Bug 81949 - workspace switching does not cycle
workspace switching does not cycle
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
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Reported: 2003-01-15 12:41 EST by Sam Steingold
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 17:55:43 EST
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Description Sam Steingold 2003-01-15 12:41:58 EST
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Description of problem:
workspace switching does not cycle between the workspaces any longer.
it did in rh8.

suppose you have 4 workspaces located as follows

   1   2
   3   4

if you start with workspace <1> and hit C-S-A-<left>, you should go to <4>, then
<3>, then <2>, then <1> - this is what happened in rh8.

now you just stay in <1>.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.go to workspace1
2.hit Ctrl-Alt-Shift-Left


Actual Results:  nothing happens

Expected Results:  you switch to workspace4

Additional info:

doing nothing in response to a user action is no good.
it was better before when I could go from any workspace to any other workspace
in a single keystroke.
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-15 12:52:49 EST
Done on purpose, for consistency with similar UI in other places, and so you can 
"slam" to one side.

To move to any space with a single keystroke I personally use keybindings 
such as Alt+1, Alt+2, Alt+3, etc. for specific spaces.

Anyway, if you want to read more text on this topic there are bugs 
on bugzilla.gnome.org that go on forever.
Comment 2 Sam Steingold 2003-01-15 13:07:40 EST
this is NOT consistent because C-M-RIGHT on workspace<2>
DOES switch to workspace<3>.
if you want it to be consistent, you have to disable that too.
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-15 14:37:00 EST
Are you using metacity 2.4.13 from rawhide? That issue should be fixed in 2.4.13.
Comment 4 Sam Steingold 2003-01-15 17:48:34 EST
I am using phoebe, not rawhide.
I upgraded metacity to  2.4.13 and indeed that fixed the bug.
Comment 5 Havoc Pennington 2003-01-15 17:55:43 EST
thanks for testing

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