[openbox] Using Mouse To Change Virtual Desktops

Andrew Gallant jamslam at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 15:11:59 EDT 2012

>> i do that all the time by scroll when mouse pointer is at an edge of the
>> screen.
> How is that particular action defined in the openbox configuation
> file, rc.xml?
> For changing desktops the only action that seems to be available is
> the "GoToDesktop" action:
> http://openbox.org/wiki/Help:Actions#GoToDesktop
> Can this action be somehow bound to the mouse?

Yes. I'm pretty sure this is in the default rc.xml file:

<context name="Desktop">
    <mousebind button="Up" action="Click">
      <action name="GoToDesktop"><to>previous</to></action>
    <mousebind button="Down" action="Click">
      <action name="GoToDesktop"><to>next</to></action>


> What I would like to do is just move the mouse pointer to the screen
> edge and, after a short delay, thereby jump to the adjacent desktop
> in that direction.  AFAIK, it seems that there are no openbox actions
> that would correspond to this.

I don't know of any either.

- Andrew

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