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 run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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Gnome - Show all windows from all monitors

I switch from Unity to Gnome and I miss one function. In Unity when I press workspace button, shows on all monitors all workspaces. This is very useful, when one of my monitors is off. I can move all ...
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Shortcut to rename workspace in Gnome

You can "right-click => Preferences" on the Gnome workspace switcher to rename the workspaces. I'm wondering if it is possible to configure a keyboard shortcut to trigger renaming the current active ...
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Specify which monitor/screen that a browser to be launched into via awesome electron

Right now I have a web app serving multiple webpages via awesome electron. These webpages are served using the following codes: (I have multiple variables like "browser", and each is responsible for ...
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Is it possible to cycle through workspaces in Unity (14.04+)?

I have configured my keyboard shortcuts so that Alt + left takes me to the work space left, and Alt + right takes me to the work space to the right, but I would rather have one set of keys to cycle. ...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the above/...
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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 ...
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Activate Cube with Compiz Manager/ Workplace problems

I am trying to get the cube Compiz to work with workspaces on Xubuntu 14.4. I tried to do a script with the terminal and failed. Now my bar on my top screen will not retract and I can no longer do ...
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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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What do I need to add to this desktop file to start in a specific virtual desktop?

I've been searching for documentation for the key,value pairs in the gnome desktop autostart files. I have 4 virtual desktops/workspaces that I switch between and I want to autostart applications in 3 ...
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How do I pin my windows to a specific display?

I have two displays connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS workstation. I use these monitors with a number of other servers using a VGA Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) switch (only the left monitor is connected ...
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Turning off the transition animation when changing workspaces in Compiz (GNOME2/UNITY)

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?
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How to make Expo list windows from all workspaces?

When I press Win+W expo only shows the windows of the current workspace. I remember 12.04 had a similar problem (it was a Compiz bug) and there was a PPA to solve that (see this question). The problem ...
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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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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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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 down/...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Disable workspaces and windows while in-game

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Ubuntu Tweak, and I have workspace switching and "show all windows" tied to the bottom corners of the screen. However, I was wondering if there was a way to disable this ...
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Multiple monitors, multiple workspaces?

I connected my laptop to my LCD. Using the laptop display hotkey I can switch between different modes - only laptop monitor on, only LCD monitor on, both on and display the same view, both on and the ...
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Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?

I normally use 4 different workspaces for different things, and they are always the same, can I make a different background image for each one of them? I would like an answer that works for both ...
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Can I drag a window onto another workspace?

I just updated to 11.04, now if I drag a window to the side of the workspace, the window is maximized to half of the screen. is there a way to move it to another workspace with the mouse? I know you ...
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I want to have two different shortcuts for the same task

Similar to this but there is no answer. I need to setup Ctrl+Alt+down AND Ctrl+Alt+mouseWheelDown for change workspace, similarly with mouseWheelUp. Thanks
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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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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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Why my active window minimizes when I switch to next work space?

I have horrible problem which is on my nerve :( It started to happen when I changed its shortcut from Ctrl + Alt + Left/Right arrows to Ctrl + Alt + 1/3 since it had conflict with my Android Studio. ...
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Save workspace settings for Chrome apps

I use several different Chrome apps, including Hangouts and Pure Pomodoro, and I've got them set up with their own application icons and everything. Unfortunately, every time I open the apps, the ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz?

Is it possible to automatically switch profiles on Compiz? This would be ideal if I could get compiz to apply a specific profile when it detects my monitor being plugged or unplugged from my laptop. ...
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How do I stop window migrating to different workspaces?

I am finding that several applications (firefox, open office, acrobat reader for examples) will move workspaces apparently of their own accord. I tried to stop this but using CCSM Window management to ...
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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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Unable to “Enable Workspaces” in Ubuntu 14.04

I check the "Enable Workspaces" checkbox, but the workspaces are not enabled. If I close the window and open again, the checkbox remains unchecked. What should I do?
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Launcher placement dual-monitor

I have two monitors. I have multiple workspaces. I want my launcher ("launcer placement" in settings > displays) to be present on both my monitors in the one workspace, but have only one launcher (on ...
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Activate window only if it's on the current workspace

I use Unity Desktop Environment and have multiple workspaces enabled. Several windows are open (some are minimized to the launcher) and spread across my workspaces. Now I would like to be able to ...
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Mate, dual screen, Windows list not displaying second screen apps

I have a dual screen working properly on my laptop with Ubuntu 15.10 and Mate. The problem is that the "Windows list" in my panel is not showing names of windows displayed on the second screen. I ...
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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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Is it possible to replicate OS X split view in Gnome 3?

With Windows 8, Microsoft introduced a split view where you could open two fullscreen apps besides each other. This only worked for fullscreen apps, but with OS X El Capitan Apple introduced split ...
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Simple dock with workspace separators

I've tested some dock applications but I'm still not able to get one simple dock with separators indicating workspaces. New windows would open before the workspace separator for each workspace. ...
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Workspaces in overlay and keyboard disappeared in Ubuntu 14.04 / Gnome

How can I reconfigure the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04.3 with GNOME? Two days ago I was able to switch using keyboard shortcuts CTRL + ALT + LEFT OR RIGHT and drag and drop frames from the Expo into a ...
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Xubuntu workspaces overview like elementary OS

I have moved from elementary OS to Xubuntu, because it's faster and with less animations, but there is one thing that I miss a lot - the workspace overview. Is there a way to accomplish something ...
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Online IDE with an Ubuntu workspace?

Are there any online IDEs out there that have a Linux compiler and/or Ubuntu/Linux workspace? I often work away from home on Linux projects, and usually on Windows PCs, so it'd be great if I could ...
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LXDE LXPanel Window List Separation Problem

I'm using LXDE on Fedora 23, and while trying to configure the LXPanel, I accidentally clicked Remove "Task Bar (Window List) From Panel, which removed all the windows docked on the panel on all ...
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Is it resource consuming if I use multiple work-spaces?

I use multiple programs in different categories.(Emacs, terminal, Firefox, music player, IRC client, virtual box, ...) I was curios, if it was better for my old and slow Ubuntu Desktop to use work-...
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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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Name desktop workspaces (in Xubuntu)?

Is it possible to name desktop workspaces? A name would allow me to remember the type of windows I have in that workspace. Is there a way to set this up?
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Workspace switcher's “black transparency layer” over unselected workspaces

I need to remove/disable the [black transparency layer] like function that is called in the Workspace Switcher. The selected Workspace is normal when selected/hovered over, and the 3 unselected ...
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Is there a workspace handler in Unity like that of gnome-shell?

I used gnome-shell for a while and I became addicted to the possibility to add workspaces simply moving a window in the last one on bottom; and obviously to remove all remaining empty workspace except ...