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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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 ...
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Setting “Always on Visible Workspace” does not work

As I stated in the title, Always on Visible Workspace does not work. It used to, but I think that plugging another monitor (via HDMI) changed some options and now, after unplugging - this option does ...
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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 ...
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My StarCraft on wine 1.5.24 is on all workspaces

I use PlayOnLinux and configured it to work on wine version 1.5.24. The thing is the app is working on all workscapes, just like that So how that to work only on one? It behaves just like any app ...
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Initialize start-up applications in certain workspaces?

Is it possible to set start-up applications to initialize in certain workspaces? I'd like to not have to manually distribute my start-up applications across my numerous workspaces every time I boot up ...
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Workspace related question - How to hide icons in second workspace

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 I want to know how I can hide icons in my 2nd workspace while they remain in the first workspace 1. Is it possible? If there is any other better alternative to Work space then ...
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Control Nuvola Player via Keyboard Shortcuts

I just installed Nuvola Player on Ubuntu 12.04 to listen to my Google Play Music and so far I really like this player. The only problem that I have with this program, is that it only recognizes the ...
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Fix Workspaces in XFCE with Multiple Monitors

I recently install XFCE, and got dual monitors working by installing the AMD Catalyst drivers. Now I have one workspace per monitor. When dragging windows from one monitor to another, they are instead ...
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Edges of some windows running across workspaces in Unity

I like to use the Compiz Grid keyboard shortcuts to put windows on the left half and right half of my screen. But I've noticed that when running programs like GVim or the terminal, which require their ...
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Alt Tab for all workspace

I thought Alt + Tab would cycle though all open programs that are in different workspaces. I think this should be dynamic according to if you have workspace toggle on or off. I know this can be done ...
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Want to display Matlab figures in current workspace alone, Ubuntu 12.04

I use multiple workspaces of ubuntu 12.04 for my work. For instance, I run Matlab in one workspace and edit my documents in another. When I run my Matlab code, it generates multiple figures. However, ...
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Customizing Workspaces

I want the following customizations in Ubuntu 12.10 I will like to every work space to show a clear desktop (i.e. the files in the Desktop of Workspace one shouldn't show up in Workspace two etc). A ...
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Alternative Stand-alone Virtual Desktop Manager For Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64 and would like to install a stand-alone virtual desktop manager for managing my workspaces. What I mean by stand-alone is that it's not integrated into the ...
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Open Window in Specific Workspace [duplicate]

I have made a keyboard shortcut for Firefox like so: keyboard/shortcuts/customized shortcuts/ command line :firefox new accelerator: Alt+f I can open a Firefox window by pressing Alt+E, ...
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Cairo dock on other workspaces

The Cairo-Dock is showing only on the first workspace. How can I enable it in other worksapces? (FYI I use Lubuntu)
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How to modify behavior of workspace navigator in Gnome 3.10?

With Gnome 3.10, how can I change the default behavior of the workspace navigator? The default is an up / down navigator without circular switching (i.e., moving from down from the bottom-last ...
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Terminal default workspace when using keyboard shortcut

I was happily working with my terminal when I accidentally moved it to another workspace by using Ctrl + Shift + Alt + Arrow. As I've noticed my mistake, I moved the window again to the initial ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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allocate each workspace to each monitor

I have 2 monitors - 1 is my laptop's and 1 that I use as second (but if this works, I would like to extend that to 4 monitors) and I would like to have each workspace in each monitor. The idea is to ...
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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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how to disble or make convenient workspaces in 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. How can I disable workspace in 12.04? If there is no way to do that, how can I quickly switch my focus between different workspaces, without clicking the clumsy "workspace ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 workspace navigation

Every so often, I have to reset my keyboard shortcuts for workspace navigation. Usually when I shut my computer down and start it up again later. I'm running 13.10 on an Acer Aspire One netbook.
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gnome move to last used workspace

I'm using ubuntu 12.04, with gnome 3.4, and with the "Workspace Grid" plugin, I separate all my application all over 4 workspaces - workspace1: email and messenger workspace2: browser workspace3: ...
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Why the workspace switcher was changed?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04, my workspace was like this: But, after updating, it was changed into this: How to restore? Ps. Could anyone tell me the name of the switcher in the first picture? ...
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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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Can I create custom workspaces for when I login?

I like to have a 6-screen setup with pdf viewer, sublime text, and chrome on the top row, three terminal windows on the second, and my database server and document viewer (for notes) on the last row. ...
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Escale plugin and workspaces in ubuntu 13.10

First of all I' m not English so I' ll try do my best to explain myself. Thanks in advance!! :) I'm moving from Ubuntu 12.04, today I've installed (fresh install) Ubuntu 13.10. In Ubuntu 13.10 when ...
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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Move windows to workspaces defined in Place Windows compiz plugin

When I plug in external monitor and switch off default one, all started programs are set to workspace 1 event if they were assigned to another workspace. It's really annoying to move them manually ...
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Opening weblinks in Polly through Firefox

I'm relatively new to this forum and therefore hope that this site is actually the right place for asking the following question. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and have Polly installed as my ...
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How can I switch directly to a workspace using the keyboard?

How can I set up a keybinding to jump directly to a workspace? i.e. if I'm on workspace 4, and I know my editor is (always by personal convention) on workspace 2, I want to just hit Super-2 to jump ...
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Always hide an application's window

I'm using the selenium webdriver to run automated tests in firefox on my web applications, and while it's all working perfectly, it's a little bit annoying how firefox pops up over everything while ...
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Fresh workspace like in Cinnamon Interface

Why don't I get a fresh workspace with Ubuntu (default) like in Cinnamon environment? Is there anyway to get this behavior by tweaking appearance settings? I'm using Ubuntu 13.10.
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Problem .. Individual Desktop wallpapers for each Workspace

After make Individual Desktop wallpapers for each viewport in Ubuntu 13.10 by Compiz . Each time restart or Shutdown when start ubuntu all desktop be black wallpaper . any help there .....