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Old 10-29-2005, 12:17 AM   #1
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Change workspaces with mouse in gnome


Is there anyway to change workspaces with the mouse in Gnome, similar to how it works in Enlightenment 16/17? I looked around in gconf-editor for metacity, but I couldn't find anything. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-30-2005, 11:07 AM   #2
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If you are using Gnome 2.10 or later, if you hover your mouse over the workspace panel you can use the mouse wheel to cycle through the workspaces.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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I know, I'm just looking for a more elegant solution, it's not nearly as intuitive as E16/17.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:00 PM   #4
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I never used enlightenment.

Please tell us (at least people like me) who don't know about the speciality.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:17 PM   #5
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Ah, my bad, shouldn't have assumed everyone knows what I'm talking about :P.

On Gnome, I have 8 Workspaces, 4 on top, and 4 on bottom. Basically, assuming this was E17 (or E16 for that matter) if I simply dragged my mouse to the right border of the screen, it would (with a slight delay so as not to drive me crazy) jump to the workspace to the right. It behaves the same going up and down.

You can drag/carry windows across Workspaces, and it totally beats CTRL+ALT(+SHIFT)+Left/Right/Up/Down any day.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:21 PM   #6
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Hmm.......That sounds good.

I will install englightenment today, and try it.
THat will give me a better idea of what are you are saying.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:33 PM   #7
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If anyone wants to just try it out, I'd recommend giving the LiveCD a test run. It's not that difficult to get e17 installed (just make sure you read everything, and build from CVS), but it's a lot easier to just download/run a LiveCD :P.
 
Old 10-30-2005, 01:43 PM   #8
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Live CD?

Umm...No.

700MB and that too just to see how it feels like!

I will install it.
Expect a reply from me soon.
 
Old 07-29-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by GT_Onizuka
Ah, my bad, shouldn't have assumed everyone knows what I'm talking about :P.

On Gnome, I have 8 Workspaces, 4 on top, and 4 on bottom. Basically, assuming this was E17 (or E16 for that matter) if I simply dragged my mouse to the right border of the screen, it would (with a slight delay so as not to drive me crazy) jump to the workspace to the right. It behaves the same going up and down.

You can drag/carry windows across Workspaces, and it totally beats CTRL+ALT(+SHIFT)+Left/Right/Up/Down any day.

Hey GT

I think I know what you are talking about and since reading this post, experimented with my Ubuntu (Gnome) desktop and found it. I imagine it would be the same on regular Gnome.

go to "System --> Preferences --> Screen Actions" and you can customize the screen to react to the different desktops in the manner you described. You can also set the delay so "as not to drive you crazy" :-)

Dragging windows also works just fine.

Hope this helps.

Siafu

Last edited by siafulinux; 07-29-2007 at 04:31 PM.
 
  


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