Since upgrading to 12.04, my alt-tab occasionally does not work. I cannot determine the symptoms that lead to it, but there are some windows that just decide not to show. What happens is I alt-tab to a given window, say the terminal, and instead of showing it, I just see it wobble like a notification in the list of programs down the left. Is this a bug?
Yes, I noticed that too! I'm surprised they forgot something as important as that.
Install CompizConfig Settings Manager:
To open terminal hit Alt+Ctrl+T and run following commands:
sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Or search for
compizconfig-settings-manager in Software Center and install from there.
Then go to System Tools > Preferences > CompizConfig, if you can't find System Tools, look for
CompizConfig Settings Manager in Unity Dash.
Go at the very bottom where it says Windows Management
Put a check-mark in Application Switcher
That should fix it.
Go to System Tools > Preferences > CompizConfig or search for
CompizConfig Settings Manager in Unity Dash. Then,
Windows Manager-Application Switcher. click on Next window-alt-tab click it.
click on ''Grab key Combination'', here actually use alt+tab, & it will grab it.
I have Ubuntu 12.04 with gnome-classic (without effects, so no Compiz) and the above doesn't work.
The fix, from here is actually easier than you'd expect:
- Go to 'Applications','System Tools','System Settings'
- Click 'Keyboard'
- Click the 'Shortcuts Tab'
- Click 'Navigation' on the left
- In the right-hand pane click on 'Switch applications' and press Alt-Tab to assign that as the accelerator.