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Old 03-15-2009, 02:06 AM   #1
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How to switch workspace in Gnome


I've just installed Debian Squeeze with Gnome desktop.

Switching between workspace using the mouse click and crtl-alt-arrow_key

What is the setting that must be made to enable using just the mouse-scroll to switch workspace?
 
Old 03-15-2009, 12:43 PM   #2
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Try: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts
 
Old 03-15-2009, 05:40 PM   #3
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Try: System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts
Hi, thanks but I am hoping to use mouse-scroll instead of keyboard.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #4
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You will need compiz.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 07:32 PM   #5
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Yeah, sorry I thought it would accept the scroll wheel in the Keyboard Shortcuts settings, but it just scrolls the list.

You could use gconf to set it manually, the keys you want are apps/metacity/global_keybindings/switch_to_workspace_left and switch_to_workspace_right. The Value should be set to Button4 for mouse wheel up and Button5 for mouse wheel down.

I think this will only work for Ubuntu Jaunty though, as upstream Metacity doesn't seem to recognize buttons above 3 from what I can gather.

Or as jay73 says, switch window managers. Personally I'd use enlightenment over compiz.
 
Old 03-15-2009, 07:37 PM   #6
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You will need compiz.
Okay, installed compiz but didn't really know how or which effect to select to get it going


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Yeah, sorry I thought it would accept the scroll wheel in the Keyboard Shortcuts settings, but it just scrolls the list.

You could use gconf to set it manually, the keys you want are apps/metacity/global_keybindings/switch_to_workspace_left and switch_to_workspace_right. The Value should be set to Button4 for mouse wheel up and Button5 for mouse wheel down.

I think this will only work for Ubuntu Jaunty though, as upstream Metacity doesn't seem to recognize buttons above 3 from what I can gather.

Or as jay73 says, switch window managers. Personally I'd use enlightenment over compiz.
ciotog, no need sorry, thanks for helping
 
  


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