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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

Simply: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.app-switcher current-workspace-only true
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

Had the same problem. Turned out it was super easy to fix. Install the GNOME Tweaks app. Go to Workspaces and set Display handling to Workspaces span displays. Done!
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

You can change this behaviour by executing: gsettings set org.gnome.mutter workspaces-only-on-primary false
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How can I configure the Ubuntu Dock to show windows only from the current workspace?

Open Terminal and run gsettings set org.gnome.shell.extensions.dash-to-dock isolate-workspaces true
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Setting to only show applications of current workspace in launcher?

For Ubuntu Dock shipped with Ubuntu 17.10 and later (with GNOME) Well, Other answers are pretty old, so I think it is worth to add up-to-date answer. It is possible to do so right now and not too hard ...
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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and later with GNOME Shell

GNOME shell in Ubuntu 18.04 has a "dynamic workspaces" feature by default, which means there is no fixed number of workspaces. Workspaces can be created on demand, and are automatically removed ...
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Can I have 2x2 workspaces in GNOME 3?

After you have disabled "dynamic" workspaces using (GNOME) Tweaks and enabled "static" ones (with a fixed number, 4 in this case), install a GNOME extension called Workspace Grid. It Arranges ...
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How to have a window on all workspaces?

Pressing alt+space will display a menu where you will find "Always on visible workspace".
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Workspace with two display issue on 17.10

This is the default behavior of GNOME-Shell, which is included in Ubuntu 17.10 and up (in contrast to Ubuntu 17.04, which still included Ubuntu's own creation, Unity). You can change this using the ...
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Can I have a window showing small live preview of another workspace?

EDIT (New answer) DONE. The answer below is now available in a polished form, as an indicator, as a ppa for Trusty, Xenial, Yakkety and Zesty : sudo apt-add-repository ppa:vlijm/windowspy sudo apt-...
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Workplace switcher stopped working in Ubuntu 16.04

Did another search today and found this: Can't switch workspaces The advice to go to Compiz ccsm and activate Desktop Wall fixes the problem immediately. What a relief !
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Touchpad gestures to change workspace

Comfortable Swipe Try comfortable-swipe. Provides 3-finger and 4-finger gestures for switching workspaces, plus a couple more like the window spread in mac. This also uses xdotool, but more comfy ...
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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

Seems to be fixed with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.window-switcher current-workspace-only true gsettings set org.gnome.shell.app-switcher current-workspace-only true
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Can I have rectangular grid workspace in Ubuntu 18.04?

The option to install GNOME extensions using GNOME Tweaks is removed from last few versions of the application. But you can simply install and manage extensions from their official websites. To do ...
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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and later with GNOME Shell

Ubuntu 18.04 comes per default with workspaces. To use workspaces, click Activities on above the vertical bar (dock) (or alternatively press Super), then move your mouse to the right of your screen to ...
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Cannot move window to another workspace Ubuntu 18.04

Try the following key combination: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Arrow key (Left/Right/Up/Down).
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ALT + TAB Windows in All Workspaces in 20.04 LTS

The application switcher and the window switcher In Gnome Desktop, which is used on the standard Ubuntu desktop, there is an application switcher and windows switcher. The application switcher ...
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Workspace settings

as pointed out by PRATAP, it's available in the gnome tweaks tool which I had forgotten I'd installed.
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

You can install gnome-tweak-tool via sudo apt install gnome-tweak-tool. Then go to Workspaces > Display Handling > And choose Workspaces span displays
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Can I set a horizontal layout for workspaces?

There are two extension to achieve the desired behavior: Workspace Grid Extension Workspace Matrix The former seems to be more popular (and still seems to receive updates) while the latter is more ...
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How to assign keyboard shortcut for moving to next virtual desktop in kde plasma 5?

Kubuntu 18.04 and Kubuntu 19.04 use Ctrl+F1, Ctrl+F2, Ctrl+F3, and so on to change to the relevant desktop: If you want to move to the desktop to the left or the right, assign appropriate shortcuts ...
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Dual monitor workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04

In Ubuntu 22.04: Settings > Multitasking > Multi-Monitor > Workspaces on all displays
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME) workspace prohibit alt-tab to windows on other workspaces

To ensure that the default task switcher of Gnome Shell (Ubuntu 17.10 and higher) only shows applications of the current workspace, change a setting using the following command: gsettings set org....
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Switch workspace on dual monitor 22.04

This setting now made it into the "Settings" tool on the "Multitasking" tab:
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Dividing my desk into two work areas

It's called workspaces and if you're running plain old vanilla Ubuntu with Unity, go the to gear icon in the top left of your screen: then go to: System Settings Appearance the Behaviour tab Enable ...
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How do I look up the name of the current workspace?

You can do it with wmctrl -d to list all workspaces. The * represents the current workspace: ~$ wmctrl -d 0 * DG: 3840x1080 VP: 0,0 WA: 0,25 3840x1055 1 1 - DG: 3840x1080 VP: N/A WA: 0,25 ...
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Multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS and later with GNOME Shell

To add a new workspace, you need to move an app to the new workspace. Use: ctrl+alt+shift+(up / down arrow). For moving between workspaces, use: ctrl+alt+(up / down arrow).
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How to disable multiple workspaces on Ubuntu 22.04?

This can be done within the "Multitasking" settings. Here's how to configure it: Open the "Settings" application: Select "Multitasking" from the left menu: Scroll down ...
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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

An alternative for people who want to tab through open windows on current workspace but also want to be able to tab through all open apps (on any workspace) this can be achieved by changing the ...
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Remove a workspace from GNOME Shell

In Gnome-Tweak-Tool you have the Menu Workspaces. Select Dynamic Workspaces -> Workspaces can be created on demand, and are automatically removed when empty. With this Option when you close the ...
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