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Can't drag windows to another workspace on Ubuntu 16.04

This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option. I disabled Grid as well in ...
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Switching workspaces with a two button mouse

Is there a way to switch workspaces by using the left and right mouse buttons and moving the mouse?
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Need help with strange operation when switching between VMWare workstation client and Ubuntu 14:04 desktop

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (august 2013) on an ASRock 960GM/U3S3 FX with AMD FX(tm)-4130 Quad-Core Processor and 4Gb memory. and have since upgraded to 14.04 LTS. Hosting VMWare Player ...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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How to disable the keyboard shortcut to switch between workspaces?

There are a ton of questions and guides about how to make Ctrl + Alt + Arrow work to switch between workspaces -- I'm having the opposite problem. "Switch between workspaces" works just fine -- but ...
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Can the size of the workspace switcher applet be changed?

At the moment, I only have 4 workspaces but the workspace switcher is taking up half of my panel. Is there a way to resize it or cause it to take up less space (other than increasing the number of ...
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What do I need to add to this desktop file to start in a specific virtual desktop?

I've been searching for documentation for the key,value pairs in the gnome desktop autostart files. I have 4 virtual desktops/workspaces that I switch between and I want to autostart applications in 3 ...
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Switch to previous viewport with compiz

I use cinnamon with compiz and I have 12 viewports. Sometimes I get a mail or message so the viewport switches to the mail viewport. Thats ok. The problem is that I forget the viewport I was ...
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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Why my active window minimizes when I switch to next work space?

I have horrible problem which is on my nerve :( It started to happen when I changed its shortcut from Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right arrows to Ctrl + Alt + 1/3 since it had conflict with my Android Studio. ...
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Grouping application windows in an arranged setup [duplicate]

Is there any application or ways to group multiple open windows together so that they open together in layout it is arranged. For example, If I arrange these application like this then on any icon of ...
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Xubuntu workspaces overview like elementary OS

I have moved from elementary OS to Xubuntu, because it's faster and with less animations, but there is one thing that I miss a lot - the workspace overview. Is there a way to accomplish something ...
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Name desktop workspaces (in Xubuntu)?

Is it possible to name desktop workspaces? A name would allow me to remember the type of windows I have in that workspace. Is there a way to set this up?
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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Turn off workspace switch-over display

Using LightDM and wmctrl to set up workspaces and switch between them. How can I deactivate the screen which is very briefly shown when switching between workspaces?
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How to have multiple Icons sets on different workspaces in Lubuntu?

Is it possible to have multiple Workspaces with different icons? Like how the wallpaper works when you change between one another.
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Mouse Bluetooh for Ubuntu

What is the best bluetooth mouse to use with Ubuntu that I can change between workspaces on it ? tks
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How can I automatically add workspaces, only if I need them?

Assume I am using 4 workspaces and I incidentally need more, is there an automated process or, if impossible, an easy way to incidentally add more workspaces (instead of installing Ubuntu tweak etc. ...
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Workspace Switcher source code

Which package source code do I need to get to see the code responsible for the workspace switching? Specifically when I select an open application on the launcher and it switches to the workspace ...
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workspaces on ubuntu 12.04 - cpu and memory usage

Does the workspace in the "front" or "visible" workspace have priority when it comes to cpu usage or memory allocation? What is the difference between having something in a workspace that's not in ...
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Gnome Shell multi desktop changes focus to other screen

I use Gnome-Shell with 2 Displays. One if the display is fixed. So there is only one Workspace on there. The other display has dynamic workspaces enabled. When I work on the dynamic workspace and ...
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Three finger swipe to change workspaces

I am looking for a way to make three finger swipe to the left or right change to different workspace on ubuntu 15.04 with unity environment. Best I found was a comment down in Touchpad gestures to ...
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GNOME-Shell separated dual monitor workspace switch

I have a dual-monitor setup using GNOME-Shell. Is it possible to configure GNOME-Shell to have separted workspaces for the two monitors? I mean, if I switch the workspace on monitor 1, then also the ...
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How do I arrange workspaces in Ubuntu?

I just installed 14.04. I want 4 workspaces, arranged horizontally. But when I set that up, I get 4 double workspaces, i.e., 8 all together. How do I get 4 single workspaces?
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udev keyboard mapping, gnome 3 workspace

I’m using the Microsoft 4000 keyboard, and a managed to map the zoom keys to pageup and pagedown in udev using this tutorial. But I want to be able to map them to workspace up/down in gnome 3. could ...
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How does one detect when the currently visible workspace is switched? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 and would like to be able to have different screen resolutions on different workspaces. I was thinking of writing a script/daemon that calls xrandr whenever it detects a switch ...
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How to assign a name to a workspace?

I already tried to right click on workspace switcher, but it doesn't show anything.
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How to add Workspace Switcher indicator in Docky?

As the title of the question says, how can I add Workspace Switcher indicator in Docky?
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How to tie a 3 finger swipe to switch workspaces?

As anyone who has ever used a Mac knows, you can drag left or right on the track pad to switch workspaces. I would love to know if anyone has a way to do this on Ubuntu (14.04) whether this be with ...
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Google chrome, cannot type

I have a problem with a Google Chrome. When I'm switching workspaces my chrome seems to be disabled. I cannot type on it like a keyboard doesnt work or something, I can open new page normaly (by ...
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Switch between the workspaces (Ubuntu 14.04)

How can I switch between the workspaces? In ubuntu 12.10 , there was a workspace window to switch between 4 workspaces .... But I cannot find a way to switch between the workspaces in ubuntu 14.04.... ...
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How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way (Ubuntu 14.04 trusty edition)? [duplicate]

I have basically the same problem as was asked in this question from 2011, namely Gnome-shell leaves one monitor fixed when I switch workspaces. I would like to be able to have both monitors switch ...
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How can I merge four workspaces into one? Ubuntu on OS X using Virtual Box

I have installed Virtual Box on Mac OS X Yosemite version 10.10.1. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop version 14.04.1. The problem is that I found the Ubuntu's desktop split into 4 workspaces which I have ...
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How do I switch my monitors separately on Ubuntu 14.04?

I have two monitors, and would like each monitor to have its own desktop wall. I did some Googling, installed CompizConfig Settings Manager, and changed Desktop Wall => Viewport Switching => ...
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how to disable workspace higlighter popup during switching workspace

How can i disable this small window that's pop-up when i switch workspace in ubunt14.04. If you did not get it have uploaded the screen shot over this link. ...
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Hotcorners keep being disabled

It bugs me a lot that one of the best features of unity; hotcorners, are disabled by default. I use Unity Tweak Tool to activate hotcorners, with the upper left corner activating the workspace ...
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workspace switcher in Ubuntu 14.04Lts

How do I get a small "thumbnail" of Workspace switcher on my launcher using which I can view all my windows and click and open any one of them in Ubuntu 14.04LTS?
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome classic. I want to add 4 workspaces. I right click into the workspaces (left-bottom) and go to preferences. I change the number of workspaces from 1 to 4 and close ...
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Is the switching workscreen still available on v14.04? [duplicate]

On the older versions I was able to switch from one of 4 screens in the work space. Is this not available in the new 14.04 version?
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Cairo-dock only shows one workspace after upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I have a Linux desktop that I try to keep up to date, although I don't use it a lot. I had it configured with cairo-dock, showing 2x2 workspaces. It's been like this for quite a while. I recently ...
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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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There is how to change workspace only of the primary monitor?

I've two screens and I'm using Unity Interface. In GNOME shell we're able to change the workspace of just the primary, what make sense for me. How can I do that on the Unity?
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Workspace indicator that works with more than 4 workspaces?

I'm using ubuntu with more than the default 4 workspaces. The workspace indicator icon in the left sidebar only shows 4 workspaces. So i can't see in which workspace I'm currently are. Is there a ...
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How do I reset expo?

Expo is that which you see when you press super+s. I'm having trouble with it. I explained it all here. I want to fix it. How do I "reset it" to its defaults or how do I uninstall (or purge) it and ...
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How to switch workspaces in Xubuntu by scrolling mouse wheel over the desktop?

Back in Debian I used to switch workspaces in XFCE just by rotating mouse wheel while the pointer is on any clear piece of the desktop (one where I can see the wallpaper). But in Xubuntu that doesn't ...
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Workspace-switching problem

Press super+s. You should see your 4 workspaces. Move your mouse, go over another workspace other than that which you were in. Press super+s again. You should go to the workspace that had the mouse ...
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Dragging nautilus window over workspace switcher hang the desktop workspace GUI

Ubuntu 14.04 : After I enable the workspace and start moving objects/icons from one workspace to another, it works fine for few minutes but the system freezes after sometime and I cannot do anything. ...