After upgrading from Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 to 18.04 I am noticing some conflicting keyboard shortcuts.

I generally using Alt+Tab to bring up the window switcher and then use the arrow keys to navigate while holding down Alt.

Since the upgrade, Alt+ and Alt+ now cycle through TTYs which makes navigating the window switcher only possible by holding Alt and pressing Tab to move right or holding Alt+Shift and pressing Tab to move left.

I have another computer with Arch Linux running GNOME that does not experience this issue so I know it's not a GNOME-only problem.

How do I change the keyboard shortcuts for switching TTYs?


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Apparently, this is a bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-shell/+bug/1508146 Running

$ sudo kbd_mode -s

(as suggested in that bug thread) fixed it for me.

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