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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Ubuntu 20.04 crashes when I use second workspace

My Ubuntu 20.04 (main OS) seems to crash whenever I'm using a second workspace for too long.
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Well the workspace panel suddenly disappeared and workspace indicator came on top bar

So basically there was an update and when I restarted after the update, the workspace panel on the right side of activities panel was gone and I had to enable the workspace indicator in the top bar to ...
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how to prevent firefox always to start on the last space it was closed?

I do not know how, but after the last kernel update when I start Firefox it goes to another workspace. It is annoying for me, because sometimes there is just one workspace available on my screen, I'm ...
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How can I adjust the mouse wheel speed when changing workspaces?

Whenever I use the mouse wheel to change workspaces it goes to the bottom real fast, so I have to scroll carefully to get to the workspace that I need. Aside from that, the mouse wheel works fine for ...
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How do I remove the workspace switcher from the unity launcher in Ubuntu 20.04?

This question is similar to the aim of the following question: How do I add and remove the Workspace Switcher launcher from the Unity launcher? However the answer given by pepper_chico (and other ...
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How can I hide windows from another workspace from showing in the taskbar? [duplicate]

How do I prevent windows from another workspace showing an icon in the taskbar (Ubuntu Dock)? Example: Firefox running on workspace 1 Files running on workspace 2 When I am in workspace 1 I would ...
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How to make desktops independent on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I want to have independent desktops, so if I have app #1 on the first desktop and app #2 on the second desktop, I can't switch from app #1 to app #2 (by the word "...
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floating window/dialog box behaviour in ubuntu 20.04LTS

Has anyone noticed, dialogue boxes(such as the save dialogue box which appears in a browser when you download a file) cannot be moved beyound the edges of workspace in which they appear, they are ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Saving all terminals when logging out

I freshly installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new machine with Gnome. Every time I log out all my terminals in all workspaces are gone and I need to re-open all of them etc. I believe that KDE saves ...
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dconf-editor shortcuts don't work

I'm used to work with 6 workspaces. I can assign shortcuts to change to anyone of them trough the settings menu > shortcuts, and it works. But it only offers the "option" to stablish shortcuts for ...
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How to make alt+backtick switch only windows on the current workspace?

There are multiple questions and answers about how to make Alt+Tab switch only applications of current workspace, most notably this one. However, is there any way to enforce the same behavior to Alt+`...
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dual monitors navigating common workspaces

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 with two monitors [M.a]&[M.b] and two workspaces {W.1}/{W.2}. I tried allowing both monitors to use workspaces via Tweak settings so that workspaces span displays, but that'...
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How to create workspaces in Ubuntu 20.04 [duplicate]

How can you create and enable workspaces in Ubuntu 20.04. I can't seem to find the option to make them and enable them in GNOME desktop.
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How can I show tasks only of current virtual desktop in Ubuntu dock? [duplicate]

Is there way I can only show the tasks which are running in the Ubuntu dock which are running on the current virtual desktop instead of showing all the tasks? I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.
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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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Is there a way to see workspace thumbnails all the time on secondary monitor on Ubuntu 20.04?

Have a dual monitor setup. One is smaller, with lower resolution, so I don't use it as much as my primary monitor. Is there an application or gnome extension for Ubuntu 20.04 which could be used to ...
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No 'Workspaces' section in GNOME Tweaks

I do not have any 'Workspaces' option in GNOME Tweaks on Ubuntu 18.04. As said in a lot of places, I have installed gnome-tweaks by sudo apt install gnome-tweaks But even there the 'Workspaces' ...
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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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Show desktop grid not working anymore (Ubuntu 20.04 KDE Plasma)

Problem: While pressing Ctrl+F8 nothing is happening. Yesterday everything worked perfect. I tried to change shortcut, still nothing is happening. I don't know how to force "show grid" without ...
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How do I get grid workspaces in ubuntu 20.04?

I know that I have to use some tweaking tool and then a extension for this. But all extensions that are suggested for this(Workspace grid, Workspace matrix), aren't available in the software center.
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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 do I fix the keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces in 20.04?

Since I did a fresh install of 20.04 a few days ago, my keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces no longer works. Any ideas on how to fix it? Is anybody else running into this problem?
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stubborn Firefox on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Gnome

I have been using Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, with workspaces stacked vertically for some years. I like to open Firefox in the top workspace, but some two weeks ago this program started to behave oddly just ...
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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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Unexpected switch to console mode when switching workspace

Around once an hour and completely randomly, when switching workspace by using Ctrl+Alt+Up or Ctrl+Alt+Down, my OS switches to console mode (full black screen + shell input that asks for my login and ...
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Bluetooth not working after install of Amazon Workspaces Linux Client

Running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. After installing the Amazon Workspaces Linux Client, Bluetooth can no longer be turned on; when I go to the Bluetooth settings panel, in the main window, it switches ...
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Workspaces Won't Work Ubuntu Studio 19.10

Can't get Workspaces to work. Can someone please show me how to do it? Can't find any info in the documentation. I'm using Ubuntu Studio 19.10 Thanks in advance for your help.
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How can I remove second workspace from Ubuntu 18.04?

I set two workspace using super+1 and super+2 to separate lot of task. But I notice when I constantly switching the app due to animation my eyes feel lot of pain. So how can I remove second ...
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Opening vivaldi opens sometimes in the same workspace but not always

I am new here and also new to Unix. I have Ubuntu 18.04 I am about to create a shell later so that I can just click on the file for opening multiple applications for one of my Workspace (1) For the ...
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Citrix Workspace for Linux, Skype Enterprise and TalkBase not fully working as Streaming Sound only works for sound, not recording

Managed to open Citrix Workspace through a F5 Firwall in Firefox (had to fix the path in terminal first) and Chromium (same specific fix). Distant session in Windows 10 opens, with system sounds but ...
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workspace grid with preview and wrap-around in ubuntu 18.04

Is it possible to have a workspace configuration with preview and wrap-around in ubuntu 18.04. The gnome-tweaks extension "workspace grid" has a very flexible wrap-around option that i like (wrap to ...
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How do I stop Google Chrome windows from “following” me across Unity workspaces?

I've got Google Chrome in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS running Unity, and when I switch workspaces, the Chrome windows follow me to the new one, regardless of what window I have focused at the time (and using ...
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How can I send a window to a different workspace without changing the active workspace?

Is there a keyboard shortcut to send a window into a different workspace, while remaining in the current workspace, so that I can ignore it for now? I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04 with the ...
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A monitor without a workspace

I have a three monitor setup and i would like to use workspaces for the two firsts together, and no workspace in the third. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, tried navigating Gnome Tweaks but couldn't find ...
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Unity Desktop and 18.04: Get Workspace Preview feature which 16.04 had

Unity on Ubuntu 16.04 has a nice feature. When switching among workspaces, the switcher preview dims the other workspaces to highlight the current workspace. However on Ubuntu 18.04 this feature ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 assigned workspace per monitor

Is there some way to have assigned workspaces per monitor in Ubuntu 18.04? I'd like to be able to easily go from my laptop being connected to two other displays containing separate workspaces to my ...
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How to have workspaces only on secondary monitors

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and I have a configuration with a laptop with other 2 external monitors. I am using workspaces and what I like to do is to hold the laptop screen (that is the primary display) ...
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18.04: re-enable preferred keystroke combination for Workspaces?

How do I invoke Workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04? It used to be: ctrl+alt+ (up or down) But my laptop crashed. After rebooting, those key combinations don't do anything. Is there a way to configure ...
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Expand workspace to second monitor

I have 5x2 workspaces on my 18.04 with the 2 being horizontal (let's call them left and right). I'm using Unity. I would love to have a setup in which when I don't have second screen connected ...
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i3wm: Two separate Firefox profiles in rofi + assign each profile to a different workspace

On Windows, I could install two different instances of Firefox linked to two different profiles. There were two icons on the desktop and on the start menu to see which one is which. I just migrated ...
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KDE - Controlling the Cooperation of Multiple Task Managers

When you have multiple Icons-Only Task Managers, how do you control the behavior as it pertains to their cooperation with each other? The ability to do this, is crucial to my desired workflow. In ...
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workspace matrix [duplicate]

Question: How to install gnome extension "workspace matrix" on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS? Problem: Unable to install "workspace matrix" (or "workspace grid") on Ubuntu 18.04. No packages appear in Ubuntu ...
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Setting keyboard shortcuts to additional workspaces

Coming from the Mac OS, I have a favorite setup where I have 8 Workspaces. I have no problem setting up the additional Workspaces, and I have 10 up and running right now. However, I'm used to ...
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alacritty receives strange keystrokes when switching workspace

My setup: Ubuntu 19.10, up to date, quite fresh install without too many tweaks installed Alacritty via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mmstick76/alacritty; sudo apt update; sudo apt install alacritty ...
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Unity: Everything freezes upon switching workspaces

I am using 19.10 on an HP Elitedesk with Intel i7. I am currently using unity for the GUI client. The Problem During the transition from different workspaces, the screen freezes all of a sudden. ...
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18.04 Lost easy transition between workspaces and shifting between applications in the actual workspace

In 16.04 LTS I set up keyboard shortcuts so that ALT-# [1-4] would switch between workspaces 1-4. Then without lifting my thumb off of ALT I could then transition through the windows in the present ...
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Create new User with Completely different workspace from the others

I have just one user(For example User_One the name) and a root on my system and i want to create a second user (For example User_two the name) who I want him to have : *His own desktop with his own ...
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18.04 Change Workspace Keyboard shortcut, conflicting with that for switching apps on the dash [duplicate]

I followed the steps mentioned in: 18.04 Change shortcut for switching workspace - Ask Ubuntu, to change Keyboard shortcuts to switch to another workspace, as can be seen in the following picture: ...
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How can I get Firefox to reopen windows in the workspaces they were previously in?

I use Firefox windows to lump together different projects I'm working on, and I use separate workspaces so that alt-tabbing doesn't cycle through all those separate projects, but just my editor, ...

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