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I want to make Shift Switcher to select window on release, like Alt+Tab

I currently have Super+Tab configure for Next Window in Workspace, so I press it and move windows, but when I release, I have to press Enter or Shift to get to the window. This isnt the normal behaviour with the default key for Previous Window, Shift+Super+Tab, which changes to the selected window on release.

How can achieve this, or is it a bug?

Thanks a lot.

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Well, I've found the solution.

My Super key is also used for the launcher in Unity and that's having some kind of conflict.

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Thank you so much! This really helped, and even though the answer was simple, it's important for those who rely on window switching for productivity. Thanks! – jmite Oct 11 '12 at 4:16

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