Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 and want to install the workspaces indicator applet? Good news – the PPA has been updated to support Maverick.

The utility allows simple switching between workspaces from the panel, negating the need for the stock GNOME workspaces-switcher applet.

The preferences pane allows you to change the number of workspaces/workspace rows ad-hoc anytime you wish.


Installing the indicator is easy; either download the following .deb installer or add the official PPA.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:geod/ppa-geod

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces

Download a .deb installer here.

The tool doesn’t ship with a menu entry by default by you can easily create one: –

  • Go to ‘System > Preferences > Main Menu’
  • Choose ‘Accessories’ in the left-hand list
  • Click on the ‘New Item’ button
  • Choose a name and enter ‘indicator-workspaces’ for the command
  • Finalize by clicking the ‘Add’ button