I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my Macbook Pro, and I am trying to switch the "Switch Applications" shortcut from Alt-Tab to Ctrl-Tab. Changing the shortcut via the Keyboard application does not seem to have any effect, even after restarting. The application says that the "Switch Applications" shortcut is now Ctrl-Tab, but I can still only switch windows with Alt-Tab.

I have previously switched my control and command keys by modifying ~/.Xmodmap to the following, and suspect that there may be an unwanted interaction.

remove control = Control_L
remove mod4 = Super_L Super_R
keysym Control_L = Super_L
keysym Super_L = Control_L
keysym Super_R = Control_L
add control = Control_L Control_R
add mod4 = Super_L Super_R

Many thanks; I am having a wonderful time with Ubuntu so far.


it is so easy (and i did it) with unity Tweak tool>Switcher or CompizConfig settings manager that you can install one (or both) of them easily from Ubuntu Software Center or with Terminal.

  • CompizConfig settings manager makes Compiz crash when I change a shortcut and try to use it. I do not want to use Unity Tweat tool as I already have MyUnity and Ubuntu Tweak (which also makes Compiz crash when I try to change a shortcut) and all these programs seem to make my desktop more buggy. – A Guest Aug 6 '13 at 13:04
  • i have all tweak programs on Ubuntu 13.04 working without any issues ! (your problem may be caused after a package installation. Yes ? i think so because i had a problem like this on Ubuntu 12.04 before . – HOS Aug 8 '13 at 1:39
  • I don't get any other problems with the tweak programs besides changing shortcuts – A Guest Aug 10 '13 at 11:55

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