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Questions tagged [workspaces]

A tool for multitasking in Ubuntu giving users several virtual desktops. Questions on setting up, turning off, customizing and working with workspaces are appropriate.

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Loosing focus when changing workspace

I've got irritating issue with loosing focus on xubuntu 18.04 while changing workspaces. Lets assume, that I've got 2 displays and 2 workspaces. Active windows are arranged like this: ...
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How can I make my default workspacess 2 rather than 4?

Ubuntu 18.04 running Budgie I want to only have 2 workspaces. Where can I set this up? It keeps reverting back to 4 after I restart. Thank you.
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Ubuntu 18:04: Starting Chrome in a different workspace but do not focus it

I am running selenium tests locally quite often. As they open a new chrome window about 10 times, its annoyning having them on the same workspace. On Ubuntu 16.04, I used compizConfig to start chrome ...
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Chromium/Opera “randomly” not rendering in i3

I'm on 18.04, using i3, and sometimes when I go from some workspace to a workspace containing chromium or opera, those windows aren't redrawing. I can still press ctrl+s to open a "save to" popup, ...
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[SOLVED]Broken Workspaces [on hold]

Yesterday while I was playing, some updates appeared, I installed them and rebooted the computer, when I switched to my Unity configuration but was not able to go down to the below workspaces, I just ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME) workspace prohibit alt-tab to windows on other workspaces

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 running GNOME desktop environment I have two workspaces, one and two, with following windows Work space 1: shell 1, chrome 1 Work space 2: shell 2, chrome 2 I want: when I'm ...
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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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Keyboard shortcut to move windows between multiple workspaces in 18.04

I've always loved multiple workspaces, and I used up to 8 in my beloved 14.04. Now in 18.04 I understand we are in GNOME and not Unity, and there isn't a way to tweak much the workspace thing. I can ...
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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 do you close a workspace? [duplicate]

Super+PageUp/Down to open Shift+Super+PageUp/Down to move window to a different workspace But How to close a workspace
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CCDM 2D Array of viewports vs 1D in GNOME [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 18.10 with Compiz Config Settings Manager and GNOME. I want a 4x4 array of viewports. Sometimes I get them, and sometimes it shows up as a 1x16 array (only up/down scrolls to new ...
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Editing the Gnome Shortcut scripts

I'm interested in editing the script associated with the "Switch to workspace" shortcut on gnome, the one that is assigned by default to CTRL+ALT+arrows. I'm having some trouble in actually finding ...
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How to show only the active desktop's applications in the taskbar? (Lubuntu 18.10)

The default setting is to show all open applications in the taskbar regardless of active desktop. I wish to show only the windows in the active desktop in that desktop's taskbar. How do I show only ...
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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 it Possible to have a different screen scale resolution for each workspace?

I ask because I own a 4k large monitor and its a pain in the ass having to always change the resolution when Apps don't scale well to 4k e.g Steam, Spotify, Runescape(osrs) and other. So what I would ...
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How to clear Ubuntu dock in new workspace on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

Is there any way that when I open a new workspace, the toolbar (EDIT: Dock) is clear as if all programs were closed? In other words, each workspace would have their own set of open programs. Windows ...
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How can I define Ubuntu workspace configuration as code?

Is there any more or less suitable tooling for the scenario described below? Imagine the following scenario (upon this question, but here Ubuntu-specific): You have a standard work environment, 4 ...
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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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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Any idea how to have more than 2 workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1?
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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 make 'Always on Visible Workspace' for some applications permanent on Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME [duplicate]

In KDE I could set windows from some applications to be 'Always on Visible Workspace' permanently after restarts. How do I do this to some applications like Slack in latest Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME ...
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Limitation of having 9 workspaces with 3 monitors solution - Ubuntu 18.04

Problem: I have a stationary computer with ubuntu linux 18.04. 3 monitors connected and I can have maximum 9 workspaces. Even if I set "Gnome tweak tool" to 12 workspaces it shows only 9 workspaces. ...
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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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18.04 Gnome Desktop No permanent workspace number shown on desktop

I have not been able to get the current workspace number permanently on the desktop. If I press the window key, of course I can get it, but find this annoying. I have 4 fixed workspaces, set by ...
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Ubuntu 18.04lts - several problems - high compiz CPU, HDMI port not working, etc

So these problems have been occurring for a while, but I have been far too busy to do anything until now. After I updated from Ubuntu 16.04 lts to 18.04 lts these things all started. Here are a list ...
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Separate workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 16.04 each workspace had a separate 'application space' as it were. That is, when you were on workspace 1 you could only loop through applications on that workspace. So I could have, for ...
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gnome clocks: multiple instances

18.04 I want to put gnome-clocks on a couple of workspaces but I haven't found a way of doing this. (This is not a duplicate of multiple world clocks, I want the whole window with all its clocks.) ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 missing workspace shifter and key shortcuts

I found to my dismay that the 18.04 workspaces implementation is unusable. For two decades, on a variety of linux/unix systems (Redhat, MacOS, Ubuntu 9.014, 12.04, 14.04) I had a row of 12 workspaces,...
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How to remove right-side workspaces panel in gnome-shell?

The panel i'm talking about resides on the right side in gnome applications overview (just pressing super key). In standard gnome environment if you set static workspaces to 1 in gnome-tweak-tools - ...
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18.04 MATE Workspace names hiding window icons

I am experimenting with having a large number of workspaces (9). I tend to create a number of different views on a project so it is useful to separate these views into workspaces -- as well as keeping ...
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How to get 3x3 grid in Ubuntu 18.04

I followed the advice from this solution(Note the comment as well) to get the 2x2 grid back: Can I have 2x2 workspaces in GNOME 3? When I go into the tweak tool and up the number to 9 workspaces it ...
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Switch between applications with multiple workspaces [duplicate]

Then System: Ubuntu 16.04 I have 4 workspaces and in each of them one Firefox window and a Terminal. With Ubuntu 16.04 I could switch between them with Alt + Tab and it would always take the ...
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Use Control+Right Alt+Arrows to change workspaces

I've been using workspaces with gnome and Ubuntu 18.04, and I would like to change the shortcuts to switch workspaces. I've seen that dconf-editor has an option to do it in org > gnome > desktop > wm >...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 remapped delete key

On Ubuntu 16.04, delete worked normally. Right after upgrading to 18.04.1, my delete key now switches my workspace to "Workspace 1," but does not delete. If I plug in the same keyboard to Ubuntu 16.04,...
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after updating packages and kernel, workspaces, trackpad and extermal monitor don't work

I performed a software update this morning, and after restarting had a weird set of symptoms: My trackpad no longer gets loaded by the kernel. It doesn't appear in /proc/bus/input/devices I can't ...
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Separate workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and I want to have completely separate workspaces on it. Now my workspaces are sharing the icons on the dock, and when I click on icons of application that have ...
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Question/Suggestion: Ubuntu 18.04: Workspace save/restore

I have just upgraded Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04. A suggestion/question related to workspace switching: The active workspace state (e.g., focus window and its size) should be saved when switching to a new ...
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Detecting workspace switch event

I'm trying to find a way to maintain information about the current workspace I'm on without having to poll at a constant interval. The way this could be done is if there was a way of getting notified ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Save and Restore Workspace Layout (w/ Multiple Workspaces)

I am using a large 4K monitor with multiple work spaces each having multiple applications. When rebooting Ubuntu 18.04, the locations of the application windows are lost and it takes me several ...
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Window “snapping” and workpace switching keyboard shortcuts have stopped working [Ubuntu 16.04] [duplicate]

Today I noticed that a lot of the keyboard shortcuts I regularly use on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS have stopped working. I can no longer switch between workspaces using Ctrl+Alt+arrowkey and I can no longer ...
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OBS - Recording non active desktop workspace

Is it possible to record an inactive workspace from a screen recording software like OBS? For example, recording what is going on in workspace 1 if I am actually looking at workspace 2 on the screen. ...
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Kubuntu: Show programs only on their workspace

When switching workspaces (Virtual Desktops); is there a way to make programs only show up on their belonging workspace? By default all programs are visible on the taskbar, even if the program is on ...
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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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Switch Workspace Shortcut Broken

Ubuntu 16.04. LTS, Unity After the last update, I cannot switch workspaces with Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key nor move windows with Shift + Ctrl + Alt + Arrow Key. This answer here didn't help: Cannot ...
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Move workspace position in GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04

Just wondering if its possible to move workspace positions in Ubuntu 18.04. For instance you might have: Workspace 1 - 2 Terminal windows Workspace 2 - Chrome browser window Workspace 3 - Some IDE (e....
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I miss Unity workspaces. How to have them in Gnome?

I switched from Unity to Gnome in 18.04 and I really miss how workspaces worked in Unity. A simple button displayed all workspaces and you could drag and drop windows to any. You could also drag one ...
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Workspace layout in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I set up up a new laptop with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and try to customize it so that it "feels like mine". In addition to the normal system settings, gnome-tweaks already provided some more configuration ...
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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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dual monitor workspaces in ubuntu 18.04

Dual monitor setup on Ubuntu 18.04; when I hit activities only the left monitor switches workspaces while the right monitor just keeps whatever is on its screen. Is there a way to make the workspace ...
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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 ...