Old Marcus wrote:Go to the Menu, go to Preferences, then Compiz Config Settings Manager.
Here, in the Desktop section, select desktop wall and in the window that appears, select the Bindings tab. Here you can change what actions make the viewport switch happen. Expand the 'Move within Wall' option, and on the move left and move right options, change them to 'Disabled'. This will stop the workspace switching when you move your mouse to the edge of the screen.
Thank you for the accurate description, Marcus. I followed you advice and disabled switching. The workspaces now are switched by clicking on the small workspace display that I am used to. BTW, the workspace display on the bottom tool bar is rather nice, as it clearly indicates visually what is open within each workspace.
Great advice, promptly given accurate information! Thanks for other replies, too. Good try - greatly appreciated.