Some Fancy Ways of Switching Between Workspaces in Ubuntu Linux

Some newer Linux users may not be aware that many Linux distributions use workspaces. It can be a bit frustrating if you accidentally bump something and switch to another workspace. So instead of trying to avoid them, lets look at some fancy ways you can switch between them.

Workspaces can be a real nice feature and helps keep you organized while you work. In this article I am using Ubuntu and using the default keyboard shortcuts. The 3D desktop cube will require you to install Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM) – CompizConfig Settings Manager, and enable the 3D cube. This can be installed using Ubuntu Software Center.

In this example I am switching between workspaces using the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + E

 

 

 

 

In this example I am switching between workspaces using keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + right or left arrow.

 

 

 

 

In this example I am switching between workspaces using keyboard shortcut CTRL + ALT + down + right or left arrow.

 

 

 

 

In this example I am switching between workspaces by pressing CTRL + ALT + right click and drag left to right.

Note: You will need to install Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM) – CompizConfig Settings Manager and enable 3D Cube.

 

 

 

 

I hope you found this information useful.