invoke workspace manager on D-bus request or from command line

Bug #1007665 reported by Daniel Fore on 2012-06-01
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released

Bug Description

You should be able to invoke the workspace manager from the command line. This would allow us to create a .desktop shortcut.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-06-02
Changed in gala:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

A d-bus request is probably better.

/me is not familiar. Would a D-Bus interface allow us to create a .desktop shortcut?

Changed in gala:
status: New → Confirmed

Sure it will.

Keith Adair (kjzz12) wrote :


sudo apt-get xautomation

Then create a launcher that does this:

xte 'keydown Super_R' 'key s' 'keyup Super_R'

I have it on my plank, it works great until we get a legit fix.

Getting required key combos from dconf might work if we don't come up with a better alternative

Targeting to luna-beta1 because we need this for implementing Plank launcher that opens workspaces overview.

summary: - invoke workspace manager from command line
+ invoke workspace manager on D-bus request or from command line
Changed in gala:
milestone: none → luna-beta1
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

I believe this has been fixed right?

Tom Beckmann (tombeckmann) wrote :

Oh, right, thanks :)

Changed in gala:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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