Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75491
left workspace shift has strange behavior
Last modified: 2012-02-02 14:26:03 EST
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Description of problem:
When you move to the right workspace everything works fairly sensibly: if
you're on the left you move to the right, if you're on the right, you move to
the next row. Moving left, however, acts quite strangely. If you're on the
right, it behaves sensibly. If you're on the left, it moves to some hard to
predict place. In particular, I have 8 workspaces arranged as follows:
Moving left at 4 goes to 5, 1 goes to 8, 2 goes to 7 and 3 goes to 6. This has
the interesting property that going left repeatedly cycles through only 4 out of
the 8 workspaces, which 4 depending on where you start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Just arrange the workspaces as noted above and go left.
An additional bug, which is closely related so I might as well tack it on here:
when you're moving from workspace to workspace, that lovely little display
comes up in the middle of the screen showing you where you are. It doesn't come
up when you are moving a window to another workspace, and it seems to me that it
This code was recently replaced in metacity CVS, it should be sorted out (or at
least have different bugs) when we upgrade the version.
Should be fixed in latest (though it intentionally no longer wraps, it does