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Using GNOME here, I want to switch between different workspaces more efficiently -- by this I mean, suppose I am on workspace #1 and I want to switch to workspace #3 ... how do I that efficiently? The technique I follow is by pressing Ctrl + Left Arrow twice, which is highly unproductive.

I am guessing there is a better way and hopefully without installing an external software (on Debian).

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What's efficiently ? – warl0ck Sep 5 '12 at 8:34
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Use the gnome-control-center to assign keyboard shortcuts to the different desktops. Depending on the version of GNOME you use the item will probably be named differently. On GNOME 2.32 it's called Keyboard Shortcuts.

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If using GNOME 3, you can try installing the workspace indicator extension.

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