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I had this feature in 11.10 after using a tweak by Ubuntu tweak. The new version for 12.04 seems not to have this tweak. How can I get this tweak?

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This only seems to work when you are over the desktop. IF you have your mouse pointer in a window it does nothing. Any Ideas? – user81945 Aug 7 '12 at 19:21

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You can achieve that with CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Install CompizConfig Settings Manager:

Hit Alt+Ctrl+T to open terminal and run following command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Or search for "compizconfig-settings-manager" in Software Center and install it from there.

How to set it up?

  • Once installed, Hit Super key (Windows key) to open Unity dash and search for "ccsm" and open it.
  • Navigate to Desktop > Viewport Swicher

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  • Goto "Desktop-based Viewport Switching"
  • Enable and set "Move Next" to button 5, And "Move Prev" to button 4.

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That's It!

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Thanks it works perfectly – Mysterio May 14 '12 at 23:59

So far, after having the same problem with 11.10 upgrade to 12.04, that this feature was unavailable.

What I tried was

unity --reset

in a terminal window. This added the scroll wheel to the viewport switcher.

Afterwards, this still did not work fully for me, but it's worth a shot.

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I just installed Ubuntu 15.04, and I found a better way (at least for me) than the Move Next / Move Prev described by Basharat Sialvi, still using the CompizConfig Settings Manager that he suggested: in the Desktop Wall page, in the tab Edge Flipping, enable Edge Flip Pointer to switch to the next viewport.

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