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    unity workspace switching Q

    Is there a way to switch workspaces using only the mouse, or some key+mouse movement, or something like that? Like, in similar fashion to alt-dragging windows, press a key and drag to get to another workspace, or double click and hold the background to enable switching workspaces with mouse movement... or at least bring up the switcher when double clicking the background? Something?

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Sorry about the bump but really, is there no way?

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Firstly, you can obviously use the Launcher item meant for this very purpose, the Workspace Switcher - in both regular Unity and Unity 2D.

    Secondly, if using regular Unity, and the Desktop Wall, you can bind workspace switching to ScreenEdge+Click, for example (I have it that way); therefore, set up the desired combinations under "CompizConfig Settings Manager -> Desktop Wall -> Bindings -> Move within wall", and if wished, also enable "Allow Wrap-Around" under the "Viewport Switching" tab (I have that enabled, too).

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Also have a look at easystroke mouse gestures.
    You can use gestures to flip left or right, or bind a spare mouse button
    to ccsm shortcut keys.
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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    From CCSM you can set ViewPort Switcher to change workspaces on mouse-scroll over the desktop.

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    Firstly, you can obviously use the Launcher item meant for this very purpose, the Workspace Switcher - in both regular Unity and Unity 2D.
    Obviously, but I'm looking for something a bit more "immediate" that would work without clicking a little there and a little here, and would work without pressing a bunch of buttons while breakdancing, you know

    Quote Originally Posted by Krytarik View Post
    Secondly, if using regular Unity, and the Desktop Wall, you can bind workspace switching to ScreenEdge+Click, for example (I have it that way); therefore, set up the desired combinations under "CompizConfig Settings Manager -> Desktop Wall -> Bindings -> Move within wall", and if wished, also enable "Allow Wrap-Around" under the "Viewport Switching" tab (I have that enabled, too).

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    Do you mean this? http://askubuntu.com/questions/41058...n-desktop-wall

    Might be quite much like what I was looking for, I'll give that a try.

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Quote Originally Posted by 3Miro View Post
    From CCSM you can set ViewPort Switcher to change workspaces on mouse-scroll over the desktop.
    Thanks, I'll look into that too

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    There is move to workspace option when you right click the title bar also .
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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Quote Originally Posted by kurja View Post
    Actually, I was only referring to the direct mouse bindings you can also see in the second screenshot there, but if it's indeed needed to work around any possible conflicts/bugs with Unity, or the current version of Compiz, reg. the screen edges, the "xdotool" method should work, too.

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    Re: unity workspace switching Q

    Quote Originally Posted by Frogs Hair View Post
    There is move to workspace option when you right click the title bar also .
    Thanks, I didn't know that. Although it only serves to send a window to a workspace (I was looking for a way to get to a workspace) and it doesn't seem to work when a window is maximised - might that be called a feature or a bug, I don't know.

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