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I'm having the same issue described here on Ubuntu 16.04, running on a MacBook pro. The alt+tab applications switcher seems to randomly popup out of nowhere, perhaps from some interaction with the trackpad. Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this issue?

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    I have the same problem and for me it doesn't seem to have anything to do with activity on the touchpad as it happened when I definitely wasn't touching it. It only happens on laptops, though. I never saw it on a desktop PC, nor on a Raspi, nor on a virtual machine, no matter whether running on a laptop or on a desktop PC. It definitely happens with different laptops but somehow it doesn't seem to have ever happened to anyone I know who uses Ubuntu (I know quite a lot of people who do). – UTF-8 Jan 23 '17 at 2:08
  • Any inclination as to what might be causing it? Super annoying bug – Vinnie James Jan 23 '17 at 3:51
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    No, absolutely no indication (I suppose you meant "indication"). Not even the moon phase. But it's not about your laptop being a macbook because mine are not. I think you can't even reduce it to the touchpad as there are many other differences between desktop PCs and laptops: WIFI is built in, Bluetooth, has a battery, has a webcam, has a built-in microphone, etc. – UTF-8 Jan 23 '17 at 8:50
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    All I figured out until now is that it happens very irregularly and that it definitely isn't the keyboard actually pressing Alt+Tab. I figured this out by switching to a different TTY while it happened and switching back shortly after so that it was still switching applications. There were now ^[ printed on the TTY which would've happened if it was entered by the keyboard. – UTF-8 Jan 23 '17 at 8:52

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