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I am used to four workspaces in Gnome, but now that I have Cinnamon installed I only have two. Can I increase the number? If so, how?

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What Cinnamon version do you use? As far as I know, their latest version can do this seamlessly.

In my Linux Mint 14 I can just use CtrlAltUp to show all workspaces, and then click + button on the right edge of the screen to add new workspace.

You may want to check cinnamon 1.6 release page. Clem already explained how to do this over there.

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At least in Linux Mint 13 you can also move the mouse pointer to the upper left corner to see, add or remove workspaces. To remove one of them you just need to place the pointer on it and a "x" will appear on its upper right corner: if you click on it it will be taken away and the opened applications/windows will be moved to the one to the left (if missing then to the one to the right). To continue using any workspace just click on it.

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If you upgrade to Mint 16 and Cinnamon 2, the same thing works:

  1. Ctrl-Alt-Up brings up the desktops
  2. The "+" on the right increments the number of available desktops.
  3. If a finger stutter puts an extra desktop on, each desktop has an "x" in the upper right corner that will drop the number back down.
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In Mint 13 xfce: Alt + F1 (main menu) > Settings > Workspaces

There, you simply change the number.

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