I have a "serious" issue.

I use Ubuntu 11.10 and I really like it. There's just one thing that drives me crazy.

Can someone tell me how I can ungroup for ex. Mozilla with alt tab? I've already downloaded CompizConfig but I cannot unveil this secret. I've searched many forums but I seem to be the only one not understanding this.. :(

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    What do you mean by "ungroup"? – Kris Harper Nov 22 '11 at 20:39
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    @root45 I believe he means to switch between windows of the same application as 11.10 shows them as one "app" when alt-tabbing – Jonathan Day Nov 23 '11 at 2:48
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    Possible duplicate answer to askubuntu.com/questions/68151/… – lqlarry Nov 23 '11 at 3:23

Alt+~ will allow you to switch between windows of the same app. i don't know how to turn it off permanently, but it will allow you to navigate them.

Additional hint: I have a German keyboard and a German Keyboard layout. Nevertheless the Alt+~ works with the same key where the English keyboard has, so for German users it is Alt+^ .

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In the "Window Management" section of CompizConfig Settings Manager(CCSM) there are a few window switcher options that have the "All windows" feature. Application Switcher is a basic 2d switcher while Ring Switcher and Shift Switcher offer more eye candy. Whichever one you pick, remember to set hot keys for the bindings marked "All windows".

CCSM window management

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If I understand what you means for "ungroup"... in a "standard" configuration

the "secret" is... Super button! (the one beetwen Ctrl and Alt)

alt+tab → alt+Super → alt+tab


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  • This doesn't work, the keybinding is ALT + ` – Rubens Mariuzzo Feb 9 '14 at 15:35

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