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Thread: desktop switch

  1. #1
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    Red face desktop switch

    Hi all,

    I can't for the life of me seem to work the ctrl-tab desktop switch in kubuntu. It works perfectly in SuSE and Mandrake/mandriva so I'm dismayed that it doesn't for Kubuntu. Tutorials and documentation online does indicate that it's Supposed to work. but mine isn't and I'd like to know why.

    I do also run firefox and thunderbird and I know ctrl-tab is a shortcut in firefox, but I'd like it switched back to kubuntu, if possible.

    Thanks in advance,

    M

  2. #2
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    Re: desktop switch

    I think it's actually ctrl+alt+right arrow or left arrow.

    Also if you've moved your bar to a vertical position it's then up or down arrow.


  3. #3
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    Re: desktop switch

    On regular Ubuntu and windows it's Alt-Tab. Are you sure it's control tab in kubuntu?
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  4. #4
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    Re: desktop switch

    desktop switch... not window switch.

    Courtesy of google, here are more than 10 kazillion references to the ctrl-tab desktop switch that belongs to linux in general. why does kubuntu not support it, or if it does, why might it not be working?
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TabConsistency - the control-tab shortcut is supposed to change desktop.

    Can anyone perhaps tell me how to map ctrl-tab to that function (rotating desktops) then?

    M

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    Re: desktop switch

    what exactly is ctrl+tab suposed to do?
    it aint there in ubuntu also.

  6. #6
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    Re: desktop switch

    System Settings -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts

    To switch desktops its ctrl+f1 - ctrl+f2 and so on. Walk through desktops is disabled by default it seems.

  7. #7
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    Re: desktop switch

    shouldn't:

    ctrl-tab switch between the applications on the desktop

    and

    ctrl-alt-[left/right arrow] switch the desktops?

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