I would like to disable the Alt+Tab (or all of the Alt+ combinations) on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I tried to disable at System preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts, but this method doesn't seem to be working. Later I tried to activate an own shortcut for Alt+Tab (like an overwriting attempt), without any success...

Is there a way to disable this with or without compiz?


Install CompizConfig Settings Manager, find the Ubuntu unity plugin, Switcher tab, Set Key to start switcher to disabled

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    Is there a way to do this programmatically? – gonzobrains Dec 5 '14 at 22:14
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    @gonzobrains In the remote case you still need it, gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications "['<Super>Tab']" and gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.wm.keybindings switch-applications-backward "['<Shift><Super>Tab']" (tested on Ubuntu 17.10). The default settings bind both Alt and Super, these commands remove the bindings with the Alt key and leave only those with Super. – Arch Stanton Apr 26 '18 at 21:31
  • Arch, please make that an answer. I couldn't get the 'correct answer' to work for me, however yours did – oma Oct 16 '18 at 9:06

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