Ubuntu – command for the “Workspace Switcher”

11.04command lineunity

I just learned about "whereis" in terminal as a way to find a command to launch a given application. However, I still can't find (a way to find) the command to launch the "Workspace Switcher" in natty / unity.

I'd be interested in both the method(s) for finding the command as well as the command itself.

Best Answer

  • There isn't a command for absolutely everything. But in this case, "Workspace switcher" can be triggered with a keyboard shortcut (super+s) which can also be sent using a tool called "xdotool", via the command line.

    So install xdotool:

    sudo apt-get install xdotool
    

    And then you can trigger the Workspace Switcher from a terminal using:

    xdotool key super+s
    
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