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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: ...
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Why the workspace switcher was changed?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, my workspace was like this: But, after updating, it was changed into this: How to restore? Ps. Could anyone tell me the name of the switcher in the first picture? ...
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Gnome 3 loses focus after closing all open windows

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, which I have had for a long time. On this computer I've installed both XFCE4 and Gnome 3, and I'm currently using Gnome 3 Fallback. Recently I've been having a weird problem. ...
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How can I switch directly to a workspace using the keyboard?

How can I set up a keybinding to jump directly to a workspace? i.e. if I'm on workspace 4, and I know my editor is (always by personal convention) on workspace 2, I want to just hit Super-2 to jump ...
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Can I create custom workspaces for when I login?

I like to have a 6-screen setup with pdf viewer, sublime text, and chrome on the top row, three terminal windows on the second, and my database server and document viewer (for notes) on the last row. ...
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Switching between workspaces doesn't work - how to fix it?

I've updated to Ubuntu Oneiric and my workspaces are gone. Better put, keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT/RIGHT arrow do not work now. Is it possible that compiz is broken somehow? Can I repair ...
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Escale plugin and workspaces in ubuntu 13.10

First of all I' m not English so I' ll try do my best to explain myself. Thanks in advance!! :) I'm moving from Ubuntu 12.04, today I've installed (fresh install) Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 13.10 when ...
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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 2 windows ...
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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How to remove workspace switcher icon from launcher without disabling workspaces?

I use multiple workspaces, but only through the keyboard commands, so the workspace switcher icon is just taking up space on the launcher for me. Ways of removing it (moving to the trash, checkbox in ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, since it's not really specific to Ubuntu. Those who feel it isn't should probably respond to my crosspost on the Unix and Linux ...
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How do I set the number of workspaces without CCSM?

It's been an issue for quite some time to set the number of different desktops (or workspaces if you like) in the new Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (using unity). Some guys figured out a way to overcome it ...
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Top and Bottom toolbars disappear after changing “Workspace Switcher Preferences” following 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

I updated from 10.04 to 12.04 yesterday. I used Gnome instead of Unity. I also was configured to have a single row of 6 screens/desktops in the "Workspace Switcher Preferences". After the upgrade ...
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How to have pidgin chat windows open up on all workspaces?

I use pidgin as my chat client on ubuntu lucid. Whenever I have a chat window open, I like to mark it as "Always on visible workspace" as it's just more convenient. Is there a way that I can force ...
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Move windows to workspaces defined in Place Windows compiz plugin

When I plug in external monitor and switch off default one, all started programs are set to workspace 1 event if they were assigned to another workspace. It's really annoying to move them manually ...
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Opening weblinks in Polly through Firefox

I'm relatively new to this forum and therefore hope that this site is actually the right place for asking the following question. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have Polly installed as my ...
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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 ...
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Fresh workspace like in Cinnamon Interface

Why don't I get a fresh workspace with Ubuntu (default) like in Cinnamon environment? Is there anyway to get this behavior by tweaking appearance settings? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....
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12.04.3 and super+w for all workspaces

Problem: I cannot get one feature working. How do I make Super+W show open windows from all workspaces? Background: I installed ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit freshly today and performed all updates. I ...
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Workspeace view shows first workspaces out of border at left

I am using nvidia-current and edited from settings my monitors so that my second monitor is at left and unity-panel shows only in my main monitor. How ever now the workspaces images have shifted so ...
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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts

I want to move windows between workspaces using Shift+Alt+Numbers (eg Shift Alt 1) but in the shortcuts setting this is being written as Shift+Alt+!, Shift+Alt+@, etc... So once I try to use these ...
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Disable workspace switching when openning a new application file/instance

I'm new to linux so I don't really know how to do it. I've been browsing for a solution but found nothing that would accomplish this goal. What I want is: when I open an already opened application I ...
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Making a webapp startup at specific workspace

I want some applications to startup when I login to my Ubuntu desktop account. A few of them are webapp shortcuts like Tweetdeck that I created from the Chrome web browser. I have no idea where it is ...
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How to get an ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible?

I've probably asked this question before, but is there any way to get an Ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible? Obviously, I don't mean the full screen version. I mean a small "thumbnail" ...
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How to prevent a window from overlapping multiple workspaces

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit with GNOME 3.8.4 and would like to prevent a window from overlapping from one workspace to another. I have performed every Google search I can think of and the closest ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Password Protect a Workspace

Is there a way to password protect a workspace. So say workspace 1-3 are accessible and when you got to workspace 4 it asks for a password. Why do I want to do this so I could leave a password ...
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Change Ubuntu 12.04 (with Gnome) number of workspaces via command line

I'm trying to change the number of workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome from a terminal. It's easily done by right clicking on the workspaces preview in the panel, but I would like to be able to ...
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Using The Workspaces Independently From One Another?

I am a new Ubuntu user (migrating away from Microsoft/Windows) using Ubuntu 13.10. I like the feature of multiple workspaces. Currently, when I move between the four different workspaces, everything ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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Move window to workspace problem with disappearing window

When I want move window to some workspace by right click on top and in menu select move right or move to workspace (number) window disappear and i cant find it but app still running ? But when I ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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how do you make your ubuntu work with workspace instead of viewports?

im using Ubuntu 12.04 lts and for some reason im working with viewports instead of workspace, how do i know this? after dealing with the fact that i cant put a different background for every ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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Switching by hotkeys between workspaces with VirtualBox instance

I faced following usability issue: when have one of workspaces with focused VirtualBox instance within it,that can't switch between workspaces by Super+E or by Ctrl+Alt+Arrow. Is it possible to ...
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Auto switch workspaces

I have several monitoring applications that we would like to project using a projector in the IT area of our office. One of the apps is a Java application (so auto switching tabs in a browser will ...
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Startup applications in an assigned workspace

I can get applications to start on login using the GUI applet in Ubuntu. Is there anything that can be added to the command line so it starts in an assigned workspace? I haven't been able to get ...
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start specific programs in different workspaces at user login

I've some programs that I always run after my login: eclipse, terminator, firefox. So I want to create a script, to put in .bash_login, and that will be executed only when I login in a gui. This ...
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Background's Parallax effect on changing Workspace

I was wondering that is it possible to add parallax effect to background and when you change work-space, the background moves a bit, like it does when you change home-screen on a mobile phone.
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Xubuntu - Apps Become Unresponsive Intermittently

Possibly Relevant Information: XUbuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) XFCE 4.8 AMD Graphics (Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci, Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon) The primary symptom of this issue has been my ...
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...
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Can't move windows to lower or upper workspace

Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I can't move workspaces to upper or lower workspace using the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up/Down arrow. I am able to move them right or left. I can even move them ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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Additional Workspaces

Since upgrading to 13.10, am I now limited to just 4 workspaces? Do I have to network two computers to get the 6 workspaces I had been using 13.04? Or is that only available with a 32 bit system ...
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Is it possible to make ubuntu switch workspaces on a timed interval?

I have a computer hooked up to a television that I am using to show different data. I would like to setup some different programs on different workspaces and have it rotate the workspaces ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Workspace switcher icon doesn't indicate the workspace I'm currently in

first of all, English is not my native language, so please bear with any mistakes I make. The title says pretty much all. The workspace switcher works fine so far, but the icon behaves as if I were ...
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13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
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Launcher doesn't open when switching to a new workspace

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. When I switch to a new workspace, the launcher search will not open when I hit the super key if there are no windows in the workspace. If I click on the launcher and ...