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 (e.g. Lubuntu) where I just have to right-click the titlebar and select "show on all workspaces". Then no matter which workspace I move to, the desired window/app is present on each one.

I can't find a way to do this in Unity. Please help.


You have to right-click on the title bar, when the window is not maximized and select "Always on visible workspace"

  • Just what I was looking for. I had to restore / un-maximize the window first, otherwise, I couldn't get the right-click menu where I could select "Always on visible workspace." Thanks! – nonbeing Dec 13 '12 at 6:00
  • gkrellm doesn't have a titlebar! – joeytwiddle Nov 30 '15 at 8:31
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    If there is no title bar try pressing "alt" and "space" to open the same menu. – WhyEnBe Nov 13 '17 at 19:40

Pressing alt+space will display a menu where you will find "Always on visible workspace".


If it's a chrome window, then you need to right click on the title bar, choose "use system title bar and and borders". Then you get a new title bar, right click on it and choose - always on visible workplace.


You can use the key combination Super (Windows logo key) + S to view all of your workspaces at once. You can than a window from one workspace to another. You can also right-click the title-bar of the window, then Hover over "Move to Another Workspace", then select the workspace number you wish to move the window to.

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