A tool for multitasking in Ubuntu giving users several virtual desktops. Questions on setting up, turning off, customizing and working with workspaces are appropriate.

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Save workspace in Unity Ubuntu 16.04

If I have certain applications open and each window positioned and sized in a certain way, can I save then? Also can I lock then to these positions? Ideally I would make icon shortcuts for those ...
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How can I directly move windows to another viewport, choosing from a list?

With multiple viewports, you can right click a window and then move it to the viewport right/down, etc. On Gnome, I could send a window directly to workspace 1/2/3/4. Can I implement this in Unity? ...
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16.04 Unity Launcher on top of Fullscreen windows when workspaces enabled

I've noticed a problem: When I enable workspaces in Ubuntu, the auto-hide mechanism seems to bug when I open a fullscreen window. For example, when I watch a youtube video, the launcher blinks out an ...
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Copy a window to multiple workspaces

Is there a way to copy a window to more than one workspace. E.g. if chrome is open on the desktop of Workspace 1, instead of moving it, I would like to copy it to Workspace X, such that, when I switch ...
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How to trigger a script on entering/exiting a workspace?

This is regarding ubuntu 15.10. I have enabled workspaces, and would like unity launcher sidebar to show open application icon only if it was opened in the current workspace. To do so, I have already ...
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Workspace navigation in Ubuntu 16.04

I just updated from 14.04 to 16.04. And noticed that the workspace navigation got a bit messed up. If I don't have active windows on the current desktop or if certain windows are active (like system ...
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How to start several applications with one command to open in a specific workspace?

Since Ubuntu has no options to save and restore desktop sessions on shutdown of the computer, I want to write a shell script which helps to setup a customized workspace on a single command. I've found ...
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Software for integrating ubuntu in workspace?

I have three, sometimes four systems as a regular workspace. One Ubuntu, two Windows 10 and rarely a Mac. And I got tired of using usb sticks, cloud services and the NAS to move files between them. I ...
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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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Workspaces not working after I turned it on

I enabled workspaces from Appearance in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, tried to do the Ctrl Alt Left/Right to switch workplaces but it doesn't seem to work. I tried restarting my computer which didn't work. ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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Window image stays for forever in the workspace after closing it

The problem I've installed the latest Kubuntu 16.04, installed the latest release of Kubuntu, making a fresh install. Now, whenever a "secondary" window is closed, the image will stay forever. What ...
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How to set 6 workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 - Using Compiz

I want to set a desired number of workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04, please help.
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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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Window stuck in workspace

So, I was playing around with the workspace ByteCommander suggested and I was trying to move a window down to the bottom left workspace and it got stuck How can I hide all windows and show the ...
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Save battery by setting apps in inactive workspaces into a state like minimized

I'm interested if it's possible to make GUI applications on inactive workspaces (Unity) to behave like minimized GUI applications (is it the idle state?) in order to save battery life. What I mean ...
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How can I rename the current Xfce workspace from the command line?

Currently I can change the workspace name by using the dialog. I am wondering where are these settings stored, if I can change them at runtime from the command line.
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/...
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Command to move all windows to one workspace? [duplicate]

I want the command to work with Unity in 14.04.
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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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Gnome - Show all windows from all monitors

I switch from Unity to Gnome and I miss one function. In Unity when I press workspace button, shows on all monitors all workspaces. This is very useful, when one of my monitors is off. I can move all ...
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Specify which monitor/screen that a browser to be launched into via awesome electron

Right now I have a web app serving multiple webpages via awesome electron. These webpages are served using the following codes: (I have multiple variables like "browser", and each is responsible for ...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the above/...
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Activate Cube with Compiz Manager/ Workplace problems

I am trying to get the cube Compiz to work with workspaces on Xubuntu 14.4. I tried to do a script with the terminal and failed. Now my bar on my top screen will not retract and I can no longer do ...
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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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Is it possible to cycle through workspaces in Unity (14.04+)?

I have configured my keyboard shortcuts so that Alt + left takes me to the work space left, and Alt + right takes me to the work space to the right, but I would rather have one set of keys to cycle. ...
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How do I pin my windows to a specific display?

I have two displays connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS workstation. I use these monitors with a number of other servers using a VGA Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) switch (only the left monitor is connected ...
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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 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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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Disable workspaces and windows while in-game

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Ubuntu Tweak, and I have workspace switching and "show all windows" tied to the bottom corners of the screen. However, I was wondering if there was a way to disable this ...
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Save workspace settings for Chrome apps

I use several different Chrome apps, including Hangouts and Pure Pomodoro, and I've got them set up with their own application icons and everything. Unfortunately, every time I open the apps, the ...
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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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Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz?

Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz? This would be ideal if I could get compiz to apply a specific profile when it detects my monitor being plugged or unplugged from my laptop. ...
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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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Unable to “Enable Workspaces” in Ubuntu 14.04

I check the "Enable Workspaces" checkbox, but the workspaces are not enabled. If I close the window and open again, the checkbox remains unchecked. What should I do?
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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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Launcher placement dual-monitor

I have two monitors. I have multiple workspaces. I want my launcher ("launcer placement" in settings > displays) to be present on both my monitors in the one workspace, but have only one launcher (on ...
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Activate window only if it's on the current workspace

I use Unity Desktop Environment and have multiple workspaces enabled. Several windows are open (some are minimized to the launcher) and spread across my workspaces. Now I would like to be able to ...
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Mate, dual screen, Windows list not displaying second screen apps

I have a dual screen working properly on my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 and Mate. The problem is that the "Windows list" in my panel is not showing names of windows displayed on the second screen. I ...
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Is it possible to replicate OS X split view in Gnome 3?

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a split view where you could open two fullscreen apps besides each other. This only worked for fullscreen apps, but with OS X El Capitan Apple introduced split ...
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Simple dock with workspace separators

I've tested some dock applications but I'm still not able to get one simple dock with separators indicating workspaces. New windows would open before the workspace separator for each workspace. ...
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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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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Online IDE with an Ubuntu workspace?

Are there any online IDEs out there that have a Linux compiler and/or Ubuntu/Linux workspace? I often work away from home on Linux projects, and usually on Windows PCs, so it'd be great if I could ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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Is it resource consuming if I use multiple work-spaces?

I use multiple programs in different categories.(Emacs, terminal, Firefox, music player, IRC client, virtual box, ...) I was curios, if it was better for my old and slow Ubuntu Desktop to use work-...
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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?