I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and want to stop programs switching (equivalent of Alt+Tab) in response to mouse gestures. Right now it happens all the time when I use the mouse, I'm not even sure what gestures cause it. I poked around settings but couldn't find anything related, and turning off two finger scrolling didn't stop it. If anyone has any ideas how I could customize that it would be very much appreciated!

(Further info: I use the trackpad on an asus x501a as my mouse. It's a button-less touch-area with right and left click designated in the bottom approximately quarter inch of the area)

  • It's work for me when I disable "two finger scroll" in same OS. and I think it's a unexpected behavior for you. – αғsнιη Sep 18 '14 at 5:41

If you want to keep two finger scrolling on but COMPLETELY DISABLE THE ALT-TAB FEATURE you'll want to do this, (found at: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2211863, the forum post was made to do something slightly different, but can be applied to this issue)

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

sudo apt-get install compiz-plugins

Open compizconfig-settings-manager with alt-F2, type


Scroll down to "Ubuntu Unity Plugin". Choose the tab "Switcher". Disable the alt-tab and shift-alt-tab key bindings. I went ahead and disabled everything, but you don't have to.

Now this super annoying glitch is gone YAY : )

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You can use dconf-editor to disable this feature:

first install:

sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

then find scroll-method and make it as disabled

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  • maybe you need to logout/reboot to effect changes – αғsнιη Sep 18 '14 at 5:48

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