I have installed ubuntu 12.04 and running gnome-shell. So far almost everything went fine, but Alt + Tab is not working. How can I get Alt + Tab working? or there is some other alternative?


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  1. Search the Ubuntu Software Center for "CompizConfig" or
    sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
  2. Launch CompizConfig Settings Manager by pressing Alt+F2 and running ccsm. (This may also be run from a Terminal.)
  3. Click "Window Management"
  4. Enable either "Application Switcher" or "Static Application Switcher"

Lance's graphical guide: https://i.sstatic.net/fkvD7.png

Edit: My answer sucked, but it was the only one. However, Lance's comment was helpful to many, so I changed my answer for future searchers.

  • Tried this, still not working. Hoping there will be a fix very soon for this bug.
    – Amit
    Commented Apr 28, 2012 at 0:27
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    try this: activate the application switcher in compiz imgur.com/8LzO2 Commented Apr 30, 2012 at 16:28
  • @LanceRushing: Thanks a lot :) Enabling application switcher solves the issue for Gnome Classic session. Just for a note, Alt + Tab works fine in Gnome Classic (No effects) without any modification.
    – Amit
    Commented May 1, 2012 at 2:26
  • This did not work for me on gnome-classic (same setting otherwise). The static window manager seems seems to be in conflict with metacity. I had to remove CCSM and reinstall gnome to get things on working condition again.
    – Yossi Gil
    Commented May 7, 2012 at 17:24
  • now Ubuntu 13 :) I get CompizConfig to start fine but I don't have "application switcher" showing up in the possibilities... Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 7:57

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