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How to get an ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible?

I've probably asked this question before, but is there any way to get an Ubuntu workspace switcher that is always visible? Obviously, I don't mean the full screen version. I mean a small "thumbnail" ...
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Preventing app windows from changing workspaces when screen resolution changes

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS I have a Dell laptop with resolution 1400x900 attached to an external monitor with resolution 1920x1080. When I attach to the external monitor I close the laptop lid and ...
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Password Protect a Workspace

Is there a way to password protect a workspace. So say workspace 1-3 are accessible and when you got to workspace 4 it asks for a password. Why do I want to do this so I could leave a password ...
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Change Ubuntu 12.04 (with Gnome) number of workspaces via command line

I'm trying to change the number of workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome from a terminal. It's easily done by right clicking on the workspaces preview in the panel, but I would like to be able to ...
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Using The Workspaces Independently From One Another?

I am a new Ubuntu user (migrating away from Microsoft/Windows) using Ubuntu 13.10. I like the feature of multiple workspaces. Currently, when I move between the four different workspaces, everything ...
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Problem moving windows to other workspaces (ubuntu 13.10)

Ok, so I had ubuntu 13.04 and I could normaly move windows to other workspaces pressing "ctrl+alt+shift+any arrow button". But I recently upgraded to 13.10 and now, when I press those buttons, I only ...
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how do you make your ubuntu work with workspace instead of viewports?

im using Ubuntu 12.04 lts and for some reason im working with viewports instead of workspace, how do i know this? after dealing with the fact that i cant put a different background for every ...
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Can I only show windows that are open on the currently focused workspace on the launcher bar?

I have few windows opened on my first workspace, and few on second, but all appear on switch bar in the bottom. I want to have in the bar windows from only one workspace I am using now. I was looking ...
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How can I make touchpad not change workspace in xubuntu 13.10?

In Xubuntu 13.10 horizontal scrolling changes workspace. I don't want it to, so how do I disable it? In Lubuntu I can change ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml.
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Auto switch workspaces

I have several monitoring applications that we would like to project using a projector in the IT area of our office. One of the apps is a Java application (so auto switching tabs in a browser will ...
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start specific programs in different workspaces at user login

I've some programs that I always run after my login: eclipse, terminator, firefox. So I want to create a script, to put in .bash_login, and that will be executed only when I login in a gui. This ...
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Background's Parallax effect on changing Workspace

I was wondering that is it possible to add parallax effect to background and when you change work-space, the background moves a bit, like it does when you change home-screen on a mobile phone.
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How can I prevent the browser from switching monitors when a link is clicked on another workspace under 13.10?

I'm getting some weird behaviour in 13.10 with the following setup: Two monitors Three workspaces Chromium on monitor #2 in workspace #1 Thunderbird on monitor #2 in workspace #3 When I click a ...
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Xubuntu - Apps Become Unresponsive Intermittently

Possibly Relevant Information: XUbuntu 12.04 LTS (precise) XFCE 4.8 AMD Graphics (Kernel driver in use: fglrx_pci, Kernel modules: fglrx, radeon) The primary symptom of this issue has been my ...
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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 ...
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Gnome 3 loses focus after closing all open windows

I'm on Ubuntu 12.04, which I have had for a long time. On this computer I've installed both XFCE4 and Gnome 3, and I'm currently using Gnome 3 Fallback. Recently I've been having a weird problem. ...
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Workspeace view shows first workspaces out of border at left

I am using nvidia-current and edited from settings my monitors so that my second monitor is at left and unity-panel shows only in my main monitor. How ever now the workspaces images have shifted so ...
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Additional Workspaces

Since upgrading to 13.10, am I now limited to just 4 workspaces? Do I have to network two computers to get the 6 workspaces I had been using 13.04? Or is that only available with a 32 bit system ...
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Move window to workspace problem with disappearing window

When I want move window to some workspace by right click on top and in menu select move right or move to workspace (number) window disappear and i cant find it but app still running ? But when I ...
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Is it possible to make ubuntu switch workspaces on a timed interval?

I have a computer hooked up to a television that I am using to show different data. I would like to setup some different programs on different workspaces and have it rotate the workspaces ...
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Use horizontal scroll to switch workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy. I want to find a way to use horizontal scrolling to switch workspaces. I'm using Compiz 3D cube right now, but I'm not horribly attached to it. I'm looking for ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Workspace switcher icon doesn't indicate the workspace I'm currently in

first of all, English is not my native language, so please bear with any mistakes I make. The title says pretty much all. The workspace switcher works fine so far, but the icon behaves as if I were ...
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Launcher doesn't open when switching to a new workspace

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10. When I switch to a new workspace, the launcher search will not open when I hit the super key if there are no windows in the workspace. If I click on the launcher and ...
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How to keep the open windows in the right workspace while changing/rotating monitor?

when I plug in/out an external monitor monitor, or I rotate the laptop monitor, the windows/applications open in the several workspaces often mess up, such as in the following figure: How can ...
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13.10 Workspace switcher view is duplicated on multiple monitors

I work with an additional monitor connected to my laptop. When I upgraded from 13.04 to 13.10, the workspace switcher view has changed. In 13.04 I was getting both of the screens showing one switcher ...
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Different set of workspaces for each monitor? Ubuntu 13.04 with Unity

currently for my new setup, I have a 3 monitor setup. With an NVIDIA Geforce GTX 770(if this matters for this). What I'm wanting to do, is to create a separate set of workspaces for each monitor. ...
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Auto-update ->Cinnamon AND Gnome fallback stop working

I'm running 13.04, and work in Cinnamon. Today, I updated everything that was suggested. When the update finished, I restarted. Cinnamon crashed, sending me to gnome fallback. Gnome fallback ...
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Application to reproduce Mac OS X full screen mode?

I am currently running Xubuntu 13.04, but this would also be cool on Stock Ubuntu. I am a big fan of the way full screen works in Mac OS X, and would like to reproduce the effect on Linux with ...
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Will Mir support workspaces?

Although the Workspace Switcher no longer appears by default in Raring/Saucy, it can still be enabled, and some users find it invaluable. Will 14.04 or whichever version adopts Mir provide equivalent ...
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Setting up Workspaces that don't change in a Virtual Machine

I really wish I could be more descriptive but I can't. I carefully set up my four workspaces so that they contain four, seperate, fullscreen applications, and they work perfectly. And then randomly I ...
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improve battery life by freezing (unload from cpu & memory) unused programs [closed]

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 + Gnome 3.6 on a laptop, a lot of times I would have 12+ windows spreaded amoung five or six workspaces. However most of the times I would just use a few programs located on one ...
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How to configure Ubuntu Unity to have fixed workspace for external monitor [duplicate]

I am using Unity (ubuntu 13.04). Is there any way to make one of the workspace stay fixed for external monitor. For example, I am in the middle of the presentation and I just want to quickly switch ...
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AWN - How can move configuration files

I'd like copy AWN configuration files from a laptop to another one. I try copy .config .gconf/apps/awn* .gconf/apps/avant*, but as result , into new laptop the AWN dock contains only the initial ...
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How to start empathy and steam on different workspace / viewport

The applications empathy and steam should start on different workspaces / viewports. In the tool ccsm there is the configuration option Window Management --> Place Windows --> Fixed Window Placement ...
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Switching workspaces changes active window in previous workspace

Only a minor annoyance here, yet still hoping to find some way to fix it. I like the idea of workspaces in unity, but I've discovered when I switch workspaces, then switch back, unity does not ...
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Switching workspaces with dual monitors

I'm working on Ubuntu 13.04 and have a second monitor connected with a VGA. I currently have the second monitor as an extended screen. I was wondering if there was a way that I could set it up so I ...
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Enable window switcher keystrokes in ubuntu 13.04

I love the ctrl-alt-left (and all related) keystrokes for switching workspaces in Ubuntu. I recently made the mistake of disabling OpenGL in the ccsm (dumb, I know). I've since re-enabled OpenGL, ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace?

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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How can I prevent programs from switching workspaces?

I want to prevent programs from switching workspaces. If I'm working in one workspace and a program in another workspace has a dialog box come up, it interrupts whatever I'm doing. Similarly, if I ...
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Ubuntu Workspace Problem

Something changed in my Ubuntu setup. Now most applications are starting up in workspace 2, instead of the active workspace 1. I tried to fix this by changing my settings to choose only 1 (not 4) ...
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I want the Firefox icon on the launcher to open a new window if there is no Firefox window open on the current workspace

I'm using Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, with three monitors and four workspaces. Currently, if I click on the Firefox button on the launcher and Firefox is already running but there is no Firefox window on ...
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windows change of workspace themselves

I'm in Ubuntu 13.04 64 bits and I've noticed that my windows change of workspace themselves, that's very annoying and I want to fix it. I couldn't say when it changes exactly. But I've noticed that ...
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Workspace and dash feature

I'm new to Ubuntu and have no idea what to call this feature. It's like this: let's say I have VLC running in workspace 1, and I have Chrome running in workspace 2. If I click on the application icon ...
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Changing the form and arrangement of the workspaces

Lets say that I have 4 workspaces in a row, which are looking like this: How can I make the workspaces look like this? So, if I am for example (I'm talking about the purple figure) on the ...
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How to remove workspace switcher icon from launcher without disabling workspaces?

I use multiple workspaces, but only through the keyboard commands, so the workspace switcher icon is just taking up space on the launcher for me. Ways of removing it (moving to the trash, checkbox in ...
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ctrl button is hijacked

I just installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 for the first time and was trying to customize the keyboard shortcuts to move between workspaces. I used ctrl+ arrows to move between workspaces. After doing that I see ...
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Automatically activate window when switching workspaces

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to know if there is a way to activate a window when switching workspaces via shortcut keys, whether it's the dominate window or the system maintains some sort of ...
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How to make a new window open in the same workspace where I opened it?

I open some application and immediately switch to another workspace since it takes some time to open. When it opens, I want it to open in the workspace where I opened it, not in the workspace where I ...
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How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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How to open a program to a particular workspace (say3) from the terminal?

I want to open firefox from terminal to workspace number 3, is there any command for this? i know that to launch an application i neeed to use this command : sudo firefox & Now i want the ...