I am using the 'Workspace Matrix' GNOME Shell extension on Ubuntu 20.04 to work with 4 (2x2) workspaces. But to switch them, I have to first type Win+w, then use the arrow keys.

Is there a way to skip the Win+w step, i.e. switch workspaces say using Win+Ctrl+Arrow keys? This was possible with 'Workspace Grid' in Ubuntu 18.04.

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You can change the keybindings with dconf-editor.


sudo apt install dconf-editor

Run dconf-editor and go to /org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings/

Search "switch" and change the settings to your needs:

dconf-editor switch workspace keybindings



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