I'm using Gnome Shell.
Alt+Tab shows all opened application windows from all virtual desktops. It becomes impossible to use when many windows are opened. Is it possible to show only these apps which are on active desktop?
One potential option you may wish to consider is the Gnome-Shell Alternate Tab extension
It is the traditional Window-based Alt-Tab switcher that Ubuntu users have grown up with.
It doesnt meet your question "active desktop" criteria - however it does make switching more obvious and easier when you have multiple windows opened.
It is packaged in a PPA
As with all PPAs - these are testing for testing purposes. Either have a full backup you can restore with or use
Two ways to solve the problem.
Here is the answer to your question which was actually bothering me a lot also:
(I've been 2 months under Ubuntu and I'm almost convinced that is a great OS for those who come from Windows, but not for those coming from Fedora or similar.)