By default, ctrl+alt+(upxordown)or(leftxorright) is used to switch between workspaces, but why doesn't ctrl+alt+left+up work for switching workspaces from number four to number one?

  • I use your hint for about two yrs, but I am just curious about the reason. ;-) – Kevin Dong Mar 22 '15 at 15:59
  • Would you insist on sticking to the key combination? something can be arranged with Ctrl+Shift+Numpad7 (which is upper left on numpad) etc. would that work? – Jacob Vlijm Mar 22 '15 at 16:00
  • Doesn't work for switching between workspaces. – Kevin Dong Mar 22 '15 at 16:02
  • Nono, I know, but it could be made to work...with a script, but really, it does work as mentioned in the answer :) – Jacob Vlijm Mar 22 '15 at 16:04
  • Ha, nice answer, but I don't think it is better than press them discretely. – Kevin Dong Mar 22 '15 at 16:06

Mine works perfectly this way . Hitting both arrows switch to desired workspace.

Obs: Using Unity

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  • Inclusive the small animation when switching desktop desktop display oriented arrow diagonally . – E_Angel Mar 22 '15 at 16:02
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    BTW did you notice the 12.04 tag? it might not work on 12.04? – Jacob Vlijm Mar 22 '15 at 16:08
  • 12.04 LTS uses Compiz rather than Metacity, so I think the solution might vary between different versions. – Kevin Dong Mar 22 '15 at 16:11
  • @KevinDongNaiJia , there was no such tag before , must be edited. – E_Angel Mar 22 '15 at 16:18
  • Sorry for that, I forgot that Ubuntu change the compositing window manager. – Kevin Dong Mar 22 '15 at 16:23

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