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duplicated workspaces unity

l have four default workspaces,( ubuntu 12.04 LTS) all workspaces identically same configuration, l want to delete duplicate workspaces, how can l rearrange different workspaces independently each ...
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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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No Navigation under keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 under Gnome flashback I don't see the former Navigation menu under Keyboard under Settings. I want to define shifts between workspaces (not CNTRL+ALT+cursor but only CNTRL+cursor), ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Applications not visible after clicking on “move to another workspace” or “move to workspace right”" [on hold]

In Unity I have total 6 workspaces. If I open an application and click on "move to another workspace" or "move to workspace right", the application disappears. However I can still see that the ...
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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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What is the use of the workspaces?

I was wondering what use are the workspaces at all, if any. I notice that when I switch to another workspace, all the apps still show in the unity bar and all the icons are still present in the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Windows jump from monitor when switching workspace

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I have 2 monitors connected. Sometimes (I dont know the exact conditions) when I switch between workspaces, and then go back, I see that the windows have all moved ...
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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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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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How do I turn on workspaces? (Why do I only have one workspace since 13.04?)

It appears that Unity on Raring only comes with a single virtual desktop (aka workspaces) by default, and CCSM's Wall plugin has no way to add more. Is this configurable at all?
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how to shift applications from workspace 1 to 2 using command

Is there any way I can switch the application running in one workspace to another on command line? I use Ubuntu 10.04 UPDATE1 As per suggestions below wmctrl -l 0x02200003 -1 bond Bottom ...
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Setting “Always on Visible Workspace” does not work

As I stated in the title, Always on Visible Workspace does not work. It used to, but I think that plugging another monitor (via HDMI) changed some options and now, after unplugging - this option does ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Is there a way to display virtual workspaces in XFWM?

Is there an alternative to Unity/Compiz/KDE's ability to display virtual workspaces in a grid on XFWM? If not, what would one need to do to attempt to build one?
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How do I add and remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from the Unity launcher?

How can I remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from the Unity dock?
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workspace switch graphical bug

I'm having this graphical bug in the workspace switcher. You can see it on the entire right side in this image. I'm not sure how to fix it.
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How do I manage what workspace specific applications open In?

I am new to Ubuntu and am loving it! I would really like to take full advantage of workspaces. I would like to have a workspace for all of one type and one for all of another type and so on. But the ...
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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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My StarCraft on wine 1.5.24 is on all workspaces

I use PlayOnLinux and configured it to work on wine version 1.5.24. The thing is the app is working on all workscapes, just like that So how that to work only on one? It behaves just like any app ...
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Switching workspaces not working after compiz

I recently installed compiz config and enabled animations on windows and some other places but i got a big issue on workspaces, they don't work at all, not when click on an open app in another ...
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Resize GIMP 2.8 window on Ubuntu 13.10

I had to use GIMP for the first time on Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago and its window looks pretty weird. It occupies a full workspace and a third of the workspace below: But it can not be maximised ...
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How to keep a window from overlapping into another workspace?

It's annoying to me how if a window is even a couple pixels off the right edge of my screen, when I switch to that right workspace, the system thinks that the window is there. The unity launcher bar ...
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Initialize start-up applications in certain workspaces?

Is it possible to set start-up applications to initialize in certain workspaces? I'd like to not have to manually distribute my start-up applications across my numerous workspaces every time I boot up ...
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Fix Workspaces in XFCE with Multiple Monitors

I recently install XFCE, and got dual monitors working by installing the AMD Catalyst drivers. Now I have one workspace per monitor. When dragging windows from one monitor to another, they are instead ...
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Workspace related question - How to hide icons in second workspace

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 I want to know how I can hide icons in my 2nd workspace while they remain in the first workspace 1. Is it possible? If there is any other better alternative to Work space then ...
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Control Nuvola Player via Keyboard Shortcuts

I just installed Nuvola Player on Ubuntu 12.04 to listen to my Google Play Music and so far I really like this player. The only problem that I have with this program, is that it only recognizes the ...
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Edges of some windows running across workspaces in Unity

I like to use the Compiz Grid keyboard shortcuts to put windows on the left half and right half of my screen. But I've noticed that when running programs like GVim or the terminal, which require their ...
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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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Want to display Matlab figures in current workspace alone, Ubuntu 12.04

I use multiple workspaces of ubuntu 12.04 for my work. For instance, I run Matlab in one workspace and edit my documents in another. When I run my Matlab code, it generates multiple figures. However, ...
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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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How can I make touchpad not change workspace in xubuntu 13.10?

In Xubuntu 13.10 horizontal scrolling changes workspace. I don't want it to, so how do I disable it? In Lubuntu I can change ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml.
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Changing the form and arrangement of the workspaces

Lets say that I have 4 workspaces in a row, which are looking like this: How can I make the workspaces look like this? So, if I am for example (I'm talking about the purple figure) on the ...
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Customizing Workspaces

I want the following customizations in Ubuntu 12.10 I will like to every work space to show a clear desktop (i.e. the files in the Desktop of Workspace one shouldn't show up in Workspace two etc). A ...
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Switching workspaces in gnome-shell 3.10 de-focus all windows

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell 3.10 installed from Ubuntu Gnome "next" repo. The problem I am facing is that when I switch workspaces (ie. using Ctrl-Alt-arrow combination), all windows ...
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Alternative Stand-alone Virtual Desktop Manager For Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64 and would like to install a stand-alone virtual desktop manager for managing my workspaces. What I mean by stand-alone is that it's not integrated into the ...
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Create additional workspaces in gnome-shell

I can't seem to create additional workspaces in Gnome-shell. Compiz says I should have four (2 by 2) but I only seem to have 2 set up. So, how do I create additional workspaces in gnome-shell?
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Kubuntu workspace freeze at startup

I have Kubuntu 12.04.4 (Linux 3.8.0-35) and my problem is that as soon as the first frame of the workspace is shown the desktop environment freezes: I can still move the mouse, but everything is ...
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Open Window in Specific Workspace [duplicate]

I have made a keyboard shortcut for Firefox like so: keyboard/shortcuts/customized shortcuts/ command line :firefox new accelerator: Alt+f I can open a Firefox window by pressing Alt+E, ...
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Cairo dock on other workspaces

The Cairo-Dock is showing only on the first workspace. How can I enable it in other worksapces? (FYI I use Lubuntu)
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How to modify behavior of workspace navigator in Gnome 3.10?

With Gnome 3.10, how can I change the default behavior of the workspace navigator? The default is an up / down navigator without circular switching (i.e., moving from down from the bottom-last ...
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Terminal default workspace when using keyboard shortcut

I was happily working with my terminal when I accidentally moved it to another workspace by using Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow. As I've noticed my mistake, I moved the window again to the initial ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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What is a “viewport”? What about a “workspace”?

Is a viewport different from a workspace? What's the distinction? It seems like the terms get used interchangeably. I'm trying to accomplish something that other people have been stabbing at for a ...
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allocate each workspace to each monitor

I have 2 monitors - 1 is my laptop's and 1 that I use as second (but if this works, I would like to extend that to 4 monitors) and I would like to have each workspace in each monitor. The idea is to ...
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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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How to make a new window open in the same workspace where I opened it?

I open some application and immediately switch to another workspace since it takes some time to open. When it opens, I want it to open in the workspace where I opened it, not in the workspace where I ...
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how to disble or make convenient workspaces in 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. How can I disable workspace in 12.04? If there is no way to do that, how can I quickly switch my focus between different workspaces, without clicking the clumsy "workspace ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 workspace navigation

Every so often, I have to reset my keyboard shortcuts for workspace navigation. Usually when I shut my computer down and start it up again later. I'm running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook.
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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: ...