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Duvelthehobbit666User avatarPosts: 1137Joined: Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:39 pmLocation: On a pale blue dot Gender: Male

Post Ubuntu 9.10 multiple desktops

I just installed ubuntu 9.10 on a desktop and I was wondering how do you activate and use multiple desktops with ubuntu.
Thanks for the help in advance.

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Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:39 pm
ProlescumWebhamsterUser avatarPosts: 5009Joined: Thu Dec 31, 2009 8:41 pmLocation: Peptone-upon-Sores

Post Re: Ubuntu 9.10 multiple desktops

9.10? Is that still supported?

Anyway, there are a number of ways to do it, the easiest being CCSM. Open a terminal and

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

if you don't have it (password will be required) and go to general options>desktop size and change to whatever you require (if you're going to use the cube plugin, you have to have vertical size as 1, horizontal can be anything you like).

You can also use gconf-editor which is a bit harder to use but is probably installed already. Open it up from a terminal or alt+f2 and go to apps>compiz>general>screen0>options and change the hsize and vsize attributes.

There are probably other ways too.

I'd recommend using version 10.04 at the very least, 10.10 preferably as it fixes a few irritants (you don't have to reinstall, you can upgrade). There are tons of advantages to using post-10.04 Ubuntu, not least a well needed appearance overhaul and the addition of indicator apps to replace the systray.

Oh, it would also depend on your graphics card and whether it supports 3D and which driver it is currently using.


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Edit: You probably want to install compiz-fusion-plugins-extra for some, well, extras.

Edit II: The Musical: It just occurred to me that you might mean how do you use it, in which case ctrl+alt + a direction key (left or right, up or down depending on how you've configured it). There are probably mouse actions too, but I don't use one often enough to remember. You can, of course, reconfigure to your liking.


Edit III: The Next Generation: You can also install a simple CCSM from the repositories (using the same apt-get command as above). It's called simple-ccsm.
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