Ubuntu: How do you change the launcher icon to visualize the active workspace?


I want the Unity launcher icon to show me (at a glance) on which workspace I am (as in most of the other desktop environments) - is there a way to?

I tried to search the issue but there are too many duplicate wordings like "how order/remove/resize launcher icons", and so on.

The closest one was this, but not sufficient either: http://www.techdrivein.com/2011/05/top-6-quicklists-for-ubuntu-1104-natty.html


Not exactly what you've requested, which as answered is not possible but a decent alternative is the indicator-workspace. It displays the current WS number in the panel & allows switching WS's from it.

Available from this ppa


LP page


showing on WS 2


As commented on the question, and converted to an answer ;)

Your Unity Launcher cannot be moded unless you are prepared to do some serious code-work. The Workspace Switcher does what you are asking for (although not in just a glance) and also allows you to switch workspaces if need be

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