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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How to ungroup windows on task switcher?

I'm playing with ubuntu 12.04, precise pangolin, and there's an issue I can't see how to solve. If I have three instances of, let's say, Firefox, in the switcher appears a single Firefox icon, I have ...
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How I turn off backlight around switcher icons

In the Launcher it is possible to switch off the backlight of the icons. How can I reach the same effect for the switcher icons? I would like to pass from this: to this (colored with GIMP): I ...
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Is there a way to keep the application switcher active on the screen all time?

I like the way it works. I like the way it looks. It could be more better If i can keep the application switcher on screen all time, not only when pressing Alt+Tab, and switch apps using mouse click ...
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Static Application Switcher is empty after show dekstop

Im using the Static Application Switcher to configure my ALT + TAB to cycle trough all applications not grouped. So far so good. Then I press Super + D to "hide all normal windows" (show desktop). ...
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Unity-2D uses old gnome style application switcher

Since I upgraded to the new Ubuntu 12.04, I have been getting the old gnome style Alt-tab switcher instead of the new one. Is there any package that I need to install for the same? I am using ...
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Unity Application switcher overlay is stuck and doubled

About once every other day my Ubuntu 11.10 Desktop screen gets in a state where the Application Switcher overlay won't go away. This is the overlay in the middle of screen that appears when you press ...
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Terminating active application processes from/within application switcher in gnome-shell 3.2

in gnome shell when several applications are open in different workspaces i use applications switcher Command + Tab (or Alt + Tab in a PC) to active/switch to the app/workspace i want to use. is it ...
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How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10?

This question was asked before: How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10 But the accepted answer did not answer the question. The 11.10 task switcher is way to slow. It does ...
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1answer
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Alt+Tab for switching applications does not look like expected

Switching between applications with Alt+Tab works properly but it does not like the screen shots on the Ubuntu website. Instead it looks similar like I had with gnome2 in previous versions. Z.
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Universal Alt-Tab

frequently, I am playing a game and someone I would like to chat with comes online but I am unable to switch to the chat winndows because the game is grabbing my mouse. In windows, I can just alt-tab ...
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Ungroup with alt tab

I have a "serious" issue. I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I really like it. There's just one thing that drives me crazy. Can someone tell me how I can ungroup for ex. Mozilla with alt tab? I've already ...
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1answer
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Alt-tab application switchers don't show miniatures

I cannot change the behavior of Alt-tab. It only shows icons, not miniatures. I can change key-bindings in Compiz config, but not the behavior. Also, Ring Switcher, Shift switcher etc. does not ...
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Application Switcher on both monitors in dual-head setup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to show the Alt-Tab popup on All Monitors? I have a dual-head setup, and everything is working fine, but I would like the application switcher window to show up in ...
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How to make alt-tab switch quickly?

I've just used recently Debian and I'm using Windows 7, and one thing that really gets on my nerves is the alt-tab feature: to access the second program it's easy: alt-tab switches instantaneously ...
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How to configure Unity icons for programs not Apt-installed?

I've got a couple programs that I compile myself to use newer/different versions than are in the repos, and I've managed to get the dash and other parts of the desktop to recognize them by modifying ...
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Select application by clicking in Unity appliciation switcher [closed]

I've just upgraded to 11.10 and have been forced into using Unity (which the more I use the more I like). However I frequently use the functionality of the Static Application Switcher whereby I could ...
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Can I control which screen XFCE shows the alt-tab switcher on? [closed]

I'm trying to transition from Gnome to XFCE and when I use Alt+TAB to cycle between windows, the list of windows shows on the wrong screen (I have an nvidia card with twinview spanning the desktop ...