View Full Version : [ubuntu_studio] F1, F2, F3, ... as hotkeys in Workspace Switcher

April 20th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Has anybody heard of a way to assign a Function key (F1,F2,...) to a workspace using the Workspace Switcher?

April 20th, 2009, 04:06 AM
Open System>Preferences>Keyboard Shortcuts. Towards the end of the list you should see entries that begin, "Switch to workspace ..." You can assign F1, F2, etc. as the hotkeys for these bindings.

Just be careful, as a lot of the FX keys are already bound to other functions in individual applications, which will take precedence--F5, for example, will cause the page to refresh in Firefox rather than switching to workspace 5, unless you explicitly disable that feature in Firefox.

I set the key bindings so that control-alt-1 switches to workspace 1, etc.