Quick Tip – Enable Workspaces On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Desktop

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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from Ubuntu 13.10, I could not move to different workspace using CTRL+ALT+(Left/Right/Top/Bottom) Arrow keys. The workspace feature is disabled by default. However, we can enable it easily.

To do that, Go to System Settings -> Appearance -> Behavior.

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Also, You can launch System settings either from Dash or Click on the gear button on the upper right corner.

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From the System Settings window, go to Appearance -> Behavior. You should see the following screen. Check the option Enable workspaces.

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That’s it. Close the System Settings window. Now, you’ll be able to switch to different workspaces using key combinations CTRL+ALT+(Left/Right/Top/Bottom) Arrow keys.

Also, if you want to move opened windows or applications to different workspaces, use the key combination CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+(Left/Right/Top/Bottom) Arrow keys. Say for example, you have Firefox application running on the First (top-left) workspace, and you want to move it to the another workspace (top-right), then press the key combination CTRL+SHIFT+ALT+Right Arrow keys. That’s it. Now the Firefox window will be moved to right side workspace.

Hope it helps. Cheers!

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