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 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 ...
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Desktop switcher appears to be broken for quick double-switches

I'm wondering if anyone else has seen this. I have three virtual desktops aligned in a horizontal row. In the middle desktop I have only a single application window. I have keyboard shortcuts ...
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Is it possible to get the old workspaceswitcher back in the top-panel?

I just updated my Ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 yesterday and so far I'm very satisfied with it. There is only one thing which is still missing to get back just the same comfort as I had with the ...
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different icons on different workspaces

When I install an icon on one workspace it is installed on all four workspaces. Is it possible to install different icons on different workspaces? I am using Ubuntu 12.04.
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Gnome Terminal not showing up in unity, Why?

I am using Ubuntu 12.04, how do I see the applications open on different workspaces. The issue that I am having is that I have opened 3 instances gnome-terminal and have minimized them; the unity ...
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How to preview workspaces?

Is it possible to preview workspaces? When I press down Ctrl+Alt+, it shows a preview of all workspaces until I release the keys. Is it possible see just the preview before having to switch?
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Unity displaces windows when switching workspaces

This has happened to me on both the 12.04 installs I have tried. Sometimes, maybe 3 times a day, when I switch workspaces to go to programs I leave open in other workspaces, the Window isn't ...
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Unity 3D rename workspaces?

Any good way to rename workspaces in Unity 3D (e.g. compiz)? Back when I was running metacity (e.g. old Gnome 2) we could called them useful names like "Personal", "Work", "Development", "Media", ...
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Better workspace switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 with default install of Unity. The workspace switcher icon could have been better. The function it does is accomplished by a keystroke. The icon remains the same (two ...
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Switching displays while keeping windows in workspaces

I currently have my laptop configured to use only the external display when I plug it in at my desk, and when I unplug the display, it uses the internal laptop display as I'd expect. Everything works ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 - change orientation of workspace switcher on a vertical panel

In Xubuntu 12.04 I want to place workspace switcher on a vertical panel to give myself more space on the top panel for the window list buttons. The problem is that the workspace switcher is still ...
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Is there a way to cycle through workspaces?

I might be missing it, but I only saw a way to move one workspace to the left, right, up and down. Is there a keybind to cycle through them all continuously?
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How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

I know that you can go into the System Settings->Keyboard->Shortcuts and change the bindings for switching between workspaces in the Navigation tab, but this isn't working for me. I can change many ...
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Compiz cube not working with 12.04 in gnome classic or unity

I have a fresh install of ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS (Specs at end of post) with nvidia-current installed as the proprietary drivers and I'm mainly using Gnome Classic but this issue does ...
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How do I limit the workspaces borders?

Ubuntu 12.04 allows to move a window from a workspace to another using the mouse, but once in a while, that feature is very inconvenient because when the active window detaches from the top bar, it ...
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How to set a keyboard shortcut that is sent to Ubuntu rather than active remote desktop?

I have three workspaces: WS1, WS2 and WS3. In WS1, I have an active remote desktop session to a windows computer, started with "rdesktop ". In WS2, I have some bash terminals In WS3, I have some ...
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Multiple Workspace rows in XFCE without xfce-panel?

Is there a way to set the number of rows for desktop workspaces without using the xfce-panel applet "Workspace Switcher"? I don’t run xfce-panel at all, preferring to use cairo-dock.
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Switching workspaces in Xfce issue?

I disabled the applet for desktop workspaces in my Xfce panel (well I actually removed the panel all together), but now Xfce seems to think my 4 workspaces are side-by-side and not splayed out, so the ...
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Workspace switcher moves my terminal windows around

I have 4 workspaces that I use (2x2 grid). I'm experiencing very odd and unpredictable behavior: I find that my terminal windows seem to get moved around (usually up or down one workspace.) Half the ...
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How can i restore the 4 original workspaces in Ubuntustudio? Now i have only 1

Ubuntustudio 12.04, kernel 3.2.0-23-low latency Hp Pavillion MS 220la AMD Athlon(tm) X2 Dual core Processor 3250e 1500MHz. When i last turned on the computer, i found only 1 workspace. At settings ...
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Can I have different desktop folders in each workspace?

Is there any way that I can have different desktop folders in each workspace? e.g. workspace1 has a desktop with a folder named test1, while the desktop folder in workspace2 has a different folder ...
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Weka windows always open in a different workspaces [closed]

This is how I installed weka 3.6.6: sudo apt-get install weka On 12.04 every time I open weka it starts in the second workspace. If I move it to workspace #1, all the new windows it opens are in ...
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Having different wallpaper per workspace in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace? How to setup different wallpapers in different workspaces? As in previous questions asked as per the ...
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How can I tweak virtual desktops? [duplicate]

The single biggest feature of Ubuntu that I absolutely love is the virtual desktops. The ability to have four different workspaces - one for chat, one for developer tools, one for web tabs, and ...
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unable to switch between workspaces

I unlocked my workspace icon from the launcher with the assumption I could just use ctrl+alt+arrow keys to navigate between workspaces. Now ctrl+alt+arrow keys won't switch between screens, and I ...
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which graphics card to use multiple monitors with multiple workspace

Currently I use core i5 system 2320 @ 3.0GHz with x86-64 bit architecture using Ubuntu 12.04. I intend to buy a Graphics Card which supports to work on multiple monitors for multiple workspaces. Any ...
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How can I move a terminal screen from one workspace to another?

I tried to drag a terminal screen from one workspace to another, and it didn't work.
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How can i seperately change the workspace on my two screens?

I have two different screens, one FullHD and one HDready and i often have openend many windows. To manage these, the Ubuntu workspaces do a good job, but it would be excellent if it could be changed ...
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Wrong window gets focus when switching workspace

I enjoy using VLC to play video while I do other work. The VLC window is set to by 'Always on top' and 'Always on visible workspace'. In former versions of Ubuntu this has worked great. When I ...