A tool for multitasking in Ubuntu giving users several virtual desktops. Questions on setting up, turning off, customizing and working with workspaces are appropriate.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

12
votes
1answer
5k views

Turning off the transition animation when changing workspaces in GNOME2

By default, the transition from one virtual desktop to another one under GNOME2 in Ubuntu 11.04 is visualized with a sliding animation. How can I turn that animation off?
0
votes
1answer
302 views

touch pad gesture to switch workspace

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to know how can I Achieve three four finger gestures to switch workspace and zoom in zoom out , things like these. It would be great help, if any of the ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

autimacticaly jump to worksapce of opened application

I have recently discovered the magic of Compiz, which I have now setup to open several applications in different workspaces. My question is how to I get the workspace switcher to automatically jump to ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
56 views

How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
4
votes
2answers
107 views

Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

multiple monitors, multiple workspaces, multiple mouse&keyboards

I have three monitors, three workspaces, and three mouses & keyboards, and only 1 Linux machine. Can I attribute each monitor and mouse and keyboard to a specific workspace?
7
votes
1answer
6k views

How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

I know that you can go into the System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and change the bindings for switching between workspaces in the Navigation tab, but this isn't working for me. I can change many ...
0
votes
0answers
60 views

How can I get mey workspaces back?

Due to an attempt putting graphical effects on my Ubuntu 14.04 via Compiz, I just had an issue with my workspaces. I now only can switch between workspaces by clicking the workspace selector... ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Can't find Workspaces [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I cannot find workspaces. I have done searches in the Dash for it, I have tried 'sudo apt-get install workspaces' in a terminal. All without success, help required!
0
votes
0answers
87 views

Switch between active workspaces as between applications

I know about the Super + S and Ctrl + Alt + ←/↑/→/↓ key combinations, and it's fine, but still not as comfy as I would like it to be. I wonder if there is possibility to switch ...
1
vote
1answer
96 views

Separate workspaces, not one huge screen

In Ubuntu 14.04 when the workspaces are enabled if a window is placed over the edge of the window it will also show in the next workspace. One messy workspace will basically ruin the workspaces next ...
0
votes
0answers
109 views

Desktop Background Folder won't save with existing setting

I'm having a problem with Settings Manager -> Desktop -> Backgrounds. I originally set Folder to Backgrounds Hiking for each of two monitors (in a 4 workspace configuration and Apply to all ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
993 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
117 views

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).
1
vote
4answers
248 views

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 ...
13
votes
4answers
12k views

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 ...
111
votes
10answers
89k views

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? ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
3k views

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) ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
792 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
84 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
126 views

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 ...
1
vote
3answers
563 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

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?
3
votes
1answer
575 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
267 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

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?
0
votes
1answer
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
43 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
125 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
309 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
238 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

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?
1
vote
0answers
105 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
170 views

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 ...
9
votes
1answer
506 views

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 ...
0
votes
2answers
117 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
50 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
35 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
141 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

Different wallpapers on different desktops [duplicate]

How to set different wallpapers on different desktops (workspaces)? Why is this option disabled,by default, in Ubuntu?
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
47 views

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 ...