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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How do I fix a problem with VLC that started after a window resize?

Today I had some windows open in workspace 1 and in the workspace below it I had VLC open. When I clicked on the VLC sidebar icon when I was in workspace 1 the window moved up to workspace 1, but it ...
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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 ...
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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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How to stop workspaces miinimap showing every time I switch workspaces

I have Ubuntu 12.10 installed. If I click on a program that's not running in the current workspace, minimap of workspaces gets shown in the middle of the screen. Can I turn off that minimap?
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Java application appears in other unity workspace

So to clarify a few facts first: with "unity workspace" I mean the workspaces in ubuntu which I switch to using ctrl+alt+arrows. I do not mean the eclipse workspaces I use openjdk java 7 I have ...
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How to make a window seen in only one viewport?

I have 2 viewports on Ubuntu. If I drag a window in Viewport #1 just a bit to the right (until a bit of its right part is out of the viewport), it starts to appear in Viewport #2. Is there any way to ...
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xfce - Stop active window moving when switching workspace

I've just switched from Gnome to xfce, and I'd like to know how to stop the active window moving when I change workspace. e.g. I have my internet browser selected then change to another workspace, the ...
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Restore default keyboard shortcut for Workspace Switcher/Show Desktop

I tried setting the default keyboard shortcut to Hide normal windows (Show desktop) to Super + S. It didn't work and now whenever I press Super + S, I get the workspace switcher. I tried setting ...
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Lubuntu with only Ubuntu's workspace/tiling features

I searched around for a long time but found nothing. I am moving from Ubuntu to Lubuntu. Everything is great (I am okay with the bland style) except for three features that I use regularly in ...
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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 to personalize number/arrangement of workspaces? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reduce or increase the number of workspaces in Unity? I want to set 6 horizontal workspaces on my Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. The "solutions" suggested here and ...
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dual monitors w/ different workspaces?

I have two monitors connected by vga, but both are showing the same workspace. I want to know how to fix this problem and get back to having separate workspaces on each monitor
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12.04 - Make Workspaces use the expose feature of compiz

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and I just wanted to know if there's a possible way to use the "expose" feature found in CompizConfig Settings Manager as the "Workspaces" icon in the Unity Launcher? I know ...
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Workspace Shifter Hot-Keys

I don't know if it's just me, or my installation, but I set F9-F12 for all four of my Ubuntu workspaces, and it works until the 3rd boot up. Every 3 times I turn my Laptop on I have to reset just the ...
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Switch windows only in current workspace and display

I have recently acquired a second display for use with my laptop running Ubuntu with xfce and compiz. However, one thing that has been bugging me is window switching: my second monitor has 2 windows ...
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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 do I remove the workspace switcher from the Unity dock in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from Unity launcher? This was the go-to way to do this prior to 12.10, but in 12.10 you don't have the ...
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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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problem with workspaces unity

When I am using a part of the workspace, what happens sometime is that a particular window open in one workspace has its one half in one workspace while the other in some adjacent workspace. This not ...
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How to watch a video on every workspace?

I was wondering if there was an application or something that would allow me to view a workspace in the corner of another workspace? For example if I had a video playing on one workspace, I'd be able ...
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Is there a way to get 2x3 workspaces in gnome 3.6

All the extensions and workarounds I can find don't seem to work in gnome 3.6. Is there any way to get this to work in gnome 3.6?
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How do I script to open a set of programs each on specific workspace?

I looked around for a while and could not figure out the answer to my following problem: I have a setup of six desktops on Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity. On start up, every morning, I go through a routine ...
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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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How to have more Workspaces created/removed Automatically?

Is there a way to have the number of workspaces automatically increase and decrease intelligently? For example: I set a minimum of 2 workspaces, but if I have windows on those workspaces, a 3rd ...
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How to add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity?

Is there a way I can add workspace indicator in Unity/Metacity? I'm trying to find how to enable it using gconf-editor or gconftool-2 in a way similar to what's shown here
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applications linked to workspaces

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I found a weird behaviour in the multi-workspace management. Let's say that I have a couple of terminals opened in one workspace, and that I want to do ...
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I'm having issues setting up my workspaces to hold different backgrouns. Can anyone help? [closed]

im trying to put in different images for each workspace (i have all the images ready) but every time i try to load up gconf-editor is says its not there or something... i went into the settings and i ...
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How do I set up my workspaces to have different background images? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? as the title states im trying to put in different images for each workspace (i have all the images ...
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Identifying Workspaces

New Ubuntu 12.04 User - Having Workspaces is quite useful, but is there a way to easily identify which is which? In other words, if I have a terminal open in three of the workspaces it would be nice ...
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Can I use elementary's workspace switcher in Ubuntu?

Is there a workspace switcher for Compiz like elementary's? It's faster and nicer than Ubuntu's current one. Alternatively, is it possible to use elementary's window manager instead of Compiz?
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Can I stop workspace switcher starting in last used desktop?

When I log-in on ubuntu 12.04, the workspace switcher often seems to "remember" the last used workspace when shutting down - and it switches to that one when I start up. As I have a number of ...
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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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Gnome 3 freezes when switching workspaces [closed]

I have found an odd problem with Gnome 3 on Ubuntu recently. Under certain circumstances, when switching between two workspaces the whole desktop and user interface will 'freeze' for anything up to 2 ...
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Make wmctrl ignore other-than-current workspace's windows

I rely on wmctrl a lot to switch between windows, basically to avoid typing alt-tab many times. I've always used one workspace but now I want to begin using more than one. I was wondering if it is ...
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How can I use Work-space edge settings on Gnome-Classic

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome-Classic and I need to configure Work-space edge settings. In unity it can be easily done by Ubuntu tweak Tool... this is what I had in unity when hovering bottom ...
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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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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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Show only the active workspace on the launcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to hide applications from other desktops/workspaces in the Unity launcher? Is there a way in 12.04 to show only icons that are active on the current ...