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I'm playing with ubuntu 12.04, precise pangolin, and there's an issue I can't see how to solve.

If I have three instances of, let's say, Firefox, in the switcher appears a single Firefox icon, I have to wait something like a second for it to open so that I can finally choose the one I'm looking for

I tried with compiz-settings and the unity plugin but couldn't find an option to ungroup Windows.

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aking1012, riateche, thanks a lot for your answers, I as already aware of that, I'm just trying to avoid the hover or the alt-down stuff and just get back to thre previous behaviour –  opensas Apr 21 '12 at 19:39
    
not a problem, i just don't think it's going to happen. it's a feature not a bug –  hbdgaf Apr 21 '12 at 21:03
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if you want to work between two open firefox, for example, it's kind of annoying, can't it be configured? –  opensas Apr 21 '12 at 22:52
    
your other question is another way of asking this one, if you're working with multiple desktops(like I am) and you have multiple windows for an application open(like I do) then alt-tab immediately opens the most recently focused window for a given application. it's starting to sound like complaining –  hbdgaf Apr 22 '12 at 1:14
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See also How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 - seems like this is a a dup. –  nealmcb Apr 30 '12 at 16:10

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You can also press alt+§ (the key above tab) to switch between instances of the current application.

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I like this because I can do it with one hand. –  Jay Bazuzi May 1 '12 at 5:38
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Press down arrow while holding alt+tab to view list of windows for current application.

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To get all windows expanded from the beginning in a single list while switching with ALT-TAB I've gone to CompizConfig -> Windows Management -> Static Application Switcher (enabled this): Dialog popped up, I selected to solve the conflicts, in any of the question pop ups I've hit the most rightest button to deactivate the conflicting button. Thats all.

(To get back to Unity behaviour, goto CompizConfig -> Desktop -> Unity Plugin -> Switcher (tab) -> reset all settings with the x buttons at the right)

EDIT: You have to have the compiz-plugins package installed in order to access the Static Application Switcher plugin.

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Just hover during alt-tab. It will expand the group windows with previews of each window.

I was informed for one of my questions that "feature requests" are "wishlist bugs". This is how I responded.

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thanks for the tip, but in this question I found that for feature request / wishlist bug, there was this site brainstorm.ubuntu.com, I've just registred and I'm waiting for the email... –  opensas Apr 28 '12 at 15:43

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