I recently upgraded my ubuntu from 10.10 to 11.04. I use to issue the shortcut Windows+Tab key in my previous ubuntu version and the windows will be shown graphically through which I use to switch. But now that is gone!. Windows+Tab key does nothing. Do I have to do something to enable it back or I have to live with this :(

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With ConpizConfig Settings Manager, turn on Shift Switcher. Its Next Window and Previous Window commands - <Super>Tab and <Shift><Super>Tab - are what do it. I had it enabled in 10.10 and it (along with a few others) was disabled after upgrading to 11.04.


This happens because at Natty Mod4/Super is a shortcut to Unity panel. You can change that at Compiz.

1) Install Compiz Settings Manager

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

2) Open:


3) Go to Unity and change the shortcut as you like to free your shortcut:

At this example I've changed from Super to Super + L

Now your mod key is free to use as you like.

  • That helped me fix my problem. Thanks desgua !!
    – bragboy
    May 3, 2011 at 11:50
  • Welcome! I'm glad to help ;-)
    – desgua
    May 3, 2011 at 12:21

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