Some rather basic Gnome questions

Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Wed Oct 8 17:39:10 UTC 2008

Chris G wrote:
> I'm configuring a new Ubuntu 8.10 system from scratch and, as I'm not
> a Gnome desktop user (ex fvwm and others) I'm having trouble finding a
> few rather fundamental things for the Gnome desktop.
> 1 - How/where do I set "Focus follows mouse", I can't find it anywhere
> in Preferences but I'm sure it must be there somewhere.
> 2 - How do I increase the number of desktops from teh default two?
> 3 - How do I move a window if I don't have access to the title bar?

Dunno about 1 & 3, but for 2:

1) right click on one of the workspace/desktop boxes.
2) click on "preferences".
3) change number of workspaces from 2 to whatever.

I have 4 desktop boxes myself.
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