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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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Crashing when switching between aplication

When i have mutiple instance of any app like files mannager and i want's to switch between by clicking on the app the system was craching infact in first time system is stoping and throw an internal ...
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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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Not Quite Multiseat

I am attempting to create a pair programming environment sort of set up like multiseat: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatX or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatOneCard (as the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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ALT+~ shows all instances of an app opened in different virtual desktop / workspace

With latest unity 5.20.0 on 12.04, following behavior is seen. two app instances are open in Desktop-1, another two instance in Desktop-2. If I used one terminal of Desktop-1 and switched desktop to ...
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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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Alt+Tab changes the circular order in app switching popup

I've configured my extra mouse buttons to perform app switching using xbindkeysrc & xte. On executing xte 'keydown Alt_L' 'key Tab' 'keyup Alt_L' once, the focus is switched to the app next to ...
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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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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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How to avoid a minimized window when switching applications (Alt+Tab)?

When I minimize a window, normally I want to avoid it for a while. That's why I minimize it in the first place :) But in Ubuntu whenever I do it and use Alt+Tab to switch applications, that minimized ...
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Application switcher - disable select on mouse over

Since my upgrade to 13.10, the icons in the application switcher react to a simple mouse hover. I find this setting annoying. I was used to using only the keyboard, and I now regularly find myself ...
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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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Show Application Switcher in all Displays

How can I configure the application switcher to be shown in all displays in Gnome Shell? Can I do the same with the activities search and menu?
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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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Applications run but does not show up in Ubuntu 13.10

I do not know why but some applications run after I clicked but it does not display, like Texmaker, when I double click on the Tex file, then it shows immediately the Texmaker figure but then nothing ...
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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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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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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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compiz window switchers seem not to take effect

None of the compiz window switchers (e.g. the ring switcher) take effect, even after choosing to 'resolve conflicts' when enabling them. The default switcher takes effect no matter which switcher is ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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Place Compiz Static Application Switcher always on a certain monitor

variants of this question have been asked, namely, how to place the switcher on both monitors when using compiz and when using Unity, neither are possible from what I see. Having it on both monitors ...
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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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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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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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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 make Ubuntu Switcher bring to front windows while I'm holding “Alt+Tab”?

Is there a way to have the instant "Bring-to-Front" feature under Ubuntu while "Alt+Tab" are being hold? Just as it is under you know which OS.
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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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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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How can I change position switcher (Alt-Tab)?

I want to change the position and size Switcher (Alt + Tab). as