[openbox] Using Mouse To Change Virtual Desktops

Frank Peters frank.peters at comcast.net
Thu Jun 28 15:44:07 EDT 2012

On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 15:11:59 -0400
Andrew Gallant <jamslam at gmail.com> wrote:

> > 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.

So this task cannot be accomplished in the current openbox.

That's quite unfortunate and I think that the developers should
consider making it possible in upcoming releases.

On my MS Windows machines I will always install Virtuawin
(http://virtuawin.sf.net) which has this capability.  Also,
a long time ago, I used to use FVWM on my Linux boxes and it
also has this capability.  Quickly moving the pointer to the
screen edge to change desktops beats fumbling with keys
or key combinations.  It should not be that difficult to

Frank Peters

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