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Keyboard shortcut to change screen


Description Leo White 2013-01-03 14:29:01 CET
I use a multi-screen setup (i.e. multiple X screens, not Xinerama etc). It would be very useful if xfwm could provide a window shortcut for changing the keyboard focus between screens.

This could work just like when a user changes workspace, except without the need to redraw all windows.
Comment 1 Leo White 2013-01-03 15:44:22 CET
I have been using the following script as a work-around:


  if [ -z "$1" ]
    echo "usage: $0 <screen>"
    exit 1


  desktop=`DISPLAY=$display wmctrl -d | grep '^[0-9] *\*' | cut -c1`
  last_desktop=`DISPLAY=$display wmctrl -d | tail -n 1 | cut -c1`

  DISPLAY=$display wmctrl -s 0
  DISPLAY=$display wmctrl -s $last_desktop
  DISPLAY=$display wmctrl -s $desktop

Unfortunately it has to redraw three workspaces in order to ensure that the focus changes.
Comment 2 Git Bot editbugs 2020-05-29 11:54:05 CEST
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Bug #9717

Reported by:
Leo White
Reported on: 2013-01-03
Last modified on: 2020-05-29


Olivier Fourdan
CC List:
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