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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 option....
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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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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 running ...
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Low-res emacs24 icon in application switcher

I recently upgraded to Quantal, and also switched up to emacs24 from 23. Everything is great, except for one thing: the icon in the Application Switcher for emacs24 is a horrible, low-resolution ...
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“Switch Applications” does not work in 12.10

Since upgrading to 12.10, sometimes "Switch Applications" does not work. Pressing Alt+Tab works as pressing only Tab key. And it does not work even if I change the shortcut key to Ctrl+Tab or any ...
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Cycle through clients on both screens in awesomewm

I am using awesomewm and have two monitors, so Mod4+j and Mod4+k cycle through windows on current screen only. Is there a way to cycle through all windows/clients on all screens to make it work like ...
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applications linked to workspaces

I have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and I found a weird behaviour in the multi-workspace management. Let's say that I have a couple of terminals opened in one workspace, and that I want to do ...
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Why do you have to press ALT+` twice to switch windows within an application?

ALT+` switches windows within a running application. But I notice that you actually have to press this key combo twice to switch to the next window. Pressing it once only displays the application's ...
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OpenOffice Calc doesn't show up in the alt-tab window switcher

I just upgraded to ubuntu 12.04, and it's mostly working. My biggest problem so far: OpenOffice/LibreOffice Calc doesn't show up under the task switcher. When I pres alt-tab to change windows, I can ...
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Stacked Launcher Item Double Click Behaviour on Alt-tab

Let's say that you have multiple firefox windows open. What you see happen is an additional arrow points to it's icon in the launcher. However, if you double click the icon, it displays all of the ...
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Change icon size in unity's application switcher (alt-tab)?

When I switch applications with alt-tab under Unity (full version, not the 2d one), my open applications are displayed, represented by their respective icon. These icons are quite huge... everytime I ...
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Low quality window switcher icons in Gnome 3

I'm using Gnome 3 with Ubuntu. I've manually replaced a few low resolution icons in the application menus. However, when switching between programs, some of the icons are still of low quality. Here's ...
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Is there a way to prevent alt-tab from raising all windows of an application?

I have several gvim windows open and one Firefox window. Using Alt-Tab to switch to Firefox works as expected. Using it to go back to gvim does return focus to the gvim window I wanted to write in, ...
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How can I remove “Show Desktop” from the Alt-Tab (application) switcher?

Is it possible to remove "Show Desktop" from the Alt+Tab application switcher?
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Keyboard Shortcuts to switch directly to applications

Using Unity is there a way to create a single key shortcut to switch to an existing instance of an application? For instance, rather than hitting alt-tab N times to switch to my browser I could ...
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Application switcher's (compiz) thumbnails not working in ubuntu 12.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I somehow cannot get compiz effects to work. especially application switcher's thumbnails - I only get the icons and I think that changing the options do not ...
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Remove icon borders in Unity application switcher

In Unity's application switcher (ALT-TAB), each icon has a colored border (see red arrow in screenshot below). It is misleading, a bright icon has a bright border, making it look as if it were the ...
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Disable icon background colors in application switcher (ALT-TAB) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How I turn off backlight around switcher icons When pressing ALT-TAB, the application switcher appears. You can continue pressing TAB to select the icon of the window you ...
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Avoid windows (or more precisely its icons representation) folding when press alt-tab

In 12.04 when I press Alt-Tab and had opened more than one... lets said firefox windows, I just can see one firefox icon that represent all the firefox windows I have open. How can I get one icon per ...
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Some windows not showing up in Alt + Tab

I installed Chromium from the Software Centre yesterday and realised it wasn't showing up in Alt + Tab switching so I decided to go back to Firefox. It turns out Firefox also doesn't show up, but only ...
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How to get the 'right click + scroll' feature of VistaSwitcher in Ubuntu?

When using Windows I use VistaSwitcher to scroll through open windows. I have used Compiz to set Ctrl+Scroll to next and prev windows but I'd (ideally) like something with the ability to see the ...
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Can I configure Alt-Tab to always switch applications?

I have windows for an editor, a browser, a web application, and a development tool for that browser open. Unity groups them as two applications: Chrome and Eclipse. Alt-Tab switches application ...
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Low resolution icons in the application switcher

I'm on Precise 12.04 with Unity as Shell. With simple Application Switcher enabled in CCSM, all icons are showing in low resolution. Is there a way to fix this?
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How do I revert the alt-tab behavior so that switching to an app brings to the front all the windows of that app?

In 11.10, the Unity alt-tab switcher brought all the windows belonging to an application to the front when switching to the application like on Mac (unless you waited for long enough that the app's ...
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Show windows on all workspaces? (scale addon not working) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Scale mode window on same workspace? Is there a way to show windows on ALL WORKSPACES? I can use alt+tab, after changing behaviour through ccsm, but Unity switcher only ...
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12.04 UI problems

I just distro upgraded to 12.04. I hoped that this time I won't have to suffer a whole night to get everything working, but my hopes were shot down quite quickly. The UI in 12.04 is seriously broken, ...
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Alt+Tab not switching between windows on 12.04 [closed]

Alt+Tab is not switching between windows. While on a terminal, When I tried Alt+Tab, It only showed the effect of Tab which was : Display all 1784 possibilities? (y or n) My Alt is working fine as to ...
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Ring switcher is not automatically selecting the windows on key release

I configured the ring switcher with the CCSM. I press Super + Tab and I start to cycle between all windows, but when I release the keys on the desired one, I have to either click on it or press enter....