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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How to automaticlly select application when switching workspace

When I use the short cut Ctrl-Alt-Arrow it switches the workspace but the application that is open isn't selected, so then I have to do ALT Tab to select the last application I was last using in the ...
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Dragging nautilus window over workspace switcher hang the desktop workspace GUI

Ubuntu 14.04 : After I enable the workspace and start moving objects/icons from one workspace to another, it works fine for few minutes but the system freezes after sometime and I cannot do anything. ...
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How to hide Unity launcher from 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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Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?

Is it possible that I could have a permanent CLI or Terminal in one of the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04, such that the Terminal/CLI would start on boot and could not be closed. I need to use the ...
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Is there a way to get a workspace grid in Gnome 3.x?

Is there any setting/plugin/hack/workaround that will allow me to run Ubuntu with the Gnome 3.x/Gnome Shell desktop while retaining a 2x2 or n x m workspace grid instead of the default Gnome ...
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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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Can I set a horizontal layout for workspaces?

I just can't find how to get a workspace grid using Gnome 3. It just stays vertical, width of 1 and unlimited height... Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
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Missing Work Place Switcher

I have no icon for the Work Place Switcher in Ubuntu 14.04 I have used the "switcher" many Linux distributions ago. I'm also migrating from Windows and would like to have different desktops for ...
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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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Desktop Switcher Tweaks

I tried searching for this question but couldn't find a suitable answer and I have to leave for work. I would like my desktop to allow me to go to Desktop Switch mode and then continue to gain access ...
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Chromium window stickiness

Sorry in advance if this is not the correct place to post this, but I couldn't find an asklubuntu forum :D When I'm using Chromium (and it's only Chromium that I know of), and I switch to another ...
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add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu 14.04

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome classic. I want to add 4 workspaces. I right click into the workspaces (left-bottom) and go to preferences. I change the number of workspaces from 1 to 4 and close ...
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Multiple workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback

I have Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME flashback. I am unable to get multiple workspaces in the Compiz version of GNOME flashback. I have tried the solutions in add workspaces with gnome classic and ubuntu ...
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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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The screen freezes dragging windows between workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I've just installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop (Samsung QX310, Intel Core i5, GeForce 310M) and the problem is when I want move windows between workspaces. The system freezes! Do you know which is the ...
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Show Desktop doesn't work with Alt+Tab in Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 to which I switched from Ubuntu. I believe this has something to do with the problem. Whenever I hit Alt + Tab to toggle through windows and applications, there's ...
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How to show all workspaces in one screen? (MATE environment)

Am I able to see all workspaces in one screen using the MATE desktop environment? If I can, how? I have compiz installed so if its posible to configure compiz in a way to be able to do this that will ...
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Only one Workspace in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4

My gnome-shell seems to have only one workspace. I cannot switch to another workspace by using the Ctrl+Alt+Down/Up combination and using the Super Key always shows me one workspace only. If I attempt ...
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Gnome Ubuntu Workspace switcher

THe workspace switcher/ viewer only shows one of my screens not the other one. How do I make it show both?
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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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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 ...
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Where are the config files for workspaces?

I've noticed in Fedora, or Suse, that the workspaces only move vertically, I was wondering where the config files are in ubuntu for gnome that control this functionality?
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Developer tools [closed]

I am pretty new to the world of Ubuntu, heard so many great things about it, I decided to test the waters. Since I have it installed on a partition of my MacBook, I thought it would be a good idea to ...
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Compize fixed workspace sometimes not work with commandline program start

first thing I always do on fresh Ubuntu, is enable workspace, download compiz, make workspace wall 4x4 and pin specific programs to specific workspaces. It's great, but not alweys look the way I want. ...
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no such package beginner tutorials

I'm using Hydro. I am new to this. I was reading the book "A Gentle Intro to ROS" by Jason M. O'Kane. I got up to the section "Creating a package". I was following the "create a workspace" and ...
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Cairo-dock only shows one workspace after upgrade to 14.04 LTS

I have a Linux desktop that I try to keep up to date, although I don't use it a lot. I had it configured with cairo-dock, showing 2x2 workspaces. It's been like this for quite a while. I recently ...
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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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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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How to change workspace switcher icon when using more workspaces?

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I would like to see current workspace position while using more than 4 workspaces. When I changed number of WS with compiz-config/unity-tweak/ubuntu tweak I realized that ...
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Application WIndows getting stuck between workspaces in Unity

My problem is when I open , minimize and reopen multiple applications , (with workspaces turned on) sometimes the windows get stuck between the workspaces , is this a bug or supposed to happen , of ...
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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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Java application appears in other unity workspace

So to clarify a few facts first: with "unity workspace" I mean the workspaces in ubuntu which I switch to using ctrl+alt+arrows. I do not mean the eclipse workspaces I use openjdk java 7 I have ...
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Appearance option in System Settings suddenly gone

Recently, volume and sound stopped working. Soon after I lost the ability to go into System Settings other than through the console. Then many of my launcher icons vanished. Now my workspaces have ...
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How can I fix this Workspace glitch?

When I have Workspaces enabled (just 2 x 2) It shows this: It even clones screenshots. When disabled, there is still this: And I have to move the window whenever I open a new one from the left ...
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Unity: Have a window that is always on specific workspaces?

I have two monitors and 4 workspaces configured in unity (2 monitor on each workspace). I do development using IntelliJ IDE on server side and hybrid mobile app frontend so I often have two instances ...
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Can't exit the “Workspace Switcher” when a window is dragged

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS with the recent "Unity" design on GNOME. I used to make heavy use of the "workspace switcher" but recently often times when I try to drag a window from one workspace ...
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Single Processing Unit and Multiple Users

How can build system with Ubuntu using a single Processing Unit (Probabluly normal CPU or Intel NUC with i5) on which 5 or more users can use it simultaniously? So there going to be one one CPU and 5 ...
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Different wallpapers on different desktops [duplicate]

How to set different wallpapers on different desktops (workspaces)? Why is this option disabled,by default, in Ubuntu?
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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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Have An Application Open In The Workspace It Was Originally Opened In

When I open an application in workspace1 and then change to workspace2 before the application finishes loading, it will open in workspace2. I want it to open in workspace1, where I opened it. How ...
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How to stop circular switching of workspaces in Xubuntu?

I started using Xubuntu. There is one thing that is annoying me a bit. I use a 2 X 2 layout for workspaces. 1 | 2 ------- 3 | 4 When I was using Gnome, hitting Ctrl+Alt+Up on workspace 1 did ...
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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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Graphical glitch causes workspace switcher screen to be too large on my account

When I press Super+S to switch workspaces, the switcher doesn't expand far enough, so the workspaces aren't fully visible: Notice how the top orange bar is not showing. The bottom one is also not ...
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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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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts [closed]

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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Multiple Workspace rows in XFCE without xfce-panel?

Is there a way to set the number of rows for desktop workspaces without using the xfce-panel applet "Workspace Switcher"? I don’t run xfce-panel at all, preferring to use cairo-dock.
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Workspace focus problems

I've been having a problem on my desktop system since 14.04 (or how I've started working) with focus on the workspace. I'm an avid updater, so I'm usually current in my distributions. I generally ...
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How to switch workspaces in Xubuntu by scrolling mouse wheel over the desktop?

Back in Debian I used to switch workspaces in XFCE just by rotating mouse wheel while the pointer is on any clear piece of the desktop (one where I can see the wallpaper). But in Xubuntu that doesn't ...
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Workspace-switching problem

Press super+s. You should see your 4 workspaces. Move your mouse, go over another workspace other than that which you were in. Press super+s again. You should go to the workspace that had the mouse ...
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Ubuntu and wine fullscreen issue

Hello this is my first post so I'm sorry if some of the formalities are missing. I'm currently using Wine in order to launch games, WoW for example. The issue appears if I switch workspaces. If I do ...