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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Workspace indicator that works with more than 4 workspaces?

I'm using ubuntu with more than the default 4 workspaces. The workspace indicator icon in the left sidebar only shows 4 workspaces. So i can't see in which workspace I'm currently are. Is there a ...
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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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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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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 automatically start programs in specific workspaces on start up

I would like to add a command at the rc.d system by which, when ubuntu starts it will run different program at different workspaces.I.e:workspace 1: chrome,workspace 2:thunderbird.How could this be ...
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How do I switch between desktops in Compiz?

After asking about the number of desktops, I was pointed to the compiz wiki which says: Viewports and desktops are not the same concept. For technical reasons, changing the number of "desktops" or ...
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Setting Workspaces in Gnome without activating gnome panel (and workspaces applet)

I'm using Avant Window Navigator and don't have any gnome-panel. But, I wanna resize my workspaces from 4x1 to 2x2. But in the help and other documentation, to do this, I must right click in ...
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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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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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Unity displaces windows when switching workspaces

This has happened to me on both the 12.04 installs I have tried. Sometimes, maybe 3 times a day, when I switch workspaces to go to programs I leave open in other workspaces, the Window isn't ...
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Is there a way to regain preview workspace functionality in unity?

In unity the workspace switcher doesn't display active workspace number or a preview of workspaces like in previous versions. It's not comfortable to click on workspace switcher to look for a window ...
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Only show launcher on specific workspace? [duplicate]

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 add more workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I have searched and read through other answers, but I couldn't find one. I can't change then number of ...
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How can number of workspace be set used Unity in Ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? How can number of workspace be set used Unity in Ubuntu 11.10? Unfortunately, I could not find any ...
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Window is invading wrong workspace when clicked on unity launcher icon [closed]

I think this is a bug but will report this here before. There are 4 conditions to reproduce this problem: you have a window open on one of the two bottom workspaces this window is touching the top ...
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How to have a window on all workspaces?

I'm using Precise (12.04.1) and I'm using Unity. I have 3 workspaces. I want a particular window/application (say firefox) to be present on all workspaces. This is easy to do on something like LXDE ...
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How do I open new windows of a running app on another workspace under Unity?

Since Ubuntu 11.10, it is really difficult to get multiple workspaces like Ubuntu 10.04. For example: When I wanted to open a new Firefox window, I just had to go to the next workspace and hit the ...
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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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Only 1 workspace in Unity 2D

I'm using Unity 2d. When I click on Workspaces, it zooms out, but the screen is black where the other 3 workspaces should be. When I try clicking in the black area, nothing happens.
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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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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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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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Launcher placement dual-monitor

I have two monitors. I have multiple workspaces. I want my launcher ("launcer placement" in settings > displays) to be present on both my monitors in the one workspace, but have only one launcher (on ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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sublime text 2 move to current workspace

I was wondering if there is way to move ST2, which is already open and on a different workspace, to the current workspace if I open a file with ST2. It's a bit annoying to search for the ST2 window ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Starting a windowed program in a specific workspace, from command line

I wonder if I can "send" a windowed program into a specific workspace when I start it via command line. For example, I would like to start my computer with a certain number of windowed programs open ...
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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 ...