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Separate workspaces on each monitor

I recently switched to a new PC at work, one with two (identical, Dell 23") monitors. I'm running Linux Mint 15 64bit / Cinnamon. Is there a way to set it up in such a way that, instead of both ...
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Stop browser window from switching workspace and getting focus when opening a link?

(I just switched from Gnome 2 to Xfce 4, so I have still to find my way around how Xfce works.) Iceweasel is opened on Workspace 1, Icedove is opened on Workspace 2. I click at a link in Icedove, ...
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How do I make a gnome window only available on some workspaces?

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 ...
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Override the window title for an arbitrary window in KDE and set a custom window title

Using KDE here, but there might be a solution that works with other desktops environments too. I often am dealing with many many windows. Most windows contain many tabs (e.g. a Dolphin window with ...
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Can We Have Different Wallpapers For Each Workspace under Gnome?

I was wondering whether we can have different wallpapers in each workspace of a Linux distro using Gnome. Googled it. Solutions I found require desktop effects to be enabled. My laptop can't take up ...
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Multiple monitors as cloned desktop windows

I am running Fedora 16 using an Nvidia card with 2 monitors. I have the monitors setup as 2 separate displays (in that I can move a window from monitor to monitor). One monitor is mounted in a ...
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How to disable moving between workspaces feature?

I have installed Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon – have been upgrading from Linux Mint 13. There is a feature: I can move between workspaces by moving cursor to the edge of screen and holding it there ...
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Map workspace switch to mouse buttons in cinnamon

I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to ...
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Changing the order of workspaces in Gnome Shell

In Gnome Shell, is it possible to change the sequence of workspaces by using drag-and-drop? For instance, is it possible to make Workspace 2 the uppermost one by dragging it above Workspace 1 (which ...
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Compiz + MATE windows jump to previous workspace

I have a fresh Mint 13 Maya (MATE edition) with Compiz enabled. I also have a two-monitor set-up with the nVidia drivers with TwinView. I have set up 4 horizontal workspaces via CompizConfig Settings ...
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Activate window that was active before workspace switch when switching back

I use Debian 8 with Gnome. When I switch workspaces the current active windows looses it's focus (I think this is a default behaviour, rather than a bug). Is there a way to make gnome remember active ...
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Show which workspaces have applications on openbox

I run openbox on debian, and I have 49 workspaces, and use the setlayout command to have them put in a square instead of a line. I also have keyboard shortcuts to navigate around the workspaces. When ...
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How to move a window to a different workspace using its ID, in bash?

Currently I have successfully used wmctrl -r :SELECT: -t 2 but something like wmctrl -r -i 0x03e00003 -t 2 does not work. How should I write the command in order to select the window to be moved ...
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How to stop scrolling from changing workspaces in i3 on CrunchBang++?

I installed CrunchBang++ on a VirtualBox machine. I installed a few packages from the welcome script and the VirtualBox guest additions. I then installed i3 and set it as my window manager by creating ...
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Group and lock certain windows to a workspace in Gnome 3

Is it possible to group certain windows to always occupy the same area and always be in the same workspace? If so, how? For example I'm using Eclipse and I have multiple detached windows and for ...
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How to start an application on a different workspace?

I need to start a GUI application [Lotus Symphony] on a workspace different from the currently used one. [ex.: there are 4 workspaces on a GNOME desktop.] Q: How do I do this? p.s.: It's needed ...
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Move between different workspaces efficiently

Using GNOME here, I want to switch between different workspaces more efficiently -- by this I mean, suppose I am on workspace #1 and I want to switch to workspace #3 ... how do I that efficiently? The ...
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Knoppix multiple desktops

I have knoppix 6.4.4 installed on a persistent usb drive. By default, compiz is set up and allows me to switch between my four desktops. The problem is, when I have two browsers open, one in desktop1 ...
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How to keep my cursor focus when switching of workspace if I have a fullscreened window on another screen?

Let's say I have, On screen 1: workspace A: a web browser, extended (not full-screened with F11, just maxed out). workspace B: a terminal with Vi for example. On screen 2: a web browser, ...
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Fluxbox, how to launch some applications in a specific workspace at startup

I would like to launch some applications at startup, but I want them to be in a specific workspace. I can edit the fluxbox startup-script to launch those applications, but I don't know how to specify ...
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restore chromium/firefox windows to original workspace/desktop

I have a three monitor setup, with two monitors driven directly by Ubuntu 12.04 for a total workspace/desktop area of 3840x1200¹. I usually work with 5 virtual workspaces, often more if I work on ...
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How to disable mouse-over workspace switcher in Cinnamon?

Here is the same question. But I can't find Enable Edge Flip option in System Settings => Windows menu to disabling this behavior in Mint 16.
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Is it possible to have xrandr in different modes based on workspace?

Is it possible to have xrandr at --right-of the screen in workspace1 and --same-as at workspace2? (I'm using openbox) If you interested why i want to do this: I'm having a presentation and i need to ...
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Linux Mint workspace switch time

I use Cinnamon workspace switcher. Everything is okay, but the visual effect is too fast. Is it possible to set the duration of workspace switching effect? Linux Mint 17.2
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Showing thumbnails or some kind of preview in the Gnome workspace switcher popup?

The workspace switcher popup doesn't provide previews by default. Is there any way to enable them? The Workspace List that shows up on the right when super key is pressed does have preview.
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Start an application on initial workspace instead of current workspace

If I start an application and switch workspaces in the time the application is starting up, the application goes to the current workspace and not the one "from which" I called it. Where can I change ...
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Xmonad doesn't change workspace

I have just installed xmonad. I logged in, press alt+shift+enter, and got a xterm. (Pressed again to see windows tiling.) Typed in man xmonad, read, press alt j,k to switch between windows, ok, then ...
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Remove panel from only one workspace in xfce

I have different workspaces. In one of them I run a virtual machine and I want to remove the xfce panel in that workspace. Is this possible?
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see names of workspaces in gnome

I have a bunch of workspaces in workspace 2.30.2 (I have no idea if that's old on not, it's what they gave me) It used to be that if I had a workspace switcher in the panel that only showed the ...
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In MATE, how do I get different panels per workspace?

I'm running MATE 1.8 in Linux Mint 17 Qiana. I have three workspaces set up, and panels at the top and bottom of the screen. I have a bunch of items in the top panels that launch various applications ...
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Half of the window in one workspace and the other half in another one

I have an application that runs in an embedded system with 2 screens. However, in my development environment I only have one monitor, so in order to debug the application I used to run the desktop ...
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Fully disable workspaces feature

I've just installed Linux Mint and I am wondering how to fully disable or uninstall the workspaces feature. I've already removed the Window Switcher applet from the bottom panel but this doesn't fully ...
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number of workspaces in Gnome

I am using CentOS 6.4 with GNOME desktop. How can I increase/decrease number of Desktop workspaces? Are there any tools available for that operation ?
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screen : automatic creating or reattaching sessions in different configurations

What's clean way to achieve, following functionality: function screen_create_or_reuse(){ if [ running_screen_session "$1" ]; then reattach_screen_session screen_name_"$1" else ...
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Getting visual feedback of workspace switch in KDE

I've just installed KDE on Linux Mint. One feature I miss from cinnamon regarding workspaces is indication on what workspace I've just switched. I'm completely new to KDE but so far I can't find ...
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Remapping keys for workspaces in Xmonad

Xmonad uses 1) Mod+2 for switching to workspace 2 2) Mod+Shift+2 for moving window to workspace 2 How would you remap 1) to Mod+k and 2) to Mod+Shift+k in ~/xmonad/xmonad.hs?
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Can I have different desktop directories on different workspaces on Gnome?

I am running Linux Mint with "Gnome Classic", I guess it's Gnome 2. I am currently using 3 workspaces, and I have nautilus handling my desktop. The problem is that my desktop is overloaded with ...
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Desktop environment that can pin a workspace to an external monitor

Is it possible to "pin" the contents of one workspace to an external monitor (projector) while being able to see its content on the laptop's built-in screen? I'm on Arch Linux and am ready to test ...
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Why is thunderbird leaving its workspace when I click on a notification?

On XFCE (Archlinux) I have the problem, that thunderbird leaves workspace 2 and comes to workspace 1, when I click on a "new email" desktop notification. I have tried to set thunderbird to stay ...
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How to switch from one workspace to the other in Linux Mint/Ubuntu (KWin)?

I tried modifying global keyboard shotcuts (Kwin): go to Desktop X, go to Desktop right/left. When I try the keys nothing happens. Maybe there's a visually application to do that? (create new ...
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Command to hide everything except viewport in terminal window?

Is there a way to see only the viewport for terminal (Mac OS X 10.8.4)? (That is, can I hide the open/close/minimize buttons.) The need is for more for a visual desire than a practical one. I'm ...
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How can I change my workspace switcher in Cinnamon?

In Cinnamon, you can move your pointer to the top left corner of the screen to activate the desktop switcher. This would be awesome...if I wasn't left-handed. I throw the pointer up there most of ...
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How to assign an app to specific workspace with XFCE?

I would like to assign apps to workspaces, so every time an app is launched, it starts in specific workspace that it's assigned to. I'm using XFCE4 on Arch Linux.
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XFCE Always Open Certain Types of Windows on the Same Workspace

Is there a way in XFCE to ensure that every time a certain type of window opens, it goes to a specified workspace? For instance, every time a ffplay window opens, I would like it to open on workspace ...
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Better Workspace Switch Indication Linux Mint

Is there a way to install a better indicator that I have changed workspaces in Linux Mint? For instance currently I get the text in the center of the screen saying Workspace 1, Workspace 2, etc. Is ...
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Is it possible to pin down given workspace to given monitor in modern DE?

Till now I had single monitor and I used 6 workspaces. I added second monitor, and I have still 6 workspaces in such way, that each workspace takes 2 monitors to display. It is not useful for me, I ...
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How I can make new pop up windows to appear in the same desktop of their app?

I'm using XFCE and I have the following situation: I open app on desktop #1 --> switch to desktop #2 --> app on desktop 1 opens a pop-up window on desktop #2. How do I change it? How do I make XFCE ...
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How do I allocate a key shortcut to moving GNOME 3 workspaces up/down?

In GNOME 3, in the Keyboard Shortcuts area of the Keyboard settings page, it is possible to allocate shortcuts to move between workspaces and move windows between workspaces. Unfortunately, however, ...
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How to stop application windows from shifting to workspace one after attaching dual monitor?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 13.04. I use arandr to configure my dual monitor setup. The problem is as soon as I apply my settings, the display resets and all application windows, which I had tediously ...
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SPSS temp directory space issue

I am trying to import a table data into SPSS Statistics Server, but due to space constraints in the temp directory location I am not able to facilitate the data import. I need to either increase the ...