Hi all, the other day I got fed up with Ubuntu/Unity after it bugged out for the umpteenth time. So it was time for a reformat and reinstall, and this time Ubuntu didn't make the cut. Five years and finally mr Shuttleworth managed to lose my support. So I went for Mint/Cinnamon after having played with it in a VM. I like Cinnamon, it brings back good memories of Gnome 2.x and I felt right at home almost immediately.
However, one thing annoys me. I like having four workspaces for distributing my work, and Cinnamon is real easy to create/delete workspaces. Byt why do they all have to be horizontal to each other? I'd like to have them 2 x 2 stacked on each other, not 1 x 4 as it is now.
I also have this problem. However I am not satisfied by the "expo grid" at all. The whole benefit to having a grid layout is that you can have up to 4 workspaces adjacent to each workspace. And you can maneuver between rows and columns easily with shortcuts such as ctrl-alt-down and up in addition the left and right.
bimsebasse wrote:You can arrow navigate left, right, up and down in the grid? What more do you need?
How would you navigate up and down on the grid?
Arrow up and down. Unless I'm misunderstanding you
Ah, now I think I know what you mean, you want to navigate easily to all neighboring workspaces from the desktop with keyboard commands. No, that's not possible in Cinnamon,, from the desktop you can only navigate laterally, but Cinnamon's workspace handling is focused on the expo overview. Try to get used to ramming your mouse into the corner (or pressing Alt+F1) and selecting your workspace in expo.
Thank you for this thread. That’s all I can say. You most definitely have made this forum into something special. You clearly know what you are doing, you’ve covered so many bases. Thanks!
even within the expo view, using the up and down arrows still only moves left and right through the workspaces.
this is very inefficient use of workspaces, im gonna have to either try something other than cinnamon, or straight up go back to ubuntu. sad tho cuz mint seems pretty nice in alot of ways, just not really seeing anything extra it can offer, while losing functionality vs the alternative at the same time
What are you talking about? In Expo I can navigate up and down using these keys. The workspaces are not in a row. Ok, I give up. Maybe Unity, KDE, Xfce and MATE can help you. At least, I feel Cinnamon to be better and more customizable than GNOME 3. GNOME 3 only allows workspaces to be vertical, you know Being a Windows user I'm not used to working with workspaces, so that doesn't matter anyway.