Ubuntu – How to switch workspace with mouse wheel in Unity


I had this feature in 11.10 after using a tweak by Ubuntu tweak. The new version for 12.04 seems not to have this tweak. How can I get this tweak?

Best Answer

You can achieve that with CompizConfig Settings Manager.

Install CompizConfig Settings Manager:

Hit Alt+Ctrl+T to open terminal and run following command:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Or search for "compizconfig-settings-manager" in Software Center and install it from there.

How to set it up?

  • Once installed, Hit Super key (Windows key) to open Unity dash and search for "ccsm" and open it.
  • Navigate to Desktop > Viewport Swicher

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  • Goto "Desktop-based Viewport Switching"
  • Enable and set "Move Next" to button 5, And "Move Prev" to button 4.

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That's It!