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Bug 81949 - workspace switching does not cycle
Summary: workspace switching does not cycle
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: metacity
Version: phoebe
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Havoc Pennington
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-01-15 17:41 UTC by Sam Steingold
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-01-15 22:55:43 UTC

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Description Sam Steingold 2003-01-15 17:41:58 UTC
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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>.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

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 17:52:49 UTC
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 that go on forever.

Comment 2 Sam Steingold 2003-01-15 18:07:40 UTC
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 19:37:00 UTC
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 22:48:34 UTC
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 22:55:43 UTC
thanks for testing

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