Workspace switching Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right/Up/Down not working

Bug #940699 reported by Stephen Rees-Carter on 2012-02-24
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

After an update a few minutes ago, and a reboot, I am now no longer able to use the Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right/Up/Down keyboard shortcut to switch between workspaces.
I can use Shift+Ctrl+Alt+Left/Right/Up/Down to move windows, but to switch between them no longer works.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.4.0-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-17.27-generic 3.2.6
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-17-generic x86_64
.tmp.unity.support.test.0:

ApportVersion: 1.93-0ubuntu2
Architecture: amd64
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,mousepoll,vpswitch,regex,animation,snap,expo,move,compiztoolbox,place,grid,imgpng,gnomecompat,wall,ezoom,workarounds,resize,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,scale,session,unityshell]
CompositorRunning: compiz
Date: Sat Feb 25 10:43:48 2012
DistUpgraded: Log time: 2012-02-11 12:41:05.499786
DistroCodename: precise
DistroVariant: ubuntu
DkmsStatus: vboxhost, 4.1.8, 3.2.0-17-generic, x86_64: installed
EcryptfsInUse: Yes
GraphicsCard:
 Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:0126] (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device [17aa:21dd]
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha amd64 (20120209)
MachineType: LENOVO 7859CTO
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.2.0-17-generic root=UUID=a762bab0-73ee-4c4f-a5ec-ee313f15eb00 ro quiet splash noapic vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-02-13 (11 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 11/04/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 8GET38WW (1.15 )
dmi.board.name: 7859CTO
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr8GET38WW(1.15):bd11/04/2011:svnLENOVO:pn7859CTO:pvrThinkPadL520:rvnLENOVO:rn7859CTO:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 7859CTO
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad L520
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO
version.compiz: compiz 1:0.9.7.0~bzr2995-0ubuntu5
version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.30-1ubuntu1
version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 8.0.1-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.11.4-0ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.6.99.901+git20120126-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:6.14.99~git20111219.aacbd629-0ubuntu2
version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.17.0-1ubuntu4
version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:0.0.16+git20111201+b5534a1-1build2

Stephen Rees-Carter (valorin) wrote :
Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

In recent updates, Super+Shift+arrow keys are used to change work spaces.

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
Stephen Rees-Carter (valorin) wrote :

I'm sorry, but this must be a joke...

Why has a key combination that has been around forever, that every other distro uses, been replaced with something new?
At the very least, why can't backwards compatibility be maintained and both sets of shortcuts work?

Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

keybindings got restored :)

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