Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 and want to install the workspaces indicator applet? Good news – the PPA has been updated to support Maverick.

The utility, created by George Dumitrescu (AppImage Thumbnailer), allows simple switching between workspaces from the panel, negating the need for the stock GNOME workspaces-switcher applet.

The preferences pane allows you to change the number of workspaces/workspace rows ad-hoc anytime you wish.


Installing the indicator is easy; either download the following .deb installer or add the official PPA.

PPA: –

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Download a .deb installer here.

The tool doesn’t ship with a menu entry by default by you can easily create one: –

  • Go to ‘System > Preferences > Main Menu’
  • Choose ‘Accessories’ in the left-hand list
  • Click on the ‘New Item’ button
  • Choose a name and enter ‘indicator-workspaces’ for the command
  • Finalize by clicking the ‘Add’ button

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