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Old 02-25-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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command to reposition workspace in gnome 3


I am using the gnome 3 desktop (version 3.8.4) on a fedora 19 system.

Often I find when I create a new window I would like to immediately move it to a new workspace immediately above or below the current workspace. To do this I currently have to i) move the window to a new workspace which is by default positioned below existing workspaces; ii) go into the switcher (is that what its called) and use a mouse to reposition the new workspace to the desired position. Can anyone suggest a shortcut for doing this? I cannot find any way of scripting something like "move workspace 8 above workspace 4".

Thanks for any suggestions.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 03:29 AM   #2
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I ditched Gnome3 a couple years back out of frustration with its un-usability so my memory is hazy, but iirc, isn't is something like "mouse-2" (usually a scroll wheel these days)?
 
Old 02-26-2014, 05:45 AM   #3
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Thanks for trying to help.

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isn't is something like "mouse-2" (usually a scroll wheel these days)?
This is for lowering a window.
 
Old 02-26-2014, 10:51 AM   #4
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How can you lower a window that hasn't been created yet? When you launch an app, instead of clicking with mouse-1, click the icon with mouse-2. Does this open the app in a new workspace?

Sorry I can't be more precise but like I said, it's been a couple years since I've even touched Gnome3. I'm sure there are plenty others here who can help. Else maybe try Gnome's irc channel.

Good luck.

P.S.; Not sure how much of a "newbie" you are but you many want to consider alternative DE, as many long time Gnome users found Gnome3 unpallatable. For example, last I read, Linus hated Gnome3 so much that he'd switched to Xfce4. There are also projects that have forked Gnome2, e.g. Matte, that you may want to check out?

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Old 02-26-2014, 04:47 PM   #5
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How can you lower a window that hasn't been created yet? When you launch an app, instead of clicking with mouse-1, click the icon with mouse-2. Does this open the app in a new workspace?
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OK I see what you mean now. Yes, it does indeed open the app on a new workspace. However the new workspace becomes the bottom-most workspace whereas I was hoping to find a shortcut for starting it immediately above or below the current workspace. But maybe that's just being too lazy since I know I can move workspaces around in the overview.


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P.S.; Not sure how much of a "newbie" you are but you many want to consider alternative DE, as many long time Gnome users found Gnome3 unpallatable. For example, last I read, Linus hated Gnome3 so much that he'd switched to Xfce4. There are also projects that have forked Gnome2, e.g. Matte, that you may want to check out?
Yes, I ditched gnome3 when it first arrived and used xfce for a bit, but then gave it another try after setting up a new laptop about a year ago. It's been OK but my main source of irritation is not being able to easily organise windows on workspaces in the way I'd like. I spend too much time moving a window from one place to another or trying to find the particular workspace I want. In gnome 2 I had a nice big grid of workspaces (or whatever they were called) laid out in a particular way and I knew where I was and where to find things. However in fairness I have probably put in enough time learning the various gnome3 shortcuts and tips.

Anyway, thanks again for making the effort to help.
 
Old 02-27-2014, 11:27 AM   #6
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Sounds like you may want to investigate tiling WM's, e.g. Awesome, SpectreWM, dwm, etc. Not integrated DE's so you need to spend more time "rolling your own" configuration but doing so allows for the ultimate flexibility and customability.

fwiw- I use Enlightement, kind of a hybrid between DE and WM.
 
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