Workspace grid

UUID: workspace-grid@daemonl
Last edited:
1 month ago 2021-02-06, 10:15
Last commit: [f935c598] All extensions: Icon relocation & minor fixes (#307)

Workspace grid, based on hernejj's one



Workspace Grid for Cinnamon

Author: Damien Whitten (


Cinnamon extension to allow a 2d workspace grid, navigate via key-bindings only.


The keys required are probably not where you would expect, and probably don't have default values:

Switch up   Switch to workspace 11
Switch down Switch to workspace 12
Move Up     Move to workspace 11
Move Down   Move to workspace 12

Because it looks like the available key-bindings are hard-coded into the cinnamon source. The other workspace-grid overrides expo and scale keys, and doesn't allow moving windows up and down.

WARNING: Using Expo (or anything other than this applet) for adding/removing workspaces will cause Cinnamon to crash! While using this applet ONLY add/remove desktops via the applet's settings window.


Switch applet - Just keybindings for now

Cleanup - It doesn't clean up well after itself, you may need to restart cinnamon to go back to 'normal'

The user should be able to select which keybinding this overrides, in case they have > 10 desktops.


The idea and some code are taken from "Workspace grid (2D) and switcher v0.8" Author: Jason J. Herne ( Homepage:


This application is released under the GNU General Public License v2. A full copy of the license can be found here: Thank you for using free software!

Change Log


  • Initial Release

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Alexander Popov
Alexander Popov-1 year ago
> Extension is not compatible with current version of cinnamon.
Bezerra A.
Bezerra A.-1 year ago
Linux MInt Cinnamon ao usar esta extensão [quebrar o pc?]..