I would like my Dock to show only the windows of the current workspace. Especially in the little preview window. I find it very confusing to jump around workspaces when trying to find the right window.


Open Terminal and run

gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock isolate-workspaces true
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  • This might work for the dash-to-dock GNOME extension, but does not work on the default dock on Pop!_OS 20.04, presumably the same as on Ubuntu 20.04. – raisinrising Jun 19 at 15:41
  • @raisinrising Works fine with the default Ubuntu Dock as confirmed by many others repeatedly. This is because the default Ubuntu Dock is a fork of the Dash to Dock extension and thus they share many dconf/gsettings schemata and keys. Anyway, Pop OS is not supported here, consider asking a question at Unix & Linux Stack Exchange. – pomsky Jun 19 at 15:46
  • Oh I see. Very well then. :) I received the error No such schema “org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock” on Pop OS but if it works on Ubuntu itself, I agree with you. – raisinrising Jun 19 at 15:48
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    @raisinrising I never used Pop OS, but as I understand from their support site, Pop OS doesn't come with any dock pre-installed. The support-page says: "the dock is only visible when the Activities menu is open", but that is actually the GNOME dash, a feature of GNOME Shell, not really a dock per se. And the webpage asks to install Dash to Dock manually to get a fully-fledged dock. So it turns out, in this context, Ubuntu and Pop OS behave quite differently. – pomsky Jun 19 at 16:00

You may use the 'Workspace Isolated Dash' GNOME extension.

Here you can see more information about this extension, and also install it: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/887/workspace-isolated-dash/

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