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How can I drag'n'drop windows through my workspaces in gnome compiz? I'm using Ubuntu 14.04

How can I configure CCSM so I can be able to drag and drop windows through my workspaces? This feature was enabled in my Ubuntu 12.04, but I can't remember if I had to configure it or if it was ...
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How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops/workpaces in Lubuntu?

How can I have 2 rows and 3 columns of desktops in Lubuntu? (Instead of having 1 row which is the default setting.) I haven't found a setting, yet.
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Ubuntu 14.04 workspace switch hotkeys

I upgraded my Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04 and hotkeys for switching workspaces (Ctrl + Alt + arrow keys) are not working anymore. I checked in System Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts to make sure that ...
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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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How to assign a name to a workspace?

I already tried to right click on workspace switcher, but it doesn't show anything.
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Is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? [duplicate]

Right now I am using Ubuntu 16.04 with unity 7.4.0. I am thinking is it possible to have different icons in different workspace ? In one workspace-01 I want all my graphic software icons. Like gimp, ...
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Workspaces not working after I turned it on

I enabled workspaces from Appearance in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, tried to do the Ctrl Alt Left/Right to switch workplaces but it doesn't seem to work. I tried restarting my computer which didn't work. ...
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How to configure shortcuts for workspaces on MATE 1.6

I've successfully configured four workspaces by using the switcher applet, but I can't find where to configure shortcuts (like ctrl+alt+left to move to the one on the left). Some resources says it ...
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Window image stays for forever in the workspace after closing it

The problem I've installed the latest Kubuntu 16.04, installed the latest release of Kubuntu, making a fresh install. Now, whenever a "secondary" window is closed, the image will stay forever. What ...
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How to set 6 workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04 - Using Compiz

I want to set a desired number of workspaces in Ubuntu MATE 16.04, please help.
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Switch to workspace left/right/above/below keyboard shortcuts do not work

As the title says, I cannot use the keyboard shortcuts to switch to nearby workspaces, as they are correctly set in keyboard -> shortcuts -> navigation. Any idea what could have caused this or ...
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

I was talking to a friend who owns a Mac. He has his set up so that when he swipes three fingers across his touchpad, it moves to the workspace in that direction. Is it possible to set this up in ...
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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 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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Can I create workspace-dependent command triggers?

I'm wondering if there's a way to make one action have two different effects depending on the workspace it's on. For example: if on workspace 1, then the command to focus Empathy's chat list is used, ...
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Switching workspaces with a two button mouse

Is there a way to switch workspaces by using the left and right mouse buttons and moving the mouse?
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How can I tell what workspace I am in with Unity?

Long time user of Ubuntu struggling to use Unity here.... I am running Unity 2D and can click on the workspace launcher icon to switch to a different workspace. However if I just walk up to a system, ...
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Window stuck in workspace

So, I was playing around with the workspace ByteCommander suggested and I was trying to move a window down to the bottom left workspace and it got stuck How can I hide all windows and show the ...
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Save battery by setting apps in inactive workspaces into a state like minimized

I'm interested if it's possible to make GUI applications on inactive workspaces (Unity) to behave like minimized GUI applications (is it the idle state?) in order to save battery life. What I mean ...
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How can I rename the current Xfce workspace from the command line?

Currently I can change the workspace name by using the dialog. I am wondering where are these settings stored, if I can change them at runtime from the command line.
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How to show Unity launcher in only one workspace?

I want to keep launcher active only in main workspace. E.g. I like to keep Citrix window in full display mode without launcher (in workspace II).
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Only show launcher on specific workspace? [duplicate]

Is it possible to only show the launcher on a specific workspace? I would like the launcher for my top left workspace, but none of the others. I seem to remember seeing an option or setting for this, ...
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How to run a custom set of programs in a specific workspace?

I use several workspaces in order to have different context for different works. Therefore, I run the same set of applications in the same workspace repeatedly. And also I run the same application in ...
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How to change Compiz workspace appearence from command line?

everything is in the title, i'm using ccsm and i want to change the workspace name appearence from command line... I know how to change the number of desktop: dconf write ...
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Stop workspace highlighting in Compiz

When I used Marco, only the workspace you currently in was highlighted, like so: In Compiz, all workspaces with anything open in them are highlighted, like so: Is there any way to get it back to ...
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Gnome - Show all windows from all monitors

I switch from Unity to Gnome and I miss one function. In Unity when I press workspace button, shows on all monitors all workspaces. This is very useful, when one of my monitors is off. I can move all ...
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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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Specify which monitor/screen that a browser to be launched into via awesome electron

Right now I have a web app serving multiple webpages via awesome electron. These webpages are served using the following codes: (I have multiple variables like "browser", and each is responsible for ...
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Is it possible to cycle through workspaces in Unity (14.04+)?

I have configured my keyboard shortcuts so that Alt + left takes me to the work space left, and Alt + right takes me to the work space to the right, but I would rather have one set of keys to cycle. ...
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Ubuntu keybinding names for terminal?

I am trying to set my desktop environment up so that if I press the buttons on the side of my mouse (xev told me they are buttons 8 & 9), that it will move the current application to the ...
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autimacticaly jump to worksapce of opened application

I have recently discovered the magic of Compiz, which I have now setup to open several applications in different workspaces. My question is how to I get the workspace switcher to automatically jump to ...
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Activate Cube with Compiz Manager/ Workplace problems

I am trying to get the cube Compiz to work with workspaces on Xubuntu 14.4. I tried to do a script with the terminal and failed. Now my bar on my top screen will not retract and I can no longer do ...
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Need syntax for GConf to move a window

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04.5 and multiple workspaces. I used gconf-2 to change the shortcuts to browse left and right through workspaces; instead of "Ctrl+Alt+Left" (or Right) I use "Ctrl+Alt+>" (or W). ...
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What do I need to add to this desktop file to start in a specific virtual desktop?

I've been searching for documentation for the key,value pairs in the gnome desktop autostart files. I have 4 virtual desktops/workspaces that I switch between and I want to autostart applications in 3 ...
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How do I pin my windows to a specific display?

I have two displays connected to my Ubuntu 14.04 LTS workstation. I use these monitors with a number of other servers using a VGA Keyboard Video Mouse (KVM) switch (only the left monitor is connected ...
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Turning off the transition animation when changing workspaces in Compiz (GNOME2/UNITY)

By default, the transition from one virtual desktop to another one under GNOME2 in Ubuntu 11.04 is visualized with a sliding animation. How can I turn that animation off?
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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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make workspace 2x2 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I would like to use 2x2 workspaces. I am heavily used to it and after I bought a new notebook and installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS 64-bit with GNOME, it just doesn't work. I installed compiz manager ...
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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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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 ...
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Workspace stays fixed on external monitor, Ubuntu 14.04

My laptop is connected to two external monitors. When I switch workspaces, only the main monitor will switch, and the second monitor will stay fixed. Since I want to switch between several task, each ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Gets stuck in workspace switcher window

I semi-frequently experience what seems to be a minor yet very annoying bug when using the workspace switcher in Ubuntu 14.04. I had never noticed this in earlier releases of the OS. Essentially ...
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Force a window to be displayed on every workspace

I like to have VLC media player running in the top corner of the screen while I am working. I have already configured it to always be 'on top'. Now I am trying to figure out how to have it ...
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Can't disable 'workspaces on primary display only'

Recently installed ubuntu 14.04 and gnome shell 3.10.4 on a dsktop with 2 screens connected. When switching workspaces (ctrl + alt + up/down) I want both displays to change, but only the primary ...
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Disable workspaces and windows while in-game

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 with Ubuntu Tweak, and I have workspace switching and "show all windows" tied to the bottom corners of the screen. However, I was wondering if there was a way to disable this ...
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Multiple monitors, multiple workspaces?

I connected my laptop to my LCD. Using the laptop display hotkey I can switch between different modes - only laptop monitor on, only LCD monitor on, both on and display the same view, both on and the ...
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Is it possible to have a different background for each workspace?

I normally use 4 different workspaces for different things, and they are always the same, can I make a different background image for each one of them? I would like an answer that works for both ...
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Can I drag a window onto another workspace?

I just updated to 11.04, now if I drag a window to the side of the workspace, the window is maximized to half of the screen. is there a way to move it to another workspace with the mouse? I know you ...