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For example, how can I find out what keys switch between multiple terminal windows?

I'm trying to use the keyboard more and more and the mouse less.

If I have multiple windows open I can use ialt-tab to switch between them.

By default it starts to select the 'next' application window but I found that if I hold it down for 2 seconds it will stay on the terminal window and allow me to switch between terminal windows. This is what I'm looking for.

Is there a way to be able to switch between windows - either through the multi-pane approach above or by cycling through the windows - without using the above approach with the 2 second delay.

It would be great if there was a way to do something like ctrl-tab or shiftalttab

I am not looking for split-window or tab windows or tmux pane solutions. I already use these and this is a separate issue that I like to know if there is any options to address this need.

Keyboard manager settings shows the below but doesn't seem to help me. enter image description here

Also keyboard shortcuts shows:

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but alt-f6 doesn't work

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I found it!

Pressing the 'windows' key (or whatever we call that outside windows!) ALONE for 2-3 seconds brings up a "keyboard shortcuts" window that shows the system keyboard shortcut. Once I figured this out I could see that the combination I wanted was:

alt-~
Note: That is a ~squiggly, not a dash! Top left of my keyboard right above the tab key.

It was under under the terminal menu, edit -> Keyboard Shortcuts...'

It feels very similar to alt-tab (similar hand position) so feels very natural!

Combos shown from the windows key...enter image description here

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You can use Alt + Esc to switch between window immediatly. Is more ordered than the default method but doesn't show you a list of windows.

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