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As @ElefantPhace pointed out, workspaces are apparently disabled by default (although that results in having a single workspace). This is fixed by going to "System Settings...", then "Appearance", then "Behavior", then turning on the "Enable workspace" flag.


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The setting to enable workspaces should be in System Settings>Appearance>Behavior


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I don't have the rep to leave a comment, so I'll put an answer and hope a mod puts it into a comment instead. Try the setting for window under mouse has focus. Then you will need to test to see if it is based on the location of your mouse pointer. If the mouse invariable sits over your VLC window, when you switch desktop you may find that this window will ...


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I have the same, even if I use oracle JDK instead of openJDK. I've solved the problem by the previous way : this.setlocation(0,0) I've also tested this : setLocation(0,2000) -> this display the window to the right workspace (my screen resolution is 1600*1200) setLocation(1500,0) -> window will appear in the bottom workspace ... It seems that UNITY ...


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I had the same problem when I switched to graphics driver nvidia-331. When I switched back to X.Org (nouveau) driver or to nvidia-331-updates, the workspaces again works correctly.


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Solved in comments: The computer believed there was a second screen that didn't actually exist. You can either set them to mirror or disable one of them, and it should be okay.


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What you are trying to do is called a multiseat configuration. It is definitely possible, however it requires a bit of hacking. You might want to start here: https://wiki.debian.org/Multi_Seat_Debian_HOWTO Or here: http://automseat.sourceforge.net/


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Here is a solution: Open Settings Manager Open Windows Manger Tweaks Focus Click Do nothing under "when a window raises itself:"


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If you're a command-line nerd like me, you can type this into a terminal: xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/wrap_layout -t bool -s false


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These are two questions. You should ask separately. Regarding workspaces, try: dconf write /org/gnome/desktop/wm/preferences/num-workspaces 8 in a terminal. It will create 8 workspaces


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I found a workspace indicator for ubuntu on github. It should work for all kind of workspace compositions.



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