizontal workspace switching and removed all other functionality. it works for me, here is a link:
to install just put the directory into '~/.local/share/gnome-shell/extensions', then restart Gnome via Alt+F2 and enter 'r', or just logout and login again. in metadata.json i set listed shell versions are 3.6 to 3.18, latest works.
right now this just puts the globally defined number of workspaces into a horizontal row. a grid (horizontal+vertical) would actually be possible as well, but you need to modify the script to change the dimensions.
@Georges Duperon, unfortunately i cant comment yet.
btw. what is a good place to put shared dirty hacks, dont want to use github for it.. ?
Another option would be Workspaces to Dock extension.
In the extension configurations, simply set the position of the dock as top or bottom of the screen and check the box "Use horizontal switching when the dock is positioned horizontally".
Another gnome-shell-extension can be found on
or on Gitlab