Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 982695
Regression: Unable to disable or change workspace navigation shortcuts
Last modified: 2017-06-17 12:02:34 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
I had the same problem. The new keybinding you can define in 'Settings-->Keyboard-->Shortcuts-->Navigation' is appended to the previous/default one.
gsettings get org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-to-workspace-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.
I had not figured out the workaround so this is extremely helpful!
Thank-you, anonymous hero!
This is still a problem in F20
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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.
I do not see a way to reopen this issue.