viewport switcher should not "roll over" after reaching the last VP

Bug #159157 reported by David Prieto on 2007-10-31
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)
Basilio Kublik

Bug Description

Binary package hint: compiz

This is more a request than a bug report. When you roll the mouse wheel over the desktop, viewport switcher changes desktop. If you spin it quickly -which newbies seem to like to do- your vierport will change from 1 to 2 like crazy.

There are two newbies who use my computer -my mother and my girlfriend- and both HATE this feature, really it unnerves them. They have never talked about it or anything but I see their expression when it happens and it's not pretty.

Please, we only have 2 viewports by default. make it so that spinning down the wheel can only reach vp 2, and spinning it up can only reach vp. Set some kind of limit between the last and first VPs so spinning the wheel can only reach one end but not "jump" to the other.

Changed in compiz:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Basilio Kublik (sourcercito) wrote :

Hi David
you report this issue some time ago and hasn't been any activity for a while, so i was wondering if this is still an issue for you under the development version of Ubuntu, Hardy Heron.

Thanks in advance

Changed in compiz:
assignee: nobody → sourcercito
status: New → Incomplete

Not really an issue *for me* anymore, since the complaints made me disable the plugin in the end. But it would definitely be a good idea to get it fixed, it's one of the few "features" of Ubuntu I've seen people lose their temper about.


This problem was fixed for some time, but recent updates introduced it again.

I'm using compiz 1:0.7.9+git20090211-0ubuntu4 on Jaunty.

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