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I want to have Different Sidebar Launchers for Different Workspaces, eg Internet Apps in first, Entertainment apps launchers in Second, Games apps launchers in third etc How can i do it?

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It took a few years, but now you can have a launcher with diffent pinned applications in different workspaces with Unity LauncherSwitcher. (Thanks to for making me aware of it.)

Run these commands to install it:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:vlijm/lswitcher
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lswitcher
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Unity does not have 4 launchers so you can not have different launchers for different viewports (yes I used viewports, not workspaces).

Unity Workspaces Switcher uses Compiz version of viewports so basically you have a launcher that activates a split screen based on the vertical and horizontal amount of viewports. This is not the same as workspaces in Gnome 2. This is actually 1 workspace with 1,2,4 or more viewports.

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... I think Unity 5.2 and the multi-monitor support may have launchers per workspace/monitor? (…) – fossfreedom Feb 3 '12 at 10:25
That's more likely to be the same icons in a launcher on all monitors. If (when?) I find new info on this I'll update it :+ – Rinzwind Feb 3 '12 at 11:40

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