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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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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Ubuntu 14.10 chrome doesn't detect keyboard input

When I'm using multiple workspaces, especially when I'm writing code and have every one of my workspaces occupied by some process and switch between the workspace that contains google chrome and the ...
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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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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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Eclipse loses focus after switching workspace

This might be related to this question. I am Using Ubuntu 13.04 and Eclipse Juno Service Release 2. I use Eclipse with some Eclipse's Views(panes) detached from the main window, because I have two ...
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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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Permanently have a CLI/Terminal in one Workspace?

Is it possible that I could have a permanent CLI or Terminal in one of the workspaces in Ubuntu 14.04, such that the Terminal/CLI would start on boot and could not be closed. I need to use the ...
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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 ...
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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 make workspace switcher work properly?

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 and the workspace switcher button in the launcher has stopped working. Not sure how or when this happened, or what I might have done to cause this problem. But when I click it, ...
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12.04 UI problems

I just distro upgraded to 12.04. I hoped that this time I won't have to suffer a whole night to get everything working, but my hopes were shot down quite quickly. The UI in 12.04 is seriously broken, ...
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Show Desktop/Workspaces/Active Windows by Hovering the mouse to any corner of the desktop

There is a way to show the "Desktop", "All Active Windows" and "Workspace Switcher" by just hovering ur mouse to the edges of the screen. One way this can be done is using "Ubuntu Tweak".
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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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How to make Unity 2D workspace button trigger Compiz expo view mode?

I am using Unity 2D with Compiz. And I want the workspaces button to trigger the expo view mode in Compiz. Can anyone help me?
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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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only one workspace after upgrade to 13.04 [duplicate]

Title says it all. Where can I add workspaces - looked into CompizConfig but I was not able to find a tab where I can specify the # of workspaces. I used to have 2X2 and that's what I'm looking for. ...
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Workspace Switcher icon is not valid in Mac Lion Theme

In my Unity there is one problem: This issue hapened when I changed my icon theme to Mac-Lion-Theme
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Sliding Workspaces

I only recently started using Ubuntu a few days ago (11.10), so sorry if I fail to mention specific things that may help someone answer me. That's probably why this is going to come out wordy. I ...
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Workspace switcher only shows 1x4 grid and no animations

I did a fresh install of 11.10. Since then the workspace switcher shows no switching animation (including the small 2x2 preview when pressing ctrl+alt+arrow key). All I see is a plain 1x4 grid of ...
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Unable to switch between windows [closed]

I recently upgraded to 10.04. Before the upgrade, I was using multiple windows, and I was able to drag applications across the windows. But, now the windows are locked. Further, the icon of the ...
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multiple monitors, multiple workspaces, multiple mouse&keyboards

I have three monitors, three workspaces, and three mouses & keyboards, and only 1 Linux machine. Can I attribute each monitor and mouse and keyboard to a specific workspace?
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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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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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How do I set a different wallpaper for each workspace in Xubuntu 13.04?

This might seem like a common question that have been already solved. Well, I checked many tutorials, question and googled a lot but almost everything failed after all. The main problem is that I do ...
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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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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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Can I change the “Workspace switcher” behavior to be “Window Spread”?

I only use one workspace, but I don't know how to reduce it to one. That being said, I would like to know how I can change the "Workspace Switcher" behavior. I'd like to see the same thing as I see ...