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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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I have two application switchers running. How do I shut one of them down? [closed]

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 under unity. When I hit ctrl-tab, I get two switchers running at the same time. As shown in the screenshot, one of the app switchers is showing 23 small windows from all my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 12.04 Unity task switcher started hiding windows from me

ALT + TAB should show icons for all open windows, and recently it stopped showing the icons and windows for Mozilla Seamonkey email messages (the ink pen icon). Around the same time it began ...
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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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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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Is there a way to alt tab to a particular window with one key?

I am using the cinnamon desktop manager on my ubuntu box. Say I have 5 open windows running different applications. Lets call these 5 open windows as * windowA * windowB * windowC * windowD * ...
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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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14.04 LTS How to disable (window/viewport?) switcher from switching windows randomly while using mouse and scrollbar on Asus x401a

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS... A viewport-switcher, or something similar is appearing repeatedly, like 5-50 times a sit-down session. After I tweaked some stuff it only does this now when I use the ...
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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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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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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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Show Desktop doesn't work with Alt+Tab in Kubuntu

I am running Kubuntu 14.04 to which I switched from Ubuntu. I believe this has something to do with the problem. Whenever I hit Alt + Tab to toggle through windows and applications, there's ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 ...