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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Open application on current screen when using multiple monitors

Currently, I have two monitors that expand my workspace, one native from my laptop, that I use to control some applications (Spotify, Google Meets), and the other is external, which is used for ...
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Is there a way to indicate if an app is open in the current or another workspace?

Is there a way to have the little orange dots at the side of the dock indicate whether the app is in the current workspace or another? If for example two instances of Firefox were open in different ...
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One window spreading over two (or more) (gnome-) workspaces

I have Ubuntu 20.04 and got the gnome Workspace Matrix extension installed to manage workspaces. Having used Ubuntu before (my prevous distro was 16.04) I often loved to have one window spreading over ...
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When my PC starts. The system go directly to the workspace, instead to go to the login screen

I had one problem in my PC much time before this happen, my PC was formatted and the Ubuntu system was reinstalled by computer mechanic, now my PC work normally, but, when my PC start, happen the ...
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What process could be grabbing alt-tab?

I'm running KDE on Focal and had to reboot a few days ago. The normal thing for alt-tab to do is show a list of the windows on this workspace on the left side of the screen and cycle through them. Now,...
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Budgie dynamic workspaces?

I recently installed Ubuntu Budgie after using regular Ubuntu for a while. I immediately loved Budgie, but the only feature I miss from Gnome is the dynamic workspaces. Is there any way to get these ...
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Dynamic workspaces have stopped working?

I'm not exactly clear when and have no idea why, but at some point in the last couple of weeks, dynamic workspaces have stopped working on 20.10. When I log in, I have only a single workspace and to ...
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Desktop Wallpapers Switch Between Logins (Ubuntu Studio 20.04)

I am running Ubuntu Studio 20.04 and have an issue with logging into the same account but seeing different desktops. It started when I logged in and all workspaces had reverted to default wallpapers. ...
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ALT + TAB Windows in All Workspaces in 20.04 LTS

When using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, I was able to ALT + TAB through applications in all workspaces. Whenever I would select an application that was open only in a workspace different from the current one, it ...
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How to save and restore a desktop layout in MATE

I have read and tried a solution posted in the answer to what is essentially the same question as Is there a way to store the current desktop layout? with the result: ykarant@equality-HP-ZBook-15-G2:/...
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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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Ubuntu 18 - launcher to only show applications in current workspace

I'm trying to seperate workspaces so that the dock/launcher will only show applications in its current workspace/virtual desktop. I tried several suggestions online but they didn't work. When I did: ...
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Name workspaces in Ubuntu 18

When I click the windows key, on the right, I can see my workspace. Thing is, I can't seem to name them like in Windows. Is it possible to easily name & view workspaces, so that when I go to the ...
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Can you save workspaces in Ubuntu 20.04?

I was wondering if its possible to make a "workspaces image" that I can load back later. Sometimes I am working on a project and I would like to keep my current layout for when I continue ...
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Firefox+GNOME workspaces Open a New Window

I have 4 fixed Workspaces (set by Tweaks). FireFox is running in workspace 1 (by default, set by Tweaks - Startup Applications). If in (say) workspace 3 and I right click Firefox Web Browser icon in ...
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Window in another workspace stuck on the top of window switcher

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 with gnome and I set the window switcher only display all windows on the present workspace. However, when a window on another workspace release a notification, it will stay at ...
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i3 WM desktop assignment to specific monitor

I have a laptop that I often use an external monitor with. I'd like to assign workspaces 1-5 to the external monitor and workspaces 6-10 to the built-in display. It looks like I need to determine ...
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Make my second monitor independent

First of all, I searched the internet for two days but found nothing that helps. I connected another screen and I have two now, I want to make every monitor to have his own dock and etc, really make ...
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How to specify Right Control key instead of just <Control> in a GNOME keybinding

I'm trying to change the values of "switch-to-workspace-left" and "switch-to-workspace-right" keybindings inside "org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings" using dconf-editor (...
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Switch workspace in activities overview

There is a nifty feature in Ubuntu 20.04's Activities overview where users can switch to next/previous workspace by scrolling the mouse wheel. If I scroll one "click" down on the mouse wheel,...
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Problem with startup applications and workspaces in Xubuntu

How can I add a specific applications to their respective workspaces in Xubuntu. I did add some application in application startup, But there is no information to which workspace it will get assigned. ...
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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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Workspaces no longer recognise when an app is already running?

Previously when running Ubuntu (20.04 LTS), it used to be that when an app was already open in an alternate workspace, a circular orange marker would appear by the app icon in the dock. If I left-...
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How to include all monitors in Gnome 3 workspace thumbnails

I have a multi-monitor (two) setup and I'd like to be able to see all the windows I have open when I switch between workspaces. At the moment I end up overlooking that I already have a window open ...
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Shift-NumPad Doesn't Work When Switching Workspaces

I have followed the advice given in a previous answer to enable using the numpad as directional arrow (as in windows): XUbuntu: Make Shift+NumPad work like Windows This works, and I am able to use it ...
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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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Ubuntu Studio 20.10 can't change workspace with keyboard shortcut

What the title says, I have eight workspaces separated in two rows with four columns each. I can change by clicking with the mouse, but the Ctl+Alt+Left/Right arrow keys doesn't work. Any suggestions? ...
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how to get all applications/windows in the current workspace in the view of the user programatically ( in python )

Lets say i have applications A, B, C in the current workspace. A and B are beside each other (assume Application A is on focus ) and C is not visible on the screen ( it may [minimized] or [not be ...
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Open app on workspace where it wad launched

I would like my apps to launch on workspace where I started them. For example, I go to 2nd workspace, start app there, go to another workspace, but that app launches at 2nd workspace, not on current ...
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Show only active windows in workspace

If I move Spotify or Gedit next workspace, it would still show me. I want to show those items only if I switch to the next workspace.
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How to toggle windows from one external monitor to another?

I'd like to map a keyboard shortcut (Alt + Space) to a series of actions and I'd love some help writing the script for it. I have three monitors. The built-in laptop monitor, and two external monitors....
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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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super key gets stuck when switching between workspaces (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS)

When switching between workspaces (super+alt+{up/down}), I find that sometimes the super key gets "stuck", i.e. registered as permanently "pressed" down so that when I click on ...
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Prevent application from processing keyboard shortcut

In Ubuntu 20.04 (using Gnome 3), I have the keyboard shortcut for switching desktop workspaces (distinguishing because the software I'm using is also called "Workspace") set to Ctrl+Alt+Up/...
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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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Is there anything like bottom transparent folder drawer as right workspace drawer?

Sometimes we keep lots of folders on the desktop and it makes the desktop layout messy. It would have been great, if there were anything like bottom a folder drawer like the right side workspace ...
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MATE and isolating alt-tab

I just changed over to MATE from GNOME in Ubuntu 20.04. One thing that's bothering me is workspace isolation. I want to be able to Alt+Tab only to the apps on the active workspace, not all the ...
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Activities overview current workspace only

Hitting the Super key shows me all activities from all workspaces. I would like to have an option to show all activities from just the current workspace, either with another shortcut or by changing ...
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gnome workspace navagation shortcuts for both left and right ctrl/alt?

A few months ago I noticed that I could no longer use R-CTRL + R-ALT + ↑ or ↓ to switch between workspaces. The only thing that seems to work is L-CTRL + L-ALT + ↑ or ↓ . The gsetting key only says ...
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Bug after restarting gnome shell

Whenever I restart the gnome shell and go to activities overview, instead of normally seeing all windows of one workspaces, I see all windows of all workspaces jumbled together. Also, all the preview ...
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Setting Brave / Chrome Workspaces Permission Issue

I work on local websites and want to add workspaces in Brave Dev Tools. When I try to add the folders, I get the error Could not read the contents of var. Error opening directory '/var': Permission ...
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Opening new windows of VSCode switches workspace

I'd like to have separate windows of VSCode open in different workspaces on my Ubuntu Desktop 20.04, using the Ubuntu dock. Generally the workflow is, if I want more than one coding project open at ...
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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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Make 2 workspaces on 1 monitor in GNOME Shell?

Is there any way to make 2 workspaces on one screen with GNOME Shell 3.36 on Ubuntu 20.04? I need this because I want to use browser (or any other app) in full screen mode but only on half of my ...
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Project Windows 10 screen on Linux Desktop

I'm looking to connect a Windows 10 laptop to my laptop with Ubuntu 20.04 using a HDMI cable and use it on a second workspace. I have a work laptop for video conferencing but it has a lot of ...
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Ubuntu activity screen bugged (workspaces to dock issue?)

So this is a very odd problem that just only recently started and I have no idea why, but basically when I now have workspaces to dock extension enabled, the activity screen is bugged and does not ...
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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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Budgie Desktop - Ubuntu 20.04 - How to stop system automatically switching to another workspace when clicking on a link in another workspace

I asked this on the Ubuntu-Budgie forum but I didn't get a beep so as it is really annoying me, I thought I'd ask here as well. When I’m reading my mail in Thunderbird in workspace 3 and I click on a ...
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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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citrix workspace not working on ubuntu 20.04

I have installed Citrix workspace from Citrix Workspace app 2006 for Linux. It is installed properly and I am also getting a login page. But, after pressing submit it is throwing error as below : This ...

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