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My Ctrl+Alt+Arrow key fails to switch my workspace, but this is only true if

  1. NumLock is on
  2. I press Ctrl followed by the Alt key
  3. I'm using the left Alt key
  4. I'm logged in as me (as opposed to a guest)

Any help debugging this weird behavior would be greatly appreciated. It's a pretty frustrating little bug that gets in my way at least 20 times a day, and it's so strange that I would really just like to understand how it could be happening, although I wouldn't mind just fixing it with some kind of keybindings/unity/compiz reset. I just need some pointers on how to achieve this reset. Thanks!

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I have almost the same problem in 13.04. It's working only in guest mode with Ctrl + Left Alt + Arrow keys (nothing to do with NumLock). –  Radu Rădeanu Jun 9 '13 at 9:29
    
Did you try turning it off and on again? Workspaces, that is. i.imgur.com/3MNKZ3F.png –  duxk.gh Jun 9 '13 at 21:23
    
I didn't try toggling it through that menu. I was thinking it's a keybinding problem, since workspaces works fine, it doesn't get triggered by a very specific key sequence. –  Noah Jun 10 '13 at 18:55
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I've solved it by enabling Desktop Wall in CompizConfig Settings Manager:

Desktop Wall - CCSM

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I had Desktop Wall enabled. I tried toggling it to no effect. –  Noah Jun 10 '13 at 18:54
    
@Noah For me this worked. –  Radu Rădeanu Jun 10 '13 at 19:06
    
This worked for me as well. –  Stefan Radovanovici Sep 20 '13 at 13:20
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I ended up deleting anything in my home that sounded like a gnome or unity thing (.gconf, .gnome2, .kde). It obliterated all my unity settings, but it fixed the problem. I'm still curious to know how I could have done a more targeted fix.

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Have the same problem since today. This bug? https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1212987

It seems that only (compiz Config Settings manager) CCSM is able to change workspaces from now on. - general options - Unity plugin

The Unity Tweak tool doesn't do anything since today. It shows the wrong amount and changing it doesn't do anything.

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