In the recent versions of Ubuntu, workspaces are disabled by default. Is there a specific reason for this.
I know how to enable them, but I wish to know the reason why the developers choose to disable them by default.
The workspace switcher is disabled by default in Ubuntu 13.04, according to feature request.
Please see following bug for explanations
This change request is now summarized in a google doc, see https://docs.google.com/a/canonical.com/document/d/1cbPd9WSSbFHg4Z7BSOQxDKusMe2aJjj0FEF2AMxNOZM/edit#
----------------------------------------- Workspace switcher should not be in the Launcher by default.
The workspace switcher should not be in the Launcher by default (both on fresh installs and upgrades)
Dragging and dropping the workspace switcher into the Trash should remove the icon from the Launcher and disable workspaces
It should be possible to drag and drop the workspace icon to place it into any position in the Launcher
If the workspace switcher is not present in the Launcher, all other workspace functions and touchpoints on the desktop should be disabled. These touchpoints are:
-- The Alt+Space window accessibility menu -- The 'right click on window title bar' menu -- The workspace shortcuts listed in the SUPER key keyboard shortcuts overlay -- All workspace related keyboard shortcuts
I think it is for people who have no idea of concepts such as workspaces.
Have you ever seen a new user accidentally switch workspaces and become totally lost? Besides, it's easy to turn them back on if you know how to use them.