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When I zoom out to see all my virtual desktops using the expo plugin in compiz, it displays them side by side. I want to make the windows bigger. I have four virtual desktops and would prefer to have it display two in one row and two in another row so that I can get a better view of what's going on in them. Is there a way to do that?

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What if you modify the workspace settings? Right-click on Gnome's own virtual desktop switcher, choose Preferences, make that contain 2 rows and 2 columns.

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That fixed it for one of my monitors, but not the other. – tony_sid Jul 31 '10 at 21:28

I think you can do this by increasing/decreasing the distance in the compiz config settings. Open up ccsm (Compiz Config Settings Manager) and open up the settings for the Expo plugin.
There under the Appearance tab there's a slider for Distance, you can change that to make the windows bigger or smaller. I haven't tried it, but I think if you make the windows bigger in size, they will automatically get displayed in 2 rows.

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The distance is already at 0. Increasing it just makes everything smaller. – tony_sid Jul 31 '10 at 13:20

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