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Workspaces allow you to save your favorite sets of panes and switch quickly between them. For example, you can have your device lab saved in one workspace, and your desktop sizes in another. Polypane comes with a default set of workspaces based on popular device sizes and CSS frameworks.

You can manage your workspaces by using the Workspace panel. This will show you a visual overview of your workspaces and let you save, restore, import and export them.

Each of your custom workspaces come with a number, 1 through 9, that make it easy to save and restore them with a keyboard shortcut. To save your current set of panes into a workspace, press shift ctrl/cmd 1-9 where the number is the workspace you want to save it to. To retrieve a workspace, press ctrl/cmd 1-9.

Built-in workspaces

Polypane comes with 9 built-in workspaces, available in the Workspace management panel.

screenshot of the 9 default workspaces in Polypane

Workspaces based on Google analytics

The best dimensions to use are the ones that are actually used by your visitors, so we created a small online tool that will let you generate a workspace from your most used browser dimensions according to Google Analytics.

Visit it here: Workspace creator

Downloadable workspaces

You can download and import new workspaces from anywhere, making it easy to share workspaces with your team. See Workspace management for more on that. Though Polypane ships with a few default workspaces, there's always other useful workspaces. Below are a few additional ones:

  • Foundation - Breakpoints for the Foundation CSS framework.
  • Ionic - Breakpoints for the Ionic framework.
  • Materialize - Breakpoints for the Materialize framework
  • Semantic UI - Breakpoints for the Semantic UI framework
  • Skeleton - Breakpoints for the Skeleton framework
  • UIKit - Breakpoints for the UIKit framework
  • Halfmoon - Breakpoints for the Halfmoon framework

For a full overview check our blog article CSS breakpoints used by popular CSS frameworks

Set a new default workspace

Polypane uses the three pane workspace for each new tab. If you want to change that you can set any tab as the default new tab homepage.

Configure your current tab the way you like, then use "Set current tab as homepage" in the global File menu to always start that workspace when you open a new tab. This includes not just the panes, but also the URL, sidebar, layout and other tab settings.


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