• OS: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • DE: Gnome 3.28.1

I switch from Unity to Gnome with new LTS Ubuntu.

In "old-new" GUI, i found that by default we don't have horizontal workspaces, and must move between workspaces only in vertical order.

I fixed it with gnome-shell-extension "Workspace Grid". Changed necessary shortcuts to switch workspace (view).

But in Gnome-keyboard settings no shortcuts for move Application's Window (not view) left/right workspace (not monitor).

How can I change this?

As workaround solution I guess only using shortcuts to move window to concrete workspace.

In Settings > Devices > Keyboard > Navigation section

I don't have necessary shortcuts preferences

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  • Looks like you're stuck with up and down only. Haven't seen options limited in that way before. Would go back vertical workspaces and treat it cognitively as previous/next. Then change the shortcuts to whatever you prefer.
    – xiota
    May 11, 2018 at 8:31

5 Answers 5


Use gsettings, not dconf, see this. e.g.

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-workspace-right "['<Shift><Ctrl><Alt>Right']"


  • thx, friend! all advises from your link's article are useful for me!
    – mikewoe
    Jul 31, 2018 at 5:56

I had the same issue. Found the settings for this using dconf-editor, under

  • org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/move-to-workspace-left and
  • org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/move-to-workspace-right.

The default keybindings are ctrl+alt+shift+left and ctrl+alt+shift+right but you can change them to whatever you like.

  • helps to me, thanks! But default keybindings doesn't move anything. But when i changed it to custom all starting work fine
    – mikewoe
    May 28, 2018 at 7:13

Check your keyboard settings panel. Here's a snapshot of how it looks in 17.10, and you may just have to re-enable them in 18.04.


  • It's move of view to next workspace. I told about moving application's WINDOW to horizontal side WORKSPACE.
    – mikewoe
    May 7, 2018 at 13:58
  • @mikewoe You weren't clear on that in your original edit of your question. You've edited it now. In 18.04, you don't see those options in keyboard shortcuts in the same area as I show? If not, then I'd go to extensions.gnome.org and see if there's a GNOME extension to do that for you.
    – heynnema
    May 7, 2018 at 14:41
  • In previous version I wrote about window move, too. my edit was more about text decoration for better understanding. I have same options, yes, and there is no options about horizontal moving.
    – mikewoe
    May 7, 2018 at 16:57

In Ubuntu, I switched vertical workspace to horizontal using Gnome Horizontal workspaces Extensions. Now my default Gnome shortcut keys are:

Shortcut Action
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Move Window To Right Side Workspace
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Move Window To Left Side Workspace
Ctrl + Alt + Switch To Right Side Workspace
Ctrl + Alt + Switch To Left Side Workspace

In Ubuntu 18.04, I found that the shortcuts are Super+Left and Super+Right.

Settings > Keyboard

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