Questions about workspace switcher/switching.

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setup workspaces

I am loving the Ubuntu workspace swicther! However, when I move my DVI cable from my laptop to my work PC (like what a KVM switch) would do all my screens get thrown around and when I come back I ...
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how do i turn on workspaces by command

I installed Compiz, and messed with a few little things, unfortunately i lost the Workspaces Switcher I tried gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 2 but ...
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Cairo dock workspace switcher and weblet dissapear on minimize

Today I discovered that there is a keyboard shortcut (by default) for minimizing windows in Ubuntu 12.04. The shortcut key is Ctrl + Alt + 0. I was trying to minimize windows and suddenly I minimized ...
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Spread workspaces not responding to correct key mapping for ESC

The "Spread Workspaces" (Super + S) function usually takes the ESC key to go back to the current workspace. Through System Settings > Keyboard > Layout Settings > Options > Caps Lock key ...
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Why doesn't Workspace Switcher Icon appear in Launcher? [duplicate]

I am new to Ubuntu, and the Workspace concept intrigues me. Using Help, I find that there is an Icon for the Workspace Switcher, and it is not where the help document says it should be. Why not?
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Moving windows between workspaces with keyboard shortcuts [duplicate]

Since the upgrade to 13.10, there is an annoying bug: when I try to move a window to a different workspace using the ctrl + shift + alt + arrow nothing happens. However if I press ctrl + alt + arrow ...
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Wrapping workspaces in Cinnamon environment

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with the Cinnamon environment. I'm wondering if it's possible to make it so I can wrap workspace switching (so when I reach the last workspace, shifting right again will bring ...
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How can I fix shaking windows when I shift between workspaces?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. When I change a window from one workspace to another, the transition animation shows tiny vertical and horizontal lines and the window shakes a little bit, i.e., the ...
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Alt Tab for all workspace

I thought Alt + Tab would cycle though all open programs that are in different workspaces. I think this should be dynamic according to if you have workspace toggle on or off. I know this can be done ...
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Desktop Switching Shortcuts not working at all!

Some time ago I was tampering with Settings and installing new applications and I somehow disabled desktop switching by shortcut (I think It was CairoDock that did it). Now I always have to click on ...
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Lubuntu Taskbar width - little problem with workspace switcher applet

I've installed Lubuntu and really like it, I want to make it my main OS. But I have a little hiccup setting it up. On Mint, I'd normally put the Workspace Switcher applet in a corner of the ...
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gnome move to last used workspace

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, with gnome 3.4, and with the "Workspace Grid" plugin, I separate all my application all over 4 workspaces - workspace1: email and messenger workspace2: browser workspace3: ...
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How to switch workspace via the Unity Desktop ICON via Mouse Wheel Specifically

I want to wheel over the "Workspace Icon" in the Unity Switcher to change desktops. (I know you can switch workspaces via COMPIZ which is ok for wheeling the desktop), but I would like to wheel over ...
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How to set the default workspace?

Lets say I have 9 workspace 3 horizontally and 3 vertically. By default ubuntu starts with the top left workspace which feels goofy. How do I set to start with the middle one?
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How can I switch directly to a workspace using the keyboard?

How can I set up a keybinding to jump directly to a workspace? i.e. if I'm on workspace 4, and I know my editor is (always by personal convention) on workspace 2, I want to just hit Super-2 to jump ...
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Can't move windows to lower or upper workspace

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I can't move workspaces to upper or lower workspace using the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up/Down arrow. I am able to move them right or left. I can even move them ...
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Is it possible to make ubuntu switch workspaces on a timed interval?

I have a computer hooked up to a television that I am using to show different data. I would like to setup some different programs on different workspaces and have it rotate the workspaces ...
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Drag and drop option in ubuntu 13.04 not working

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 32bit. I have a problem in dragging a file and opening in some application. Suppose I have to open a text file, when I try to drag the file to open in gedit, alt+tab vanishes, ...
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Workspace Switcher never activates

I see a workspace switcher icon on the Unity dash bar. However, when I press it, workspace switcher never activates. Nothing happens. I don't remember disabling this feature ever. Can anyone help? ...
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13.04 - more than four workspace shortcuts in GNOME Flashback (No effects)

I'm using GNOME Flashback (No effects) on Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got six workspaces however when entering System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Navigation I only see options to address the ...
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Whats going on with the workspace switcher?

When I click on the workplace switcher it displays four workplaces but I can't access the two on the right, (whenever I click them it just goes to the workspace to the left on that horizontal bar). I ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for workspace switcher

I would like to change the keyboard shortcut for the workspace switcher in Unitity. How can I do that? Currently it is set to Supre+S. I would like to set it to Ctrl+`. Strangely enough I can find ...
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Windows not visible in Expo

I recently changed a series of settings in ccsm, (the cube, wobbly windows, and a few animations). Somewhere in the process, the 'Workspace switcher'/'Expo' stopped working properly. Pressing ...
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workspace switching via ctrl + alt + arrow not working after upgrade to 13.04, how to fix this? [duplicate]

So, my update to 13.04 didn't go very well. Due to the lack of a decent driver (Yes, i'm unlucky to have a legacy driver which doesn't play nice with the new Xorg.), I had to mess around with stuff to ...
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How to enable workspace switching selecting app in unity bar?

Before upgrade to 13.04 when I selected an application icon in the Unity Bar the desktop changed to the workspace in wich that app window was? Now I can't do it. How can I enable this option again?
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How to change desktop workspace? [duplicate]

In version 12.10 we could change spaces with Ctrl + Right/Left/Up/Down. But now? Are there spaces here? No information keeping pressed the super key.
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Is it possible to replace my workspace switcher icon with an icon-sized “expo”?

Basically, I want to take what's displayed on the desktop when I hit super+s, shrink it down to icon size, and replace the default Workspace Switcher icon with it in Ubuntu 12.04's launcher and still ...
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How do I disable the Workspace Switcher in the Cinnamon environment I use with 12.04LTS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cinnamon DE on my laptop. Whenever I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen, the workspace switcher comes up to offer multiple workspaces. How do I ...
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Shift Switcher change on release

I want to make Shift Switcher to select window on release, like Alt+Tab. I currently have Super+Tab configure for Next Window in Workspace, so I press it and move windows, but when I release, I have ...
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Why is my Workspace switcher view skewed

I have been using Workspace switcher in Ubuntu just fine but recently have encountered this problem. The windows in the switcher don't fill the screen. I must have pressed some combination of buttons ...
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How to show all windows of one application again when I click its icon in the launcher?

It is the original function for 12.04, but it does not work in my computer, maybe as I use the compiz config settings manager, so there are some conflicts. What can I do to fix it? There are too many ...
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Ring switcher is not automatically selecting the windows on key release

I configured the ring switcher with the CCSM. I press Super + Tab and I start to cycle between all windows, but when I release the keys on the desired one, I have to either click on it or press ...
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How to align virtual desktops to 2x2 in cairo-dock switcher?

Under Compiz :: General Options :: Desktop Size I already have 2x2 layout of 4 virtual desktops setup, as in screenshot. However if you notice as in the switcher app parked in the top left corner, ...
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window switcher over all workspaces/desktops in GNOME [closed]

i'm aware of 3 solutions: use compiz's ring switcher http://code.google.com/p/superswitcher/ change desktop manager to KDE or xfce but i'm not satisfied with theses solutions. Is there any other ...
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How do I use “Initiate Window Picker for window group” in Compiz?

I use Unity and Compiz on natty. I have Scale and Scale Addons enabled. I set CompizConfig Settings Manager > Scale > Bindings > Initiate Window Picker for window group to set my keyboard shortcut ...
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Is there a feature like Alt + Tab for groups?

If you have ever used Cmd + Tab on OS X you know what I'm looking for. This is actually one of the few features of OS X I love. I'm using Compiz and in the Static Application Switcher I have set it ...
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The simplest workspace switcher?

I don't need any workspace previews or big workspace switcher widgets. I just want simple workspace switcher like on iOS springboard. Any suggestions?
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Automatically switch to workspace with active application

I currently have 4 workspaces. If I have a pidgin chat window open on one workspace that is currently not active and I get a message in that already open chat window, I want do be able to click on the ...