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?
[I think this is most appropriate to list as a separate answer, 2.5 years later]
It is possible to do this with the assistance of
#apt-get install xbindkeys), and then add this to the bottom of
# Previous desktop "dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.Cinnamon /org/Cinnamon org.Cinnamon.switchWorkspaceLeft" b:6 # Next desktop "dbus-send --session --type=method_call --dest=org.Cinnamon /org/Cinnamon org.Cinnamon.switchWorkspaceRight" b:7
b:7 are respectively the left and right rocker buttons on my mousewheel -- ymmv; use
xev to work out the correct indices).
xbindkeys should reload its own configuration automatically, but you may need to force it with
killall -HUP xbindkeys. You may also need to log out and in again after installing it for the first time.
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.