Bug 982695 - Regression: Unable to disable or change workspace navigation shortcuts
Regression: Unable to disable or change workspace navigation shortcuts
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: control-center (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-07-09 11:19 EDT by Mat Booth
Modified: 2017-06-17 12:02 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 08:03:49 EDT
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Description Mat Booth 2013-07-09 11:19:20 EDT
I am unable to change or disable the "Move to workspace above/below" shortcuts in Gnome 3. If I change or disable the shortcut, I can still use Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down to switch workspaces.

Another application (Eclipse) has shortcuts that clash with the default Gnome 3 shortcuts for switching workspaces, so I wish to disable the Gnome 3 shortcuts.

This used to work in Fedora 18/Gnome 3.6 so it appears to be a regression.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open Settings-->Keyboard-->Shortcuts-->Navigation
2. Disable shortcuts for "Move to workspace above/below" or change the shortcuts away from the defaults
3. Still able to use Ctrl+Alt+Up/Down to change workspaces
Comment 1 peereken 2013-07-30 08:05:33 EDT
I had the same problem. The new keybinding you can define in 'Settings-->Keyboard-->Shortcuts-->Navigation' is appended to the previous/default one. 

for example:
gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down
['<Primary><Shift>Down', '<Control><Alt>Down']

I managed to remove the default keybinding using the following commands
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down "['']"
gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-up "['']"

This clears all defined shortcuts for those tasks. And then just use 'Settings-->Keyboard-->Shortcuts-->Navigation' to define the desired shortcuts.
Comment 2 Mat Booth 2013-07-30 09:05:34 EDT
I had not figured out the workaround so this is extremely helpful!

Thank-you, anonymous hero!
Comment 3 Mat Booth 2014-04-02 06:21:11 EDT
This is still a problem in F20
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Comment 6 Rik 2017-06-17 11:06:56 EDT
This is still a problem in Fedora 26 beta. Also the workaround does not work. 

I have disabled the navigation shortcut to switch workspace. So this shortcut has no function anymore in Gnome but still this shortcut is "swallowed". Btw, I have disabled allmost all navigation shorcuts which have something to do with workspaces/windows.
Comment 7 Rik 2017-06-17 12:02:34 EDT
I do not see a way to reopen this issue.

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