This used to work on Ubuntu 14.04. I know that I have to enable in CCSM Desktop Wall > Edge Flipping > Edge Flip Move. Also turn off Move Window > Lazy Positioning option.

I disabled Grid as well in CCSM and Windos snapping in Unity Tweak Tool.

This used to do the trick but it's still not working on 16.04.

I'm using Unity btw.

Anyone else with the same issue or solution?


  • Of course, you can. I have 16.04 and by drag to any worksapce. but I use gome-falshback – Shakiba Moshiri Apr 28 '16 at 19:06
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    I have the same problem, cannot drag window to another workspace, worked great in other versions of Ubuntu. – tibbus May 15 '16 at 12:43

I have the same problem.

I can solve it from the CompizConfig Settings Manager and check the Edge Flip Pointer from the Desktop Wall settings, but now it will flip to next workspace just when you move the mouse. enter image description here

The Edge Flip Move is a confirmed bug on Ubuntu 16.04 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+bug/1577328?comments=all

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  • Thanks! I see that this is working because the mouse cursor triggers the action. It's not the same as before (because I don't want the cursor to move if it's not grabbing a window), but it's close enough. – xtian777x May 16 '16 at 20:26
  • I seem to forget that command line name of the program is ccsm. – Finn Årup Nielsen Jul 11 '16 at 9:37

Resetting Compiz to its Default Settings : dconf reset -f /org/compiz/

How to Enable and Tweak Ubuntu’s Flashy Graphical Effects

By default move on another work-space Alt + Ctrl + Shift + keys -> and <- Left / right arrow

Also : Can I drag a window onto another workspace?

Also : Drag by mouse to another workspace

Drag by mouse

for Unity

Click on the Appearance enter image description here

Check Enable Workspaces and Add show desktop icon to the launcher enter image description here

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    Ctrl + Alt + Shift + Left/Right combination works fine (and I have to admit I didn't know that). However, my original question is about dragging the window using the mouse. Resetting Compiz does nothing. The last link you included is about the solutions I already mentioned in my original post. Thanks though – xtian777x Apr 28 '16 at 21:31
  • @xtian777x. Okay, I can also move the window by mouse | update the answer – Shakiba Moshiri Apr 28 '16 at 22:01
  • Oh I see you are using Gnome. I forgot to mention I'm using Unity so I can't do what you show in your pic. I'll update my post. – xtian777x Apr 28 '16 at 22:22
  • @xtian777x the answer was updated – Shakiba Moshiri Apr 29 '16 at 9:55
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    Oh I see where our misunderstanding lies. What you are doing, i.e. showing all workspaces and, from that view, drag a window to another workspace has always worked for me indeed. However, what I mean is dragging a window without using the Workspace Switcher view. On 14.04 I just drag the window to the screen's edge and the workspace moves along with the window. That's something I can't do on 16.04 – xtian777x Apr 29 '16 at 20:16

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