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In Oneiric there's a timeout when pressing Alt+Tab before the icons show. How can I remove that timeout?

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possible duplicate of How do I adjust the alt-tab speed? –  belacqua Oct 17 '11 at 3:40

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I found this patch suggested in a launchpad discussion about this issue, and I've compiled it. Now I can configure the timeout (it's the "Delay before showing switcher" option at the top). I've uploaded the compiled deb files (for Oneiric 64 bit) on 4shared and in a torrent, if anyone wants it.

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Torrent doesn't appear to be up any more. Can you point me to some resources that describe how to compile and apply the patch as you did? –  TheDeeno Jan 18 '12 at 22:51
    
I haven't turned on my computer in the last couple of days, that's all. Just don't delete the torrent and you'll download it eventually. Doesn't the 4shared link work? –  sashoalm Jan 19 '12 at 7:57

If http://iloveubuntu.net/alttab-ing-gets-automatic-preview-oneiric-ocelot is right, then alt_tab_timeout is not configurable right now. That's stupid, i know.

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Can it be edited manually with gconf? –  sashoalm Oct 15 '11 at 6:48
    
Afaik, you configure Unity using either CompizConfig Settings Manager or dconf-editor, and there is no option for alt+tab timeout (askubuntu.com/questions/29553/how-can-i-configure-unity/…). Maybe file a bug? wiki.ubuntu.com/Unity/FilingBugs –  sindikat Oct 15 '11 at 6:59
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I've managed to make it configurable finally, I've posted it as an answer, and I'm going to select it as the right answer, I hope it's not a problem. –  sashoalm Dec 18 '11 at 9:08

Workaround :> - hold Alt and push Tab until You reach the application You want to select - still holding the Alt push the down arrow key It will show You the child windows of your selected application immediately.

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