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I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10. To switch among applications by Alt+Tab, it is a little bit different from Ubuntu 11.04. It groups same kind of windows, for instance it puts Emacs into 1 icon, Adobe reader in 1 icon. So when I have several windows of same kind, it is not easy to search for a specific one just by Alt+Tab. In 11.04, it is much easier...

Does anyone know how to overcome it?

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possible duplicate of How do I revert Alt-tab behavior changed in 11.10? –  jokerdino Apr 1 '12 at 9:56

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To switch between windows of the same kind, you use alt+the button above tab. When you have alt+tab open, you can also press the down arrow key to show the open windows as previews. It's mostly the same as the before mentioned.

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