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I'd like to have certain windows on a list of virtual desktops, not just on one desktop, or all desktops.

For example, if I have these desktops: 1 2 3 4

I'd like to put a window on desktop 1 and 4 at the same time.

Can this be done with Gnome and/or Compiz?

If not, what are the list of options to make this possible?

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KDE 4.6 has a great feature called "activities" that allows you to assign applications to virtual workspaces. This seems like a good blog explaining activities in more detail: As far as I know, it is not possible to do what you want with GNOME.

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I do something close to this with Unity in 12.04 by right-clicking on the window's title bar and selecting 'Always on visible workspace'.

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"Always on visible workspace" = "All workspaces". The window will be visible on any workspace the user switches to. – Eric Carvalho Dec 6 '12 at 11:59
You're right—I didn't read the question correctly. – natchiketa Jan 10 '13 at 16:41

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