I don't have a problem installing or knowing how to use the workspace applet. The problem is, when i use it, the panels on the top and bottom of my screen disappear. At which point I no longer have an applet to get back to the first workspace or to go on to the next workspace. If I open a folder from the desktop, it will put me back in the first workspace and i will have the panels back. So, right now, i have 4 workspaces, i can put programs into all 4, but i can only get to the second one. any guesses as to how to fix this. and installing the workspace switcher applet by itself isn't the answer. not using workspaces is AN answer but they do come in so handy, i'd hate to go without them.