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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to keep window always on active workspace?

I'm using VLC to play a music video. I use a lot of workspaces and I would like to keep it open and pinned on top on the active workspace. Is it possible?
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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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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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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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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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Can't drag window into workspace ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday alongside Win 7 to try it out (and maybe get rid of Win). I liked the workspace concept a lot, dragging a window into another workspace form the ...
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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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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 ...
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How do I disable the Workspace Switcher in the Cinnamon environment I use with 12.04LTS?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Cinnamon DE on my laptop. Whenever I move the mouse cursor to the top left area of the screen, the workspace switcher comes up to offer multiple workspaces. How do I ...
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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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How can I get a single-click workspace switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a command for the “Workspace Switcher”? Easy workspace switching has always been one of the strongest feature of linux. It's a huge productivity boost not ...
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Can I switch between workspaces with middle click?

I seem to remember that there was a way to hold down the middle mouse button and have it bring up the workplace switcher, then twitch the mouse in the direction of the workspace you wanted. The UI ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 - change orientation of workspace switcher on a vertical panel

In Xubuntu 12.04 I want to place workspace switcher on a vertical panel to give myself more space on the top panel for the window list buttons. The problem is that the workspace switcher is still ...
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Switching to workspaces view shows buggy blue background

When switching to workspaces view everything the background turns blue. Same happens when I switch between multiple windows of the same app too. Happening after having a try with gnome shell out of ...
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Dragging files across workspaces in 11.10

In 11.04, I was able to select a file in Nautilus and while dragging/folding the file change workspace using the regualr keyboard shortcut keys. This was very handy if for example I had to attach a ...
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fullscreen VNC window on a specific workspace

I am running 11.10 and i need to have a vnc window for the connection to my windows 7 box (booo hiss etc) , i have two screens attached to my pc. i would like to have a fullscreen dual window VNC ...
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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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Can't drag/drop applications to a different desktop

This has been bugging me for a while, and I can't find any preference settings that are affecting it, but: On one install of Ubuntu/Gnome I've been able to drag applications in the bottom panel ...
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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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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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13.04 - more than four workspace shortcuts in GNOME Flashback (No effects)

I'm using GNOME Flashback (No effects) on Ubuntu 13.04 and I've got six workspaces however when entering System Settings -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> Navigation I only see options to address the ...
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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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How can I configure the terminator terminal to always be on top?

I was able to set up the terminal to expand the whole monitor width but I would like for it to stay on the top of the screen even if I go to another workspace. If I hit F12 to drop it down when I am ...
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How to increase my Ubuntu disk space? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resize partition with GParted I installed Ubuntu 12.04 alongside Windows 7. During Ubuntu installation, I shrinked the Windows drive 10GB and Ubuntu installed in this ...
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How to achieve 'Activities' in Unity?

I like the concept of an activities centric desktop and I wonder if this can be achieved in Unity. For me, an activity is a couple of applications that belong to the same subject, like 'photo ...
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How can I fix Window Placement via CCSM for Firefox? [closed]

(Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric with Unity 3D) In CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) I activated the plugin Place Windows (? in German: Fenster platzieren) and configured it as follows: This works ...
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MacBook Pro/oneric Multitouch support - how to I configure multitouch actions?

I have switched my Macbook Pro 5.1 over to Ubuntu, because OS X Lion was dragging its heels on the 2.5-year-old hardware (sickeningly short old-hardware-support half-life... grrr) Anyway, most of ...
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Is there a way of automatically suspending processes that are running in unfocused workspaces?

Is there a task manager (or an option) that can automatically suspend processes (or slow them down) in unused workspaces? For example I have Chromium in one workspace and it takes quite a lot of CPU ...
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How to turn off resizing of applications windows when changing between workspaces? [closed]

There is an annoying "feature" in my Ubuntu Unity 11.10. When I work in more than one workspace with several applications open, switching between workspaces allways resizes one of the application ...
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How do I change the window titles (as used by wmctrl)

I am using wmctrl to move applications after I have launched them such that I do not have to do this manually for, for example, several text editors and web browsers and pdf viewers and terminals. I ...
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What can I use workspaces for, and how can they be used?

I want to know why to use workspaces. I have seen many people using it but I don't know why to use it. Can anyone tell me why?
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Gnome Terminal not showing up in unity, Why?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, how do I see the applications open on different workspaces. The issue that I am having is that I have opened 3 instances gnome-terminal and have minimized them; the unity ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in xfce

Not sure if this is an appropriate question for this site, since it's not really specific to Ubuntu. Those who feel it isn't should probably respond to my crosspost on the Unix and Linux ...
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How do you change the launcher icon to visualize the active workspace?

I want the Unity launcher icon to show me (at a glance) on which workspace I am (as in most of the other desktop environments) - is there a way to? I tried to search the issue but there are too many ...
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How to change desktop workspace? [duplicate]

In version 12.10 we could change spaces with Ctrl + Right/Left/Up/Down. But now? Are there spaces here? No information keeping pressed the super key.
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how to change Alt+Tab window highlight color in Unity 2D

i have Ubuntu 12.04, and i run unity 2D (so i can run all of my monitors with xinerama). a problem that i have is when i hit alt+tab, it highlights the new [active] window with a white border. ...