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Questions about workspace switcher/switching.

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Workspaces and shortcuts (Alt+number) on Gnome 3

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and I don't have the behavior I expect with the workspaces and the alt+number shortcut. When using this shortcut in a workspace for an already opened app, I would like to go to ...
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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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Workspace Switching Thumbnail on Both Monitors in 18.04 with Workspace Matrix

(I've found similar questions elsewhere, but none seem to solve my problem: How can I make gnome-shell treat both monitors in the same way?, https://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-1973027.html, ...
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How to make workspace flow over in 18.04

Following this recommendation, I installed The Workspace Matrix extension to allow 2x2 workspace matrix in ubuntu 18.04. In 16.04, when an application window was on any screen edge, it is ...
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Is it possible to have individual workspace settings?

The workspace option by xfce/Ubuntu is really awesome. Is there more to it? What if I'd like to have different environments easily configured per workspace? This might include both static workspace ...
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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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Push workspaces left and right in ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 16.04 there was a 2x2 grid for workspaces and I could switch freely between them by using Ctrl+Alt+any of the 4 arrow keys. Ubuntu 18.04 does dynamic workspaces, but only uses Ctrl+Alt+ up ...
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How to configure switch workspace keyboard shortcuts on Ubuntu 16.04?

On my Ubuntu 16.04 machine I want to switch workspaces with a keyboard shortcut. I found the relevant setting in System Settings / Keyboard / Shortcuts / Navigation ... and then at the bottom of the ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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, ...