Lets say I have 9 workspace 3 horizontally and 3 vertically. By default ubuntu starts with the top left workspace which feels goofy. How do I set to start with the middle one?
This is a nice idea. I don't know if there is a GUI way to do this (most probably, no), but you can use, for example, the following script at start up to make Ubuntu change to the top left workspace with the middle one:
#!/bin/bash #check if xdotool is installed if [ ! -n "$(dpkg -s xdotool 2>/dev/null | grep 'Status: install ok installed')" ]; then echo -e "The package 'xdotool' must to be installed before to run $(basename $0)\nUse 'sudo apt-get install xdotool' command in terminal to install it." exit fi xdotool key Ctrl+Alt+Right xdotool key Ctrl+Alt+Down
An adaptation of Radu's answer. This will make a keyboard shortcut to switch directly to a certain workspace using a most likely unused key (
Run this command in a terminal:
dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/switch-to-workspace-1 "['XF86LaunchB']"
You can replace the number at the end of
switch-to-workspace-1with the workspace number (from 1 to 12)
sudo apt-get install xdotool
Add this command to your Startup Applications:
xdotool key XF86LaunchB