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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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 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?