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Disclaimer: Actually using Debian here, not Ubuntu, but I am knowledgeable enough to find the right packages, and compile my own if needed.

I am a rather heavy user of the Multiple Desktops (workspaces) feature of gnome. However, I would like to get a lot more use out of my screen space by being able to tell a window to only show on, say, workspaces 2 and 3, instead of all workspaces.

Is there an addon to gnome or a configuration I can set somewhere to allow for this behavior?

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migrated from askubuntu.com Sep 3 '11 at 14:18

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Are you using compiz? – RolandiXor Sep 2 '11 at 20:04
Not currently. Does Compiz add this feature? It can be added fairly easily. – Ryan Gooler Sep 2 '11 at 20:40
@ryan - yes - very easy via Compiz - see this Question and answer: askubuntu.com/questions/6422/… – fossfreedom Sep 2 '11 at 21:48

Take a look at devil's pie, an app written to allow such customization on GNOME 2.

Note that if/when you move to GNOME 3, things might work very differently…

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