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Chapter 2. GNOME Desktop Overview
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2.4. Workspaces

2.4.a. Switching Between Workspaces

You can switch between workspaces in any of the following ways:

  • In the Workspace Switcher applet in the bottom panel, click on the workspace where you want to work.

  • Move the mouse over the Workspace Switcher applet in the bottom panel, and scroll the mouse wheel.

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+right arrow to switch to the workspace on the right of the current workspace.

  • Press Ctrl+Alt+left arrow to switch to the workspace on the left of the current workspace.


The arrow shortcut keys work according to how your workspaces are set out in the Workspace Switcher applet. If you change your panel so workspaces are displayed vertically instead of horizontally, use Ctrl+Alt+up arrow and Ctrl+Alt+down arrow to switch workspaces.

(Next: Adding Workspaces)

GNOME Desktop Overview
Table of Contents

2.1 Introduction

2.2. The Desktop

2.3 Windows
     2.3.a. Types of Windows
     2.3.b. Manipulating Windows
     2.3.c. Giving Focus to a Window

2.4. Workspaces
     2.4.a. Switching Between Workspaces
     2.4.b. Adding Workspaces (You are here)

2.5. Applications
     2.5.a. Common Features
     2.5.b. Working With Files
     2.5.c. Choosing a File to Open
     2.5.d. Saving a File

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