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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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Workspace and dash feature

I'm new to Ubuntu and have no idea what to call this feature. It's like this: let's say I have VLC running in workspace 1, and I have Chrome running in workspace 2. If I click on the application icon ...
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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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ctrl button is hijacked

I just installed Ubuntu 12.0.4 for the first time and was trying to customize the keyboard shortcuts to move between workspaces. I used ctrl+ arrows to move between workspaces. After doing that I see ...
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Automatically activate window when switching workspaces

I'm on Ubuntu 12.10 and I'd like to know if there is a way to activate a window when switching workspaces via shortcut keys, whether it's the dominate window or the system maintains some sort of ...
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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 ...
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How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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How to open a program to a particular workspace (say3) from the terminal?

I want to open firefox from terminal to workspace number 3, is there any command for this? i know that to launch an application i neeed to use this command : sudo firefox & Now i want the ...
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Adjusting the background color/picture for each workspace [duplicate]

I remember some years ago when playing with linux you could adjust the background color or picture independantly for each workspace, so you could have different colors on each space. Is that ...
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Have An Application Open In The Workspace It Was Originally Opened In

When I open an application in workspace1 and then change to workspace2 before the application finishes loading, it will open in workspace2. I want it to open in workspace1, where I opened it. How ...
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How can i get back missing features in Ubuntu?

I recently downloaded Ubuntu 12.04. When i first started out i was able to reorganize my Launcher by dragging it off of it and repositioning it. I also used to be able to move windows between ...
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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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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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How to debug keybindings?

This is a question about how to debug a failing key-binding. Because I love workspaces and vim bindings, I've created a 3 x 3 square of workspaces and bound the following keyboard shortcuts to move ...
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Whats going on with the workspace switcher?

When I click on the workplace switcher it displays four workplaces but I can't access the two on the right, (whenever I click them it just goes to the workspace to the left on that horizontal bar). I ...
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custom command on active screen event in kde

After upgrading to 13.04 I figured I'd give kde another try since it's been a while. One important feature of compiz that I really use is the ability to map arbitrary commands to edge events. I use a ...
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Where to set up Workspaces & 10.04 Look & Feel?

Unable to find setup for multiple workspaces. Previous response to another question gives: "System Settings > Appearance > Behavior Tab > Enable Workspaces" but "Appearance" is not even offered as ...
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Decrease the time for which the 'thing' appears while switching workspaces: Gnome Shell

I am using Gnome Shell. I want to decrease the time for which this picture or whatever, telling me, in what workspace I am moving, appears when switching workspaces. Image attached. In Unity, it is ...
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Startup applications in an assigned workspace

I can get applications to start on login using the GUI applet in Ubuntu. Is there anything that can be added to the command line so it starts in an assigned workspace? I haven't been able to get ...
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Accidentally deleted workspaces

I deleted my workspaces in Ubuntu studio, now I want to have them again. Didn't find any answers.
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unity 7 ubuntu 13.04 default behaviour when click on icon run application and move to the workspace that contains this runned app

In 12.04 this is a default behaviour. When i upgraded to 13.04 that does not occur. When I launch one instance of any example application and switch to other desktop (fro example from up-left to ...
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Unable to activate Workspaces ccsm / dash / dconf ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I ran the latest updates and as usual I had to re-install my video driver, download the headers and blah blah... I ran into a few troubles that I was able to fix and at the end I got my Ubuntu up and ...
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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 not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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Workspace 1 to laptop screen and Workspace 2 on HDMI connected TV?

I have two workspaces, which I need to function as below: Usually they function as usual two workspaces, but... When I connect a HDMI cable to my system I want to have workspace 1 display on laptop ...
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Limiting to two workspaces in raring?

I want to use just 2 workspaces in my Raring install, instead of the default two rows of two workspaces each. Is there a way to do so without using compiz?
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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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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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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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Ctrl + Alt + Arrow key doesn't switch workspaces

My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if NumLock is on I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key I'm using the left Alt key I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest) ...
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Is there a workspace handler in Unity like that of gnome-shell?

I used gnome-shell for a while and I became addicted to the possibility to add workspaces simply moving a window in the last one on bottom; and obviously to remove all remaining empty workspace except ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - I'm not able to use vertical worskpaces

I'm experiencing this strange bug. Basically, if I enable the workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04 I see them, and I can go into different workspace by pressing Super+S and double clicking on them, but I am ...
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Alt+Ctrl behavior different from Ctrl+Alt?

Specifically I am trying to use the workspace switching shortcut Ctrl+Alt+←↑→↓. They work fine when I press Alt then Ctrl then an Arrow key, but not when I do Ctrl then Alt. This ...
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Different wallpapers for each workspace in Ubuntu 13.04. Fusion extra's not available. Is there another fix? [duplicate]

I have been looking everywhere for an answer to my question. Tries just about every guide there is and went through all of the ubuntu forums. This is not a duplicate question as the answers to the ...
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shortcut to change workspace 13.04 [duplicate]

Until 13.04, I could change my workspace using ctrl+alt+arrow but since 13.04 it is impossible. Is there a way to have a shortcut back?
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Eclipse loses focus after switching workspace

This might be related to this question. I am Using Ubuntu 13.04 and Eclipse Juno Service Release 2. I use Eclipse with some Eclipse's Views(panes) detached from the main window, because I have two ...
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Unable to add additional workspaces

I'm using gnome-shell and i'm unable to add additional workspaces. (It is always set to 1). Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty Has any one ...
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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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Workspace switch hot-keys not working in 13.04 (but expo does) [closed]

I recently upgraded from 12.04 to 13.04 (through 12.10). I have re-enabled workspaces in Appearances/Compiz, have a workspace-switcher launcher icon, and can expo with Super-s. The keyboard ...
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Can I share workspace in eclipse in dualbooting system?

I am dualbooting Windows 8 and Ubuntu (each os has it's own partition, third partition is shared). Can I use a same workspace for Windows and Ubuntu version of eclipse? I am not doing any serious ...
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How do I install indicator-workspace?

I receive this error when I install the software. Basically I want to know which space am I working on. $sudo apt-get install indicator-workspaces Reading package lists... Done Building dependency ...
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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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only one workspace after upgrade to 13.04 [duplicate]

Title says it all. Where can I add workspaces - looked into CompizConfig but I was not able to find a tab where I can specify the # of workspaces. I used to have 2X2 and that's what I'm looking for. ...
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See workspace name in taskbar [duplicate]

In 11.10 I could set preferences and apply names to the different workspaces. In 12.10 I installed CompizConfig Setttings Manager and enabled workspace naming, and I can get the names to show up when ...
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How to see the indicators only for apps in current workspace?

This worked fine in 11.10, but today I upgraded to 12.10 and I can't remember what I had to do to get this to work correctly. What I want is: When in a workspace, the only icons in the taskbar should ...
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What is the hotkey for switching workspaces in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail? [duplicate]

Since I upgraded to Raring my workflow is hindered by abandoning the hotkeys for switching between workspaces. I used ctrl-alt-left/right/up/down a lot to switch between workspaces, and ...
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Project applications auto opener positioner

I work with different tools that I need to open each time I open my laptop depending on the project I'm going to work on. I'd like to have a way to automate the opening and positioning of all ...
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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 ...