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alt-tab for IR remote

is there a way to set up a key combination that brings up the alt tab interface and leaves it up after releasing the keys, allowing to navigate between open windows with arrow keys and selecting them ...
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ALT Tab Switcher, removing the “ALT”?

At the moment in order to bring up the window switcher, Alt + Tab needs to be pressed, and then you have to hold Alt. Is there anyway to make it so you just press 1 key and then can look at which ...
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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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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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Missing Files app from dash / application switcher

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (very happy with it so far), but I am facing a really weird issue. It's not impossible that I have changed a setting somewhere to break it, but I cannot find such a setting ...
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Unwanted switching apps

I am getting unwanted switching to other windows when typing on the DELL XPS laptop in Ubuntu 14.04. This can lead to characters getting typed into the wrong files. Sometimes files get saved in ...
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How to easily switch between windows rather than applications with ALT+TAB?

Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its ...
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How can I have 2 applications on 2 different displays in Ubuntu?

I have an external display connected to my laptop. How can I have the external display show a different application than the one shown on the builtin display? I have disabled mirror display but ...
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How to group applications used together?

I frequently use tmux to split my terminal so that half my screen has vim and the other half is the shell. This allows me to somewhat "group" vim and the shell together so that whenever I alt-tab to ...
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Switch between applications with a small list

I am currently using the application switcher provided by compiz, in an alt-tab way. What I want is to have a key configured to show the full set of currently open windows, maybe at the corner of the ...
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CompizConfig Settings Manager : application switcher not working

My CompizConfig Settings Manager shows all the app switcher. Ring and shift switcher work fine. But application switcher and static application switcher leads to no unity. Like this Unity doesn'...
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Top panel icons overwitten by nonsense

I can't think of anything better to describe what's happening. My top panel looks now like this: It is fully functional though and goes back to 'normal' when I click on each one of the icons. It ...
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What could possibly cause openshot to make the Static Application Switcher crash Ubuntu?

Today I observed a weird behavior in Ubuntu 14.04. I installed openshot and soon after I tried to alt-tab between applications using the Static Application Switcher from Compiz. This caused the ...
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task switcher list is under app windows

I am having problems with the Alt-Tab task switcher. The list that appears in the center of the screen is covered by the normal application windows, also the tips for the items in the task launcher ...
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Will I encounter any problems if I change the App switcher to another using CCSM. 15.10 64 bit

I want to change the switcher via CCSM but I'm not sure this would be wise to do without consulting. Every time I've messed around with Compiz I had ran into troubles. If you want to stick to an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 compizconfig-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...