15 votes

Workspaces seem to only apply to the primary display. Is this a feature or a bug?

You can change this behaviour either in dconf editor: org -> gnome -> mutter and uncheck the box " workspaces-only-on-primary" or if you do not have installed dconf-editor you can use ...
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11 votes
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Workspaces seem to only apply to the primary display. Is this a feature or a bug?

This is intentional for the reasons you pointed out. At the moment we can't have independent workspace switching. The window manager sees multiple displays as one big workspace in Luna. This can be ...
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7 votes
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How to disable the empty workspace that appears when switching between them?

You can disable dynamic workspaces: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior dynamic-workspaces false You can set the number of workspaces wanted to NUMBER: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop....
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6 votes

Shift+Super+Right doesn't move current window right

The keys to do this in Loki are Alt-Super Left/Right.
5 votes

Are there different ways to create new workspaces in Loki?

With dynamic workspaces enabled (which is default in elementary OS), you cannot create workspaces explicitely but a new empty workspace is created by switching to the right of the rightmost existing ...
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4 votes
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Make pantheon terminal window appear on all workspaces

You can achieve this by assigning a keyboard shortcut to "Toggle on all Workspaces" in System Settings -> Keyboard. Now when pressing that keyboard combination with your Pantheon Terminal active, the ...
4 votes

How to remove second workspace?

Empty workspaces are deleted automatically when you stop viewing them.
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3 votes

When I switch to a different work-space, why does the dock indicate apps opened in the other work-space(s)?

I'm not sure what solution you are actually looking for. If you wanted to restrict the icons to show only from current workspace, you can achieve that with plank very easily. First bring the plank ...
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Can I configure an app to be always visible across all workspaces?

It is possible to create a keyboard shortcut for this setting which seems to work for any window, including those without title bar menu. It's in System settings > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Windows > ...
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3 votes

Cycle through all applications, across workspaces

Nope, without custom scripting, the OS only supports switching between windows in a workspace ("Switch Windows" in Settings > Keyboard) and switching between workspaces (org.pantheon.desktop.gala....
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2 votes
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Can I make an application to start in another workspace automatically?

elementary OS does not currently have this feature. There is an open feature request in Launchpad
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2 votes
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How to change an order of workspaces?

Sadly, this is not possible under elementary OS. You could file a feature request; however, keep in mind that developers might want to keep it clean.
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1 vote

Are there different ways to create new workspaces in Loki?

Here is a list of many keyboard shortcuts, starting with the ones for managing windows and workspaces. WINDOWS Close Alt + f4 Unmaximize Alt + f5 Toggle Maximized Windows Key + Up Arrow ...
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1 vote

How to remove second workspace?

I don't believe there is a way to remove workspaces other than to move or close the app that is sitting in it. To prevent new ones from being created you just need to avoid "activating" one with the ...
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1 vote

Workspace grid view in Elementary OS

You cannot use this gnome extension because you are using elementary OS (pantheon, gala) and not gnome-shell. I am pretty sure that you cannot do this under elementary OS, because this functionality ...
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1 vote
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How do I launch a new application in a new workspace from terminal?

quite simple actually using wmctrl and sleep. This is what I did: #!/bin/bash wmctrl -s 0 ############################################ # Switches to first ...
1 vote

Problem with fix number of workspaces

There was an update which removed these gsettings keys and because of that they do not work anymore. I like this feature so I don't need it but I have found out that there is an option to stop going ...
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1 vote

How can I disable workspace switching with 2 fingers on touchpad after installing libgesture?

You need to change the physical clicking from multitouch to hardware default and you will have right click with options inside mouse and touchpad options Stefan
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How do I get a different wallpaper for different workspaces

elementary OS does not currently support that as a feature. I've filed an issue on GitHub to track the request, though!
1 vote
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Is there a way for an application to remain on a specific workspace?

I just found a solution - Dynamic Workspaces must be disabled in GNOME settings: gsettings set org.pantheon.desktop.gala.behavior dynamic-workspaces false Now the empty workspace is not removed from ...
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1 vote

Scrolling continues across workspaces

Run dconf-editor and search for "mouse" entries. Try to change some options like "acceleration time" or "mouse tracking mode".
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1 vote

Using Multi Touch Gestures for Desktop Shifting

Working fine for me on Juno 5.0. Just changed key codes: gesture swipe down 3 xdotool key super+Down gesture swipe right 3 xdotool key super+Left gesture swipe left 3 xdotool key super+Right
1 vote

Can a window be shown on every desktop?

Try right-clicking on the windows title bar and selecting "Always on visible workspace"
1 vote

Touchegg touchpad control

I use fusuma, which allows you to customize the hotkey that gets sent so you can control either applications or the DE. https://github.com/iberianpig/fusuma
1 vote

Shift+Super+Right doesn't move current window right

Don't know for Freya but in Loki these shortcuts have effectively been changed to Shift+Super+Left/Right and they are working all right. Cf., What is the keyboard shortcut to move across workspaces?
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