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Hi :)
Ahh, i didn't need to create new workspaces.  I just liked that i 
seemed to be able to navigate to existing ones using an easy key 
combination.  Something like; 
Ctrl/Apple-key/Alt and keyboard arrows

 hadn't previously realised Apple even had the workspaces idea 
built-in.  About a decade ago i wouldn't have recognised it nor realised
 how useful it is.  Now that i have used non-Windows OSes i did recognise 

Hmmm, that just led me to trying similar combinations on 
Ubuntu and i just found that pressing the 'Windows' key and holding it 
down brought up an overlay/pop-up that shows "Keyboard Shortcuts".  Is that just in Unity?  So i 
have just learned i can switch workspaces by pressing; 

Ctrl Alt arrow-keys
and that deals with 1 of the problems i've had with Unity.  

'Obviously' in Unity if you just tap the 'Windows' key it brings up the "Dash Home" which shows 
thumbnails of recently used apps and recently used files (potentially embarrassing if you have been 
working on confidential files or some such).  To get the elegant looking pop-up/overlay i held down 
the button for a while.  

I wonder 

1.  Why Ubuntu keyboards still use the MS logo on their 'Windows' key
2.  If the police (or some such) will burst into my home and arrest me for scratching that logo out 
and painting a penguin on.

Regards from 
Tom :)  

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: jomali <>
To: Tom Davies <> 
Cc: "" <> 
Sent: Friday, 24 May 2013, 21:51
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: no answers to my question

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 3:43 AM, Tom Davies <> wrote:

Hi :)
Just in case anyone thought i was sounding unusually knowledgeable (and
about Macs!) all my stuff was in the snipped out bit.  It was all Alex and
Ken there.

I have just had a few days (1hour/day) on a Macbook but it's the first
time i have used Mac in about a decade.  Wow though!  It was really nice
and smooth!  It had some features that i really like Gnu&Linux for, such as
multiple workspaces/virtual screens.

Click on Mission Control, move cursor to the right of the top of the
screen, click the "+" sign. Voila - new virtual screen/workspace.

Some things were a bit upside down.  When you want to move a page up the
screen to go on to the next page the gesture is to slide your fingers up.
Hmmm, now i write that it seems more logical than the Windows way!  I'm not
likely to buy one but it's really nice to use.
Regards from
Tom :)


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