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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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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor when switching workspace

Im using ubuntu 11.10, running, and loving, the gnome3 interface. I am running an optimus enabled laptop with bumblebee. i just figured out how to put the top panel on my external monitor ...
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Can I modify the keyboard shortcut for workspace switching?

I use both OS X and Ubuntu(11.10). In OS X, Ctrl+Arrow is the shortcut for changing space. When I use Ubuntu, I habitually press Ctrl+Arrow to change space. Actually I should use Alt+Ctrl+Arrow. Can I ...
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Hide the gnome-panel on one of the workspaces

I'm currently using 2 workspaces on Ubuntu 10.10, and compiz. Is it possible to completely remove the gnome panel from one of the workspaces? I'd like to have a clean desktop to work with on the ...
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How to have pidgin chat windows open up on all workspaces?

I use pidgin as my chat client on ubuntu lucid. Whenever I have a chat window open, I like to mark it as "Always on visible workspace" as it's just more convenient. Is there a way that I can force ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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Is there a way to cycle through workspaces?

I might be missing it, but I only saw a way to move one workspace to the left, right, up and down. Is there a keybind to cycle through them all continuously?
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How can I get the programmes I use everyday to auto start at boot in the specified Workspaces?

Is there a way I can have all the programmes I use everyday auto start in the correct workspaces?
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Setting to only show applications of current workspace in launcher?

Is it possible to have the opened applications of the current workspace in the launcher but not the ones from other workspaces?
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Is there a way to emulate the 'dynamic workspaces' functionality in Unity?

The one feature of Gnone Shell that I would love in Unity is the 'Dynamic Workspaces'. Is there a way to emulate this functionality within Unity? I know it can be changed via CCSM, but that method is ...
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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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How do I open specific applications on specific workspaces in Lubuntu 13.04

I'm running Lubuntu 13,04 and have four workspaces set up. I want certain programs to open in a specfic workspace every time (like BOINC in workspace 4, an application for writing books in Workspace ...
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Can I have different desktop folders in each workspace?

Is there any way that I can have different desktop folders in each workspace? e.g. workspace1 has a desktop with a folder named test1, while the desktop folder in workspace2 has a different folder ...
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Hide launcher when switching workspaces

When I switch to another workspace, the launch bar on the left will automatically appear, this really annoys me. How do I disable the automatic display of the launch bar after switching workspaces?
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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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Is there a way to open an “extra” temporary workspace?

[Running Ubuntu 14.04, Unity] So, I have workspaces enabled and all that jazz. I know one can set some option so that Ubuntu defaults to more than four workspaces—but that's not what I want. ...
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Desktop icons out of place when on multiple monitors?

I have two monitors set up, one is my laptop monitor and the other is an external display. The external display is on the right side of my laptop and levitated with a stand, so I set the display ...
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Can I connect to a specific workspace via VNC?

I am running XBMC on my Ubuntu. But from time to time, I have to VNC into my system to do some maintenance. I then have to minimize my XBMC first. Can I connect to another workspace instead? ...
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No auto-move of applications between workspaces [closed]

Is there a way to configure Unity so that it wouldn't move applications between workspaces automatically? This happens a lot (and annoys the hell out of me) when I have many windows open and drag one ...
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Switching displays while keeping windows in workspaces

I currently have my laptop configured to use only the external display when I plug it in at my desk, and when I unplug the display, it uses the internal laptop display as I'd expect. Everything works ...
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Why do my windows resize and all move to the first workspace?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04, and have it set up with 4 workspaces. Most of the time I can switch between the workspaces without a problem using ctrl+alt+left/right/up/down, but at least once ...
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Xubuntu keeps resetting workspace count to 1

I've just installed Xubuntu 11.04 on my netbook and I'm noticing a problem with the workspace setup. If I log in, I see there's only one workspace specified. If I load the 'Workspaces' control panel ...
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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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Can't close XBMC, on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 [closed]

All is well when I open XBMX (but even if I just open it by accident and I don't do anything in XBMC itself) When I try to close it (either via the 'x' at the top left to close the application, OR via ...
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Create additional workspaces in gnome-shell

I can't seem to create additional workspaces in Gnome-shell. Compiz says I should have four (2 by 2) but I only seem to have 2 set up. So, how do I create additional workspaces in gnome-shell?
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Display workspace's number?

is there a way to somehow display the number (or identifier) of the current workspace in ubuntu 10.10?
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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 hide Unity launcher from one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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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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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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Expo and Workspace shortcut Super + S not working

It says here and here that the keyboard shortcut for expo mode of all windows, while zooming out on workspaces, is Super+S. However, when I push the command it just zooms out the workspaces; it does ...
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cannot open files since workspaces act weird [closed]

Yesterday, I began having difficulties opening files, both when trying to upload things to the internet and when trying to open files in for instance LibreOffice. Instead of the popup window which ...
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Automatic desktop/work environment setup

I have this strange thing I am trying to do, so before I jump into it I was curious if someone knows about existing solution or maybe have an advice as far as implementation. I run a small software ...
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Moving application windows from one workspace to another by dragging in the workspace chooser?

The old workspace chooser allowed you to move application windows between workspaces by dragging them around in the workspace chooser. I much prefer that to the new workspace chooser's method of ...
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How to have both monitors in the workspace preview for Gnome Shell?

For my Gnome Shell, I have disabled that Workspaces should be on primary display only. So now, whenever I switch the workspace, both monitors switch their content as they should. Yet when I press ...
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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 ...
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Binding F1 key to workspace1 and so on

I've always bound the F{1..4} keys to quickly switch between workspaces. Now the F1 shortcut is stuck to the help popup ("user & system settings"). I've tried different options, the best I could ...
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How to prevent an “always on top” application from usurping focus every time the workspace is switched

This is perhaps more suitable for Brainstorm as a feature request or a candidate for bug reporting, but, for now, I'll post it here: When telling an application to be both always on visible ...
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Multiple Workspace rows in XFCE without xfce-panel?

Is there a way to set the number of rows for desktop workspaces without using the xfce-panel applet "Workspace Switcher"? I don’t run xfce-panel at all, preferring to use cairo-dock.
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Can I move the workspace switcher icon to the top of the Unity launcher

I would like to move the Workspace switcher icon from the bottom to the top of my Unity dock bar. Is this possible? Drag and drop does not work. Thanks!
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Workspace Switcher does not highlight active workspace

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10 and I am running gnome-session-fallback. Everything is working perfectly fine for me except that in the workspace switcher at the bottom left there is no ...
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Change workspaces layout in Unity 2D

I was using a workspace layout or 1 row and 5 columns, but with the latest update of Unity 2d , now my 5 workspaces are splited in 2 rows. How should I revert the layout workspace back to 1 row? ...
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Can I get the workspace popup to come up before I move to another workspace?

Can I set Ubuntu 11.10 to bring up the workspaces by pressing Control-Alt only instead of Control-Alt and an arrow. I would like to see what's in the workspaces before moving to a new workspace.
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Save workspace between boots on linux

Is there a way to save my workspaces(the windows I have open) so that when I restart my computer, all my of the windows will be reopened and positioned in the same way? I have ubuntu 11.04 and run ...
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How to add more workspaces in Unity? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? How can I add rows/columns to my workspaces? I would prefer a method which doesn't involve CCSM.
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Startup script for starting applications in certain workspaces and positions

Since Ubuntu 11.04 has removed the session save feature, is it possible to write a script to open certain applications in specified workspaces and set their position? Please provide an example (for ...
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Why do my windows disappear when I move them to different workspaces?

For example: I open some file with Evince (in default workspace 1) then I right-click on window titlebar and select "Move to workspace 2" What happens is that Evince window disappears from workspace ...
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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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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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Top and Bottom toolbars disappear after changing “Workspace Switcher Preferences” following 10.04 to 12.04 upgrade

I updated from 10.04 to 12.04 yesterday. I used Gnome instead of Unity. I also was configured to have a single row of 6 screens/desktops in the "Workspace Switcher Preferences". After the upgrade ...