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I'm trying to migrate from Mate into Cinnamon. In Mate, it was possible to assign custom modifiers to Switch to workspace on the left of the current workspace. In Cinnamon keyboard configuration applet, the "Mod3" modifier is ignored.

Is there any "backdoor" or command-line way for assigning keyboard assignments for switching workspaces that bypass the configuration applet?

Unfortunately I can't find these shortcuts with dconf-tool nor with gconf-editor.

There is also similar question on AskUbuntu: How to change key bindings for switching workspaces in gnome3?

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Finally I've found a solution.

It appears, that the setting is in dconf-editor after all. The problem was with very bad support for searching in this tool.

To edit workspace keyboard settings one should use dconf-tool and edit settings under path org->gnome->desktop->wm->keybindings.

The syntax is the same as in other Gnome editions.

You can use this script:

#!/bin/sh
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-down "['<Shift><Mod3>Down']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-left "['<Shift><Mod3>Left']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-up "['<Shift><Mod3>Up']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings move-to-workspace-right "['<Shift><Mod3>Right']"

gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings switch-to-workspace-down "['<Mod3>Down']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings switch-to-workspace-left "['<Mod3>Left']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings switch-to-workspace-up "['<Mod3>Up']"
gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings switch-to-workspace-right "['<Mod3>Right']"
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    The current group is org.cinnamon.desktop.keybindings.wm
    – koppor
    Commented May 1, 2016 at 15:56

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