[openbox] Using Mouse To Change Virtual Desktops

Mikael Magnusson mikachu at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 15:54:50 EDT 2012

On 28 June 2012 21:44, Frank Peters <frank.peters at comcast.net> wrote:
> 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
> implement.

Just a general piece of advice for you when interacting with people
doing things for you for free, don't tell them what they should and
shouldn't do, and don't tell them that "it should be easy".

Mikael Magnusson

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