I was using a workspace layout or 1 row and 5 columns, but with the latest update of Unity 2d , now my 5 workspaces are splited in 2 rows.

How should I revert the layout workspace back to 1 row?

Many thanks!

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    I don't think this is possible.
    – bntser
    Dec 18 '11 at 13:00

Install the old GNOME panel by running the following command in a terminal:

sudo apt-get install gnome-panel

Then start it up:


Alt+Right-Click the "desktops" panel applet (at the bottom right) and choose Preferences.

Set the number of rows to what you want. You can now uninstall the gnome-panel if you like.

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    But this solution loses the layout after shutting down and starting the session again. It happened to me using on 12.04. I haven't uninstalled gnome-panel.
    – yuric
    Jun 20 '12 at 18:15

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