Thursday, August 02, 2012

Add workspaces in Linux Mint Cinnamon

Although the Cinnamon desktop environment is available to every Linux distro, it is much more widespread and popular among the Linux Mint users. One of the most common questions I get asked is how to add or remove workspaces. We know that by default we get two workspaces, unlike Gnome which sometimes comes with four.

The solution is simple - move the mouse to the top left corner of the screen and you will get to the 'expo' mode, made popular by the mac community:


You can add a new workspace by clicking on the righthand bar (it has the plus sign on it). You can remove existing workspaces but hovering over them and clicking on the top right corner, as shown in the image above. If you hover the mouse again to the top left corner of the screen, you will go back to your desktop. You can hover to the other workspaces by pressing ctrl-alt and the left or right arrow keys.


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