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How to increase number of workspaces in Debian 12?

I have a Debian 12 system and am wondering how I can increase the number of workspaces from 4 to N. Executing this cmd echo $DESKTOP_SESSION returns mate.  So the DE is mate.
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How to display an application window in all workspaces simultaneously (Gnome 42.9)

In Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome) and earlier, one could show a given window in all workspaces simultaneously. Can that be done in 22.04 (Gnome Shell 42.9). If I have Gedit with configuration data as App Z, and ...
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Full screen screenshot shows two neighbouring screens in one workspace for just one monitor, one of them an empty desktop

Could it be that Linux thinks by default that there is a second monitor, even if none is attached? I might also have forgotten about having changed the settings myself long time ago. When I'm pressing ...
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How to quit all apps/all apps from workspace?

I can't find anywhere the gnome action of "quit all open applications" - which seems strange as it's such an obvious thing to do. Does it exist in gnome (or anywhere - in wayland/xorg/system)...
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Libreoffice apps not being assigned to specific workspaces in i3

I use i3 and assign specific apps to specific workspaces using assign [class="<WM_CLASS value>"] workspacenumber But when I try this with Libreoffice it doesn't work. I run: xprop | ...
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Auto start apps and workspace allocation

How can I get Ubuntu 22.04.02 to maintain window position after a reboot for programs that are included in Startup Application list? To give a general description of the problem, when I reboot my ...
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Can I set a different "default" browser for each workspace on Cinnamon?

I am running Arch Linux with Cinnamon as my desktop environment. I have set up a few workspaces, and use workspace 1 for work and workspace 2 for non-work stuff. I use Chromium as my work web browser ...
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How to isolate open applications, and ideally processes, in Ubuntu workspace?

I combine work and study, so I need a separate set of tabs for each task. For example: for work it is chrome with work-related tabs, vscode, obsidian.md and others, and for study - chrome, but with ...
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Separate workspace per monitor

I have a laptop and a separate screen I plugged via HDMI what I want to do that I use the laptop screen for workspace1 and external screen for workspace2 this may explain butter: each workspace will ...
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Make new instance of application open in current desktop

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 with Pop OS (Gnome-based) with multiple desktops. Currently, I have the following default behavior when I launch an application (either from the terminal or a desktop shortcut):...
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aws workspace client: Archlinux: Not able to copy paste in and out of it. Where as in ubuntu I am able to copy paste in and out

I have installed same version of aws workspace on an archlinux with gnome and also on a pc with ubuntu In the unbuntu pc I am able to copy paste text in and out of the aws workspace where as in the ...
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How to change Xfce workspace name from command line?

I need to change the name of a workspace on a remote machine. I've looked at the documentation for xfconf-query and I've managed to list the workspace names using xfconf-query -c xfwm4 -p /general/...
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When Click an Application Icon On Taskbar, Jump To the Workspace It was First Created

I am using Zorin which uses Gnome. I am attaching an screenshot first: You can see that, I have open nemo and firefox in workspace 1. Then I went to workspace 2. Now when I click nemo icon on taskbar,...
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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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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?

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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