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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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Gnome Workspace grid disconfigured on screen lock

I have the Gnome extension "Workspace Grid". I have it configured with a grid of 3x3, and it works without a problem. But when my computer goes automatically on screen lock, after 5 minutes on ...
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Inserting a workspace on 18.04

In Ubuntu 18.04 when a workspace has no more windows it is automatically removed and the workspaces which were over and under the removed workspace become adjacent. Is there any way to perform the ...
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Separate workspace grid for external monitor on Ubuntu 18.10

I am using Ubuntu 18.10 and I have connected my laptop to an external monitor. I want 2 workspace grid to be present: 1st in the primary laptop screen 2nd in the external monitor screen. I want both ...
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different workspaces in ubuntu 18.04

I have 2 workspaces in ubuntu 18.04.I want have different workspace in each screen but the workspaces join by together
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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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Focus and control another window without changing desktop / workspace

If $id is any window on another desktop: wmctrl -ia "$id" xvkbd -window "$id" -text "q\r" I want to send the "q" to the window, but without switching my desktop to that of the ...
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Ubuntu virtual desktop like Windows [duplicate]

I want to change to new virtual desktop, I use Ctrl+Alt+down to change desktop I don't want to see previous virtual desktop application that I am using. In Windows every Virtual desktop is ...
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How to remove empty gnome workspaces?

I have dynamic workspaces enabled in Tweaks because I occasionally like to switch between windows quickly without having to use the "switch application" shortcut. I like to use a transparent terminal ...
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How to screen record only one workspace or selected workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04?

Is there any software to record only one or multiple workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04. I want to make a tutorial video and I want only one workspace to record and not the other one. And please note, I'm ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04: Workspaces to Dock extension ERROR

Anyone else has problems with the 'Workspaces to Dock' extension in Ubuntu 18.04? I can install it with no problem from: https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/427/workspaces-to-dock/ But every time ...
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Is there a way to open startup applications minimized or on a hidden workspace in 18.04?

I use JACK/qjackctl with the Calf Audio Plugins for a system-wide EQ. This means that I have to start and run these two programs in every session from beginning to end. Adding them to the Startup ...
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18.04 - Keep programs running after logging out

I have Ubuntu 18.04 freshly installed and up to date on a Dell Latitude 7490 and a docking station DisplayLink D3100 running 2 additional monitors. I am trying to find a way to keep all the programs ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 touchscreen gestures no longer working

I used to be able to swipe up and down with four (4) fingers on the touchscreen and switch between workspaces, however this gesture no longer works. I'm not sure what kind of information to provide ...
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How can I assign a program/window to a workspace any time I start it - GNOME 18.04? [duplicate]

On Unity I had Compiz Config. It was responsible for my workspace grid, and with it I could make specific type of window appear in specific workspace. So terminator was always on row 2 column 4, ...
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Stop libinput from swiping two finger on touchpad to switch between workspaces

I found that once installed libinput-tool then ubuntu started to use two finger swipe(left and right) to switch between workspace! This is kind of annoying and I can't scroll horizontally in many apps....
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18.04 Cannot manage workspaces

I have a laptop with an extra screen attached (one which is shareable with my Mac via a little switch). Recently when I had had both screens attached to the laptop, I disconnected the external screen,...
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How can I add a live Unity-style workspaces icon to the gnome-shell dock?

I have configured gnome-shell in Ubuntu 18.04 to have 4 static workspaces in a grid with the "Workspace grid" gnome-shell extension. I have also disabled the workspace overlay that pops up whenever ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - dock behavior for apps in multiple workspaces

The Unity Launcher in Ubuntu 16.04 had a smart way of representing applications in different workspaces: the pip next to the application would be solid for applications in the current workspace, a ...
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Chromium manager that integrates with Virtual Desktops (workspaces)?

I am using XFCE, but this question isn't specific to XFCE. I'm wondering if there is any mechanism that integrates Chromium tabs with the Window Manager. Oftentimes I have too many tabs, and I want ...
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How to automatically launch new instance of a program in differenet workspace?

I want to automatically start a new instance of a program, if that program is not already running in that workspace, else if running maximize or open that program, and program should be only visible ...
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Losing focus when changing workspace

I've got an irritating issue with losing 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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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME) workspace prohibit alt-tab to windows on other workspaces [duplicate]

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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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 ...