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GNOME Workspace Wraparound

I found out yesterday that GNOME (or more correctly, the GNOME window manager, Metacity) only allows you to switch to a specific workspace. You cannot cycle through workspaces, wrapping around to the first when on the last. There is a long-standing upstream bug report, about this issue, but sadly it is marked as wontfix. I have, however, found a workaround using wmctrl. These commands could obviously be much nicer if they were placed in a proper script, but I wanted a one line snippet that I could add to my xbindkeys config. Read more →

GNOME Nautilus Address Bar

Every time I move to a new Debian/Ubuntu installation I can never remember how to remove the Nautilus breadcrumbs bar in favour of the address bar. I’ve decided to write it down so I’ll remember it. Use gconf-editor to edit the value of /apps/nautilus/preferences/always_use_location_entry Read more →