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Workspace switching independently ,ubuntu 22 with multiple monitors

How do I switch workspaces independently in ubuntu 22, while using independent monitors,just like mac and windows.
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Ubuntu 22.04 Navigation keyboard shortcut problems

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 22.04 (from 20.04). It's pretty good but I have some problems. I want my shortcuts to be as follows: Switch to workspace left: <Control><Alt>Left Switch to ...
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How to switch between desktops without previewing the animation image

I have a problem while switching workspaces on ubuntu, and the problem is that I can't disable this animation image that keeps showing up when I use the keyboard shortcut ctrl + alt + (left/right)key. ...
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Moving window of same application to different ubuntu workspace

I'm new to Ubuntu, and I'd like to find out how to move one Chrome window to another workspace. So far I've seen links that talk about moving different applications to different workspaces. Could ...
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How to Move WorkSpace windows? How to move Show Applications?

I am new to Ubuntu, Mostly work off Manjaro. I am trying to move the WorkSpace Menu to either the tool bar or to the far left of the screen when it comes up underneath the activities bar? Is this ...
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Hide workspace sidebar

If I set a multiple (dynamic) workspaces option in gnome, the sidebar of an empty workspace doesn't hide until I open a window, a folder, or something. However, the open sidebar hides some desktop ...
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Task switcher on Lubuntu 20.04 showing all tasks instead of task from current workspace

I am using Lubuntu 20.04.03 LTS (Ubuntu + LXQT, bassically), fresh install. I can configure Task Manager to show only windows from current desktop (workspace), but the task switcher still shows ...
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After upgrading (!?) to Ubuntu 20.04.3 Workspaces effects only one (of two) monitors

I'm a happy user of Workspaces. I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.3 and appear to have broken Workspaces. I have 2 monitors. When I click "Activities" or , I enter the Workspaces switcher. I have (...
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Work spaces naming is not working

This one is ground to dust all around, but I still cant get it to work. All I want is to name my work spaces in Ubuntu. what is the easiest way to get this to work? I'm running 20.04LTS on a T14 Gen1 ...
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Can't switch workspaces by scrolling over bottom right screen corner (ubuntu 21.10)

Running Ubuntu 21.10 I select GNOME or GNOME on Xorg when logging in. Gnome version is 40.4.0. I don't like a dock cluttering the screen, so I have installed vanilla-gnome-desktop and rely on Gnome ...
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21.10: switch between 3 and 4 finger swipe to change workspace

In 20.04 in Gnome desktop on Wayland I can swipe with four fingers to initiate a switch between workspaces, but in 21.10 I have to use three fingers. Is there a way to choose between a 3 or 4 finger ...
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Touchegg keyboard shortcuts ignored by Gnome

I have touchegg setup to use touchpad gestures, and I'm also using the Gnome Workspace Matrix extension to use 2D layout of workspaces. I'm trying to use a gesture to switch between workspaces by ...
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Cannot see Workplace Switcher in the Activities screen in Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome Shell

I am dual-booting Ubuntu 20.04 with windows on my laptop. The Workspace switcher panel usually present on the right side in the activities or launchpad screen is completely gone. I can still use Ctrl+...
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Rearrange Workspaces in Ubuntu 20.04

In Ubuntu 20.04, how can we rearrange/reorder the workspaces? For example, when I press the Windows key on my keyboard, I get this view of all my workspace on the right of my screen. How can I swap ...
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How to hide workspace-switcher popup?

When switching workspaces the popup thing is really annoying. Is it possible to disable it? EDIT: Anyone wanting to know which method to go with, I support both 24601's and BeastOfCaerbannog's answer....
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Automatic switch to the workspace of the selected app in Ubuntu 20

When I click in the dock the application that is open in the not current workspace, then nothing happens. I would expect gnome to switch workspace where the clicked application is and show this ...
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How do get grid workspaces in ubuntu 20.10?

In previous versions ubuntu I use some extensions (Workspace grid, Workspace matrix) for getting workspace grid (3columns x 2rows of workspaces). But in 20.10 it doesn't work. How can I tune this ...
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How can I unbind Super+number (1,2,3, ...) from opening apps?

I would like to switch my workspaces with the keys Super+1, Super+2, etc. But when I try them after changing the keyboard shortcuts, they open the respective app on my dock. Any solution for this?
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Speed up workspace switching (no animations)?

Currently, switching workspaces (no animations, static/fixed number of 2x2 workspaces, Ubuntu 20.04.1) takes ~1sec. I'd like to speed this up, ideally by a factor of 10x. Possible? If so, how?
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Animation bug when switching workspace fast

When I try to switch between workspaces really fast(like from workspace 6th to 1th), instead of only seeing the windows out of somewhere the wallpaper pops in between too. I don't know what causes ...
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How to make shortcut to go to specific workspace

Ubuntu already has option to switch to specific workspace but only upto 4 workspaces. Is there a way I can add shortcuts to go to specific workspace for more than 4 workspaces? Note: I'm on Ubuntu 20....
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How do I move a window to another workspace in Ubuntu 18.04 using Gnome Classic and the mouse

Have installed Ubuntu 18.04.05 and Gnome Classic. If I right click a gnome terminal, I can move the Window to another workspace. If I right click nautilus or gedit, this option is not available. Is ...
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how to change current application with workspace?

I am using 2 workspaces 1 for chrome and another for vscode. whenever I switch between workspace for vscode to the chrome it switches the application but when I come back to vscode I need to click ...
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How to switch to last-used workspace in Ubuntu 20.04, Gnome 3.36?

I know the keyboard shortcuts to switch to the next/previous/last workspaces. What I can't find is a shortcut to switch back to the last workspace I've visited. A way to navigate the history of ...
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Set up users on Xubuntu with a workspace plugin and 2 workspaces

I want to set up users on an Xubuntu desktop with a workspace plugin and 2 workspaces. I do not want to guide each of hundreds of users through panel -> add item -> add workspace switcher. I ...
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No workspaces in Activities overview after updating to Ubuntu 20.04

When going to Activities overview after update to Ubuntu 20.04, I can't see workspaces and so I can't drag and drop windows between workspaces. I have 4 static workspaces configured. List of enabled ...
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Is there any good desktop (workspace) manager for lubuntu 20.04?

Is there any good graphical manager of the desktops (a.k.a. workspaces) on Lubuntu? something that makes it simple to switch between multiple desktops add and remove running programs to separate ...
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Cannot find "Workspaces" in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

I just downloaded Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and cannot find "workspaces" on the right of the desktop display. If I go to Appearance settings, there is no menu for Workspaces. If I use the Super Key ...
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Application (Firefox) opening on 2nd workspace, while starting it from 1st workspace

Application (Firefox default browser) opening on 2nd workspace, while starting it from 1st workspace, after it has previously been opened by a program running in Wine (World of Tanks). Also after ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Switching Virtual Desktops (Workspaces) with Shortcut Keys while Using 'Workspace Matrix'

I am using the 'Workspace Matrix' GNOME Shell extension on Ubuntu 20.04 to work with 4 (2x2) workspaces. But to switch them, I have to first type Win+w, then use the arrow keys. Is there a way to ...
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How do I change Show Workspace Selector hot key in Workspace Matrix on Ubuntu 18?

I'm using the Gnome Shell extension Workspace Matrix in Ubuntu 18 and would like to change the hot key for it (it's currently Super+W) but haven't been able to find where that's set. Using dconf ...
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Increase number of workspace with shortcuts on Ubuntu 18.04

I currently use shortcuts Super+F1 to Super+F6 to switch over my six workspaces. It was possible in Ubuntu 16.04 (System -> Keyboard -> Navigation) but in 18.04, we can define shortcuts for only 4 ...
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Only two workspaces in Ubuntu 19.04 [duplicate]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04. I used to have 9 workspaces. In 19.04, on first boot, I only had two workspaces, but once I dragged a window from the first to the second workspace (initially empty) ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 Unity Workspaces Missing

Just upgraded from 18 to 19 and my Unity / Compiz workspaces are only 4 instead of the configured 5 horizontal by 2 vertical (10 total) May be related: windows don't show previews when dragging on ...
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18.04 Gnome Mutter: Change workspace switcher animation duration

Ubuntu 18.04 Gnome 3.28.2 (with the default Mutter, I believe) The workspace switcher animation is nice, and I find the switcher overlay useful, but it takes too long for my workflow. I am not asking ...
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Ubuntu GNOME: workspace switcher like MATE

I would like to have on top bar a workspace switcher like Ubuntu MATE has. Any suggestions?
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Can we disable browsers from sharing workspaces? [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 18.04 and am only a beginner. So, is it possible to change to a new workspace so that when I open my browser, a fully new instance of the browser opens? Is there any way to achieve that? ...
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How can I create a shortcut to cycle through workspaces in GNOME 3?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04. I can find the option to change the keyboard shortcuts to move to workspace 1, 2, etc. but there doesn't seem to be an option to go to the 'next workspace', cycle through ...
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Switch Workspace using mousewheel Ubuntu Mate 18.04

I am using ubuntu-mate 18.04. I want to be able to switch across workspaces using mousewheel. Coming from xfce I'm used to this setting. I know it can also be done using compiz but I'm currently ...
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How to display workspace switcher in Ubuntu 18?

I'm using the Workspace Matrix extension (similar to Workspace Grid). Is there a command to display the workspace switcher?
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How do I move the workspace selector to left? [duplicate]

I've recently updated Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18. I like the new GUI, but I would like to know how to move the workspace selector to the left of the screen, just below the Activities button. I installed ...
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Ubuntu 18 Workspace Thumbnails

Is there any Gnome extension that does the same as the "Taskbar Pager" plugin for "Dexpot" on Windows. I want to see what windows I am working with on every workspace. The plugin I am giving as an ...
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How to remove the (n+1)-th virtual desktop (workspace) on Ubuntu 18.04?

I know how to switch from one virtual desktop to another, but it happen to me often that I open a 3rd virtual desktop not on purpose and even by doing a Super+Space I cannot remove it. I can see 3 ...
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Make workspace bar always popped out

In ubuntu 18.04, when you click Activities the workspace bar is in the right but you need to hover over it to see it. Is there a way to keep it popped out(/unhide it)?
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Ctrl + Alt+ right/left is not consistent

The keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+right/left does two different things: If I have no windows selected, it changes workspace If I select a window, it takes the window to the half right/ left of the ...
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Ubuntu 18.04- it is possible to drag-drop workspaces to change their place?

Sometimes I have application that slide in an another workspaces, I don't know which command in particular I'm doing, but at end of the day I would replace my workspaces in the original wished ...
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Can't get fixed size of workspace switcher on Ubuntu [closed]

I just installed workspace-grid gnome extension. I also enabled the grid workspace in gnome. The only problem I get is why I can't see the fixed size workspace indicator while switching the workspace? ...
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workspace, move current screen but not the others

I'd like to use a workspace and connect a monitor to the computer, to play a movie on it for example. Is it possible to switch workspace in the current screen only, in order to let the monitor locked ...
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Workspace switcher icon present in Unity Launcher disappeared from the dock on Ubuntu 18.04

Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 wiped out the icon "show workspaces" from the desktop launcher. I mean that view below: Some posts around are telling to install GNOME extensions and so. Can't I just get it ...
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Move/Modify workspace switcher popup

I use Ubuntu 18.10 and I'm wondering if there is a way to somehow move the workspace switcher pop-up elsewhere, or modify it in some way. It is somewhat distracting when positioned in the middle of ...
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