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Gnome activities search for open application

Somehow I managed to alter my Gnome activities to always open an application in a new window by default - how can I set it back to always prefer currently open applications? So, e.g., when Nautilus is ...
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Remove highlighting of app under cursor in app switcher in Xubuntu

The app switcher (Alt-Tab stop) in Xubuntu 15.10 automatically highlights the window under the cursor (in my case with a blue background). The highlighting is quite a bit stronger than the black box ...
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Desktop icon to application switcher

I would like to add an icon link in the Unity Launcher which opens the application switcher (the one that the keyboard shortcut alt+tab opens). How can I do this? Edit: I installed xdotools and have ...
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14.04 … google chromes eats alt-tab on unity

not sure when that started, but sometimes, when google chrome is running ... alt-tab does no longer show the application switcher. Pressing alt-tab will still switch to another application, but the ...
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Show window titles in Unity's Application Switcher

Unity's default switcher shows applications' name while switching. I want this behavior when switching windows of same application. Currently, as soon as the icon of an application having multiple ...
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Change Alt +Dead Circumflex to switch between windows of the same Application

On my german keyboard layout (in Ubuntu 15.10) there is no direct key for Dead Circumflex How do I change this setting so I can switch between windows of the same Application?
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Hotkey for switching between windows

I've the three open windows: I would like to switch between them as Alt+1 - first windows, Alt+2 - second window, Alt+3 - third windows and so on. Is there any third-party tool or other ways to ...
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Compiz Shift Switcher - Multiple Workspaces

The compiz shift switcher does not go back through history of the windows I last used like I might expect. The issue seems to be related to when I am working across multiple workspaces and works fine ...
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Switch between applications by using the keyboard

I am not happy with the current state of switching between application windows. Imagine I have tree terminal windows with these titles: local root@localhost user@remotehost Switching between ...
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Is there a text-based window switcher for Unity?

The visual switcher is very poor at providing context. E.g. the browser window thumbnails are too small to tell apart, and often most of them are blank (see screenshot). Is there any switcher that ...
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Can not find Static Application Switcher in ccsm

I installed CCSM to use static application switcher but unfortunately I can't find it. Please tell me how to correct this.
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How to disable grouping in Unity application switcher

How do you make the Unity application switcher ignore groups, so it always shows and switches between applications, and doesn't do any groupings? I've seen some similar questions about modifying ...
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Which app switcher allows not groupping and drag and drop

I want to know if there's an app switcher in Unity (using ubuntu 14.10) that allows me to drag and drop between windows and not force the switcher to group the same application opened multiple times. ...
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How to hide an application from window switcher (alt-tab) in 14.04

How can I hide an application from the alt-tab menu for Unity? A post in an older thread suggested using compizconfig-settings-manager. http://askubuntu.com/posts/437099/edit Install ...
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Remove Plank from Alt+Tab switcher

My dock, Plank, is in the Alt+Tab switcher. It's very annoying and serves no purpose. How do I remove it?
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Switch between themes in Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Mint and Ubuntu MATE themes to my computer. Ubuntu MATE was my final theme installation. Now I have Ubuntu MATE on my computer. But I want to switch into Mint theme. The log in screen ...
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How to make Alt+Tab return to same application window as last used (Unity)

Using Alt +Tab normally does what I want; it groups windows from the same application. If I want to switch between windows of one and the same application, I use Alt +` However, if I have multiple ...
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Can I distinguish specific instances of Gnome Terminal in the switcher?

I frequently use Irssi for IRC, which is typically run from within a terminal. I have a launcher (.desktop file) set up to launch it with the appropriate Gnome Terminal profile, and that works fine. ...
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Crashing when switching between aplication

When I have multiple instances of any application like file manager and I want to switch between them by clicking on the application the system crashes. The first time the system is stopping and ...
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Dragging windows between workspaces in 14.10

Quick question: Has dragging windows between workspaces been partly disabled in the new release 14.10? I can only drag left-right with ctrl+alt+shift+arrow. Dragging up-down does not work. Can it be ...
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Keyboard shortcuts for spatial navigation between open windows (Switch to the window to the left/right/top/bottom of the current one)

Is there a program or utility that would let me map keyboard shortcuts for switching between open windows according to their relative placement on the screen? For example: I have three windows, one on ...
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Winflip for ubuntu?

When I had both Vista and 7 I found one feature I was constantly using mostly because it looked cool while doing something was winflip, where all the windows were stacked in a full 3d card view when I ...
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How to get a list of applications installed in Ubuntu dash?

In Gnome, we have applications grouped up based on their type (like - games, accessories, et al). But in Unity, we need to manually type in the Unity to get the App. Is there any keyword/utility to ...
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How can I switch windows without a history of which window was last accessed?

Hitting alt-tab repeatedly toggles between the two most recently used windows. I would like to be able to hit key stroke that will always move me to the next window in a list. I want to map this key ...
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Key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports

Alt-` is used to switch between an application's windows in the current viewport in Unity. Is there another key combination to switch between an application's windows in all of viewports? I do not ...
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Restore task switcher menu on Lubuntu

My system is Lubuntu, freshly installed, and has been working fine for a couple of days. I don't know since when, but when I press Alt+Tab I cannot see my task switcher. Instead, some window border ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...