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Ubuntu workspace switching shortcuts don't work

Core problem: The following keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces ( unity viewports ) are not working. Ctrl+Alt+Up for switching workspace above Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Up for moving window to ...
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16.04 Workspaces, Launcher placement stopped working

Everything was working correctly until I updated my Ubuntu 16.04 to the latest kernel, etc. running a dist-upgrade. After the update, my workspaces stopped working even though I tried to check, ...
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Set password for specific workspace

I would like to set a password for a specific workspace W so that when I (or someone else using my user session) tries to switch to that workspace, they can't do so unless they know the user password. ...
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Move the application to another workspace in XFCE

I added new item to my xfce4-panel with right-click -> Add New Items -> Workspace Switcher. It's properties are: Number of rows 1 checked : Switch workspaces using the mouse wheel unchecked : Show ...
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Switching workspaces in Xfce issue?

I disabled the applet for desktop workspaces in my Xfce panel (well I actually removed the panel all together), but now Xfce seems to think my 4 workspaces are side-by-side and not splayed out, so the ...
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When switching viewport, focus stays in last viewport

I am running ubuntu mate 16.04 and using compiz as windowmanager. $ uname -a Linux el3 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux The problem I have,...
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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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Always hide an application's window

I'm using the selenium webdriver to run automated tests in firefox on my web applications, and while it's all working perfectly, it's a little bit annoying how firefox pops up over everything while it'...
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Can I have a window showing small live preview of another workspace?

Is it possible to mirror a live section of one workspace so that it is visible in the current workspace as a window that can be moved around? The other day I had a Windows 10 VM running on my Ubuntu ...
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Fix or disable dead Telegram notifications from another workspace

I'm using Ubuntu MATE 16.04. When someone sends me a message in Telegram, I get a popup notification at the bottom right of the screen. Normally, I can click a 'close' box in the corner of the popup ...
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Change the number of workspaces with keyboard

I tend to "mistype" a lot when, for instance, in emacs or such. And by some unfortunate coincidence, I happen to change quite often the number of workspaces in xubuntu, and I end up reorganizing all ...
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Internet browser changes workspace on focus

When I open a link from a document or whatever in workspace A, the browser changes from workspace X to A and opens the link in a new tab. How do I prevent the browser to change workspaces on focus? ...
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Workspaces missing in ubuntu 16.04. No appearance preference in settings.

Recently installed ubuntu 16.04, and could not find a way to enable workspaces. There is no option called appearance in my settings
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Unity window placement for more than 4 workspaces

I usually run more than 4 workspaces in Unity, typically 2 wide by 3 tall. Problem 1: Windows will sometimes shift up or down by a dozen or so pixels, particularly noticeable with windows that have ...
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ubuntu mate 16.04 & workspace switcher

I have some problems on ubuntu mate 16.04 with the workspace switcher. It's a very useful thing to have, and I have set workspace switcher currently to have 6 workspaces, but whenever one of the ...
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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. http://s7.postimg.org/8tvsmbw1n/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there a script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position?

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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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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How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops/workpaces in Lubuntu?

How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops in Lubuntu? (Instead of having 1 row which is the default setting.) I haven't found a setting, yet.
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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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Desktop icons out of place when on multiple monitors?

I have two monitors set up, one is my laptop monitor and the other is an external display. The external display is on the right side of my laptop and levitated with a stand, so I set the display ...
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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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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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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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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...
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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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How to move all windows to another workspace

Is is possible to move all windows (or all not minimized windows) form one workspace to another? I know I can move one window to other workspace with Shift+Ctrl+Alt+arrow, but it will move only that ...
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Can I create workspace-dependent command triggers?

I'm wondering if there's a way to make one action have two different effects depending on the workspace it's on. For example: if on workspace 1, then the command to focus Empathy's chat list is used, ...
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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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How can I tell what workspace I am in with Unity?

Long time user of Ubuntu struggling to use Unity here.... I am running Unity 2D and can click on the workspace launcher icon to switch to a different workspace. However if I just walk up to a system, ...
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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 show Unity launcher in only one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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Only show launcher on specific workspace? [duplicate]

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...