Visualized Workspaces flow is a setup of workspaces in Desktop Environment for maximum productivity. Please read more in this article to understand why the steps bellow are necessary
Step 1 - add more workspaces
Menu > workspaces
Increment number of workspaces
Step 2 - add switch to workspaces number shortcuts
Menu > Window Manager > keyboard
Add shortcut that you like. For example:
Workspace 1 Super + 1 Workspace 2 Super + 2 Workspace 3 Super + 3 Workspace 4 Super + 4 Workspace 5 Super + 5 Workspace 6 Super + 6 Move Window to workspace 1 Super + ALT + 1 Move Window to workspace 2 Super + ALT + 2 Move Window to workspace 3 Super + ALT + 3 Move Window to workspace 4 Super + ALT + 5 Move Window to workspace 5 Super + ALT + 5 Move Window to workspace 6 Super + ALT + 6
by “Super” I mean the Left hand “Windows” button or sometimes referenced as
Xubuntu is really friendly to Visualized desktop workspaces flow so from this point you should be good to go.
However here are some of mine optional recommendations for better experience
Set menu dialog
By default the menu dialog will pop-up when you press
ctrl + esc. I
find it bit more productive if the shortcut is
ctrl + Super (ctrl + left
windows button) or
Super + Space
Menu > Keyboard > Application Shortcuts
xfce4-popup-whiskermenu and set it to
ctrl + super.
Stop browser window from switching workspace
By default in Xubuntu when you clikt on a link (E.g. in Slack) browser opened in other workspace will move to curret workspace. This violates the Visualized workspaces flow.
To disable this:
Menu > Keyboard > Window Manager Tweaks > Focus Tab > set: "When a window raises itself" to: "Do nothing"
Screen lock blanks screen indefinitely / shutdowns computer
You may have a bug that when you lock your screen the laptop screen goes blank indefinitely.
- Visualized desktop workspaces flow
- Visualized Desktop Workspace flow in Cinnamon
- Visualized Desktop Workspace flow in Manjaro linux 18 - XFCE
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