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I've been a loyal user of Gnome 2 for many years now. I wanted to try Gnome 3.Many things in G3 don't bother me at all; however, not being able to predefine virtual desktops really erks the hell out of me. How do I disable dynamic desktops?

My work flow over the past years leaves me with a framework.

  • Desktop1: Windows
  • Desktop6: IRC & Server Monitors

This gives me the ability to play with the remaining 4 desktops.

How can I predefine my 6 desktops so I can immediately assign windows to them, without having to grow to 6 desktops?

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There are a new set of extensions which let you get some of the gnome2 look and feel back. One of those lets you disable the dynamic desktops and instead lets you have a fixed no of static desktops.

You can find there here

And there's a tutorial how to use the extensions.

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Extension does not work on Ubuntu 11.10 in the "Gnome" environment. – Case Oct 23 '11 at 6:38
Ubuntu Unity? That's not Gnome. – dhardy Oct 29 '15 at 11:35
up vote -3 down vote accepted

That extension is all kind of bugged. Nothing works on it, and the author doesn't expect it to work.

Gnome 3 sucks, don't use it. Gnome 3 sucks, don't use it.

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please do write an explanation of what went wrong, somebody beyond "gnome3 sucks" – freethinker May 30 '11 at 1:23
The extra desktops did not work. Windows were available on all of them but the last one anyway. So it seemed like if I created 4, the first 3 had the same thing. – Evan Carroll May 30 '11 at 3:37

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