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Since upgrading to 12.10, sometimes "Switch Applications" does not work.

Pressing Alt+Tab works as pressing only Tab key.
And it does not work even if I change the shortcut key to Ctrl+Tab or any other.

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try meta+w that might work – Goddard Oct 26 '12 at 17:04

As an alternative you can try installing CompizConfig Settings Manager by using a terminal (CTRL+ALT+T):

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

or by using the software center:

Install via the software center

and select Application Switcher or Static Application Switcher from Window Management group.

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How to install the CompizConfig Settings Manager? – mrcktz Nov 10 '12 at 18:19
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager or go to ubuntu software center and search for compiz manager – Pramodh Nov 11 '12 at 18:59
Since some recent update of 12.10, the Static Application Switcher is now in a separate package called compiz-plugins – Fredrik Wendt Mar 23 '13 at 6:41

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