System Settings/Workspace Behaviour

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Configuring your workspace


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Virtual Desktops

Having many windows open in your workspace can be confusing. Virtual desktops gives you a way to separate tasks and keep the clutter of windows to a minimum. In the Virtual Desktops module you can configure your virtual desktops. In the Desktops tab you can set the number of virtual desktops you want, and you can give them individual names. The Switching tab holds settings for switching between virtual desktops: In the Animation dropdown list you decide how the transition from one virtual desktop to another looks. You can also configure shortcuts to shuffle through virtual desktops, or to go to a particular desktop.

Screen Edges

In the Screen Edges module you can choose between certain actions to be triggered when the mouse moves to one of the edges or corners of the screen. Each edge, and each corner can have its own action attached. You can also decide whether you want windows to be maximized when you drag them to the top edge of the screen, or to be tiled when you drag them to the sides of the screen. Finally you can set what happens to windows when you drag them across the screen edge.


In the Workspace module you can choose what type of workspace you want: a conventional desktop or a netbook-friendly one. You can also decide whether you want the Dashboard to display the same widgets as the desktop, or if it should have it own independent set of widgets.