I'm on Loki and every time I turn on fullscreen mode for one of my applications like Chrome or atom, the fullscreen window moves to a new desktop.

Is there any way to stop this and just stay on the current desktop?

Cheers, FL

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You can deactivate this feature by disabling dynamic workspaces in gala preferences.

Open dconf Editor, if you have it, and go to org -> pantheon -> desktop -> gala -> behavior and untick dynamic-workspaces point.

Or just run follow command in the Terminal:

gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior dynamic-workspaces false

To revert this feature back tick dynamic-workspaces point again or run gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior dynamic-workspaces true in the Terminal.

  • Thanks for your answer. This would solve the problem but also (obviously) turn off dynamic workspaces which I prefer over static ones. Is there no way to tell gala to just not create a new workspace in this specific case?
    – FloodLuszt
    Commented Dec 20, 2016 at 10:10

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