I'm a newb ubuntu user, coming from Windows. On Windows, I could pick up one chrome tab, alt-tab to find another chrome window, and place it there.

I find that this doesn't work on ubuntu/gnome. Can it be made to work?


Alt-Tab does not seem to work in Ubuntu/Unity (Compiz) during Drag'n'Drop:

Drag and Drop across (fullscreen) applications, switching via Alt-Tab

  • Yes, just confirmed. Alt-Tab doesnt work. – theTuxRacer May 6 '11 at 16:44

Actually you can. Same way as you are mentioning here. Already tried on Chrome 10, 11 and 12-Dev.

I even had 4 Chrome windows opened. Picked a chrome tab and that puppy started going/dragging from one windows to another. I recommend making sure you have ubuntu up to date (Using 10.10 here) and Chrome also updated (They make an update every 3 to 7 days).

BTW I did not know of this until you asked. Thanks for the trick which i confirm works on Ubuntu 10.10.

  • I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 and Chrome 11.0.696.38, and it doesn't work. – ripper234 Apr 6 '11 at 14:42
  • Ubuntu 10.10 and Chrome 10.0.648.204, dual monitor, 2 workspaces. What @CYREX says seems not to work even if all the chrome windows are in the same workspace. No Alt-Tab, neither Super-Tab. – Geppettvs D'Constanzo Apr 6 '11 at 15:04
  • Then there must be another problem since i have 3 PCs right here. 1 has the exact version you have 10.0.648.204 the other 2 have version 11 and 12. Am trying it right now and they all can ALT+TAB while draggin a tab from any of the chrome windows. Your question is in regard if you can ALT+TAB while dragging a chrome tab and yes you can. Remove the dual monitor and 2 workspaces and try it again – Luis Alvarado Apr 6 '11 at 15:16
  • Tried to CTRL+ALT+Right Arrow to another workspace with the tab of chrome dragged. Worked also. This only leaves the dual monitor configuration and Using Ubuntu 10.04.2 – Luis Alvarado Apr 6 '11 at 15:19
  • Tried Dual Monitor with an Epson in 2 of the PCs. It Worked again. This only leaves the 10.04.2 version but i wont go that far for test. – Luis Alvarado Apr 6 '11 at 15:27

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