Does anyone know if there is a application window expose (a la Mac OSX) for the Unity Desktop. I've used the Compiz Expose Plugin, but that performs an "expose" on workspaces. I'm looking for something which will show me all of the active windows and allow me to select one.

I know this functionality is included in the launder bar, but frankly - this is bogus. I don't want to search for little tick marks, I want a representation of all of the open windows in the application area of Unity.

This simply cannot not exist in a "unified" window environment such as OSX / Unity.

  • It might be worth noting that this does currently not work in Ubuntu 12.04 due to a bug in Compiz. I think a fix is in the works, but until then don't expect it to work well. It should however work for some of the earlier versions of Ubuntu. – HansHarhoff Jul 19 '12 at 19:39

Super+W should automatically be set in 11.04 (Super is the Windows key on most keyboards). If that doesn't work, look into the CompizConfig Settings Manager (install) and search for "Scale" to change various settings.

  • Thanks for the help, this was exactly what I was looking for. – Eric Williams May 18 '11 at 3:53

Scale plugin. All settings are here -

CCSM > Window Management > Scale

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

if you don't have it already

  • This can be used to assign "mouse to the top left corner" gesture to the action. run ccsm -> Window Management -> Scale -> Bindings -> Initiate Window Picker -> select corner. – alfC Nov 15 '12 at 10:24

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