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Remove extra screens from CLI

I'm currently having an issue installing 18.04.1 from USB on a Zoostorm 7270-8006 Ultra Small Form Factor PC. I can boot into the Ubuntu installer or the "Try Ubuntu" mode and get the desktop with ...
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Plasma hangs when I try to switch desktops

Kubuntu 18. When I try to switch to another desktop, it sometimes (1 out of 7 or 8 times) results in Plasma dying, active window still works, but all windows have no window titles, and most of the ...
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Split screen 60% - 40%

I have 29" Wide monitor (21:9). I usually have 2 programs on it side by side. I use keyboard shortcut Super+Left/Right. It works great except I would prefer to split screen 60-40 not 50-50 (or maybe ...
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Multiple desktops / multiple wallpapers

I've been running Kubuntu 14.04 because it provides multiple desktops, each with its own wallpaper. Newer versions of Kubuntu/KDE have gone activity-based and this facility is no longer there. It is ...
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Show current desktop (workspace) in taskbar

I currently use Compiz Desktop Wall to move between workspaces, but occasionally I lose my orientation when something automatically moves me to another workspace or I come back to my computer after ...
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How to multiseat (1 computer multiple desktops each one with its monitor and keyborad) on Ubuntu16.04?

I would like to use my computer to create to ubuntu desktops that 2 people (or more) can use at the same time. I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.
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using 2 desktops with 2 gpus

I'm running CUDA programs on my NVIDIA card (having it at 100% usage), and I want to be able to use my iGPU meanwhile to surf the net or program meanwhile. I also want to be able to play games on my ...
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Graphics card treats dual monitor as one desktop - need to split into two desktops

I'll include a pic of what I mean to clarify: That very wide monitor on the right is actually two physical monitors. The graphics card just treats them as one monitor. Obviously this is pretty ...
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bind one of 2 screens to one virtual desktop

i will do a workshop. i'd like the audience see all the time only one desktop. there will be one application visible i, on my laptop, want to be able to switch between what audience see and what they ...
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Keyboard Shortcut for Changing Desktops in Lubuntu

I know that I can change desktops by either clicking on their icon or rolling the mousewheel while holding Alt. I'm wondering if there's a pure keyboard shortcut for switching between desktops.
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Why don't I get Unity as an option when logging in?

I'm on Xubuntu 14.04. I ran sudo apt-get install unity. It ran successfully. But when I log out, I don't get the option to log in again with Unity. This is what I see: I have tried rebooting. Did I ...
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Compiz Desktop Size does not work after logout/login on MATE 1.12

I have configured Compiz under General Options -> Desktop Size to have 8 desktops. This works well in combination with Desktop Wall plugin, and I can switch over the 8 desktops with Ctrl+Alt+Left ...
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How can I have 2 applications on 2 different displays in Ubuntu?

I have an external display connected to my laptop. How can I have the external display show a different application than the one shown on the builtin display? I have disabled mirror display but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 disable secondary desktop in Unity

Is there a way to disable Unity from creating a secondary desktop if I have two monitors plugged in? My secondary monitor is actually a receiver for sound, so there is no need to have a desktop ...
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How can I move a window from an invisible viewport to the current one, without switching viewports

I use 15.04 with Unity and 4 virtual desktops. When I have opened a window on desktop 1 and am viewing desktop 2 (for example), is there a way to easily get that window from desktop 1 to show up on ...
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How can I remove the second desktop on Lubuntu?

On Lubuntu, I have two desktops and can change between them by scrolling. How can I completely remove the 2nd desktop? I don't want to just unassign the scroll shortcut, I want the extra desktop gone....
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swap between windows in ubuntu aka multiple work spaces(like swaping between app pages in android and iOS)

Can I have multiple work spaces in ubuntu. Is there a program that fixes this or can I do this by default. I don't mean the ctrl + tab command I want to have several working spaces that I can easily ...
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Do programs keep “doing stuff” when I change desktops in Ubuntu?

This might sound weird and/or stupid, but if I have a game running on one desktop where I'm just running down a clock before I can do the next thing, and I change desktops, does "Game Desktop" suspend,...
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How to launch windows on default and Linux by choice?

I'm using Windows for everything, but I want to check and learn Linux also. My computer is also used by my family. Is there any possibility to run Windows by default (without any choosing) and Ubuntu ...
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“Multiple desktops” missing from Workspace Behavior in KubuntuTrusty

I've just upgraded to Kubuntu Trusty. There were some errors during the update which I did not understand, so I just plowed on and restarted. Now I can't get multiple desktops. More precisely, the "...
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Need to install a Multi-Desktop Environment on a virtual machine

I need to install a virtual machine with seperated desktops for each user and each one with it's own customizing enabled. There should also be a separate desktop for guests with a fixed envirionment ...
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Should I remove unused desktop?

I am using the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The family member who set it up for me downloaded several desktops for me to try in addition to the Ubuntu desktops including the GNOME, Xdce and KDE desktops. I ...
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Changing desktops “Workspace Switcher”

Back in 2002 I purchased Suse Linux. The desktop changer was one of the cool features that stood out. It was awesome that I could change desktops with one program here and another on that desktop. It ...
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does ubuntu allow extended desktop

I currently have windows 7 starter which does not allow for extended desktop, meaning I cannot run dual screens. Does ubuntu support this?
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Can i have more than one desktop installed and then choose which one to use? [duplicate]

My friend just told me, That i could have more than one desktops in Ubuntu and then choose which one to use when the Ubuntu starts up and goes to login screen. I have Ubuntu 12.10 and i think my ...
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how to disable nautilus-dropbox in KDE?

On Ubuntu 12.10 64bit I additionally installed kubuntu-desktop. I installed dropbox in Unity to use it there with nautilus. In Kde this is not the wanted behavior so I installed the dropboxd - Daemon ...
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Can I have different desktop folders in each workspace?

Is there any way that I can have different desktop folders in each workspace? e.g. workspace1 has a desktop with a folder named test1, while the desktop folder in workspace2 has a different folder ...
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Multiple wallpapers in GNOME Shell

I know this has been asked to death, but I can't get it to work. I'm trying to have multiple wallpapers (one different wallpaper per workspace) and I've done the whole Compiz wallpaper plugin set the ...
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How to truely separate Gnome & KDE on the same computer?

First when I decided to install kubuntu-desktop on the same machine as my standard ubuntu-desktop, I tried to integrate those two in a way that I use some of the same applications on either desktop. I ...
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Run the same browser on two different desktop instances?

With my two-video-card setup I'm currently forced to run two non-Xinerama desktops side-by-side, each with their own gnome-panels. (When I move my mouse off the edge of one, input focus changes to the ...
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Disable desktop switching with the scroll wheel in Lubuntu?

I still want to keep my multiple desktops, I want to disable switching desktops with the mouse.