The tag has no usage guidance.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

40
votes
5answers
16k views

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 ...
11
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
170 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
432 views

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). ...
2
votes
1answer
483 views

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 Unity-2d....
0
votes
1answer
323 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
125 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
800 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
297 views

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.
3
votes
4answers
598 views

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 ...
10
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
620 views

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 appear....
8
votes
1answer
715 views

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 both ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
360 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
915 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
441 views

Disable focus for all windows of same type when using Alt+Tab in Unity

In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneric the Alt+Tab feature has changed. It now switches between applications and leaves a tiny delay or keypress before letting you switch between windows within a certain application. ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

How do I disable application groupin in Ubuntu 11.10 ALT + TAB application switcher? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Revert Alt-tab behavior changed in 11.10 In Ubuntu 11.10 the ALT + TAB application switcher shows the applications grouped by executable apparently. I find it very annoying ...
111
votes
4answers
66k views

How do I revert Alt-tab behavior to switch between windows on the current workspace?

Enabling Bias alt-tab sorting to prefer windows on the current viewport as described here made no difference. How can I get back the exact same behavior as 11.04, so that alt-tab only switches between ...
3
votes
4answers
356 views

Is there any way to go to the old switcher behavior?

The new switcher in 11.10 looks really great, but I feel like it is a loss in productivity to me. I have multiple instances of several applications open at once (especially browsers) many times and I ...
7
votes
2answers
3k views

How to get previous behaviour of alt-tab task switcher in 11.10

When I press Alt+Tab the task switcher appears. Unfortunately, the behaviour in 11.10 has changed. Previously, in 11.04, I would see all applications, I could see if an application was minimised (it ...
5
votes
4answers
1k views

Task switcher not showing terminal windows

Updated to 11.10 this morning. Terminal windows stopped showing in the alt+tab switcher. Other having the same problem ? Any explanation ? Thanks
3
votes
1answer
4k views

alt tab switcher effects not working

Yesterday I upgraded Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10. There is a nice effect of alt tab switcher with windows preview in 11.10 but with my system only simple alt tab switcher is working without effects. ...
2
votes
4answers
1k views

New Application Switcher gone and is now ugly

When I installed Ubuntu 11.10 Beta 2, during live-CD install, I tried out the new application switcher and it worked beautifully. After the installation is complete, the new application switcher is ...
2
votes
1answer
163 views

ALT-TAB showing filenames [closed]

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with the standard unity configuration. I often work with many PDFs open, using evince as my reader. However, from the small visual preview that ALT-TAB provides, it is hard ...
0
votes
1answer
488 views

Desktop environments that allow Drag'n'Drop across applications via Alt-Tab

Which desktop environments allow to drag'n'drop files/data across applications while task-switching using Alt-Tab (without the need to move mouse cursor to a specific UI element and/or wait for other ...
1
vote
2answers
897 views

Whenever I use ALT-TAB, Firefox display freezes [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 2011.04 from scratch a few hours ago. At first Firefox was working perfectly. Then I selected "Static application switcher" in the Compiz configuration. From that time, whenever I ...
39
votes
2answers
18k views

Simpler ALT-TAB in Unity

I am looking for a simpler ALT-TAB in Unity. The default application switcher takes 0.5 seconds to load, far too slow. Some other Compiz application switcher are fast enough, but they make me sick ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Why does pressing Alt + Tab cause a freeze? [closed]

Lately my computer is freezing a lot when I do the Alt + Tab combination in order to change window focus. I don't have Compiz or anything like that. What could be causing the system to lock up like ...