Public bug reported:

This bug has shown up in every version of Linux Mint I have used
(currently 18.3 Cinnamon 64-bit). It occurs by doing the following:
Immediately after initiating restore of a multi-window browser session
(e.g. FireFox), switch to a different workspace. If the system is in the
early stages of restoring multiple browser windows (and/or multiple
tabs) when switch to workspace is done, then whatever windows / tabs are
being restored at that instant will "follow" into the workspace just
switched to. So the effect is to spread the multi-window session across
multiple workspaces, when they should be restored only in the workspace
where restoration was initiated. The three workarounds for this bug that
I am aware of are: 1) Don't use more than one workspace (obviously
unacceptable), 2) Don't open more than one browser window (also
unacceptable), 3) Wait a sufficient amount of time for all windows to be
started up in the workspace from which browser restoration started
before switching to another workspace. It should be obvious that the
more browser windows there are to restore, the easier it is to reproduce
this bug, and more time user must wait before switching to another
workspace. I often restore browser sessions made up of 20 browser
windows or more, so it is quite easy for me to reproduce!

** Affects: unity (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

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