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    Question Workspace Switcher in Gnome

    After Googling and hunting and Googling some more and hunting some more,
    I finally found a page that says to move your mouse to the bottom right and right click.
    Nope. Not there. Next I found the "bottom edge" documentation wherein it says:
    Your distribution of GNOME may have altered this default setup.
    OK. I give. It's too hard to find. Where is the workspace switcher hiding in Gnome for openSuSE 12.1?
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Workspace Switcher in Gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by bkorb
    After Googling and hunting and Googling some more and hunting some
    more,
    I finally found a page that says to move your mouse to the bottom right
    and right click.
    Nope. Not there. Next I found the "bottom edge" documentation wherein
    it says:
    > Your distribution of GNOME may have altered this default setup.

    OK. I give. It's too hard to find. Where is the workspace switcher
    hiding in Gnome for openSuSE 12.1?
    Thank you!

    Hi
    In GNOME 3? there isn't one by default, if you go to the top right hand
    corner you get activities which shows overview.

    To add a workspace switcher, you can add an extension from
    https://extensions.gnome.org

    Once installed, still on the web page hit the about link and you can
    activate there, or install and use gnome-tweak-tool to activate.

    You might also wish to peruse;
    http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/CheatSheet

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    Default Re: Workspace Switcher in Gnome

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    In GNOME 3?
    Yes
    there isn't one by default, if you go to the top right hand
    corner you get activities which shows overview.
    All the Gnome documentation *EVERYWHERE* speaks of these panel thingys. And they are completely *GONE*?

    To add a workspace switcher, you can add an extension from
    https://extensions.gnome.org
    Actually, I cannot. Yesterday's installation is too old to use that site.
    Once installed, still on the web page hit the about link and you can
    activate there, or install and use gnome-tweak-tool to activate.

    You might also wish to peruse;
    GnomeShell/CheatSheet - GNOME Live!
    I'll give that a shot. Thank you.

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    Default Re: Workspace Switcher in Gnome

    Cheat sheet was not helpful, but thank you.

    However, think I understand a little more now. I think the Gnome folks may have forgotten that some folks use multiple monitors. There *are* multiple desk tops, but you cannot pre-configure them and they all have the same background. Under "activities" (top _left_ corner), there is a desktop selector that always has one empty. Pick it and your primary screen goes there. Your ancillary screens remain the same. Unmoved. Clunky. Not as much context moves around as I would like. But at least I have several desk tops now. You just have to know.

    http://gregcor.com/2011/05/07/fix-dual-monitors-in-gnome-3-aka-my-workspaces-are-broken/

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    Default Re: Workspace Switcher in Gnome

    To be slightly more complete: you have to download and install a special app (gconf-editor) and then configure
    /desktop/gnome/shell/windows/workspaces_only_on_primary to be *OFF*.

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