As mentioned, when I try to alt + tab through my active windows/applications on ubuntu the miniature window which opens that you can tab through to select a different window is displaying beneath my open windows so it's difficult to see what I'm doing unless I first minimise everything and then select what I need.

Perhaps I have incorrectly configured something or need to change something.

I only installed Ubuntu a couple weekends ago and haven't made any real changes. My computer was a new HP Pavilion 550-219na Desktop PC, and it only has Ubuntu running on it.

Thanks if you are able to help!



I notice this behavior from time to time. I don't know what causes it, but I have been able to resolve it without booting with:

Alt+F2 then type unity and press ENTER.

Of course, logging out and logging back in also gets things working correctly again. The Alt + F2 allows for continuing the current session.

  • Thanks, I'll try this when I'm home next if the problem reoccurs. – Michael Martinez Oct 6 '16 at 12:43

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