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Questions tagged [workspace-switcher]

Questions about workspace switcher/switching.

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Workspace Switcher in Unity Launcher disappeared from Ubuntu 18.04 dock

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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How to open clean workspace or another desktop in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I think you are all familiar with 'open a new workspace or desktop' in Ubuntu, but I have some problems: When I open some apps in a 'destop 1' and then want to work in another desktop (say, desktop 2)...
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18.04 Change shortcut for switching workspace

I couldn't find a way to change the shortcut for moving between workspaces (Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down/Left/Right). When I go to the keyboard settings, I can change the shortcuts which let me "jump" to a ...
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Workspaces vertically and horizontally disposed [duplicate]

On Ubuntu 18.04, is there a way to have 4 workspaces in a 2x2 disposition not in 1x4?
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How to open app in new workspace if already open in another one?

I'm trying to figure out how to open any application in a new workspace if it was already open in another workspace. What happens now is that when I try to open the app, it takes me to the app ...
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How to move the workspace overview in Activities to the left in Gnome?

Is there any way of moving the workspace overview in Activities to the left side of the screen? I've tried looking for extensions and going through the Gnome Tweak tool, but without success. Having ...
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How to make the workspace toggle indicator disappear in Ubuntu 18.04?

Every time I switch between workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04, I get this thing on the screen (picture below). Is there any way to completely hide it? I want to be able to switch between workspaces instantly ...
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Is there an alternative task switcher to KRunner which is focused exclusively on window switching?

Currently on KDE 5 the KRunner dialogue brought up by Alt-F2 key, is not focused solely on desktop windows. It brings shortcuts to programs, search results etc, as well as the active desktop windows. ...
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Alt key randomly behaves as ctrl when switching workspaces

I'm a heavy user of workspaces and switch between them frequently using shortcuts alt+[number] such as alt+1 for workspace 1. However at times alt behaves like ctrl, which switches between the tabs in ...
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Vim is freezing after switching workspaces

After I switch from one workspace to another with vim opened to full screen it freezes in insert mode and not allowing to do anything. Only closing the terminal helps or killing entire process. I ...
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How to get Alt-Tab Like “Back and Forth” Switching Behavior for Workplaces

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with the standard Gnome desktop environment. When switching between applications or windows via keyboard shortcut (as expected) a single press of the shortcut in question will ...
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16.04 Switching between workspaces with the keyboard shortcuts do not work [duplicate]

I rebooted today to apply the last security patch and now I can't switch between my workspaces. Usually, the keyboard shortcuts CTLR + ALT + (Arrow up/down/left/right) was working fine. I checked ...
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Workspace Grid extension : how can I rename or remove the workspaces names?

I installed the workspace grid extension for GNOME, which works like a charm. I wonder how can I modify or get rid of the workspaces names which appear during the workspace changes (I use the ctrl+...
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How to open workspace switcher from keyboard on Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I would like to know how do I open workspace switcher (the window that shows all workspaces available at once) from a keyboard shortcut instead of by dash button. Thanks in advance!
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How can I set the workspace numbers to start at 0?

I really like the workspace feature, and especially like that I can have workspace numbers listed on the top bar so I always know where I am. However, workspace numbers always start at 1 and I would ...
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ubuntu 18.04 workspace selector not properly rendered

I recently updated my (gnome) Ubuntu from 17.04 to 18.04 and I got some problem with the workspace selector, the one shown at the same time (but on the opposite site) of the dock. It takes always the ...
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How can I bind Caps Lock key to execute bash script? [duplicate]

How can I achieve this remap on Ubuntu? My main goal (mayby I don't have to use bash script) is to toggle between two workspaces by one key (Caps Lock). On Windows is very simple with AutoHotkey ...
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How to switch workspaces without using a keyboard in xfce?

Each operation should be doable both with mouse and keyboard. How to switch workspaces without a keyboard in Xfce?
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Single Workspace VPN

I've struggled to find a definitive answer, and I've tried some alternative solutions (to no avail); But one mentioned using a VM which made me think of workspaces. I've never used workspaces before ...
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How to run a command with xdotool on screen edge?

My goal is to set to move workspace to the previous/next when the mouse moves to left/right edge of the screen. My attempt: First I used aliases move_workspace_left/right for myvar=$(expr `xdotool ...
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Get old Workspace Switcher back after upgrading to 18.04 Bionic Beaver?

I recently upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver and I really miss the old, simpler workspace switcher. The 4-way quadrant icon in the Task bar was much easier for me to use and think ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 2x2 workspace [duplicate]

Hello I just upgraded to 18.04 from 16.04, I would really like to have the 2x2 arrangement of the workspace. Please someone tell me how to get it. Thank you
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Can I have rectangular grid workspace in Ubuntu 18.04?

Problem description I really like the 2 by 2 workspaces in Ubuntu 16.04. But it seems I can only shift workspace up and down. Is there a way to achieve this? What I have tried Tried the GNOME ...
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Not able to create multi-dimensional workspaces [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS desktop. It has gnome-tweak-tool In Tweak > Workspace, I configured 5 static workspace. I additionally installed unity-tweak-tool for workspace settings to modify ...
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How move window to left/right workspace

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS DE: Gnome 3.28.1 I switch from Unity to Gnome with new LTS Ubuntu. In "old-new" GUI, i found that by default we don't have horizontal workspaces, and must move between ...
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How to make every screen has his own desktop [duplicate]

Currently i have 2 screens and i've activated the workspaces feature. When I switch to another workspace, the 2 screens switch the workspace and this isn't the behavior I want. I want a Mac like ...
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Multi workspace shifting with multiple screen

I have Xubuntu 16.04.4 LTS. I am using it with two monitors. Second monitor is the extended view of the first monitor. When I use Ctrl+Arrows (it's not the default setting) to shift the workspace, it ...
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How to start a new app in a new workspace on Xubuntu 16.04

Is there any way to open a new workspace whenever I open a new app? For example, I have a terminal on workspace 1 and I want to open spotify but on workspace 2, and also when I open spotify I want ...
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Gnome extension says to change Meta.keybindings_set_custom_handler. What is this, and how do I change it

After Ubuntu switched to Gnome, I installed the workspace-grid Gnome extension to have a grid of workspaces like in Unity. While I can switch left and right using ctrl+alt+left/right arrow key, moving ...
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Using mouse button as part of a keyboard shortcut?

In Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity), I have a shortcut set to change workspaces by holding Super+MouseWheelUp or Super+MouseWheelDown. I'm trying to set up something similar on GNOME with Ubuntu 17.10. However, ...
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17.10 Scrolling buggy after switching workspace

In about 1/3 of the times I switch workspaces in Ubuntu 17.10, the scroll on my mouse goes completely haywire first time I use it. It might go the wrong way, jump several 'ticks' of the scroll wheel, ...
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How to disable “Window list”? Ubuntu 17.10

How to disable "Workspace dock"? Ubuntu 17.10 The one that is over "Plank"
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Ubuntu 16.04 Workspace switcher fails with multiple, different sized, monitors

Running 16.04 with Unity my primary display is a 27" 4K HDMI at 3840x2160. I've set my Workspaces to 8x1, all works as expected. Adding a second 23" display with DisplayPort at 1920x1200 causes ...
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How can I move through virtual desktop with mouse on Ubuntu 17.10?

I mean a system like the workspaces in Unity7, an icon on the dock or something similar that give you the possibility of cycle through virtual desktops with mouse buttons or wheel. For who is not ...
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Workspaces don't switch anymore - Ubuntu 16.04

My workspaces don't switch anymore, neither if I use shortcuts, nor if I want to access a window from a workspace to another.. I customed my keyboard shortcuts "Switch to workspace above/below" in ...
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Workspace with two display issue on 17.10 [duplicate]

I just update my OS to 17.10, and I am using two displays. I just set up the workspaces, so now when I move from one workspace to another one, the windows open on the second display not moving, Its ...
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Verrtical / Hoizontal WIndows [duplicate]

Just moved from Unity to Gnome with the update to 17.10. Can the Workspaces be made to go left right / east west as in Unity, rather than north south / up down ? After three years of use, my fingers ...
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XFCE get visual indication of current workspace

I just started embracing multiple workspaces, and I am using 3 of them. I am a very spatial oriented guy. So I really think of my workspaces as left center and right. Is there any way I can enable a ...
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What is the thing called in Ubuntu GNOME that appears when you press the super key?

When using Ubuntu 16.04 with the GNOME desktop and pressing the super key it causes an overlay to appear that displays Workspaces, overview of Applications, Application Launcher on the left, and ...
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How to reassign Workspace Switcher keyboard shortcut?

By default, to display the Workspace Switcher Overview I press super + s. But I would like it to occur when pressing F4. I do not see this option in Compiz > Window or Settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts. ...
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How to switch workspace with mouse wheel?

I've just upgraded from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS. I am using Compiz as window manager. Unfortunately I am no longer able to use the mouse wheel on the workspace pane (bottom right on screen) to scroll ...
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ALT+Tab: How to switch to Desktop on Ubuntu GNOME 17.04?

The question might seem like a really stupid one, but I cannot find an answer anywhere. In short, how to switch to Desktop on Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 Zesty Zapus? As we know, Desktop isn't even enabled by ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Switch to Previous Workspace

I have just recently started using workspaces and I really enjoy them. I use one for my email, one for my mail client, one for messages, and so on. One thing that bothers me, though, is if I get a ...
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How to open a file from bash in another workspace

I am working on a project where a text file and tif file should be opened to full window to compare with each other. So easiest way to do this is to open either one in another workspace. That means I ...
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Cycle though all the instances of a currently active application in all workspaces

When we press Alt+Tab, then we cycle through ALL the applications instances in CURRENT workspace. When we press Ctrl+Alt+Tab, then we cycle through ALL the applications instances in ALL the ...
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Move icons to bottom of launcher?

Is there any way to move an icon to the bottom of the launcher near the Trash? I'm looking to move the Workspace Switcher and Show Desktop icons down there and not have them grouped with my ...
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How can I remove the workspace switcher icon from Unity launcher?

Is it possible to remove, hide or disable the following icon but keep the workspace switcher feature enabled?
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Ubuntu 16.04 and 16.10 freezes most of the time as I'm switching between work-spaces? [closed]

It happened in 16.04 , I updated to 16.10 and problem still present . I open terminal mode and I have to issue pkill -9 compiz to unfreeze it what's weird is , it used to work fine , but now it ...
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Workspace switching indicator sometimes appears when switching windows on the same workspace in Ubuntu 16.04

After I enable workspace switcher, assume there's multiple windows open on one workspace. Sometimes when I switch back and forth between those open windows, it will randomly trigger the switching ...