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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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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Automatically have Thuderbird Mail open in own workspace using CCMS in Ubuntu 14.04

The road so far I installed, Compizconfig-Settings-manager went to, Windows Management->Place Windows->Fixed Window Placemement. Thats where i get lost in the process, any help would be greatly ...
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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 ...
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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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How can I prevent annoying workspace- overlapping window appearance?

In the current workspace, I don't want to see the edge of a window I was working with on another workspace. Also I like being able to shove a window mostly off screen so forcing bounds wouldn't be a ...
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Overall view of opened windows [duplicate]

There is features both in windows and mac that opens a interface you can see the currently opened windows. I recently saw that feature in the GNOME workaround. Is there anything like that in the unity ...
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Can you change the desktop grid layout in KDE?

I have recently switched from Ubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 14.04 and there's one thing that's bugging me... I have two (identical) monitors and I use multiple workspaces extensively. My workspaces are ...
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Opening a New Window from Unity (Firefox)

I am using multiple workspaces. Whenever I click the Firefox icon in the Unity toolbar it takes me to the workspace with Firefox currently open which is a useful feature. However, every time I click ...
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Workspaces reduced to 1 after activating Compiz

I could not activate the cube rotation between workspaces. After checking out various compiz settings, I found out that on activating compiz the 4 workspaces merge to 1 and leaving me no option to add ...
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Catch warnings/notifications from other workspaces

The pyCharm debugger notifies you if there was a fatal error / uncaught exception happening, by flashing the screen or similar. However, if I'm in a different workspace I do not get that ...
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Multiple Eclipse Mars environments

I do structure my projects in the following way: project_name ----- app ----- projectcpp1 (C++) | | | ---- projectcpp2 (C++) | | ...
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What is the key combination to move an application to a different workspace in Lubuntu?

Is there a hot-key combination to move application between different workspaces in Lubuntu? I'm looking for a key combination similar to Ctlr-Alt-Shift (Ubuntu). I tried modifying the ...
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disable launcher icons in another workspace [duplicate]

I use one workspace for watching movies and another workspace for my work. I don't want that folder icon opened in one workspace to be displayed in other workspace i.e.my first workspace in which I ...
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Saving workspace layouts fluxbox?

Is there a feature or app to save workspace layouts? For example, a saved layout with windows and apps positioned, docs opened, for, say, programming, another for debugging, multi-browsing, etc.
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Ubuntu opens multiple workspaces by default

For some reason my Ubuntu 14.04 is opening multiple workspaces, like shown in the screenshot below: How do I disable this behavior? I checked the behavior tab in Appearance settings and the enable ...
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Hide icons from other workspace (desktops)

(first sorry for my grammar), I usually use two workspace/areas/desktops, and I looking for hide icons in launcher that I'm using in another workspaces. Does it is possible? Thanks
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Don't show windows that aren't really in this workspace?

I use four workspaces in Ubuntu 15.04 and a window and I've noticed that sometimes a window will have a few mm poking down into the adjacent workspace, and as a result, superw allows me to switch to ...
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Multiple monitors simple workspace sharing

I currently have the following config of workspaces: 1 2 3 4 If I plug a second monitor in is there a way to switch simply to: 1 | 2 3 | 4 I.e. no change to the configuration, but simply ...
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Dual screen with one screen not changing between workspaces [duplicate]

I currently have a dual-screen environment, and I would like to be able to change my workspace only on the main laptop screen, so that the view on the external screen remains the same every time. In ...
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Launch one instance of an application on a specific workspace

In my scripting I'll want to create an SSH connection. I'd like to show it in a virtual terminal emulator so as to be able to terminate it whenever I want. Since I hardly ever use the window (but ...
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Dual screen, make all windows on one visible on all workspaces

I've looked for a while on several sites so I do not think this is a duplicate. I would like for every window I open, or drag, on one display, to be automatically "visible on all workspaces". The ...
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between workspaces with my touchpad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried theis solutions, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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move window a workspace down

I am using Gnome on ubuntu. I have a question if there is a short-cut to move a window down. If I right click the title bar there is a command to move the window a workspace up or down, I would like ...
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New window of application on every virtual desktop

I am trying to meet the best functionality for Virtual Desktops on Ubuntu 14.04. I don't know if this is an application-specific question, Docky or Ubuntu in general. What I would like to do is that ...
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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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Prevent unity launcher icons from highlighting across workspaces

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity DE and enabled the multiple workspaces. Now currently, when I open e.g. Firefox in workspace 1, move to workspace 2 and open a Terminal there, I still have the Firefox ...
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always on visible even/odd workspaces ubuntu?

I program with Pycharm but have slowly started using Intellij to do some java projects. It would be cool to have Pycharm always visible on even workspaces and intellij on odd ones, all on my second ...
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How can I identify different Chrome windows when using the “Continue where you left off” -option (to use in wmctrl)?

I am using several Chrome windows (3-5) with many open tabs on each and I am using "On startup" > "Continue where you left off" settings. The problem is, when I start the chrome, all the windows are ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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My ubuntu freezes when I switch workspaces with a full screen video playing

One cool thing about my mac is I can switch workspaces while having a full screen YouTube video running. On my Ubuntu machine it causes the video to freeze. Sometimes it works (with a little ...
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Obkey not fully working in lxle 32bit version 12.04.5

I have a strange issue. The keyboard shortcut to change from 1 workspace to another (shortcut = ctr + alt + right or left or up or down) is not working well. I mean; when press (whether it is up + ...