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What is the rational behind these choices of shortcut keys?

  • Super+S: Workspace switcher
  • Super+W: Scale

I frequently press the wrong one since it seems backwards to me.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

I've memorized them as W indow list and S witch workspaces.

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Technically at compiz there are Viewports of only one Workspace. Thereafter you are Switching Viewports.
And besides that, as luisfpg pointed, there are others minemonics for those shortcuts ;-)

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