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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Shortcut to rename workspace in Gnome

You can "right-click => Preferences" on the Gnome workspace switcher to rename the workspaces. I'm wondering if it is possible to configure a keyboard shortcut to trigger renaming the current active ...
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How to use different workspaces on Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I heard something about having multiple work spaces on Ubuntu 14.04 and was curious about it.
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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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Eclipse is always starting with /root/workspace [duplicate]

Eclipse is always starting with /root/workspace . I select ~/workspace and check that I want to use this workspace only. But on every restart eclipse is trying to open with /root/workspace. I have ...
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windows arrangement after disconnecting and external display

I have a Toshiba Portege Z830 64bit with Ubuntu 12.04LTS (3.2.0-58-generic). I have several workspaces as I like to have different workspaces for different tasks. When at the office or at home I ...
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Eclipse fail to start in a clean workspace

I'm having a problem starting any version of eclipse in any kind of workspace (brand new or with data already). The problem started when I upgraded my OS from Ubuntu 13.10 to 14.04, and tried to ...
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How to add more workspaces in Lubuntu?

I'm on Lubuntu 14.04 and using it on a bootable USB drive. How do I add more workspaces? Right now there are two workspaces, but those were there by default. Do I have to download additional software ...
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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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Second monitor and workspaces

When my second monitor is connected to my system, I get four workspaces for each. This is annoying as I now have eight. I would like to continue using workspaces on my large monitor but have the ...
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Ubuntu (VM) showing two different workspace when connected to external screen

I'm new to ubuntu and have a very strange issue. I'm running ubuntu as a Hyper V machine from windows 8.1 and connecting through xRDP. When i'm at work, I use an external monitor. When i RDP to the ...
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how do i turn on workspaces by command

I installed Compiz, and messed with a few little things, unfortunately i lost the Workspaces Switcher I tried gsettings set org.compiz.core:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/core/ hsize 2 but couldn'...
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Laptop resume with external display: all windows are displaced to other workspaces, why?

I am not sure if this is the default behavior and if someone else noticed it. Suppose I have 4 workspaces with an external display plugged in so my workspace setup looks like this: [W1a W1b] [W2a ...
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Is there a way to display virtual workspaces in XFWM?

Is there an alternative to Unity/Compiz/KDE's ability to display virtual workspaces in a grid on XFWM? If not, what would one need to do to attempt to build one?
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Wrapping workspaces in Cinnamon environment

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 with the Cinnamon environment. I'm wondering if it's possible to make it so I can wrap workspace switching (so when I reach the last workspace, shifting right again will bring ...
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Setting “Always on Visible Workspace” does not work

As I stated in the title, Always on Visible Workspace does not work. It used to, but I think that plugging another monitor (via HDMI) changed some options and now, after unplugging - this option does ...
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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 it'...
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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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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 down/...
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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 ...