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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 ...
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How to drag full screen window to the other workspace in unity

As the title I can drag the window to the other workspace if the window is not full screen. I need restore the window first before I move it to the other workspace. Any shortcut?
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Fast, lightweight alternative to Compiz' Expo Plugin?

Are there any fast, lightweight alternatives to Compiz' Expo Plugin (which are compatible with / capable of running alongside Unity & Compiz) in standard Ubuntu? I'm looking for sth that's almost ...
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How to make workspaces joined as extended desktop?

I'm working with very wide windows that are longer than my screen width. When I'm in my office I use two monitors (laptop + external monitor) and such windows are spreaded over this extended ...
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Ubuntu woes on permissions [duplicate]

I ran sudo chmod -R myusername:myusername on I thought my /workspaces directory but it appears it did the command ran on the root directory, resulting in errors such as: Could not update ICEauthority ...
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How to open and place a new window in another workspace automatically under Unity?

The basic idea is like tiling window manager with a fixed identical grid system. I don't want windows piled up in a same desktop(workspace). We can have a huge virtual desktop like setting up ...
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Can I use WinKey(Super)-1, WinKey-2 to select workspaces?

After setting it up, it used to work flawlessly before Unity. In 12.04, there is the little annoyance of showing (sometimes) the shortcut help and the numbers in the launcher. In 12.10 ... it stopped ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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Temperature soars when glxspheres is off-screen

My laptop Samsung RF511 is overheating. I noticed this problem while playing minecraft: my computer would suddenly shut down. I checked /var/log/kern.log and sure enough the system reported ...
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How to fix broken workspace switcher? [closed]

My workspace switcher gets broken after each upgrade. It does not have the orange glow around active workspace. Also there is no shadow on the inactive ones (wallpaper does not get greyed out). It ...
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How to avoid in the task bar other Workspace application icons?

What I want is that when I go to ones of my Workspaces, in the task bar where all current running app is showed, just appear app in the current Workspace. How can I do that?
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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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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 do I turn on workspaces? (Why do I only have one workspace?)

It appears that Unity on Raring only comes with a single virtual desktop (aka workspaces) by default, and CCSM's Wall plugin has no way to add more. Is this configurable at all?
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How to hide top menubar bar. Needed for the wine

Ubuntu unity use top bar like MAC. Nice. But, how to get the top bar hide? Im using Wine or Playonlinux program. And im using virtual desktop in my screen. Big problem is a virtual desktop not fit ...
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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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is it possible to open same application in different viewport

i want to have same application opened in different viewport and i dont want to keep shifting between viewports just because an application is already opened in other viewport. i really new in Ubuntu ...
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How should I handle multiple monitors when I regularly connect and disconnect different monitors and projectors

I'm moving from a macbook pro (with MacOSX) to a lenovo T430 running ubuntu 12.10. I use the laptop for work, and work from home regularly. I have an external 30" monitor at home, an external 23" ...
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xterm creates window in active workspace always (How to put the window into background)

I have two workspaces: WS1 and WS2. On WS1, the script below is running in a konsole: for i in 1..1000; do xterm -e someprogram argX &; xterm -e someprogram argY ; done When I switch ...
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How to prevent applications from separate workspaces all landing on a single workspace when docking back into docking-station?

Now that finally docking seems to be fully supported on my system, hurray!, I can address a relatively minor issue (or even a bug ?): Normally, I have (all) four workspaces populated with my standard ...
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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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Lock widgets to desktop

I am running in the KDE plasma environment, and I have 9 workspaces. I would like to somehow set up a way to lock the widgets so that if I switch from one workspace to another, they will still be ...
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How can I make a program open on my current worspace, instead of transfering to another instance?

Since I updated my 10.04 to 12.04 version of Ubuntu I've been dealing with a terrible curse: I used to have multiple workspaces, each with its own unique sets of same programs opened, and now, ...
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How to stop the fluent change / switch between work spaces?

I successfully got my laptop hooked up to my 22 inch monitor with the help of you in How do I setup dual monitors in XFCE?. It is pretty cool working on Xubuntu on a big monitor (in 1680 x 1050 px). ...
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Ubuntu 12.10: start applications in certain workspace on bootup

I am looking for an application or script etc that would allow me to run my start up applications in different workspaces. I currently have 8 workspaces and 6 programs I always have start up, however ...
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Fixed Window Placement - How can I switch to a specific workspace upon opening an application?

I've configured Terminal to always open on workspace 3 using Compiz - this is working fine. What I want is for Terminal to open on workspace 3 and for workspace 3 to become my active workspace. For ...
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Is there a way to __DISABLE__ Compiz' Expo plugin's EXPO Animations (ZOOM, etc)?

Perhaps gconf-editor or dconf-editor could help do the trick? However, rumors about CCSM's wanton stability would prevent me from becoming too experimental about this... Who's Expo's maintainer? Who ...
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workspace selector + mission control

Is it possible to have something like the mac's mission control but working for all the workspaces? I mean: right now I can choose the workspace with <super>s and the windows inside a given ...