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In the What's new page for 11.10 it says that Alt+` (grave accent) can be used to switch between windows of applications:

Screenshot from the What's new page for 11.10. Switch between windows of applications with Alt+` (Grave).

This sounds inconvenient on my keyboard because:

  1. ` is shifted (I have to press Shift+´ (accute accent) to access it, and
  2. ` is located left of Backspace (so it's far from Alt and this makes the combination hard to press with one hand).

When I press Alt+Shift+´, which should be equivalent to pressing Alt+` on my keyboard, nothing happens. So, how do I use this feature with my keyboard, that is, how do I switch between windows of applications with my keyboard?

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The What's new page seems to not tell the whole truth when it says that the key combination for switching between windows of application is Alt+` (grave accent) because this is only true for the keyboards that has ` placed above Tab.

The key combination to switch between windows of applications is Alt+[The key above Tab]. On my keyboard the key above Tab is § and the key combination and thus the key combination to switch between windows of applications is Alt+§.

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