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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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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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Compiz>ubuntu unity plugin> workspace switcher

I'm using desktop switcher from the ubuntu unity plugin and easystroke to get the macbook pro feel with switching workspaces. Everytime I use it to switch right or left a little animation like thing ...
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How do I fix dragging windows to the adjacent workspace?

I installed CompizConfig-Settings-Manager and I put on all the settings I liked and had in 11.10, including the ability to drag my windows to the adjacent workspace. It's under the Desktop Wall ...
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Gnome Shell mouse shortcut to switch workspace

How can I switch workspaces in gnome shell with extra mouse buttons? I`ve used to do it with compiz in unity and gnome2, but I can`t bind it in gnome shell. I want use both Up/Down and extra mouse ...
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Can't drag window into workspace ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday alongside Win 7 to try it out (and maybe get rid of Win). I liked the workspace concept a lot, dragging a window into another workspace form the ...
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Restoring old workspace switcher

Previously (11.04) when I Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Keyed I'd get a 2x2 grid of workspaces to switch to which I could do really easily. Since I updated however this has become one single row. I've tried ...
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How can I stop workspaces from switching automatically to other workspaces when selecting different applications?

How can I stop workspaces from switching automatically to other workspaces when selecting different applications? I personally find it extremely annoying, and bad UI, to have the ...
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Different docks on different workspaces, or configure awn to behave differently on different workspaces

I would like to have different settings for the dock behavior for different workspaces, or more likely i would like the dock that i use now , awn (Avant window navigator) to show up in just 3 of the ...
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How to tie a 3 finger swipe to switch workspaces?

As anyone who has ever used a Mac knows, you can drag left or right on the track pad to switch workspaces. I would love to know if anyone has a way to do this on Ubuntu (14.04) whether this be with ...
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What is exactly the relation between wmctrl -d and wmctrl -lG in Unity?

from man wmctrl: wmctrl is a command that can be used to interact with an X Window manager that is compatible with the EWMH/NetWM specification. wmctrl can query the window manager for information, ...
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How can I use workspaces and have xbmc in only one of them?

I have Workspaces enabled in Unity. They work with fullscreen video reproduction in VLC and the default video player. I can have a video in one workspace, a browser in another, and switch flawlessly ...
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Problem with dialog windows and different workspaces

I have 9 workspaces. Usually Google Chrome is on 1-st workspace. But sometimes open new window of Google Chrome on some other workspace, let say 3-rd. Then I click something that will open new Dialog ...
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Xmonad windows flashing on other workspaces

I recently did a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I use Xmonad. I am an experiencing an odd behavior where windows will flash through onto other workspaces. I can only remove the appearance of erroneous ...
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I want the Firefox icon on the launcher to open a new window if there is no Firefox window open on the current workspace

I'm using Ubuntu Raring Ringtail, with three monitors and four workspaces. Currently, if I click on the Firefox button on the launcher and Firefox is already running but there is no Firefox window on ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to open applications in a terminal and have them load on a particular workspace?

Is it possible to open applications in a terminal and have them load on particular workspace? To be clear, what I mean is as follows: Let's say I would like to open up banshee, I run the banshee ...
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Workspace switcher bindings do not always work?

Is it normal that switching through workspaces with CTRL +alt +left/right/up/down doesn't work when I close the last window on the active desktop? Is there a way to alter this behavior? Thanks
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Holding Click On Window Titlebar While Changing Workspaces in 11.04

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I could click and hold on a window's titlebar and then use my hot key combination to switch to a different workspace and the window would come with me. However, in ...
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Can you put a window on a list of virtual desktops, rather than just one or all of them?

I'd like to have certain windows on a list of virtual desktops, not just on one desktop, or all desktops. For example, if I have these desktops: 1 2 3 4 I'd like to put a window on desktop 1 and 4 ...
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How to make ALT+TAB with Gnome-Do's Docky work?

I would like to use Gnome-Do's Docky but it requires me to enable either visual effects in the Appearances preferences (change from None to Normal) which I think enables compiz OR metacity's ...
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Some Gnome3 workspace management actions missing on Ubuntu 15.04

I use Ubuntu with the Gnome3 shell. Right-clicking a window title provides a number of useful actions for managing the association between windows and workspaces. Up to Ubuntu 15.04, these actions ...
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Limit Gesture Sensitivity on Ginn

I installed ginn, and set it up so when I do a left or right four finger swipe, it sends the ctrl-alt (direction) key press to easily move between workspaces. It works, but it keeps on sending the key ...
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How to make applications launch in desired workspace [duplicate]

I'm working in one workspace. I switch to a different workspace and launch Firefox (by clicking its button in the sidebar). I switch back to the original workspace while Firefox is launching. I ...
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How to move all windows to another workspace

Is is possible to move all windows (or all not minimized windows) form one workspace to another? I know I can move one window to other workspace with Shift+Ctrl+Alt+arrow, but it will move only that ...
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Dragging nautilus window over workspace switcher hang the desktop workspace GUI

Ubuntu 14.04 : After I enable the workspace and start moving objects/icons from one workspace to another, it works fine for few minutes but the system freezes after sometime and I cannot do anything. ...
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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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How to automatically set “Always on visible workspace” for windows on particular monitor

In my dual monitor set up, I generally use my (larger) left hand monitor for working on. I'll have a browser workspace, a text editor workspace, and email workspace and so on. However, the smaller ...
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sublime text 2 move to current workspace

I was wondering if there is way to move ST2, which is already open and on a different workspace, to the current workspace if I open a file with ST2. It's a bit annoying to search for the ST2 window ...
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Can not override Super hotkey

I binded Super+A Super+S Super+Z and Super+X keys to switch among 1-4 workspaces. Super+Z and Super+X work as expected, but Super+A launches search applications, just Super launches search and Super+S ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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When changing the workspace switch shortcut to super+arrow the window does not disappear

I can't use Ctrl+Alt+Up on my computer because of the hardware. So I changed the shortcut for switching workspaces to Super+Arrow. But now the little overview window that shows up to show wich ...
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When I switch workspace all workspaces are merged

When I switch workspaces it looks like all workspaces are "merged" into one workspace and then they re split again. This would be no problem if it weren't for the fact that all my browser windows get ...
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Does anyone know why work spaces move randomly? [closed]

I made the fatal mistake of upgrading my system to Ubuntu 11.04. This thing is so broken it took me weeks to get it to even boot. My problem now is that after a while (anywhere from 5-72 hours) the ...
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Problem with nvidia-settings, twinview and multiple workspaces [closed]

Here's what happens: If I have... ...only the laptop-screen activated ...window A on workspace 1 ...window B on workspace 2 and open nvidia-settings and activate an external display (TwinView). ...
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Is it possible to reorder my workspaces?

Recently I found that on a macbook it is possible to drag the multiple desktops to change their order. The ideal solution would be to, while on the compiz Expo mode, be able to just drag and move a ...
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Only one Workspace in Gnome-Shell 3.10.4

My gnome-shell seems to have only one workspace. I cannot switch to another workspace by using the Ctrl+Alt+Down/Up combination and using the Super Key always shows me one workspace only. If I attempt ...