workspace switching animation is too slow, triggers with key bindings, and doesn't skip screens

Bug #141525 reported by James Troup
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
Michael Vogt

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

My normal workflow is to have 4 workspaces laid out in a line horizontally. I switch between them _a lot_. I have keybinds setup to switch between desktops. This workflow works fine with metacity. Unfortunately, with compiz as setup in gutsy right now, it's not feasible. The problem is the workspace switch animation is too slow and insists on scrolling past all intervening screens, so if I go from workspace 1 to workspace 4, I have to watch it scroll past 2 and 3 too. This simply takes too long and breaks my work flow.

I think ideally, I'd prefer it if we could turn the animation off entirely if the workspace switch is triggered by a key binding.

Revision history for this message
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I agree with that, people having special keybinding to switch to "workspace n" usually switch a lot and need that to be efficient. Having the animation probably makes sense when you use ctrl-alt-arrows and when you click on the workspace switcher but keybinding actions should be quick

Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → Confirmed
Michael Vogt (mvo)
Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → mvo
status: Confirmed → In Progress
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Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

ok for gutsy beta.

Changed in compiz:
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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