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I lost the Alt+Tab functionality.

How to get it back?


  • I m using Ubuntu 12.04 without Unity
  • I m using Gnome classic (no effects) session
  • so the Unity plug-in is deselected in compizconfig settings manager for performance purpose.
  • I have same settings on an other PC, and on this PC the Alt+Tab functionality is running fine.
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marked as duplicate by Eric Carvalho, Raja, aquaherd, Thomas Ward, Mitch May 11 '13 at 17:57

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NOTE: You must use the normal Classic Session if you want to use compiz's functions

To fix this:

Firstly, install ccsm if you haven't already using

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins

and type in ccsm in the terminal

You'll get this window

Scroll down and select the checkmark on the left of "Application Switcher":

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Thank you it works. Note that I have ccsm installed with Gnome Classic no effect (gnome-fallback) – Boris Jul 22 '12 at 12:01
When I installed ccsm there was no option for application switcher listed under window management.... How do I get that option? – NickHalden Mar 16 '13 at 19:05
@NickHalden: You need to install compiz-plugins to make it available – Thanh DK Oct 1 '13 at 5:17

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