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When switching between programs using alt-tab I prefer the program/window title to be displayed as well as the picture of the program.

This is especially useful when I have multiple editor windows open and want to alt-tab to another file. Presently I must try to peer at the content of the small picture of the program ... not at all ideal.

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The window border is not displayed this way and it works with Super + W instead of Alt + Tab, but the window title will appear in the middle of the preview window:

  1. Start CompizConfig Settings Manager Install compizconfig-settings-manager (CCSM)
  2. Enable the Text and Scale Addons plugin
  3. In the latter select under the Appearance tab Window Title
  4. In the Window Title Display dropdown change to All Windows

So unity only and Super + W semi solution. Hope that is enough.

See also:

Hard to find one window among many

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This solution is sufficient for my purposes. To get behavior more like Alt + Tab (i.e. switching windows on a single desktop) I use I use Shift + Alt + Up-arrow instead of Super + W. –  deja Jul 14 '11 at 8:08
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