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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disable launcher icons in another workspace [duplicate]

I use one workspace for watching movies and another workspace for my work. I don't want that folder icon opened in one workspace to be displayed in other workspace i.e.my first workspace in which I ...
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Saving workspace layouts fluxbox?

Is there a feature or app to save workspace layouts? For example, a saved layout with windows and apps positioned, docs opened, for, say, programming, another for debugging, multi-browsing, etc.
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Don't show windows that aren't really in this workspace?

I use four workspaces in Ubuntu 15.04 and a window and I've noticed that sometimes a window will have a few mm poking down into the adjacent workspace, and as a result, superw allows me to switch to ...
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Ubuntu opens multiple workspaces by default

For some reason my Ubuntu 14.04 is opening multiple workspaces, like shown in the screenshot below: How do I disable this behavior? I checked the behavior tab in Appearance settings and the enable ...
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Hide icons from other workspace (desktops)

(first sorry for my grammar), I usually use two workspace/areas/desktops, and I looking for hide icons in launcher that I'm using in another workspaces. Does it is possible? Thanks
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Multiple monitors simple workspace sharing

I currently have the following config of workspaces: 1 2 3 4 If I plug a second monitor in is there a way to switch simply to: 1 | 2 3 | 4 I.e. no change to the configuration, but simply ...
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Dual screen with one screen not changing between workspaces [duplicate]

I currently have a dual-screen environment, and I would like to be able to change my workspace only on the main laptop screen, so that the view on the external screen remains the same every time. In ...
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Launch one instance of an application on a specific workspace

In my scripting I'll want to create an SSH connection. I'd like to show it in a virtual terminal emulator so as to be able to terminate it whenever I want. Since I hardly ever use the window (but ...
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How do I install indicator-workspace?

I receive this error when I install the software. Basically I want to know which space am I working on. $sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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Dual screen, make all windows on one visible on all workspaces

I've looked for a while on several sites so I do not think this is a duplicate. I would like for every window I open, or drag, on one display, to be automatically "visible on all workspaces". The ...
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How can I switch between workspaces with 3 fingers touchpad in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am looking for a way to change between workspaces with my touchpad, I have found other questions like this, and I have tried theis solutions, but EasyStroke and Touchegg do not work. I have an ASUS ...
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Chromium “Always on Visible Workspace”

I am on Xfce4 and use several wokrspaces as well as two monitors. And I often use "Always on Visible Workspace" option from window menu summoned from titlebar. But Chromium does not have a title bar ...
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How to add multiple workspaces in Unity 2D?

In Unity 2D there isn't any multiple workspaces. How can add more than that 1?
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How do I quickly switch between workspaces in unity?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity and would like to switch between workspaces with a keyboard shortcut. Is there any way to achieve this?
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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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How to have a window on all workspaces?

I'm using Precise (12.04.1) and I'm using Unity. I have 3 workspaces. I want a particular window/application (say firefox) to be present on all workspaces. This is easy to do on something like LXDE ...
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How do I turn on workspaces? (Why do I only have one workspace?)

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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move window a workspace down

I am using Gnome on ubuntu. I have a question if there is a short-cut to move a window down. If I right click the title bar there is a command to move the window a workspace up or down, I would like ...
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New window of application on every virtual desktop

I am trying to meet the best functionality for Virtual Desktops on Ubuntu 14.04. I don't know if this is an application-specific question, Docky or Ubuntu in general. What I would like to do is that ...
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Prevent unity launcher icons from highlighting across workspaces

I have Ubuntu 15.04 with Unity DE and enabled the multiple workspaces. Now currently, when I open e.g. Firefox in workspace 1, move to workspace 2 and open a Terminal there, I still have the Firefox ...
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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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always on visible even/odd workspaces ubuntu?

I program with Pycharm but have slowly started using Intellij to do some java projects. It would be cool to have Pycharm always visible on even workspaces and intellij on odd ones, all on my second ...
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How can I identify different Chrome windows when using the “Continue where you left off” -option (to use in wmctrl)?

I am using several Chrome windows (3-5) with many open tabs on each and I am using "On startup" > "Continue where you left off" settings. The problem is, when I start the chrome, all the windows are ...
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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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Classic workspace switcher for Ubuntu-gnome 14.04.2 LTS, want row of 12 workspaces

With too much baggage on my Ubuntu 12.04, I did a format and new install of Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.2 LTS, an official Ubuntu distro using the Gnome desktop. The Nvidia drivers for the GPU seem to work ...
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Hide other workspace apps

Is there a way to hide apps that are running on other workspaces, so that my 'Work' does not look all cluttered with apps useless me when I am on that workspace. Yes, I saw this question but it was ...
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My ubuntu freezes when I switch workspaces with a full screen video playing

One cool thing about my mac is I can switch workspaces while having a full screen YouTube video running. On my Ubuntu machine it causes the video to freeze. Sometimes it works (with a little ...
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How can I lock an application (and all its new windows) into a specific workspace?

I run a Matlab script in the workspace 1. This generates several plots. In the mean time I switch to workspace 2 and working there. My problem is that the plots are popping up in workspace 2. Is it ...
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Obkey not fully working in lxle 32bit version 12.04.5

I have a strange issue. The keyboard shortcut to change from 1 workspace to another (shortcut = ctr + alt + right or left or up or down) is not working well. I mean; when press (whether it is up + ...
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Script to open terminal in particular directory, in particular workspace, then VIM to a particular file

Bonus: vsplit to another file. ;) I have 9 workspaces, and often have multiple terminals running VIM on different files. The setup is pretty standard for a project—but I have to go about opening ...
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What's the difference between virtual and nonvirtual workspaces?

In CCSM/General Options/Desktop Size, there are three options: vertical virtual size, horizontal virtual size, and number of desktops. Changing the first two options changes the number of workspaces ...
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Get nvidia driver to work in gdm OR fix workspaces in lightdm

I have a lenovo with two GPUs, intel and nvidia. The problem is that if I set gdm, the driver doesn't work, and I can't switch to high performance mode. If I change gdm and select lightdm, that ...
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Switch a workspace with one click

In Cinnamon the workspace switcher is a panel applet, which works as in the old times. One can click on the rectangle 1,2,3 to quickly choose the workspace. In Unity one has to enter the workspace ...
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Workspace Dials Grayed Out in MyUnity (precise 12.04)

I am trying to change the number of workspaces in my precise install and the option to do so is grayed out in MyUnity. What can I change to add workspaces?
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How can I merge four workspaces into one? Ubuntu on OS X using Virtual Box

I have installed Virtual Box on Mac OS X Yosemite version 10.10.1. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop version 14.04.1. The problem is that I found the Ubuntu's desktop split into 4 workspaces which I have ...
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How do I disable workspaces in Enlightenment?

I installed Enlightenment 19 using this PPA, the only problem is that I keep accidentally switching workspaces whenever I put my mouse to the scroll bar at the right-hand side of my Google Chrome ...
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Unity Window placement fun and games on Multiple Monitors

I am playing around with Compiz and positioning windows and having fixed workspaces and so on. I'm actually impressed with how powerful the tool is. The problem I am trying to work around is dealing ...
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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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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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Window is bigger than my workspace

I'm running Linux with Ubuntu in VB. I have it installed and all is working well except for one thing that I can figure out how to fix. When I click on settings and go into any of the options there, ...
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Ubuntu Tweak Doesn't Have Workspaces Pane

I am trying to change the number of workspaces available on my ubuntu install and I have been following this but I don't have the workspaces pane as an available tweak in the tweaks tab in ubuntu ...
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fast/easy file system snapshot

I am working in a lot of team projects and usually team members come to my computer in an attempt to help and they ruin my workspace. My workspace for a project spans folders in different locations. ...
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Ubuntu with Openbox: desktop switching not working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. It came with Unity and then I installed lubuntu-desktop. I am now using Openbox that comes with Lubuntu. From its documentation, Ctrl+Alt+arrow keys should switch desktop but ...
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how to make docky available only in one workspaces?

Is there a way to make docky available only in one workspace and not in any other workspace in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Specify which windows to focus, don't focus when window appears under pointer

I have gvim --role vimwiki configured to start on the Widget layer (by matching on the role name), and I have a text-based window switcher triggered by hitting F8. I use the Window Rules plugin to ...
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workspaces have the same apps

I have a problem with my ubuntu 14.04. I used older versions of ubuntu and once i open a new workspace, the system came up with a new interface without any pre-opened applications. now with 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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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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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 ...