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Description of problem:
I am runing RH9 with the KDE desktop.
The output of uname -a is "Linux microtel 2.4.20-9 #1 Wed Apr 2 13:24:44 EST
2003 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux"
All update have been applied using up2date.
The desktop has been restarted and the computer has been rebooted.
The keyboard mapping is default.
The following keyboard shortcuts described in the "Red Hat Linux 9: Red Hat
Linux Getting Started Guide, Chapter 2. Using the Graphical Desktop" do not
work. This is from the RPM version of the documentation.
Section: 2.2.2. Using Applets
Subsection: Workspace Switcher
"You can also use the keyboard shortcut [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[up-arrow],
[Ctrl]-[Alt]-[down-arrow], [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[right-arrow], or
[Ctrl]-[Alt]-[left-arrow] to switch between desktops."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Workspace Switcher keyboard shortcut do not work.
Steps to Reproduce:
[Ctrl]-[Alt]-[up-arrow], [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[down-arrow], [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[right-arrow],
or [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[left-arrow] to switch between desktops
Actual Results: Changes the selection of desktop icon. The icon name is boxed.
It is not highlighted.
Expected Results: Switch workspace.
XFree86 has nothing to do with this at all. This is handled by your window
manager. What window manager are you using?
XFree86-Servers doesn't exist in Red Hat Linux 8.0 or 9, reassigning to
I'm closing this bug as NOTABUG as I've stated above it is a window manager
related issue and not an XFree86 issue, however I can't reassign the bug
report to the window manager as you have not responded to my request to
determine what one you are using.
If you are using a window manager supplied by Red Hat, feel free to reopen
this bug report and reassign the bug to the window manager package.
The reporter did say: "I am runing RH9 with the KDE desktop.", which
strongly implies kwin (kdebase package).
I think that we've said that the keybindings should be the same for
all desktops which makes this a kdebase bug not a documentation bug.
yes. it's a bug in kwin (kdebase), which is fixed in KDE 3.1.2. You can download
KDE 3.1.2 (build for RHL 9) from ftp.kde.org
To switch workspace you have to use [Ctrl]-[Alt]-[right-arrow],