Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

In Unity, is it possible to set up active borders or keyboard shortcuts to enable the "wall" and "expo" views?

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

I could be wrong, but as far as I understand it, this is not currently possible with the mutter version of unity. I know mutter supports keyboard shortcuts, but I'm not sure how they are configured (GNOME Shell has one for the overlay).

The compiz version will likely have shortcuts though, since compiz natively has keyboard shortcuts enabled for expo etc.

share|improve this answer

In the current Unity it's not (easily) possible as far as I know, but I assume it will be possible once Unity is a compiz plugin (Compiz already has plugins for this).

share|improve this answer

Yes, you can (works for me in 11.04). Since Unity now uses compiz, you can use compizconfig-settings-manager Install compizconfig-settings-manager. It has a searchable interface, is specialized for customizing compiz, and restricts your input to valid options (to reduce mistakes).

Install it and run it with ccsm the Alt-F2 run window. You can search for plugins by name. "expo" and "wall" will work for you.

This answer has a screenshot tour for setting up shortcuts for expo and scale.

Edit: I just noticed that you tagged your question 10.10. I'm not sure if the above works in Maverick's Unity.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.