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Why are workspaces disabled by default?

In the recent versions of Ubuntu, workspaces are disabled by default. Is there a specific reason for this. I know how to enable them, but I wish to know the reason why the developers choose to ...
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How do I arrange workspaces in Ubuntu?

I just installed 14.04. I want 4 workspaces, arranged horizontally. But when I set that up, I get 4 double workspaces, i.e., 8 all together. How do I get 4 single workspaces?
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Is there a script (or software) to open an application window on a specific viewport and position?

So, I have 8 virtual Desktops in Unity (with Compiz) because I have many projects I'm working on simultaneously. Problem is, every time I need to reboot or accidentally close Chrome (which ...
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How can I hide the launcher when I press Super + S?

Pressing Super + S on Ubuntu with workspaces enabled activates a workspace switcher/expo thing (I'm not sure what it's called, exactly, so I'm not sure what to search for). One thing that's bothering ...
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Lock specific apps for each workspace in Ubuntu 15.04

How can I make unity launcher remembers which apps are pinned to it for each workspace and automatically changes the Launcher when I switch between workspaces. Knowing that I'm using Ubuntu 15.04
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Fullscreen window placement becomes fixed in expo workspace after switching monitors

I wonder if there is any way to loosen the fullscreen window placement rules under 14.04. Rules are improved from 12.04 to 14.04 for conserving placement following a monitor switch (e.g., switching ...
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I have hidden and unreachable workspaces - how do I cancel them?

I have double workspaces, whether I enable them or not. If not enabled, some pdf's open in an unreachable hidden workspace [I know it's there because I can see the Document Viewer open in the launcher]...
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Start Ubuntu Focused on a Particular Workspace

Is there a way to have Ubuntu boot up focused on a particular workspace, e.g., workspace_2? Note, this is not how to always open an application on a particular workspace, but to have, e.g., the ...
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Ignore second monitor workspaces

I recently switched from Mint to Ubuntu. In Mint I had an option to only use my primary monitor for workspaces. I can't seem to replicate that in Ubuntu. I am fairly new to Linux. I almost always got ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gets stuck in workspace switcher window

I semi-frequently experience what seems to be a minor yet very annoying bug when using the workspace switcher in Ubuntu 14.04. I had never noticed this in earlier releases of the OS. Essentially ...
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How to get a different Unity Launcher with different icons on each workspace?

I read through the various answers to having separate desktop folders in each Workspace using Screenlets, devilspie, or CCSM ... but that's not the answer to my question. I installed 14.04 LTS a few ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Workspace Switcher Hotkeys Stopped Working

The hotkeys for Workspace Switcher stopped working after yesterday's 14.04 update/upgrade. Any thoughts on how to get this working again? I already have reviewed other similar posts concerning ...
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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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Cannot press ctrl + alt + left + up simultaneously to switch between workspaces

By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?
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Swap windows between screens in dual screen mode

I have a laptop and a 27 inch monitor. I have Qt running on one monitor and Pycharm on the other. Is there a way to make a key combination to swap all the windows between both screens. The reason is ...
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Workspace Kill to release the resources

How to Kill all process of a another workspace when system is hanged and unable to move from one WS to other. let me draw the scenario. WS : Workspace on WS1 : playing a song via online website ...
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Folders and launchers exclusively on one desktop

I have 4 workspaces configured on compiz . I would like to know if there is a way to have folders exclusively in the main desktop (1)? I would like to keep the others clear to see wallpapers. Ubuntu ...
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Start up application in different workspaces

I want to start some applications when I turn on the my computer for example open the sublime in workspace 1 and chrome in workspace 2 and so on I know how to use startup applications in ubuntu but ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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How does one detect when the currently visible workspace is switched? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.10 and would like to be able to have different screen resolutions on different workspaces. I was thinking of writing a script/daemon that calls xrandr whenever it detects a switch –...
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How to assign a name to a workspace?

I already tried to right click on workspace switcher, but it doesn't show anything.
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Changing workspace shortcuts do not work

Ubuntu 14.04. The shortcuts Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓ and Ctrl+Alt+Shift+←↑→↓ to change workspace and move applications do not work. Here is the image of the shortcuts configuration and here is the output of ...
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Make second monitor show workspace that's on the left of primary monitor

I have been searching for a while now, but didn't find the thing I want. I have 3x4 raster of workspaces. I want to configure the workspaces as such that the second monitor shows the workspace that ...
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How do I get unique running apps in bottom panel for each KDE/Kubuntu workspace?

I am using KDE 4.13.3 (I believe it is the kubuntu-desktop download) on Ubuntu 14.04. I changed Systems Settings->Workspace Appearance and Behavior->Workspace Behavior->Virtual Desktops to have 4. ...
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Different screen resolutions for each work-space?

I'm using i3-wm on my ubuntu laptop. My screen size is 3200x1800. Which is great for something but horrible for other things. (Netflix vs gvim). I'd like to change the resolution of one of my work-...
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Set shortcuts for workspace switching and windows moving

On Ubuntu 14.10, I have 18 workspaces set up in 2 rows. I would like to bind these 9x2 workspaces to Alt+n where n= 1, 2, 3, ...9 (the top row of my keyboard) and Alt+Q, W, E, ... O (the second row ...
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Can I set up my xfce workspaces differently?

I currently have four workspaces ('Main', 'Game', 'Work', 'Overflow'). In a perfect setup, the 'Game' workspace would have shortcuts (either on the Desktop or in a Panel) for Steam and individual ...
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how to create a send file between shared folder in Windows 7 and Ubuntu-directory doesn't exist

I am trying to create a shared folder between Ubuntu 12.04 server running on vmware and my Windows 7 desktop which is hosting it but I keep getting errors telling me that the directories do not exist ...
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Maintaining Windows in Workspace after Program Restart

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and firefox recently installed updates and needed to restart. I use all 4 workspaces for different projects of mine, and, after firefox restarted, all of the windows opened ...
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How to tie a 3 finger swipe to switch workspaces? [duplicate]

As anyone who has ever used a Mac knows, you can drag left or right on the track pad to switch workspaces. I would love to know if anyone has a way to do this on Ubuntu (14.04) whether this be with ...
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Google chrome, cannot type

I have a problem with a Google Chrome. When I'm switching workspaces my chrome seems to be disabled. I cannot type on it like a keyboard doesnt work or something, I can open new page normaly (by ...
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Switch between the workspaces (Ubuntu 14.04)

How can I switch between the workspaces? In ubuntu 12.10 , there was a workspace window to switch between 4 workspaces .... But I cannot find a way to switch between the workspaces in ubuntu 14.04....
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What is exactly the relation between wmctrl -d and wmctrl -lG in Unity?

from man wmctrl: wmctrl is a command that can be used to interact with an X Window manager that is compatible with the EWMH/NetWM specification. wmctrl can query the window manager for information, ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 chrome doesn't detect keyboard input

When I'm using multiple workspaces, especially when I'm writing code and have every one of my workspaces occupied by some process and switch between the workspace that contains google chrome and the ...
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Force one instance per workspace of an application

Ubuntu 14.04 uses Files to browse files. If I open a new folder (either with Launchy or clicking on a folder in the Desktop), I want it is open in a new tab. Right now, it is opened in a new separated ...
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How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way (Ubuntu 14.04 trusty edition)? [duplicate]

I have basically the same problem as was asked in this question from 2011, namely Gnome-shell leaves one monitor fixed when I switch workspaces. I would like to be able to have both monitors switch ...
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Unity Tweak Tool: set workspaces with command line [duplicate]

quick question: I want to include a command in a bash script to set the number of vertical workspaces to 1 and horizontal to 8, for Unity Teak Tool. Could you help? Thank you! Please read the ...
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Enable a window without titlebar in all workspaces

I have a window (Google Hangouts App, to be precise) that I want to show up on all my workspaces. However, the window dosen't have a titlebar, so I can't right-click it and untick Only on this ...
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How can I merge four workspaces into one? Ubuntu on OS X using Virtual Box

I have installed Virtual Box on Mac OS X Yosemite version 10.10.1. Then installed Ubuntu Desktop version 14.04.1. The problem is that I found the Ubuntu's desktop split into 4 workspaces which I have ...
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Workspaces are copy of default workspace

I am having trouble with workspaces. All workspaces are exact copy of the default one, i.e., I can't start a blank workspace and do something new. There are no blank workspaces, all of them are ...
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Dragging windows between workspaces in 14.10

Quick question: Has dragging windows between workspaces been partly disabled in the new release 14.10? I can only drag left-right with ctrl+alt+shift+arrow. Dragging up-down does not work. Can it be ...
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how to make docky available only in one workspaces?

Is there a way to make docky available only in one workspace and not in any other workspace in Ubuntu 14.04.
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Change “move windows” shortcuts - Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to change the shortcuts used to move windows while switching workspaces, in Ubuntu 12.04. The problem is that the shortcuts that I want to use include the combination of Ctrl and W, which ...
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how to disable workspace higlighter popup during switching workspace

How can i disable this small window that's pop-up when i switch workspace in ubunt14.04. If you did not get it have uploaded the screen shot over this link. http://s7.postimg.org/8tvsmbw1n/...
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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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!