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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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workspaces have the same apps

I have a problem with my ubuntu 14.04. I used older versions of ubuntu and once i open a new workspace, the system came up with a new interface without any pre-opened applications. now with ubuntu ...
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Keyboard shortcut for switch to workspace 11 doesn't work

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to setup a few keyboard shortcuts for switching to specific workspaces, but the one for switching to #11 doesn't work. The problem seems to be exclusive to ...
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Workspaces enables but not responsive

ubuntu 14.04 I have workspaces enables, however the icon in the dock does not appear, nor do the shortcut keys work. Compiz is installed. Could something be conflicting?
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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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VirtualBox traps CTRL-ALT when focused, interferes with workspace switching

Setup: I have VirtualBox running, my guest OS is Windows 7. I also have multiple Ubuntu workspaces which I navigate with CTRL+ALT+Arrow keys. The problem is that when the virtual machine window gets ...
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Eclipse workspace error

The errors below are what I get when I try to select a workspace to work with in eclipse. Could not launch the product because the specified workspace cannot be created. The specified workspace ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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Partition space unavailable

I have a HP laptop with Windows 7. I have just shrank one of my partition (using Ubuntu 15.04) from 1 700 000 to 80 000 and the left space became unavailable, i can't find it nowhere. How can i ...
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Different 'Desktop' Icons in Ubuntu per workspace [duplicate]

I have moved to Ubuntu from Windows. One thing that is definitely different is the ability to create Desktop icons. It's just a bit more of a hassle - but not a deal breaker. It would be great 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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Classic workspace switcher for Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS, want row of 12 panels

With Too much baggage on my Ubuntu 12.04 I did a Format and new install of Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS. For those not familiar, this is a Ubuntu without Unity desktop, but a Gnome desktop. I am missing ...
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Some Gnome3 workspace management actions missing on Ubuntu 15.04

I use Ubuntu with the Gnome3 shell. Right-clicking a window title provides a number of useful actions for managing the association between windows and workspaces. Up to Ubuntu 15.04, these actions ...
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Why are workspaces disabled by default?

In the recent versions of Ubuntu, workspaces are disabled by default. Is there a specific reason for this. I know how to enable them, but I wish to know the reason why the developers choose to ...
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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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How can I hide the launcher when I press Super + S?

Pressing Super + S on Ubuntu with workspaces enabled activates a workspace switcher/expo thing (I'm not sure what it's called, exactly, so I'm not sure what to search for). One thing that's bothering ...
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Lock specific apps for each workspace in Ubuntu 15.04

How can I make unity launcher remembers which apps are pinned to it for each workspace and automatically changes the Launcher when I switch between workspaces. Knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 15.04
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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Active window changes when switching workspaces

I have a terminal open on Workspace 1 in fullscreen. My active workspace is now top-left, and I am typing in my active window Firefox. Then I press ALT-CTRL-DOWN followed by ALT-CTRL-UP, and I come ...
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I have hidden and unreachable workspaces - how do I cancel them?

I have double workspaces, whether I enable them or not. If not enabled, some pdf's open in an unreachable hidden workspace [I know it's there because I can see the Document Viewer open in the ...
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Start Ubuntu Focused on a Particular Workspace

Is there a way to have Ubuntu boot up focused on a particular workspace, e.g., workspace_2? Note, this is not how to always open an application on a particular workspace, but to have, e.g., the ...
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Ignore second monitor workspaces

I recently switched from Mint to Ubuntu. In Mint I had an option to only use my primary monitor for workspaces. I can't seem to replicate that in Ubuntu. I am fairly new to Linux. I almost always got ...
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How to Set a Different Desktop Slideshow for Each Workspace

I have figured out how to do two things (well, two things relevent to this question :) To set a different background for each workspace (using Compiz Config) and set a desktop slideshow for all ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gets stuck in workspace switcher window

I semi-frequently experience what seems to be a minor yet very annoying bug when using the workspace switcher in Ubuntu 14.04. I had never noticed this in earlier releases of the OS. Essentially ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Workspace Switcher Hotkeys Stopped Working

The hotkeys for Workspace Switcher stopped working after yesterday's 14.04 update/upgrade. Any thoughts on how to get this working again? I already have reviewed other similar posts concerning ...
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Gnome 3 Workspace Switcher

When I press Control + Alt + Up/Down arrow keys to switch between workspaces in Gnome 3, nothing happens. I'm not sure what I may have done to cause this.
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Window not remaining in single workspace

I'm running Xubuntu and right now I have the issue of some of my windows following me around when I change from one workspace to another, I set them the a specific workspace and also set them to be ...
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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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Swap windows between screens in dual screen mode

I have a laptop and a 27 inch monitor. I have Qt running on one monitor and Pycharm on the other. Is there a way to make a key combination to swap all the windows between both screens. The reason is ...
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make tomcat take project from workspce

I am working on ubuntu 14.04, have downloaded tomcat7 and then eclipse luna. I added Tomcat7 to eclipse and started the server. I have changed the port to 3030. When i hit the lolachost:3030, I get a ...
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Workspace switcher does not work properly on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

My workspace was working fine until few weeks ago and have no idea what happened after an update that doesn't work as before. My first problem is, Ctrl + Alt + ←/→ just switches between first row. My ...
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Workspace Kill to release the resources

How to Kill all process of a another workspace when system is hanged and unable to move from one WS to other. let me draw the scenario. WS : Workspace on WS1 : playing a song via online website ...
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Folders and launchers exclusively on one desktop

I have 4 workspaces configured on compiz . I would like to know if there is a way to have folders exclusively in the main desktop (1)? I would like to keep the others clear to see wallpapers. Ubuntu ...
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Start up application in different workspaces

I want to start some applications when I turn on the my computer for example open the sublime in workspace 1 and chrome in workspace 2 and so on I know how to use startup applications in ubuntu but ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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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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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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Make second monitor show workspace that's on the left of primary monitor

I have been searching for a while now, but didn't find the thing I want. I have 3x4 raster of workspaces. I want to configure the workspaces as such that the second monitor shows the workspace that ...
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How do I get unique running apps in bottom panel for each KDE/Kubuntu workspace?

I am using KDE 4.13.3 (I believe it is the kubuntu-desktop download) on Ubuntu 14.04. I changed Systems Settings->Workspace Appearance and Behavior->Workspace Behavior->Virtual Desktops to have 4. ...
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Different screen resolutions for each work-space?

I'm using i3-wm on my ubuntu laptop. My screen size is 3200x1800. Which is great for something but horrible for other things. (Netflix vs gvim). I'd like to change the resolution of one of my ...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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Can I set up my xfce workspaces differently?

I currently have four workspaces ('Main', 'Game', 'Work', 'Overflow'). In a perfect setup, the 'Game' workspace would have shortcuts (either on the Desktop or in a Panel) for Steam and individual ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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Maintaining Windows in Workspace after Program Restart

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and firefox recently installed updates and needed to restart. I use all 4 workspaces for different projects of mine, and, after firefox restarted, all of the windows opened ...
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Change top bar in Gnome or get Gnome-like overview in Unity

I know this seems like kind of a "have my cake and eat it too"-case, but I was hoping that I could get a bit of both Unity and GNOME. Mostly I would prefer GNOME, because of it's Overview and the way ...
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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 ...