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I have an apple usb keybord for my ubuntu 12.04. I remaped command left key to control for convenience. And now I switch between apps with alt-tab and between tabs within one app with ctrl-tab. It's normal but not comfortable and painless.

It would be ideally to remap shortcuts as opposite: ctrl-tab - switching between apps, alt-tab - between tabs. Can I do it? xmodmap?

UPDATE: here is a screenshot of settings which I apply, restarted but it hasn't changed:

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You can change your Keyboard Settings from System >> Keyboard >> Shortcuts.

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Under Navigation, you should see "Switch Application". You can click it and set the new short cut as you want. Hope it helps.

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I've tried, set exactly as in the your pic, but nothing changed. What can I do wrong? –  yetanothercoder Jan 22 '13 at 16:50
I think you have to restart to get the effect. Some examples can be found here . askubuntu.com/questions/206820/… –  Ye Lin Aung Jan 23 '13 at 3:28
restart didn't help. I uploaded a screenshot to the question. So I set as in the screenshot, then restart and it didn't help –  yetanothercoder Jan 23 '13 at 8:08

For certain Keyboard shortcuts you need to also edit these in dconf-tools. At least on 12.04.

Install dconf-tools and start dconf-editor.

Navigate to org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings and change the "switch-windows" key.

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