I am switching from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18. One thing I am confused about Ubuntu 18 is that: When I press Super key, it shows all the apps from all the workspace. That makes me hard to find what I want since workspace should be separated.

Anyone knows how to make Super key only show apps in the current workspace?

example screenshots:

workspace 1: enter image description here

workspace 2: enter image description here

super key view: enter image description here

The weird thing is:

For other apps, terminal in workspace1 and vscode in workspace2, they only appear in their workspace using Super key; However, for Chrome in both workspaces, Super key will display all the windows of that app. This is not the same in Ubuntu 16.

So I guess this is a Chrome problem instead of GNOME?

This is pretty important to me since I would open A LOT OF chrome tabs when working, each window will only have tabs on a particular topic.

  • hi pomsky, I am using original Ubuntu 18, I heard it changed from unity to gnome. – Valar Morghulis Jul 5 '18 at 16:54
  • @pomsky I just updated the question, seems for separate apps it is okay. – Valar Morghulis Jul 5 '18 at 16:59
  • @pomsky seems only happens for Chrome... – Valar Morghulis Jul 5 '18 at 17:01
  • Do you have multiple monitors? I think that may be the root of the problem. – pomsky Jul 5 '18 at 17:02
  • @pomsky I do have multiple monitors – Valar Morghulis Jul 5 '18 at 17:03

Gnome Shell Extension Multi Monitors Add-On solves everything!


  • There's are additional settings using which we can disable Top bar on all monitors after activating the plugin – Saravanabalagi Ramachandran Jul 17 '19 at 16:48

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