Setting a desktop name

By default, new desktops uses the name of the role you select as the desktop name. You can click Change if you want to change the name of desktop. For example, you might want to add your name, a computer name, or other information to the information displayed when you left-click the Centrify icon in your system Notification Area to help identify the context when switching from one desktop to another.

After you click Change, select Use the following desktop name, type the name you want displayed for the desktop, then click OK.

Switching from one desktop to another

To switch desktops, click the Centrify icon and select the desktop you want. You can also set up hot keys to switch between desktops using a keystroke combination.

Setting hot keys for switching between desktops

Hot keys are keystroke combinations that enable you to switch between desktops without clicking the Centrify icon or accessing the applet menu. By selecting hot key combinations, you can move from one desktop to another more quickly when you have more than one desktop open at a time.

To set up hot keys for switching between desktops:

  1. Click the Centrify icon.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Click the Hotkey tab.
  4. Select the Enable hotkey option, then select a key or key combination from the list of Modifiers and whether to use a number, function key, or letter from the list of Specifiers.

    For example, if you want to switch from one desktop to another using the Alt and a number, Alt+1 and Alt+2, select Alt from the list of Modifiers and Number from the list of Specifiers.

  5. Click OK.