I couldn't find a way to change the shortcut for moving between workspaces (Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down/Left/Right). When I go to the keyboard settings, I can change the shortcuts which let me "jump" to a specific workspace, but there are no entries for "moving" between workspaces. I also tried searching by shortcut, but e.g. Ctrl+Alt+Up doesn't yield any results. The "Move..." entries visible in this post https://askubuntu.com/a/102289/458859 are simply missing.

I wonder if it is possible at all, to change

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    Ctrl+Alt+Up and "Ctrl+Alt+Down using view Desktop screen – KGR Dec 7 '18 at 8:00
  • Super + Page Up and Super + Page Down respectively – mcExchange Aug 20 '19 at 14:23

The setting is available, but is not exposed in the user interface.

You can install dconf-editor to have a graphical interface to change a plethora of settings. The settings you are looking for are

org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down ['<Super>Page_Down', '<Control><Alt>Down']


org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-up ['<Super>Page_Up', '<Control><Alt>Up']

You can change the assigned keys using dconf-edit. The settings can also be changed through the terminal with the command gsettings, e.g. the command

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down "['<Super>Page_Down', '<Control><Alt>Down', '<Alt>d']"

would add Alt+d as a shortcut key to switch to a workspace down.

One can reset a dconf setting to the factory default setting with gsettings reset, as in

gsettings reset org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down

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