Workspaces are a nice, neat way to organize your work. Suppose you have too many applications, windows open. Your taskbar will be cluttered and it might be difficult for you to find/move between different programs. Workspaces come handy in this situation. You can group programs in different workspaces. So, lets say you have many programming related application opened. And you are also working on documentation. You can organize them in separate workspaces. This will ease your work in a more organized way and will save some time as well as frustration.
In this quick tip, we shall see how can we create workspaces in Linux Mint with Cinnamon and how to switch between them.
Note: The article was written using Linux Mint 16 but it should be valid for other Linux Mint versions as well.
Create workspace in Linux Mint:
Creating a new workspace in Linux Mint is really easy. Just move your mouse cursor to top left corner of the screen. It will show you a screen like the one below. Just click on the + sign to create a new workspace.
The workspaces in Linux Mint are persistent. Once created, these workspaces will be always there, even after the next boot.
Switch between workspaces in Linux Mint:
Unlike Ubuntu, Linux Mint doesn’t have a workspace switcher by default. To switch between workspaces, you can simply move the cursor to top left of the screen, like you did to create a new workspace. Here you will find all the existing workspaces.
Alternatively, you can use Ctrl+Alt+Up Arrow key to bring the workspaces and then move between them using the arrow key or the mouse itself.
Delete a workspace in Linux Mint:
You can in fact create several workspaces by clicking the + sign. In case you want to delete a workspace, click on the X sign on the top right of a workspace.
I hope this quick post helped you to create workspace in Linux Mint. Do you use workspaces frequently? Let us know your views on workspaces. Meanwhile, you may also check a post on things to do after installing Linux Mint 18.