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Can someone tell me how I can get an overview of all the open windows? Like htting ctrl+s that shows all the desktops, but for the open applications?

Right now when I hit Alt+Tab it shows quite small tiles in the middle of the screen, is it possible to have all the windows fill all the screens? (Kind of like expose in OSX)

I have compiz installed, and "static application switcher" selected, but this doesn't have the result I'm looking for (and neither does "Application switcher".

Any ideas?

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Super+W can do it but if you want to add Mouse Gestures to it, Like Gnome 3 you can do the following:

(as pointed out in comments)

  • Install Compiz Settings Manager

  • Run it, Go to Commands under General

  • Set Command 0 in Edge Bindings and come back to "Command" tab

  • Enter "xdotool key Super_L+w" in Command Line 0

  • Install package xdotool

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That seems to be it. Any idea where I could add a mouse gesture to it? –  Sled Jun 2 '11 at 22:33
    
gestikk or easystroke come to mind. Never used them myself. –  con-f-use Jun 2 '11 at 22:35
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@Sled: You can use CompizConfig Settings Manager to add a hot corner/edge. You could also add a launcher item. –  pydave Jun 2 '11 at 22:40
    
In what category is it that I can add corners? I'm sure I passed by it earlier today, but can't find it back.. –  Sled Jun 2 '11 at 22:56
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CompizConfig > General > Commands > Edge Bindings (Rider) –  con-f-use Jun 2 '11 at 23:01
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Install compizconfig-settings-manager.

Then

scale plugin > bindings - initiate window picker or initiate window picker for all windows, choose the edge binding

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How about this solution: install xdotool

apt-get install xdotool

Open compizconfig and add a new command:

xdotool key Super_L+w

Then just select an Edge Binding and click a corner of the screen to use.

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use the window symbol + W this will show all open windows

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This answer was already given.... –  belacqua Nov 15 '12 at 0:23
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