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How to add more workspaces in Lubuntu?

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04 and using it on a bootable USB drive. How do I add more workspaces? Right now there are two workspaces, but those were there by default. Do I have to download additional software ...
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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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How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity?

I was reading about how to get multiple workspaces in the mutter version of Unity, however since Compiz is replacing Mutter how do I go about adding and removing workspaces in Compiz version of Unity? ...
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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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Wrong window gets focus when switching workspace

I enjoy using VLC to play video while I do other work. The VLC window is set to by 'Always on top' and 'Always on visible workspace'. In former versions of Ubuntu this has worked great. When I ...
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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 chrome doesn't detect keyboard input

When I'm using multiple workspaces, especially when I'm writing code and have every one of my workspaces occupied by some process and switch between the workspace that contains google chrome and the ...
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Does anyone know how to make more then four workspaces? [duplicate]

Ubuntu has the Hotkey structure for up to 12 different workspases, and, tho I don't think that I'll need that many, I would like more then four, say nine?
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How to configure workspace layout?

I have moved from Maverick to Oneiric and my workspace configuration changed from one row of five workspaces to two rows of two workspaces each. It looks like in Oneiric there was a migration for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Switch windows only in current workspace and display

I have recently acquired a second display for use with my laptop running Ubuntu with xfce and compiz. However, one thing that has been bugging me is window switching: my second monitor has some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I can't add work areas in gnome flashback ubuntu 14.04 or make the alt-tab work

Please, I have been dealing with the alttab problem for a long time. I have alreade check keyboard shortcuts in the configuration panel but it still doesn't work. (I already had this problem in ubuntu ...
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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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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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Eclipse loses focus after switching workspace

This might be related to this question. I am Using Ubuntu 13.04 and Eclipse Juno Service Release 2. I use Eclipse with some Eclipse's Views(panes) detached from the main window, because I have two ...
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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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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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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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There is how to change workspace only of the primary monitor?

I've two screens and I'm using Unity Interface. In GNOME shell we're able to change the workspace of just the primary, what make sense for me. How can I do that on the Unity?
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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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Can't switch workspaces

I can't switch workspaces using the panel or the shortcut[Ctrl+alt+left/right>]. When I click on the workspace panel, there is no response. How do i fix this problem?
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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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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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Workspaces stopped working on upgrade to 14.04

I cannot get workspaces to work and I am going in panic mode ! I have enabled workspaces: Also, I have set the number of workspaces - (Also note the weird Tweak Tool window behaviour .. and that ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...