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#1 2020-05-10 00:58:13

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 192

Hot corners

I was using Cinnamon Desktop for awhile and was really enjoying the hot corners ... only really used one: top right corner brought up a workspaces overview and I could click a different workspace. So, I've searched here and do fine a few hot corner topics, but they all appear to be quite old or rely on other programs.

Am I missing a simple solution? Even a keypress to bring up a large display like alt-tab, but for all desks be nice.

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#2 2020-05-10 13:12:46

ToZ
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From: Canada
Registered: 2011-06-02
Posts: 6,574

Re: Hot corners

Alt+Tab will show all windows from all workspaces if you have Window Manager Tweaks > Cycling > Cycle through windows on all workspaces enabled. You can also size the preview windows in Xfce's tabwin if that would be helpful.

Unfortunately, outside of xfdashboard, Xfce doesn't have any built-in hot-corner or expose-like functionality and you do need to rely on other programs like https://github.com/brianhsu/xfce4-hotcorner-plugin and/or https://github.com/richardgv/skippy-xd.

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#3 2020-05-10 14:54:55

Jerry3904
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Registered: 2013-11-09
Posts: 796

Re: Hot corners

If OP is on a Debian-based distro (and maybe others as well), our instructions may be of use: https://mxlinux.org/wiki/applications/hotcorner/


MX-19 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.14.
My little collection: Xfce Tidbits

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#4 2020-05-10 16:57:11

Reaccion Raul
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Registered: 2018-04-25
Posts: 16

Re: Hot corners

Seeing that skippy-xd come into the topic... I have on skippy-xd the settings:

showAllDesktops = true

so I see all windows from all desktops, the only issue is it brings the window to the current workspace where i'm right now (ie: i'm on two it shows certain window from 3 and it brings the window to workspace 2), can I change this so It moves me to the window? Instead of bringing the window to me?

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#5 2020-05-10 17:01:40

Reaccion Raul
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Registered: 2018-04-25
Posts: 16

Re: Hot corners

Reaccion Raul wrote:

Seeing that skippy-xd come into the topic... I have on skippy-xd the settings:

showAllDesktops = true

so I see all windows from all desktops, the only issue is it brings the window to the current workspace where i'm right now (ie: i'm on two it shows certain window from 3 and it brings the window to workspace 2), can I change this so It moves me to the window? Instead of bringing the window to me?

Just found out...

switchDesktopOnActivate = true

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#6 2020-05-11 17:27:32

Mellowbob
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Registered: 2011-10-16
Posts: 192

Re: Hot corners

Thanks for the replies. I was hoping for a simple solution that I may have missed.

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#7 2020-05-11 18:32:14

eriefisher
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From: ON, Canada
Registered: 2008-10-25
Posts: 138

Re: Hot corners

I just looked at skippy but it won't install on my system(sid). This a real old package and I doubt it will install on a recent release of anything due to old dependencies. Last commit Feb 24, 2015

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#8 2020-05-12 16:12:47

Reaccion Raul
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Registered: 2018-04-25
Posts: 16

Re: Hot corners

eriefisher wrote:

I just looked at skippy but it won't install on my system(sid). This a real old package and I doubt it will install on a recent release of anything due to old dependencies. Last commit Feb 24, 2015

On MX Linux you can install it directly through their repos. I did it that way and it works great.

Anyway, on debian / ubuntu based systems you shouldn't have trouble compiling from source I think.

I used to use this version previously:

https://github.com/antonio-malcolm/skippy-xd

EDIT. I checked and there is a fork more up-to-date in commits, I didn't try it though...

https://github.com/dreamcat4/skippy-xd

Last edited by Reaccion Raul (2020-05-12 16:18:49)

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