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Resize GIMP 2.8 window on Ubuntu 13.10

I had to use GIMP for the first time on Ubuntu 13.10 a few days ago and its window looks pretty weird. It occupies a full workspace and a third of the workspace below: But it can not be maximised ...
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My StarCraft on wine 1.5.24 is on all workspaces

I use PlayOnLinux and configured it to work on wine version 1.5.24. The thing is the app is working on all workscapes, just like that So how that to work only on one? It behaves just like any app ...
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Initialize start-up applications in certain workspaces?

Is it possible to set start-up applications to initialize in certain workspaces? I'd like to not have to manually distribute my start-up applications across my numerous workspaces every time I boot up ...
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Fix Workspaces in XFCE with Multiple Monitors

I recently install XFCE, and got dual monitors working by installing the AMD Catalyst drivers. Now I have one workspace per monitor. When dragging windows from one monitor to another, they are instead ...
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Alt Tab for all workspace

I thought Alt + Tab would cycle though all open programs that are in different workspaces. I think this should be dynamic according to if you have workspace toggle on or off. I know this can be done ...
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Customizing Workspaces

I want the following customizations in Ubuntu 12.10 I will like to every work space to show a clear desktop (i.e. the files in the Desktop of Workspace one shouldn't show up in Workspace two etc). A ...
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Alternative Stand-alone Virtual Desktop Manager For Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 - Desktop X86-64 and would like to install a stand-alone virtual desktop manager for managing my workspaces. What I mean by stand-alone is that it's not integrated into the ...
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Cairo dock on other workspaces

The Cairo-Dock is showing only on the first workspace. How can I enable it in other worksapces? (FYI I use Lubuntu)
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How to modify behavior of workspace navigator in Gnome 3.10?

With Gnome 3.10, how can I change the default behavior of the workspace navigator? The default is an up / down navigator without circular switching (i.e., moving from down from the bottom-last ...
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Dual Monitors: Cannot switch workspace on VGA monitor

I have a dual monitor setup with an internal laptop monitor and an external VGA monitor (extended, not mirrored). When I now switch workspaces, this only happens on the internal monitor; windows on ...
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allocate each workspace to each monitor

I have 2 monitors - 1 is my laptop's and 1 that I use as second (but if this works, I would like to extend that to 4 monitors) and I would like to have each workspace in each monitor. The idea is to ...
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how to disble or make convenient workspaces in 12.04?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. How can I disable workspace in 12.04? If there is no way to do that, how can I quickly switch my focus between different workspaces, without clicking the clumsy "workspace ...
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Switching workspaces in gnome-shell 3.10 de-focus all windows

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 with gnome-shell 3.10 installed from Ubuntu Gnome "next" repo. The problem I am facing is that when I switch workspaces (ie. using Ctrl-Alt-arrow combination), all windows ...
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Which are the windows that are in the current workspace?

is there a way to know easily which are the windows that are placed in the current workspace (unity)? It seems a stupid question but is not: if a window is behind the others and therefore is not ...
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How can I switch directly to a workspace using the keyboard?

How can I set up a keybinding to jump directly to a workspace? i.e. if I'm on workspace 4, and I know my editor is (always by personal convention) on workspace 2, I want to just hit Super-2 to jump ...
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Always hide an application's window

I'm using the selenium webdriver to run automated tests in firefox on my web applications, and while it's all working perfectly, it's a little bit annoying how firefox pops up over everything while ...
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12.04.3 and super+w for all workspaces

Problem: I cannot get one feature working. How do I make Super+W show open windows from all workspaces? Background: I installed ubuntu 12.04.3 64-bit freshly today and performed all updates. I ...
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Cannot get the move window to workspace command to work through shortcuts [closed]

I want to move windows between workspaces using Shift+Alt+Numbers (eg Shift Alt 1) but in the shortcuts setting this is being written as Shift+Alt+!, Shift+Alt+@, etc... So once I try to use these ...
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Making a webapp startup at specific workspace

I want some applications to startup when I login to my Ubuntu desktop account. A few of them are webapp shortcuts like Tweetdeck that I created from the Chrome web browser. I have no idea where it is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...