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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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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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Ubuntu application switcher like ElementaryOS

I love the way ElementaryOS aplication switcher looks like (alt+tab) and i want the same efect on my Ubuntu 13.04. Is there any way to accomplish this? Thnks
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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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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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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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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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Multi-window switcher - mouseover window title not showing

When I have multiple instances of the same program running I see white dots to the left of the launcher icon indicating how many instances I have running. When I click on the icon I see the window ...
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How to force minimize or switch a video / game - Bug?

I'm comming from Windows 7, and something that I loved there was to Alt+Tab in any Game or video and switch to another app without problem. Here, I tried with Age of Mythology (Wine), that I play it ...
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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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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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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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Unity switcher theme

Is it possible to modify the Unity switcher theme and behavior? Namely: no 3D "rolling" and no icon borders. I love the gnome-shell's, but unity is better for me. Are there any 3rd party ...
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Deleted metacity folder

I accidently deleted the folder responsible for keybindings, in gconf-editor it would be /apps/metacity/global_keybindings. I deleted the folder out of my home folder by accident. I'm trying to set ...
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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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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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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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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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projector (external/internal combo) icons while switching - how?

External vga connected monitor with laptop. On windows when you press the projector hotkey/fn key on a laptop, you see a list of options or combinations of external projector and onboard screen, it ...
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Alt+tab multi displays

I'm Ubuntu 12.04 with Gnome Shell on a HP Pavilion dm4 with an external display. When I try to switch between applications using the Alt+tab shortcut, the box showing the applications is showed only ...
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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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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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Unity style number shortcuts which also minimize the focused application?

Is there a solution on Linux similar to the Windows 7 Win+number, or Unity's Super+number shortcuts, which will also minimize the application if it is currently active and focused? In Windows 7, if ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...