[Quick Tip] How To Enable Workspaces On Ubuntu 14.10

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Starting from Ubuntu 13.04 version, moving between workspace feature has been disabled by default. So, you can’t switch to other workspaces by using the key combinations: CTRL+ALT+[Left/Right/Up/Down] Arrow keys. Here is a quick tip to how to enable this feature back.

Enable Workspaces On Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10/13.04

Go to Dash -> System Settings:

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

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In the System Settings window, go to Appearance:

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Then, go to Behavior tab, and 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 by using key combinations: CTRL+ALT+(Left/Right/Top/Bottom) Arrow keys.

Also, if you want to move any 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.

keysHope it helps.

Cheers!