(Gnome) Keyboard shortcut to switch to workspace 3/4 - is it possible?

Karl Larsen k5di at zianet.com
Mon Jun 16 15:41:47 UTC 2008

Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 7:04 AM, Marcin Kasperski
> <Marcin.Kasperski at softax.com.pl> wrote:
>> I am using 4 workspaces, and I got used (*) to having Ctrl-F1,
>> Ctrl-F2, Ctrl-F3 and Ctrl-F4 keys available to jump between them.
>> But ... currently, in "Keyboard Shortcuts" windows, only
>> "Switch to workspace 1" and "Switch to workspace 2" are available,
>> nothing more.
>> Is it possible to assign keys for "switch to workspace 3" and "switch
>> to workspace 4" anyhow? And, out of curiosity, where are those custom
>> keys saved (can't find them...).
> You have to create the workspaces first, before those keystroke
> changes are possible.
> Workspaces are generally created by the Window Manager.  If you run
> the default meta city, they want you to interact with it through the
> workspace switcher panel applet.  That's where you increase the
> workspaces.  In another window manager, like WindowMaker, there's a
> pull down menu to add workspaces. Right now, I'm running the
> gnome-compiz framework and in the advanced Compiz Settings Manager,
> there's a general menu item where you add the number of workspaces.
> Supposing you did that, and you see 4 workspaces in the switcher,but
> can't set the key combination your want, then you may have found the
> same bug I found on one system. The number of desktops was set to 8,
> but the gnome workspace switcher only saw two and the shortcut manager
> only saw two.  I felt certain there was something wrong in the gconf
> settings, and I tooled around in gconf-editor to see.  If you look
> under Apps > Metacity, you see the number of workspaces is set there.
> If you are using Metacity, then try to change that number and see if
> it fixes the problem. The workspace switcher should have done it, but
> sometimes it goes wrong.
> After messing about with gconf-editor, I grew frustrated and logged
> out, did Alt-Ctl-F1, logged in as a different user, and then moved the
> .gconf* and .gnome* and .metacity* and .nautilus* directories out of
> my user account, and then restart gdm, and  when I logged in again I
> could take a "clean start" and get it right.
> pj
    pj I am stupid beyond reason. I am using Ubuntu Hardy and I looked 
high and low and can't find Workplace Switcher or Apps > Metacity. I 
would like to select how many workspaces I have but can't do it.

Help please...



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