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What is a short cut I can use to switch applications? [duplicate]

In Mac OS it was command+tab. It is one of the most helpful tools, and I was wondering what was it's Ubuntu equivalent?
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Alt+Tab changes the circular order in app switching popup

I've configured my extra mouse buttons to perform app switching using xbindkeysrc & xte. On executing xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Alt_L' once, the focus is switched to the app next to ...
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Dual monitor with different Applications. Ubuntu 14.04

There is a way in Ubuntu 14.04 to work with two different screens while the set of applications of each screen is individual, so alt+tab would not show all applications, but only the ones belonging in ...
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How to avoid a minimized window when switching applications (Alt+Tab)?

When I minimize a window, normally I want to avoid it for a while. That's why I minimize it in the first place :) But in Ubuntu whenever I do it and use Alt+Tab to switch applications, that minimized ...
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Help to disable the multi-touch gestures in 14.04?

Does anyone know how to disable the multi-touch gestures for the touch-pad, specifically the application switcher and Unity launcher? I have a Asus C710 Chromebook with Ubuntu 14.04 installed ...
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Application switcher - disable select on mouse over

Since my upgrade to 13.10, the icons in the application switcher react to a simple mouse hover. I find this setting annoying. I was used to using only the keyboard, and I now regularly find myself ...
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Hiding an application from switcher [alt+tab]

I would like to hide cairo-dock from the switcher since it is redundant to have it there. I've googled for solutions without any luck.
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Show Application Switcher in all Displays

How can I configure the application switcher to be shown in all displays in Gnome Shell? Can I do the same with the activities search and menu?
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Applications run but does not show up in Ubuntu 13.10

I do not know why but some applications run after I clicked but it does not display, like Texmaker, when I double click on the Tex file, then it shows immediately the Texmaker figure but then nothing ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I'm currently running GNOME (GNOME Shell 3.10.4; Compiz) on ubuntu. Alt+Tab does the expected (and "correct") behavior of showing the task switcher, enabling to switch between current open ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut for switch to specific window in unity Switcher

It is possible to bind custom key for switch to specific application? For example: super+1 switches to the chrome window (not a first in windows list). super+2 switches to the nautilus window Or ...
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Can't use ALT-TAB to switch between windows [duplicate]

ALT-TAB used to work in unity on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I installed gnome-session-fallback and logined using gnome classic. Now this key combination doesn't work any more. I checked ccsm, in the ...
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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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Some windows are invisible in the Unity switcher

When I try to switch from one window to another with Unity toolbar, some windows are invisible as shown in the screenshot. You can better understand it from the snapshot of the desktop. Is there a ...
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Compiz window switchers are not visible

No matter what window switcher I select in CompizConfig, the behavior is the same: when I press alt-tab, the next window is simply brought to the front. No window switcher is ever displayed, so I ...
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Place Compiz Static Application Switcher always on a certain monitor

variants of this question have been asked, namely, how to place the switcher on both monitors when using compiz and when using Unity, neither are possible from what I see. Having it on both monitors ...
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alt+tab application switcher like in windows 7

I am new for Linux and Ubuntu. I didn't like unity's built in application switcher. I have been looking for simple and fast (like in windows 7) application switcher for Ubuntu with unity desktop. ...
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Keyboard shortcut to switch to an application by name?

Is there a tool that will let me do the following sequence? Type a keyboard shortcut Type in the name of an application currently open on some desktop Hit Enter to switch to that desktop, and bring ...
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keyboard shortcut to switch between windows within an application

Is there a keyboard shortcut, or can I somehow bind a shortcut, to switch between windows within an application, similar to ([opt]+[~] on OSX)? Ideally, I'd like alt-tab to be un-affected, or to be ...
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Alternative to superswitcher? (alt-tab replacement)

I am looking for an alternative to superswitcher that has the following features: -order windows in a consistent manner (e.g. by alphabet; not by most recently used) -optional: search window names ...
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How to make Ubuntu Switcher bring to front windows while I'm holding “Alt+Tab”?

Is there a way to have the instant "Bring-to-Front" feature under Ubuntu while "Alt+Tab" are being hold? Just as it is under you know which OS.
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How can I change position switcher (Alt-Tab)?

I want to change the position and size Switcher (Alt + Tab). as
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Ubuntu application switcher like ElementaryOS

I love the way ElementaryOS aplication switcher looks like (alt+tab) and i want the same efect on my Ubuntu 13.04. Is there any way to accomplish this? Thnks
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How to make ALT+TAB switcher icons smaller

Is there any way to reduce the size of the default Ubuntu 13.04 window switcher icons, shown when pressing ALT+TAB? Changing Compiz settings (with a text editor, if not in the CCSM GUI) or installing ...
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How do I set “open jdk java 7 runtime” as default? [duplicate]

I want to set "open jdk java 7 runtime" as default to opening ".jar" file. But when I right click on ".jar" file and then select options, the "open jdk 7" is not listed in "other applications" list. ...
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How to remove folding application when pressing alt-tab in 13.04?

I know that this question has a very similar one but I just can't found the Application Switcher that Basharat Sial talked about. I install unity-tweak-tool but couldn't find there neither such ...
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Is there a way to send the switch windows signal without “Alt-Tab”?

I'm trying to bind a switch window button on my mouse into Ubuntu. Currently I'm trying to do it with xbindkeys and xte, but do this in .xbindkeysrc only outputs a Tab and doesn't switch windows. ...
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Multi-window switcher - mouseover window title not showing

When I have multiple instances of the same program running I see white dots to the left of the launcher icon indicating how many instances I have running. When I click on the icon I see the window ...
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Alt Tab in Ubuntu

There is this minor detail in Ubuntu that if I am running two terminals at the same time, and I want to chose one of them using alt-tab I can't instantaneously do it, rather than I have to wait on the ...
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How to force minimize or switch a video / game - Bug?

I'm comming from Windows 7, and something that I loved there was to Alt+Tab in any Game or video and switch to another app without problem. Here, I tried with Age of Mythology (Wine), that I play it ...
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Xubuntu XFCE switcher icons

Is it possible to somehow modify the XFCE alt+tab switcher? What I'd like: use theme icons (for some apps it uses some lowres-non-theme ones, for others it works nice) don't make tiny previews for ...
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projector (external/internal combo) icons while switching - how?

External vga connected monitor with laptop. On windows when you press the projector hotkey/fn key on a laptop, you see a list of options or combinations of external projector and onboard screen, it ...
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How to change the color of the window outline in spread and switcher?

Staring with Ubuntu 13.04, the outline around windows when scale/spread (Super+W) and the switcher (when viewing different windows of an application using Alt+`) are invoked is red. See the pictures ...
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Unity style number shortcuts which also minimize the focused application?

Is there a solution on Linux similar to the Windows 7 Win+number, or Unity's Super+number shortcuts, which will also minimize the application if it is currently active and focused? In Windows 7, if ...
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Gnome classic Alt-Tab doesn't work

The simple keyboard combination of Alt-Tab to switch between applications doesn't work. I have followed this answer but it doesn't answer the question as I want to switch to another application, not ...
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Gnome shell: how do I map super-tab to app switcher?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 under Parallels on a macbook8,1. I have a Norwegian keyboard, so I have set the alt key to choose 3rd level, so I can acces square and curly brackets (like on the mac). ...
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How to stop reordering of the same kind multiple preview windows in task switching?

When using task switching in the default graphical mode of Ubuntu 12.04, if they are multiple windows of the same kind, eg. multiple Terminal windows, you can see them all together and select which ...
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Alt + tab to switch between windows that are only in one screen

I am using GNOME-Classic and my window switcher is the Compiz Static Application Switcher. My problem is, when I press Alt+Tab, the switcher gives me the choice between windows of the whole workspace. ...
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Unity switcher theme

Is it possible to modify the Unity switcher theme and behavior? Namely: no 3D "rolling" and no icon borders. I love the gnome-shell's, but unity is better for me. Are there any 3rd party ...
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Alternative Application Switcher (Alt+Tab) in a Desktop Environment

If I understand correctly, each DE have their own Application Switcher (the thing we get by pressing Alt+Tab). My question is, can the Application Switcher be replaced with a different one? I mean, ...
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Alt+tab multi displays

I'm Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell on a HP Pavilion dm4 with an external display. When I try to switch between applications using the Alt+tab shortcut, the box showing the applications is showed only ...
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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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change alt-tab to ctrl-tab on ubuntu 12.04

All I have an apple usb keybord for my ubuntu 12.04. I remaped command left key to control for convenience. And now I switch between apps with alt-tab and between tabs within one app with ctrl-tab. ...
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How to remap Alt-TAB app-switching for Ubuntu-guest/OSX-host VirtualBox?

I just setup an Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS Virtualbox (guest) in an OSX Lion host. It's mostly fine, but one annoyance is that, to switch between apps in the Ubuntu guest's interface, I need to press ...
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How to change windows without going full circle?

I'm used to [alt]+[tab] to change windows and I've installed Compiz Config Settings Manager (CCSM) to tweak the default behaviour to my likings. I've noticed that, after pressing [alt]+[tab], you can ...
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Icon for alt-tab/application switcher

I'm trying to get my program to install correctly, and it mostly does, the launcher icon looks fine, and it opens fine, but the icon used in the alt-tab/app switcher doesn't show up. The .desktop ...
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disable alt-tab switcher grouping by script or command

In Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity, Alt-Tab lets you switch between groups of windows, and makes it very annoying to switch to a specific window from a group when it is not the last window used. One way to ...
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Can I use left alt to type dead keys and use the alt-tab application switcher? [closed]

I’m on Ubuntu 12.10 and I’ve seen that I can use sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration to control which key triggers the dead key behaviour on my keyboard (which normally resides on AltGr). ...
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Is there any way to facilitate switching windows in Ubuntu?

I'm just a student who received my laptop from my uncle, who's a coder, so I'm still getting used to working with ubuntu. I recently upgraded ubuntu from an earlier version, and everything seems to be ...
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Remove webapss icon from launcher and switcher [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep webapps from appearing in launcher? I like the Webapps integration in Sound/Messaging Menus, but I don't need them to be in my launcher when they are ...