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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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How to prevent my game from minimizing when switching workspaces

I was trying to play EVE online, and I want to switch to another workspace where I have the wiki, but when I go back to the workspace where I have my game open it is minimized. I found a this command ...
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Running out of memory when building catkin workspace

I'm trying to build my catkin workspace using the "catkin_make" command but I'm always running out of memory. In fact, the error that I get is the following: Invoking "make -j16 -l16&...
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Default multi-touch gestures on Ubuntu 22.04 are gone

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on a Dell Inspiron 16 Plus laptop. Originally, I could use my touch with 3-finger left/right to switch between workspaces. However, today I can no longer do that. I am thinking ...
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How to separate notifications from software in different workspaces?

I'm an English learner, so please forgive any mistakes in my grammar. I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop and I'm having an issue with my workspaces. I have 4 workspaces set up, with the first one ...
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Mirror single application / workspace to an external screen / beamer

When connecting an external monitor / beamer / projector to my laptop, I can choose between two modes: Join Displays and Mirror (see here). When teaching, I need a combination of the two modes: I ...
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I am using the colcon buil command in my ros workspace, the following error appears : R_X86_64_TPOFF32

When I cd into my ros workspace, and use the following command - colcon build , I get to see the following error messages, ERROR:colcon.colcon_core.extension_point:Exception loading extension '...
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Detect that the workspace has changed

I can change my current workspace in various ways, e.g. by clicking on some switcher widget, with some key combination, with a command in a terminal. Is there a way to detect that the workspace has ...
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Switching workspace by using Super+Scroll Mouse is not available

I am using Ubuntu 22.04. The feature still worked fine until I installed the Nvidia drivers (not sure if it is the main reason). After the installation, I cannot use Super+Scroll mouse to switch ...
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Workspace name in Ubuntu 22.04

I'm testing Ubuntu 22.04. Is there a way to name my workspaces, for example "Work" and "Home", instead of "1" and "2"? This is trivial in Xfce, Cinnamon and Kde....
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VNC Viewer that works properly in full screen mode?

I run xtightvncviwer on Ubuntu. It works adequately in scrolled mode, but thats very awkward viewing against my remote system which uses the hole space. It has a full screen mode, but its badly broken....
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xubuntu 22.04 How to make workspaces span multiple displays

I have 3 displays and I want my current workspace to span all of them so that when I switch work spaces all 3 displays will switch to a new workspace. As you probably know, the default is that you can ...
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How to Use workspace in incognito mode in Ubuntu 23.10?

I want to Create a separate workspace for incognito work. This completely isolates it from my main workspace, making it invisible and inaccessible unless i switch to that specific workspace. It's ...
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How to start Ubuntu 23.10 with the same apps in the same workspaces?

The goal is simple: start Ubuntu and find it how you left it after turning your PC off (no power consumption). Startup Applications alone is not enough, because it doesn't open the applications in ...
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Disable active window from popping out when switching workspace on Ubuntu 23.10?

When I switch to a different workspace on Ubuntu 23.10 using keyboard shortcuts, the window that is currently active performs a "pop-out" animation to draw attention to itself. The window ...
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How to make Application Indicator 2D? [closed]

Linear arrays of workspaces are difficult to navigate after you have more than just a few. 2D arrays of workspaces for Linux have been around for a decade or two, and make getting to another workspace ...
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Is it possible in Ubuntu 22.04 to have one app/window show/present in several "desktops" simultaneously -- like in 20.04?

In 20.04, if you have an application open and right-click on its title bar, you are presented with a list of possible actions. They include actions local to this desktop/workspace, like "Always ...
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Can't find shortcut "Move window one workspace down"

I was trying to unbind the default keyboard shortcut Alt+Ctrl+Shift+Down (to use it to copy a row down in vscode instead). The best way I found in order to find out which action is using a specific ...
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Unique wallpaper for each GNOME workspace?

How do I set a unique wallpaper for each GNOME workspace? I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
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Different pinned apps for each GNOME workspace?

How do I have a unique set of pinned application for each GNOME workspace?
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Label GNOME workspaces?

How do I attach a label to each workspace in GNOME? E.g. work, study, plan, etc.
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Pin workspace to external monitor/projector?

Is there any way to pin a workspace to a projector on Ubuntu 22.04. I need this feature because I try to teach a programming class, where I complete the code (on Jupyter notebook) during the class. It ...
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Focus lost to "Always on Visible Workspace" window when switching desktops

I'm on Ubuntu 23.04 on my laptop with an extra monitor. I have Slack on the laptop screen as an "Always on Visible Workspace" window, and on the extra monitor I have 2 separate windows of ...
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Is it possible to add "move to another workspace" menu item to the Alt-spacebar menu as was present in Gnome3

Under Ubuntu 20.04 Alt-Spacebar shows a menu option "Move to another Workspace", which lists all workspaces and allows a specific one to be selected. That's no longer present in 22.04. Can ...
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How to lock the workspaces shown in wayland / prevent other apps from changing the workspace?

Please note that this question is entirely different from How can I prevent programs from switching workspaces? How can I lock an application (and all its new windows) into a specific workspace? ...
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How to disable dynamic workspaces and switch to fixed number via the shell?

I can use this command to set the number of workspaces via shell: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences num-workspaces 9 But I can't find the key to change it from Dynamic workspaces to ...
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Keep Desktop from showing inside the Workspace Indicator

how do i exclude the desktop from being shown in the workspace indicator, it shows on all 4. the desktop comes from the default gnome extension DING. Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS.
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How to make previously active application focused on workspace change

I am using Ubuntu 23.04 with default settings. I have enabled workspaces with Fixed number of workspaces and workspaces on primary display only. Whenever I switch workspaces the previously active ...
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Switching workspace using mouse wheel under dock panel is no longer working

Switching between workspaces using the mouse wheel under the dock is no longer working (Note: Panel mode is off). It was working until a few days and suddenly stopped working in v22.04, Also tried to ...
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unclickable area in top right corner

Sometimes an unclickable area appears in the top right corner of the screen. the area is invisible unless I switch workspaces, then it would appear as a small black box during the transition. ...
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Unable to use catkin in ROS2 humble with Ubuntu 22.04 [duplicate]

I have installed ROS2 by following the guide in this document but when I tried to install catkin by the following command: $ mkdir -p ~/catkin_ws/src $ cd ~/catkin_ws/src $ catkin_init_workspace It ...
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switch to workspaces by clicking on workspaces' thumbnails in activity overview without selecting a window

How can I switch to workspace by clicking on workspaces' thumbnails in activity overview without selecting a window. I mean, When I use keybinding for Move to workspace on the left / right, it just ...
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I would like my external screen to mirror my laptop screen. How do I do this?

My work computer is a laptop running 20.04.6. I have an external monitor. I use virtual workspaces. At present it seems like my external monitor is appended to the right side of my laptop monitor ...
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Http/1.1 Internal Server Error 43549 Citrix Workspace Ubuntu 23.04

Thanks in advance for reading my question. I was using Ubuntu 22.04.2 and managed to install the Citrix Workspace application (also known as icaclient), and managed to login with difficulty, after ...
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Why can't I use Shift+Alt+$ to move a window to workspace 4?

On my fairly vanilla Ubuntu 22.04 desktop installation I have six workspaces set up, and I like to have easy, explicit shortcuts for switching directly to each workspace and moving a window to each ...
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Can't switch workspace with "win key+scrolling mouse up and down" using ubuntu on xorg

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS and I switched from wayland to xorg because I noticed that the display on ubuntu on xorg is better when I use fractional scaling. But now I noticed that I can't switch ...
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Running App Dot Indicator Showing on Wrong Workspace

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland. The issue is that if I use "activities view" or "show applications" to move an app to another workspace, then click back to the workspace I was ...
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How to move window between workspaces on Wayland using CLI (ubuntu 22.04)

Is there any way to move a particular window of an application (i.e. kitty terminal) between workspaces? I would like to set up some keyboard shortcuts to achieve this with different applications. I ...
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Switching workspaces using ctrl + alt + (left/right) but I have to click on window to focus on it everytime

I have recently upgraded into Ubuntu 23.04. And when I switch workspaces using CTRL + ALT + (LEFT/ RIGHT) it switches workspace but.... I have to click on window to focus and work on it everytime I ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 is not directing to the main desktop screen after starting up

Every time, I start up my Ubuntu, I always need to click this workspace screen in order to get the main desktop. How do I get rid of this? After starting up, I want it to direct me to the main ...
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How to view a portion of a window in another workspace?

The actual problem: This is on Ubuntu 20.04. I can't start playing Counterstrike GO (CSGO), because as shown in the screenshot below, the green start button is not visible in the viewing area of the ...
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Isolated or segregated workspaces / desktops / activities

What is a good solution for completely isolated workspaces? Here is what I'm looking for: When I am in a workspace, I only stay in that workspace. I don't switch out to a different one, even if that ...
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Each default browser for different workspaces

I use google chrome browser for private stuff, but on the same machine I have my work apps. I've created two workspaces and use one for work and second for private stuff. For work things I use Firefox,...
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Linux Alternative app to Jasc Paint Shop Pro -- specificaly with similar "Workspaces" like feature

I am trying to find a Linux alternative to Jasc Paint Shop Pro... so long as the alternative has a similar kind of specific functionality. Jasc Paint Shop Pro has a specific feature called "...
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How to make workspaces truly separate in Ubuntu 22.04

I use workspaces to separate the different things I am working on. However, often when I open a link in one workspace I jump to another workspace and this kinda defeats the purpose of keeping these ...
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Ubuntu 22 home screen doesn't work correctly

My home screen doesn't work correctly, at different times right click shows a different context menu, if I add a home folder the folder icon starts flickering. Also, I noticed in the system monitor ...
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Is there a way to create shorcut that move an app on specific workspace AND specific screen

As many I'm using 2 screens on my desk. I have one laptop with its screen and an additional monitor. I'm using 4 workspaces. Workspaces are used only on the main screen (the big one, not the laptop's ...
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Swap two workspaces

I have several workspaces active in Ubuntu 22.04. Is it possible to re arrange them? E.g. suppose I start in this condition: A | B | C and I want to go to this condition: A | C | B Is it possible to ...
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Drag all windows from an app to another workspace

I'm missing a Workspaces feature from macOS: grouping windows by app. The benefit is a declutter of "Activities & Workspaces" view, displaying windows from the same application all ...
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How to isolate open applications, and ideally processes, in Ubuntu workspace?

I combine work and study, so I need a separate set of tabs for each task. For example: for work it is chrome with work-related tabs, vscode, obsidian.md and others, and for study - chrome, but with ...
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Why do the windows on the secondary monitor dissapear when I change workspace on the primary one?

I use Ubuntu 22.04 with Wayland and intel graphics. When I connect a secondary screen and choose "Workspaces on primary display only" I encounter an annoying behavior. When I have windows ...
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