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You can revert back to the older style of window switcher by enabling the Static Application Switcher plugin in CompizConfig Settings Manager: Warning: What are some of the issues with ccsm and why would I want to avoid it? Steps: CompizConfig Manager is gotten through sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager (thanks to @donbright) sudo ...


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13.04, 13.10 and 14.04 For 13.04, 13.10 and 14.04, to enable or disable the "Show desktop" option in application switcher you can use unity-tweak-tool 12.10 For 12.10, a new setting has been added to CCSM to enable or disable the "Show desktop" option in application switcher. Run this command in a terminal to install CCSM: sudo apt-get install ...


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To get the behavior you want you need to do a few things in addition to stopping the pop-up delay: Install CCSM if not installed already. apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager from the terminal or search for "Advanced Desktop Effects Settings (CCSM)" in the Ubuntu Software Center. Select the System Settings option in the power button menu (top ...


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You can also press alt + ` (the key above Tab) to switch between instances of the current application.


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You should install CompizConfig Settings Manager. From there you can find the Unity plugin and disable the switcher, by clicking on each of the key bindings and unchecking 'Enabled' Then you can enable one of the other window-switcher plugins under Window Management. Warning: What are some of the issues with ccsm and why should I not use it?


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It can be done! I've uploaded a Unity build for 12.04 that fixes this (no Show Desktop in the Alt-Tab switcher). To install, open a terminal and: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:izx/askubuntu -y sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install unity You can enable the "Show Desktop Icon" setting in the Unity Plugin in Compiz (using ccsm) to get the icon on the ...


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Here is how to solve this: Open CompizConfig Settings Manager Go to the Unity Plugin settings and deactivate (uncheck enbabled) for the Alt+Tab and Alt+Tab+Shift shortcuts (or even all the other "switcher" related shortcuts. Then go to the CompizConfig main menu and to the "Window Management" section and enable one of the "Switchers", for example "Shift ...


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You can replace the background image for the launchers with a transparent one. In a terminal, run the following (this is for Ubuntu 12.04, in 11.10 you'd change the path to say 4 instead of 5. For ubuntu 14.04 see the comments below): Backup the original: sudo cp /usr/share/unity/5/launcher_icon_back_150.png{,.back} Edit the file: gimp ...


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Seems Application Switching is turned of by default. To activate it you need to run the following command ccsm That will bring up CompizConfig Settings Manager. Go to the Window Management section. Check off ✔ Application Switcher. Then the Alt+Tab will work. Require installation of the compiz-plugins-extra package.


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In ubuntu, there is a shortcut already. ALT + § will switch between the window of applications directly. § -> Key above the Tab key


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Alt+~ will allow you to switch between windows of the same app. i don't know how to turn it off permanently, but it will allow you to navigate them. Additional hint: I have a German keyboard and a German Keyboard layout. Nevertheless the Alt+~ works with the same key where the English keyboard has, so for German users it is Alt+^ .


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Press Alt-F2 Type unity --replace


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You can change the behavior of Alt + Tab with an option in compizconfig-settings-manager that lets you group the applications together from the active viewport. To install CCSM, run the following command in a terminal: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager To enable the setting click on Ubuntu Unity plugin and select Switcher tab and tick ...


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The solution in Meer Borg's answer made my computer very slow. I instead checked the: ✔ Static Application Switcher That also solves this problem.


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As far as I know...the size of the default "Switcher View (Alt+Tab)" is hardcoded in the Unity source. You can try to edit the source code to change the size according to your needs. NOTE: I recommend you to do this in a Virtual Machine or in a Test Machine to see if you get the desired results.In this example I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 with unity 7.0.0 and ...


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Press down arrow while holding alt+tab to view list of windows for current application.


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Well, just to finalize the answer, a reboot has done the trick for me after doing the following: I went to system-settings -> keyboard -> shortcuts and almost all of them were disabled. I assigned "Alt+Tab" to "Switch applications". Then even though the problem specified in one of the comments above persisted, a reboot has solved the problem and I'm able to ...


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Inspired by Pineau's answer, I found a dirty trick to get it done: keep Alt+` for switching between application windows in one viewport, and (for example) Alt+1 to switch between application windows on all viewports. Minor cosmetic downside is that the responsiveness is a little less accurate, since the settings need a fraction of a second to change. In ...


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Alt+Tab can be used to easily switch between windows in Unity and most other Desktops - holding Alt down and pressing Tab repeatedly can be used to quickly switch between windows. Alt+` (the second key is just above Tab on a few keyboards) can be used to switch between windows of the same application Ctrl+NUMBER can be used to select items from the ...


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Open terminal and then type unity --reset in terminal. And then check the GUI and then revert us.


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I use Super + W and select from current open programs. not the best solution to this issue but it helps.


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To get all windows expanded from the beginning in a single list while switching with ALT-TAB I've gone to CompizConfig -> Windows Management -> Static Application Switcher (enabled this): Dialog popped up, I selected to solve the conflicts, in any of the question pop ups I've hit the most rightest button to deactivate the conflicting button. Thats all. (To ...


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I guess I just figured it out! Both Ring and Shift Switcher, in Ubuntu, use Super+Tab by default instead of Alt+Tab so they don't conflict with Untity's Switcher. So far, so good... The problem is... Super alone is used in Unity to show the Launcher! So when you Super+Tab, then release Tab (or let both pressed for a while), Super will trigger the launcher ...


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I'm also using Gnome Classic (with effects or without them). I have reported the bug about Alt+Tab, but Sebastien Bacher said that it is not a bug. I found that it's duplicate of 971051. Let's make these bugs heater! As temporary solution we can install CompizConfig Settings Manager and select 'Application Switcher' or 'Static Application Switcher' from ...


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It sounds like you might be waiting for the application switcher to appear on screen before pressing Tab again. You don't have to do this; pressing Alt+Tab, Tab before the application switcher appears will still bring the third window into focus. If you'd like to reduce the 0.2-second delay before the application switcher is displayed, see How do I adjust ...


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This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/942222. On my machine, however I can't reproduce it, and libreoffice appears in alt-tab switching...


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I had the same problem with LibreOffice Writer. To solve it I just restart Unity by opening a terminal window and entering: unity --replace & disown. Hope that works for you.


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I was scared to use ccsm until I read this blog which makes it look like all that ccsm does is to edit the compiz .xml configuration files. A search for compiz reveals: ~/.config/compiz-1 ~/.config/compiz-1/compizconfig ~/.gconf/apps/compizconfig-1 ~/.gconf/apps/compiz-1 ~/.cache/compizconfig-1 I backed up these directories and then made then changed ...


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Open System Settings/Keyboard, there select the Shortcuts Tab. Now select Navigation and scroll down till you find Switch Applications. There you can select another shortcut just by typing it.


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The normal behavior doesn't require extra key presses to be able to to switch between the instances. When you get to an application that has multiple instances just keep a while the Alt key pressed (maximum 2 seconds) and you will see that after you can switch between instances also using the same shortcut: Alt+Tab. Just don't take your finger from the Alt ...



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