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I have just installed the new version of ubuntu 11.10, called "Oneiric Ocelot", but i dont see any new shortcuts to help improvement between desktops and applications.

I have try Alt+Tab, Control+Alt+Arrows, super + space

Is there any new and useful shortcuts?

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possible duplicate of What are Unity's keyboard and mouse shortcuts? – fossfreedom Oct 10 '11 at 16:00
Have a look at this link - there are 11.10 references to new shortcuts. – fossfreedom Oct 10 '11 at 16:00

There are three new shortcuts:

  • Tab - 11.10+ only - Move to the next lens (When the dash is open)
  • Shift-Tab - 11.10+ only - Move to the previous lens (when the dash is open)
  • Alt-` - 11.10+ only - Switch between an application's windows. Hitting this combo when you're already focused on an application will automatically switch only between the windows for that application. The ` key on US layouts, but Unity will use whichever key is above your Tab key. (More info) (Video)

They are all listed here:

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Thanks its helpful ! – Papachan Oct 11 '11 at 23:06
  • If you press arrow down while using alt+tab, then you get a preview.
  • Super+m is new. It opens the music lense.
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Oh that is excellent ! – Papachan Oct 11 '11 at 23:06
Please add that down arrow one to the master list (it's linked on my answer) - good catch! – Jorge Castro Oct 11 '11 at 23:10
I don't know how to add those button-things. :) – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 12 '11 at 5:37

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