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Too many workspaces

Postby geekmatko on Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:33 pm

Hi,
I am new to linux mint, and very bad in English...
After i installed mint on my computer, I started playing with mint's feautres. From some reason i wanted to konw how looks if i open very large amount of workspaces. Well i stoped at 96 workspace, and now when i go to workspaces switcher i see just grey screen and none workspace, so i can't close any workspace. But i can switch between them with Ctrl+alt+narrowkey.
Is there perhaps some key shortcut for closing workspaces, or maybe some other option to terminate workspaces.
Thanks for reply.
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Re: Too much workspaces

Postby jamsterthecool on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:24 pm

Hi,

I'm using mint cinnamon edition . I'm not sure about short cuts,but have you tried right clicking the task bar ,click on settings ,click on applets . From the window that pops up you can select some applets that can help manage workspaces . I use 'work space switcher' applet, which adds big work space buttons [1][2][3][4] onto the task bar.

Not that I really need them ,as you said I can simply Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key to switch workspace.

Also you can add a 'thingy' << or that translates well :- onto the desk top ,so that for example if you hover your mouse pointer over it ,it brings up a display showing all the open work spaces including whats open on them .
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Re: Too much workspaces

Postby DrHu on Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:33 pm

alt F4 closes an open window, however with that many running and preventing your access, I would simple reboot, either with ctrl+alt+del or the soft boot switch that is available on PCs' (desktop or notebook)
http://ubuntuguide.net/enable-ctrlaltde ... untu-12-04
--sometimes hotkeys (shortcuts ) do change!

http://theos.in/howto/howto-shutdown-re ... x-command/
http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl8_reboot.htm
If that doesn't help ctrl+alt+F1, gets to a terminal, and you can rebot from there: it will shutdown the desktop before restarting
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sudo reboot now
--reboot
sudo shutdown now
--power off
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Re: Too much workspaces

Postby geekmatko on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:26 pm

My problem is that i cant close any workspace, because i opened too much of them. I can't close it from switcher app (i can just switch between them) and either if i go to hot left corner, because then i see just grey window.
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Re: Too much workspaces

Postby DrHu on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:33 pm

You are starting to repeat yourself: solutions were provided.
--have you tried any of those suggestions ...
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Re: Too much workspaces

Postby geekmatko on Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:29 pm

Hmm.
I tried everything, but nothing works. I don't see sense in rebooting or shutdown computer, because when i again start computer there are still too many workspaces on.
I must somehow set number of "opened" workspaces when i log in, or find way to close them. (i hope that we understand each other)
Anyway thanks for your help.
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Re: Too many workspaces

Postby eanfrid on Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:40 pm

I already answered here => viewtopic.php?f=208&t=127895#p696378 i.e. use the "gsettings set" command inside a terminal window, then reload Cinnamon and it is done.
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