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Questions tagged [workspaces]

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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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How to disable workspace feature on secondary display in Linux Mint 19.1 Xfce?

I have a dual monitor setup in Linux Mint Xfce. When I switch workspace on primary display, it does the same on secondary display as well. I know Cinnamon version of Mint has straight forward way of ...
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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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“Continous” scrolling across workspaces

Is there any way of moving without jumping from one workspace to the next, that is, to scroll across them? In the same way you scroll an html page. Does some window manager provide this feature?
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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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Multiple workspaces on 1 screen

I have a big screen on which i would like to have 4 workspace. This because I need to follow info simultaneously.
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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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Script to rename workspace

I'm using Linux Mint Mate and I want to have a script to do set-workspace-name 0 "Workspace 1" How would it be? I tried this but it doesn't work since there is no ~/.workspacenames/names directory. ...
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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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Running a script on leaving an i3 workspace

Does i3 have the ability to run a script whenever one leaves a workspace? I ask because I would like a certain keyboard layout in emacs (including hyper) and a different one outside of emacs (...
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Swap workspace between two monitors on gnome

I have two monitors and I am using gnome3. I'd like to press a key so that the windows that are on monitor 1 appear on monitor 2 and those that were on monitor 2 go to monitor 1. More concisely I'd ...
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i3 Windows Manager - assigning window to workspace

How can I configure i3 window manager to open new program (window) started in terminal on a specific workspace?
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When using gnome, how can I increase the separation between workspaces

My problem with using workspaces in Gnome is with keeping programs separated between workspaces. When I for example start up a software in workspace 1 then move on to workspace 2 before the program ...
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Do not open a new instance of an application, if it's already open in another workspace in Mint

I am using Linux Mint and I enabled multiple workspaces. Suppose I have an instance of an application (i.e., Google Chrome) open on Workspace 1. When I switch to Workspace 2 and I open Google Chrome, ...
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How can I prevent Google Hangouts from opening on all workspaces?

When I open Chrome or launch Google Hangouts, the hangouts window opens on all workspaces. I always have to right-click on the title and un-check "Always on Visible Workspace" Is there any way to ...
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Installing Unity on RHEL 7 / Horizontal workspaces (Grid) on Gnome 3.14.2

My university has recently upgraded from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7 and it is a total mess. It comes with Gnome 3.14.2 and I have been unsuccessful in getting the horizontal grid in the work-space. I have ...
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Keyboard shortcut to show all workspaces in Gnome

What is the keyboard shortcut in Gnome (on Debian jessie) for showing all the workspaces in one window? Something like super-W in Ubuntu.
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Fluxbox, how to launch specific instance of application in a workspace (from cli)

This almost does what I want Fluxbox, how to launch some applications in a specific workspace at startup but not quite. I want to be able to save the position and workspace of a specific instance of ...
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i3wm: how to make multiple monitors switch workspaces in a single binding

With Unity, both of my monitors are always on the same workspace. If I start at workspace 1 and then press ctrl+alt+right, both of my monitors shift to the new workspace to the right. This behavior ...
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Eclipse doesn't stay “Always on Visible Workspace”

I usually hop between a few workspaces, but like having a couple of frequently used applications "Always on Visible Workspace". However, when I tell Eclipse to do that it slips into "Only on This ...
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How to assign an app to specific workspace with XFCE? [duplicate]

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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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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How to Disable Mouse Edge Flip on Linux Mint Cinnamon 2.8

I have been suffering for the unexpected disapperance on Cinnamon 2.8 of the Enable/Disable Edge Flip option between workspaces with the mouse, I found really really annoying that every time I would ...
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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, full-...