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Cannot switch multi-row-workspaces vertically via keyboard-shortcut unless ch...
Workspace Switcher


Description Droids 2013-07-10 10:02:16 CEST
When I have virtual workspaces in several rows, e.g. 2x2, and my workspace-switcher-plugin on my panel is set to show the names of the workspaces, not the miniature-preview (sorry, don't know exact english term), this bug happens:
Though the workspace-switcher-panelplugin shows the workspaces in the correct way (2x2), I can not switch them correctly via keyboard-shortcut. I can not go <UP> and <DOWN>, but only <LEFT> and <RIGHT>, as if the four workspaces were all arranged in a single line.

This happens everytime I reboot my PC.
If I then rightclick the panelplugin, select and immediately deselect "show miniature-preview", from then on it works like it should.
Comment 1 Eric Koegel editbugs 2014-07-27 21:46:51 CEST
Moving to the workspace switcher plugin.
Comment 2 gregory.0xf0 2014-12-03 00:42:24 CET
I don't know if this helps, but I have found that vertical switching also works once a new "Workspace Switcher" is added and switched to have 2+ rows.
Comment 3 PaulD 2015-01-30 20:33:16 CET
Ah, I see.  Before enabling the previews, I had two rows, but could only move windows to different workspaces by "passing" them across the left or right workspace edges, which makes no logical sense.  Then, I enabled "show miniature-preview" and I could pass windows between workspaces using the top and bottom workspace edges.

I'm not sure which bug is being reported here: (1) the desired behavior isn't preserved between reboots, or (2) the preview setting affects logical orientation.
Comment 4 amagnasco 2017-05-24 19:31:57 CEST
Hi, just wondering if there is any progress on this? I'd be happy to help.

(In reply to PaulD from comment #3)
> I'm not sure which bug is being reported here: (1) the desired behavior
> isn't preserved between reboots, or (2) the preview setting affects logical
> orientation.

Would option #2 fall under a separate project? If so, I can x-post a bug report with the project in question.

Thank you,
Comment 5 tpham3783@gmail.com 2018-02-08 15:45:43 CET
Someone please look at this bug!
Comment 6 ChameleonScales 2019-11-26 10:21:24 CET
Yes please. This is still happening on Debian 10.1
Comment 7 ChameleonScales 2019-12-30 13:10:11 CET
Is there a command we could run at startup as a quick fix?
Comment 8 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-28 01:48:48 CEST
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Bug #10229

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Reported on: 2013-07-10
Last modified on: 2020-05-28


Nick Schermer
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