Re: How to move a window to another workspace using the mouse

Moving windows between workspaces is one of the things the overview is there for, and it is very good at that. I do not see why one would want not to use it. And overview is just one mouse movement away, thanks to the hot corner.

However, I do see a reason why one would like to be able to start the process of moving a window to another workspace before going to the overview:

While in normal view, if I want to move a visible window to another workspace, I open the overview; but the position position of that window in the screen changes and sometimes the transition animation is too fast for me to see where the window in question went, so I need to look for it again, between the window thumbnails. This is a just a tiny frustration, but do not underestimate tiny frustrations.

This could be easly solved if I could drag the window in the normal view, move to the top left corner (triggering the overview) and drop on the desired workspace.

This feature is available when I drag other kinds of things (files, images, text, even chromium tabs, etc.), in order to be able to move them to windows that are not visible. But it is not available when dragging windows.

I found there is a bug requesting exactly this feature:

2011/11/2 Gabriel Rossetti <gabriel rossetti trafigura com>
Funny, I have 3.2 and this still works for me, plus I have multiple monitors, no problems. My original request was to be able to move them without having to go to the overview.

-----Original Message-----
From: gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org [mailto:gnome-shell-list-bounces gnome org] On Behalf Of Jasper St. Pierre
Sent: 02 November 2011 18:36
To: Donato Marrazzo
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Subject: Re: How to move a window to another workspace using the mouse

Because it conflicted with multi-monitor support.

On Wed, Nov 2, 2011 at 1:30 PM, Donato Marrazzo
<donato marrazzo gmail com> wrote:
> +1
> I agree...
> One thing more in 3.0 in the activity view: it was possible moving a window
> to the below or upper workspace just dragging it near the top or down
> border, with 3.2 this capability disappeared... why?
> I think that each of us can find some "gesture" more or less comfortable,
> one size does not fit all... so please add customization capabilities...
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