I typically like to have more than 4 workspaces for my X Windows sessions.
Under Ubuntu 12.10 there is a little trickey involved in updating the default configuration.
First you need to install the compizconfig-settings-manager. This will enable you to configure the workspace switcher and some other system configs. Be careful, this will also allow you to break things so only configure what you understand via compizconfig-settings-manager.
- # apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
To run invoke (as root):
- # ccsm
To configure Workspace Switcher:
- Go to ‘General Options’
- Click on ‘Desktop Size’ tab
- Edit the ‘Horizontal Virtual Size’ and ‘Vertical Virtual Size’ to add additional workspaces
Click the ‘Back’ and then the ‘Close’ button