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I want to set up cinnamon to switch workspaces right and left when I press my mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left, but I don't see an option in the cinnamon settings. Is there any way to accomplish this?

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I think that the mouse scroll wheel clicker right or left are treated as "left arrow" and "right arrow" by the OS. At least that was the case when I had a mouse that did this a few years ago, by mapping "Right arrow" to a function in vlc, I could execute that function using the mouse. –  terdon Dec 8 '12 at 16:51

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I'm also really keen on getting this working (it's one thing I really miss from compiz!). Right now, as far as I'm aware, the Cinnamon/Muffin API doesn't seem to expose the necessary events, but as soon as it does I will write an extension to do this. In the mean time, there is an extension available that I'm using as a second-best solution. Perhaps it will be helpful for you too.

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