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Ubuntu supports a shortcut to switch windows Ctrl+Tab, but it allows you to move through apps in one direction only. Direction depends on whether initially Ctrl+Tab or Ctrl+Shift+Tab was pressed.

  1. Ctrl+Tab will move forwards, but pressing Shift while moving forward doesn't change the direction, it still goes forwards unlike Windows default behaviour.
  2. Ctrl+Shift+Tab will move backwards, but if Shift is released while moving backwards the menu will disappear.

Is there a way to configure Ubuntu so that you could go backwards and forwards without running the menu twice?

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Not with that same compiz plugin, however, you can use the shift switcher plugin, and then press left or right.

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