Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, I can't move workspaces to upper or lower workspace using the Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Up/Down arrow. I am able to move them right or left. I can even move them down/up using the Workspace switcher on the launcher.


In ubuntu 13.10 the hotkeys to move windows to workspaces up and down have been changed:

  1. Move window up: shift+super+page up
  2. Move window down: shift+super+page down

(the super key should be the "windows key" on your keyboard)

You can change the hotkeys back to what they were from system settings, keyboard, shortcuts tab, "Navigation" menu, scroll down till you find "Move window one workspace up" and "Move window one workspace down" below it.

I did this myself.

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    Thanks very much. PS. That seems like a really poor choice to make. Do they expect users to switch from the arrow keys to the page up / down keys and back, every time they want to move a window? – CoderMe Dec 29 '13 at 5:24
  • yeah I'm puzzled too. why do that?! – Mina Michael Dec 29 '13 at 11:59
  • This is so jarring. It is completely unintuitive. What reasoning could that have for doing this? – Andrew Guenther Apr 19 '14 at 1:12
  • I think they said it's a "regression" on "launchpad" (which is the place where bugs are reported). – Mina Michael Apr 22 '14 at 16:17

Another way to set the keys as they should have been is by performing the following commands in the terminal:

gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-workspace-down "['<Control><Shift><Alt>Down']"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings move-to-workspace-up "['<Control><Shift><Alt>Up']"

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