Is there a way to use a keyboard combination to invoke 3ddesk because I've been using it as my desktop switcher and would like to use a keyboard combo in addition to the mouse.
Ideas? I'm using gnome and ubuntu.
You can edit your gnome keyboard shortcuts (via the menu or gconf-editor) and make a shortcut to invoke '3ddesk' or whatever the executable is.
A little late, but you might look at question 9 on this page:
It describes using gconf to edit the keyboard settings/bindings to accomplish what you want.