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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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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Diagonal switching to the top-left workspace doesn't work

Description of the (original) issue When I'm in the bottom-right workspace, pressing CTRL+ALT+Up+Left is supposed to take me to the top-left workspace - but it is impossible to switch to the top-left ...
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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 ...
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Workspace Overlap

I'm new to Ubuntu, less than two months. 60 Year old male, been using computers (DOS then Windows) since the early 90's. I had thought that workspaces would be seperate but find that is not the ...
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virtual workspaces opacity

In 14.04, desktop Ubuntu, I have the option to enable virtual work spaces from System Settings > Appearance. This is great but I would like to change the opacity of the dimmed out desktops. They ...
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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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How to make applications launch in desired workspace [duplicate]

I'm working in one workspace. I switch to a different workspace and launch Firefox (by clicking its button in the sidebar). I switch back to the original workspace while Firefox is launching. I ...
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How to open a *.pdf in an already existing instance of Okular (independent of in which workspace that instance resides)?

acroread and qpdfview already perform as desired. okular so far does not. All three (by now already) support "tabs" of multiple pdf files in a single instance of the resp. program. Opening a *.pdf ...
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How do I change number of workspaces? [duplicate]

Im using Ubuntu 14.04 and I need to set the number of workspaces to 2. I tried using : dconf write /org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/hsize 2 But nothing seems to change. Is there a way to ...
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Compiz expo curve artifacts issue

When viewing the Expo workspaces with "curve" deformation, there is an awfully glitchy looking and colorful artifact around the edges of the selected worspace. In addition, the workspace rectangles ...
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Dragging Windows Between Workspaces Freezes UI [closed]

I am having a problem on two systems when I enable multiple workspaces and try to move windows between them (zoomed out using the workspaces button on the unity bar) the UI freezes. To replicate: ...
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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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Different wallpaper in workspace 14.04

I've been trying to get the different picture in each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04. I've tried a lot of things that I could find on this website and just Google in general, but it does not seems to ...
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Window size management: Remote desktop into 1080p from 1080p (How to)

I am remoting into a desktop that is 1080p from my 1080p Ubuntu using Remina(sp?) Remote Desktop. Because of the unity launcher/bar, I cannot do the full width of the desktop. With its own remote ...
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Broken workspaces problem

Selecting a program icon on the Unity sidebar won't take me to any window sitting on a different workspace, only the ones in the current. Can anyone suggest how to fix?
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Single-monitor workspaces on multiple monitors [duplicate]

I have a dual monitor setup, running 14.04. I would like workspaces only on my primary monitor, with no workspace switching on the secondary monitor. None of the simple fixes seem to do this. Any ...
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How to change Compiz workspace name from the command line?

I'm using the Compiz Workspace Naming plugin, and I can change workspace names through ccsm just fine right now. However, I'd like to be able to change the active workspace's name from the command ...
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Super+digit takes precedence over Ctrl+Super+digit

I use Ctrl+Super+0-9 to switch workspace. I also use Super+0-9 to start programs that are pinned to the bar (unity default). The problem is that when I try to switch workspace, if I happen to press ...
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How to move all windows to another workspace

Is is possible to move all windows (or all not minimized windows) form one workspace to another? I know I can move one window to other workspace with Shift+Ctrl+Alt+arrow, but it will move only that ...
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Workspace area stretches into menu bar

I am running 14.04 Unity, I may have accidentally knocked my keyboard the other day (triggered keyboard shortcut but I can't find anything like this?) and now my workspace is stretching into the menu ...
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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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How to re-apply fixed viewports after resolution change

I have setup CCSM so that some applications always open on certain viewports (aka workspaces) using the Place Windows option in CCSM. The problem is that if I remove my laptop from my monitor or ...
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Is it possible to add edge resistance to Compiz “Desktop Wall” edge flipping?

Example: I have four workspaces vertically, which I want to switch between by simply moving the cursor to the bottom or top part of the screen. But sometimes I want to click something in the bottom ...
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set up windows on a workspace

I'd like to set up a command that can restore all of my windows after a reboot. I typically have a set of windows per workspace (multiple monitors) for a particular task. After I reboot (which is ...
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Xmonad windows flashing on other workspaces

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I use Xmonad. I am an experiencing an odd behavior where windows will flash through onto other workspaces. I can only remove the appearance of erroneous ...
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different wallpaper for each workspace ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

so how to select different wallpaper for each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04? I've tried to install unity-tweak but didn't found anything about having different background image for each workspace...
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Stop automatically changing workspaces when switching to an opened application

In the following picture, If you switch to the web browser, then switch to gedit again by clicking on the icon on the launch bar on the left, the workspace will switch automatically to 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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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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How to use different workspaces on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I heard something about having multiple work spaces on Ubuntu 14.04 and was curious about it.
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Starting a windowed program in a specific workspace, from command line

I wonder if I can "send" a windowed program into a specific workspace when I start it via command line. For example, I would like to start my computer with a certain number of windowed programs open ...
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Eclipse is always starting with /root/workspace [duplicate]

Eclipse is always starting with /root/workspace . I select ~/workspace and check that I want to use this workspace only. But on every restart eclipse is trying to open with /root/workspace. I have ...
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windows arrangement after disconnecting and external display

I have a Toshiba Portege Z830 64bit with Ubuntu 12.04LTS (3.2.0-58-generic). I have several workspaces as I like to have different workspaces for different tasks. When at the office or at home I ...
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Increase the size of the arrow notifier indicating multiple open windows in different workspaces

I often spread work in different workspaces, and have multiple windows of the same application (example, Nautilus, Emacs) open in each workspace. These are indicated by the arrow (solid or ...
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Eclipse fail to start in a clean workspace

I'm having a problem starting any version of eclipse in any kind of workspace (brand new or with data already). The problem started when I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, and tried to ...
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How To Disable “System Program Error Detected”? [duplicate]

I have a ubuntu 14.04 installed. after sometime I used it, I try to move a window to a different workspace, but it ended up the cursor locks up and can only respond to keyboard entry. I forced to log ...
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No Navigation under keyboard shortcuts in Ubuntu 14.04

In Ubuntu 14.04 under Gnome flashback I don't see the former Navigation menu under Keyboard under Settings. I want to define shifts between workspaces (not CNTRL+ALT+cursor but only CNTRL+cursor), ...
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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Windows jump from monitor when switching workspace

I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I have 2 monitors connected. Sometimes (I dont know the exact conditions) when I switch between workspaces, and then go back, I see that the windows have all moved ...
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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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how do i turn on workspaces by command

I installed Compiz, and messed with a few little things, unfortunately i lost the Workspaces Switcher I tried gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 2 but ...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Is there a way to display virtual workspaces in XFWM?

Is there an alternative to Unity/Compiz/KDE's ability to display virtual workspaces in a grid on XFWM? If not, what would one need to do to attempt to build one?
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workspace switch graphical bug

I'm having this graphical bug in the workspace switcher. You can see it on the entire right side in this image. I'm not sure how to fix it.
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How do I manage what workspace specific applications open In?

I am new to Ubuntu and am loving it! I would really like to take full advantage of workspaces. I would like to have a workspace for all of one type and one for all of another type and so on. But the ...
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Wrapping workspaces in Cinnamon environment

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with the Cinnamon environment. I'm wondering if it's possible to make it so I can wrap workspace switching (so when I reach the last workspace, shifting right again will bring ...
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How can I fix shaking windows when I shift between workspaces?

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. When I change a window from one workspace to another, the transition animation shows tiny vertical and horizontal lines and the window shakes a little bit, i.e., the ...
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Switching workspaces not working after compiz

I recently installed compiz config and enabled animations on windows and some other places but i got a big issue on workspaces, they don't work at all, not when click on an open app in another ...