Pressing the Super key and tab <Mod4+Tab> used to work similar to pressing Alt+Tab (which switches windows just like M$), but it showed a much better preview. Somehow I lost the shortcut and can't find it anymore. I've gone through the chaos in System -> Preferences -> Keyboard Shortcuts several times and the only thing I can see there is Move between windows, using a popup window, whatever that means.

I prefer the "fancier" switcher, how can I restore it?


I'm guessing you mean this:

If this is what you had, you can use CompizConfig Settings Manager to edit that.

To get it, enter this into terminal:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

After it installs, go to Window Management > Shift Switcher and enable it. When you do this, you should get a popup about key bindings. Select Resolve Conflicts and select Disable Exit Expo (Or something like that).

If you don't have CCSM, I'm not entirely too sure how you got that. I only know of how to use it through CCSM, but others may be able to help.

  • You're right, it was it. Your install command didn't work for me, but Software Center did. The Shift Switcher works now, thx a lot. – maaartinus Mar 28 '12 at 4:00
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    Glad to hear that it works :) I love the fancy window switch...so much more dynamic than the alt-tab one. I edited my answer and changed ccsm to the correct package name...stupid me. Thanks for letting me know that "ccsm" didn't work! – Ryan McClure Mar 28 '12 at 22:14

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