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Pop OS: How to switch to previous workspace?

I want a keyboard shortcut for switching back and forth between (at least) the last two workspaces I visited. Something similar to how ALT+TAB switches between the previously-focused windows. Can this ...
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Cannot get widget to display the stylized workspaces

I am using Artix Linux (Arch derived), and in the KDE application bar I cannot get that widget that allows to have an overview of all the workspaces. Please, see the image for an example of what I ...
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Workspaces/Desktops thumbnails without gnome

I've been trying Openbox and other window managers this week. I'm quite happy and committed to leaving Gnome DE behind. There's one feature I'm missing though: I like the workspace preview popup that ...
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How can I (safely) proxy from my computer through amazon workspace to VNC running on an EC2 instance I setup?

I'm am doing development for my company on a machine owned by the company I'm contracted to. Recently we have been pushed to use a more 'secure' environment built on top of/utilizing Amazon ...
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What exactly am i doing when pressing Windows+Function keys in CentOS7 Minimal in VMWare Workstation?

So i really just stumbled over this accidently, but when i press Windows+F1,F2 etc. in my CentOS7 VM which i access via VMWare Workstation, i got thrown to the login prompt. First i was confused, ...
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Open a program on a specific workspace on Debian 10 LXDE

I need to open* a program on a specific workspace. I'm currently with 5 workspaces. I want to open 2 Gvim on the second workspace, and the 3 Lxterminal on the fifth workspace. *Actually, not open ...
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execute command on all visible shells

I'm currently running a tiling window manager and I want to be able to use a custom function that is equivalent to one I had when I was using tmux that allowed me to run a command in all visible ...
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On Linux (Mint) MATE How Can I Make ALT+TAB Switch Between Only The Current Workspace's Windows

For some reason my version of Linux Mint MATE is configured to switch between applications on any workspace when I use ALT+TAB. Simple question: is there any way to limit it to only switch between ...
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i3: Firefox opens window on inactive workspace

I encountered a weird behavior with Firefox in i3. It sometimes opens on random inactive workspace, which is kind of annoying. I have no customization regarding Firefox in my i3 config. I have no idea,...
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How to assign shortcuts to move between KDE Virtual Desktops (Workspaces)?

I've got this nifty Virtual Desktops module thing and.. not that its very good... but it has the potential to work, so I thought I'd ask if anyone knows how to assign shortcuts to my virtual desktops. ...
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Workspace switching with mouse wheel

Behaviour description In Manjaro (20, XFCE), my mouse wheel switches between workspaces when I scroll up/down outside a window. I can be 'active' within a window (typing, eg) and move to select or to ...
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LINUX MINT 19.3: Apps don't appear as opened in the panel if I take them to another workspace

That's the problem. If I take an app to another workspace, it doesn't appear as opened in the panel bar. I have enabled the Windows quick list applet and now I can reach them, but the icon on the ...
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Fedora: Create multiple workspaces with a script

At the moment I'm using Fedora with Gnome. I want to create a script which will be able to start the applications on different workspaces. For me it's clear that I could create a script which just ...
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How can I increase the maximum number of workspaces on Deepin 15.11?

I already tried both com.deepin.wrap.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences.num-workspaces and org.gnome.desktop.wm.preferences.num-workspaces to 16 on dconf-editor and then rebooting my computer, but still I ...
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Ubuntu: setting a workspace layout in i3

how can I set a tabbed layout for a specific workspace, so only that workspace is tabbed, and other ones unchanged?
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constrain windows of a process to an i3 workspace

I'm looking for a solution to keep all windows of a process on a given workspace for use with i3 (i3wm). I was thinking to use the i3-msg binary to issue assign [...] workspace ... commands to ...
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Some workspace shortcuts do not work in Xfce

I have four workspaces and eight shortcuts to change workspaces. The shortcuts are as follows. I have the four workspaces lined up in 2x2 grid in the Xfce Panel as follows. Even though I can switch ...
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Is there a Desktop that allows for certain workspaces to be tiling?

I am interested in trying out a tiling window manager, but I also like a conventional desktop. Are there any desktop environments where you can specify a certain work space to using tiling windows, ...
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How to autostart more than one app in different workspaces in i3wm

I'm trying to start different apps in different workspaces without using classes. I have already tried the suggestion at start applications on specific workspaces when i3 starts by including in i3/...
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Is there a tiling WM that allows to place a common background window for all workspaces persisting the ability to use tiling algorithms?

Recently, I came across the idea of placing a window with currently playing video behind transparent terminal, like this. At the moment, I am using dwm, and I can implement a simple case of this idea ...
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How to mount cifs with kerberos for a generic user?

I am able to mount a corporate shared directory on my AWS Workspace manually but I need to do this for all users. $ sudo ksu [sudo] password for <Domain>\<User.Name>: Leaving uid as root ...
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How to create a new workspace through script?

I usually create new workspace whenever i start a new activity. Since i work on multiple task, i want to isolate them from one another. So every time i create a workspace, i have to do some set of ...
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How do I bind apps to specific tags in dwm?

I am using dwm with tags labelled with font-awesome icons. I don't know how to bind applications to specific tags, e.g Sublime to tag 3. I've attached my tag setup in the image
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Set static number of workspaces in gnome-shell with dconf

How to set the behavior of gnome-shell workspaces (static instead of dynamic) via dconf? I configured i3 style keyboard shortcuts to switch to specific workspace with Super+<num> but gnome-...
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Do i3 workspaces have to be linear?

Currently the way i3 does workspaces, they're all linear 0-9. Under a normal workflow this typically means you have one workspace for browsing the web, and one for managing media, and messaging/chat .....
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i3-msg doesn't move workspaces between multiple monitors consistently

I have two monitors; eDP1: primary (laptop's screen) and HDMI2, the external monitor. What I want to do is to use i3wm such that when I run a script (below), it put some workspaces on eDP1 and some on ...
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What's the difference between Super+Tab and Alt+Tab on Gnome?

I'm on Manjaro Gnome 3.28.3. For my situation, they do same thing, list thumbnails of all opened applications and if you press Super or Alt, Tab could help you to switch the applications. So, I ...
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Shortcut to move window away to other workspace (stay focused on current workspace)

Is there a way to create a keyboard shortcut for moving a window away to another workspace and remaining focused on the current workspace (so not the default behavior of "move window one workspace ...
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How to let my own program open on a given workspace?

I maintain a Linux program run on various distributions. Some customers complain that it always opens on a wrong workspace (= virtual desktop). They'd prefer it to start on the workspace where it was ...
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Second monitor as second workspace on Cinnamon

I am having an issue with the second monitor attached to my laptop. The monitor appears in Display, can be selected and it does work, but I intend to use it as a different workspace. The nVidia X ...
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Gnome "auto-move windows"-extension does not show all applications

I really love the extension "auto-move windows", but it is rather limited: the "Add Rule" Button shows a list which only contains certain applications -- those that installed through apt, I suppose. (...
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Ubuntu 17.10 (gnome shell) and workspaces grid previews

Is it possible, with gnome-shell, to get NxN workspaces (for example 3x3) with previews, like this was possible with unity ? If yes, how ? Thanks a lot.
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i3wm: How to move workspaces between monitors?

In a multiple monitor set-up, is there a way to transfer entire workspaces (as opposed to single applications) to a different monitor?
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i3wm: How to move windows between monitors? [closed]

In a multiple monitor set-up with i3, how do you move windows between monitors using keybindings?
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Opening applications in a different desktop from a command line

Is there a bash command which can open a particular application in a different desktop (virtual desktops) in KDE Plasma 5.8.7? I'm trying to make a script file which when I run will make my entire ...
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i3 - share a workspace across multiple monitors

Is it possible to configure a workspace to span multiple monitors OR when I hit a certain key(s) to tell i3 to switch to both workspaces? Say for example, workspace 1,3,5,7,9 are on monitor 1 and the ...
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Renaming workspaces interactively using DynamicWorkspaces does not work

I have been trying to find a way to rename workspaces while working. I'm currently using up to 4 workspaces at the time and I would like to assign the workspaces new names as needed. I came across ...
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Workspace sliding animation in i3

How could I have a workspace sliding animation in i3 on ArchLinux ? I don't want to use a full DE, I'm right now using compton as a compositor but it only offers fade in/out when switching ...
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How to automate desktop setup when starting up?

I've set up my Linux laptop (running Pixel for x86, based on Debian) to have three 'desktops'. I can access these with ctrl-alt-left and right. Main - a blank desktop CLI - a full screen, with no ...
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Xmonad starting on screen other than 1

Recently Xmonad has started placing me on workspace #3 when it starts up. I'll often get caught off guard by this because I'll go to #2 to do something and when I switch back to #1 nothing is there. ...
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How to put a window on more than one desktop, but not all, in kde

I am using kde, and have multiple desktops. I can display a window in any desktop, or in all of them. However I would like to display a window in some of them (3 of them). How do I display a window ...
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i3: How to start a program with long startup time on a specified workspace

Is it possible in my i3 startup file to specifically configure a desktop on which to start a program, but only starting it there once without assigning that program to the desktop in general. I am ...
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How to close all applications in a workspace?

Is there a gnome 3 extension or a fedora 25 shortcut to close all opened applications in a workspace? (Closing the workspace itself by pressing an X for example). I've seen that functionality ...
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Workplace switcher frozen can't select workspace

After clicking the Workplace Switcher the screen froze and no desktop could be selected. I could still type commands in a terminal window even though the workspace could not be selected. No key ...
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Is there a way to swap between workspaces with a single key?

I would love to be able to swap between workspace 1 and 2 with a single key (like how alt+tab works with windows). I know CTRL+ALT+Arrow-keys works but a single key to switch between the two would be ...
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Assign workspaces on i3 to multiple displays

I've switched on using i3 on my Linux laptop. I'm usually using only the laptop's internal monitor (display eDP1), but when I'm at work I tend to connect a secondary monitor to my computer's HDMI port ...
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i3wm: Start applications without class attribute on specific workspaces

I've recently installed the i3 window manager on Arch Linux. I have been able to set everything up except the opening of apps into certain workspaces because some applications can only be opened via ...
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Xfce workspace wrapping at horizontal edges only

I want to wrap only at horizontal edges, not the vertical edges. I have vertical panels and I don't want to change workspaces when my mouse pointer reaches it.
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Show icons (or colors) even when the Workspace Switcher is small?

When enabling "Show miniature view", the program icons are displayed in Xfce’s Workspace Switcher. But when the switcher is too small, it only displays white boxes: This makes it impossible to ...
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i3wm: more than 10 workspaces with double modifier key?

Recently, I started to use i3wm and fell in love with it. However, one thing bothers me: controlling more than 10 workspaces. In my config $mod+1 to $mod+9 switches between the workspaces 1 to 9 (and ...
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