RHEL workspace indicator extension displays thumbnails instead of workspace names

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  • The gnome-shell-extension-workspace-indicator package when installed on RHEL 7.7 adds a menu on the bottom panel and a number on the top bar.
  • Clicking on the menu displays a list of workspaces and each workspace has a unique name by default or set by the user.
  • In RHEL 7.9 the appearance changed and now the workspaces appear as thumbnails instead of a menu.
  • The workspace labels are also missing so the thumbnails can be difficult to distinguish.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.8

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