How can I configure shortcut to switch to next window? I use Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME. I know that I can press Alt + Tab, but pressing It again returns me to previous window instead of next.

Holding Alt and pressing Tab more times, or using arrows is not suitable for me as I want to use this shortcut with xdotool.

Maybe there is some way to prevent windows reordering when I use Alt + Tab in order to not return to previous window?

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    That behavior is obvious. Whenever you switch windows the current window becomes Window 1 and the window you switched from becomes Window 2. When again you hit Alt+Tab it switches to Window 2 which was the window you were on earlier. So you are back to the previous window. Sounds a little bit confusing. :-)
    – Kulfy
    Aug 18 '18 at 20:06
  • @Kulfy I agree, but If I have more windows then two, I want to switch each time to new window, how can I achieve this without holding alt?
    – Hemul
    Aug 18 '18 at 20:11
  • Alt+ Esc would get your job done. Just have a try.
    – Kulfy
    Aug 18 '18 at 20:37

Alt + Tab will switch you through a menu.

Alt + Esc will switch you directly through windows.

Home key will bring up a menu to select different windows with your arrow keys or with Tab and Shift + Tab.

Using Shift in combination with any combination will reverse your selector's direction.

Alt + Esc is probably your best option. Using xdotool will only remove the solution farther from the problem in most situations that directly interact with the desktop manager via short cuts.

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