Questions tagged [workspace-switcher]

Questions about workspace switcher/switching.

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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?
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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+1,2,3… from opening apps?

I like switching my workspaces with the keys Super+1, Super+2, etc. But when I try them after changing the keyboard shortcuts, they open any 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 do I disable dragging windows from one workspace to another in Ubuntu 20.04

Every time I grab the title bar of a maximized window, it automatically moves that window to the workspace above. This is not what I intend, and I want to disable this as it is very annoying. How do ...
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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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How can I adjust the mouse wheel speed when changing workspaces?

Whenever I use the mouse wheel to change workspaces it goes to the bottom real fast, so I have to scroll carefully to get to the workspace that I need. Aside from that, the mouse wheel works fine for ...
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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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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 do I move the workspace switcher/selector in Activities overview 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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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 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 ...