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moving windows with keyboard results in unexpected behaviour


Description Samuel Verstraete editbugs 2006-08-29 08:15:45 CEST
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv: Gecko/20060804 Firefox/
Build Identifier: 

Moving a window with Ctrl+Alt+<<arrows>> to the next workspace doesn't work.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. grab any window
2. Use Ctrl+Alt+arrows to move it around
3. Try to move it to the workspace on the right

Actual Results:  
window seems to be hanging in between the two workspaces

Expected Results:  
window should move to the next workspace
Comment 1 Samuel Verstraete editbugs 2006-08-29 08:31:12 CEST
i meant Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrows of course
Comment 2 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-08-29 10:41:37 CEST
I don't understand, I cannot reproduce what you describe as you cannot move a window to another workspace using the Ctrl+Shift+Alt+arrows.

The "wrap worskspace on move" occurs only when the window is move using the mouse, not the keyboard.

To move a window to another workspace, using the keyboard, you can use Ctrl+Alt+Keypad_Num<1..9>

What version are you using? Can you try "xfwm4 --version" ?
Comment 3 Samuel Verstraete editbugs 2006-08-29 11:29:07 CEST
Created attachment 755 
default settings of the keyboard shortcuts
Comment 4 Samuel Verstraete editbugs 2006-08-29 11:29:26 CEST
# xfwm4 --version
        This is xfwm4 version (revision 22879) for Xfce
        Released under the terms of the GNU General Public License.
        Compiled against GTK+-2.10.2, using GTK+-2.10.2.
        Build configuration and supported features:
        - Startup notification support:                 Yes
        - Render support:                               Yes
        - Xrandr support:                               Yes
        - Embedded compositor:                          Yes
        - KDE systray proxy (deprecated):               No
Comment 5 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-08-29 11:38:58 CEST
Admitedly, I think there is some misunderstanding here.

What do you mean by "window seems to be hanging in between the two workspaces"?

If you mean that the window remains on the current desktop leaving just a few pixel visible, then that is the expected normal behaviour, you cannot move a wondow from a desktop to another desktop using the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+arrows shortcuts. These shortcuts are for moving windows. To move  windows from edsktop to desktop, you need to use the Ctrl+Alt+Keypad_Num<1..9> shortcuts.
Comment 6 Samuel Verstraete editbugs 2006-08-29 13:25:48 CEST
that is exactly what i mean... There's no reason whatsoever not to move the window to the next desktop when moving them with the keyboard, if you can drag them with the mouse to the next desktop.

that's just my opinion of course.
Comment 7 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-08-29 14:32:09 CEST
That's no bug. There are shorcuts to do what you want (Ctrl+Alt+PgUp/PgDn) 

The reason is that it's simplyt not the same way of doing things, the warp occurs with the mice pointer, and you don't move the mice pointer with shortcuts...
Comment 8 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-08-29 21:53:36 CEST
This could be done though.
Comment 9 Olivier Fourdan editbugs 2006-08-29 21:58:07 CEST
Implemented in SVN trunk, rev. 22939

Bug #2234

Reported by:
Samuel Verstraete
Reported on: 2006-08-29
Last modified on: 2009-07-14


Olivier Fourdan
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default settings of the keyboard shortcuts (56.90 KB, image/jpeg)
2006-08-29 11:29 CEST , Samuel Verstraete
no flags

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