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In Ubuntu 16.04 (Unity), I have a shortcut set to change workspaces by holding Super+MouseWheelUp or Super+MouseWheelDown. I'm trying to set up something similar on GNOME with Ubuntu 17.10. However, I can't find a way using Settings, GNOME Tweaks, or the DConf editor to add in mouse buttons as part of keyboard shortcuts. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

My goal:

Super+MouseWheelUp bound to Workspace Up

Super+MouseWheelDown bound to Workspace Down

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That combination is there in GNOME by default, the only thing different is you'll have to release super before start scrolling.

So here the workflow is: press and release super, then MouseWheelUp to go to the workspace above or MouseWheelDown to go to the workspace below.

  • Thanks, I'm aware of this shortcut. But I'm more curious how to bind mouse buttons as part of keyboard shortcuts in general. – Joe Lyga Feb 20 '18 at 16:05

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