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So far I'm loving 12.04. I have read about several Alt-Tab issues, but none that sound like the one I'm encountering.

When I have Skype running, I can't alt-tab back to it.

I can get back to it with the "window spread" navigation (Shift+Alt+Up), but that only works for non-minimized windows. If Skype has been minimized, there is no way** to get back to it.

Is there a way to allow Skype to show up in the alt-tab menu? Are there other applications that also don't show up? Thanks!

** Actually, it is possible to get back to it by enabling the Skype taskbar icon, but that doesn't solve the alt-tab issue.

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closed as off topic by Jorge Castro, James May 21 '12 at 20:36

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I have this issue, too. I noticed it with Chrome at first, but it can (and I've seen it) happen to other windows as well. – Jay Sullivan May 1 '12 at 4:51
Unity is not designed not to display windows. That means this is a bug. Press Alt+Tab and enter "ubuntu-bug unity" to send a bug report on, which is where those kinds of issues are handled. – Jo-Erlend Schinstad May 1 '12 at 11:35
@notfed I haven't noticed the issue with Chromium, but haven't tried Chrome. Is that what you're using? – mwcz May 1 '12 at 11:47
@Jo-ErlendSchinstad Thanks. I clicked Cancel on the bug report (ran it before alt-tabbing) and it froze. Where are those kinds of issues handled? :) – mwcz May 1 '12 at 11:49
@mwcz: I'm sorry... I meant Alt+F2! Bug reports are handled on – Jo-Erlend Schinstad May 1 '12 at 20:07

I have seen this issue too with Terminal so a built in program! Thought that terminal just wasnt designed to show up but it appears fine after a reboot.

I had firefox open maximised and opened up a few terminal windows and none appeared in alt + tab. I closed firefox and they were all in the background.

Rebooted and it is working OK now so seems random.

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