Questions tagged [application-switcher]

Questions about Alt-Tab and similar keyboard shortcuts that allow desktop user to switch between multiple running programs, and sometimes to switch between a running program and the desktop.

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Prevent Alt + Tab from showing active windows in other workspaces (GNOME) [duplicate]

Is it possible to use Alt+Tab to switch between active windows in the current workspace only? The default behaviour shows active windows across all workspaces, effectively allowing me to switch ...
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How To Start App-Switcher from First Window on Desktop?

App-switcher starting from the second window While on Desktop, app-switcher skips the first window (google chrome in the picture above for example). is there a solution to make it start from the ...
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Is it possible to make a Window unselectable when using “ALT Tab” shortkey?

A situation image: Here I don't want to switch/use a Chrome Window which is below the VS Code. Because it gets refreshed automatically. I don't need to touch it. xdg-session type: X11 GNOME: 3.32.1 ...
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Isolated/independent workspaces [duplicate]

Is it possible to make Ubuntu 18.04 workspaces independent from each other? I mean, when I'm in workspace 2 and press Alt+Tab, I don't want to switch to workspace 1 and see Firefox. Instead, I want it ...
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How to stay on same app when closing window

Say I have Firefox and several Document Viewer windows open. When I switch apps to Document Viewer and close the current window I expect the next Document Viewer window to get focus. What instead ...
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ALT+TAB no longer groups windows under applications in Ubuntu 19.04

After installing Ubuntu 19.04, ALT+TAB no longer groups windows under the same application. Instead it cycles through all windows irrespective of which app it belongs to. In Ubuntu 18.10 it worked ...
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Howto enable instant Alt-Tabbing

Currently Alt+Tab feels sluggish because it brings up a menu through which I can scroll by pressing Tab multiple times. I'd rather Alt+Tab instantly moved to the next window. Same with FireFox and ...
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Sometimes the Alt+Tab window switcher gets weird and needs two keypresses to switch windows (the first Alt+Tab only highlights the current window)

This been happening to me once every few days or so, for the last several months. It's rather bizarre. Sometimes the Alt+Tab window switcher gets weird and it no longer switches windows on the first ...
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macOS-like app switching in Plasma 5

In macOS, you can cycle through applications (note: not windows) by pressing ALT+TAB. However, when ALT+TABbing in Plasma 5, you cycle through all windows of all applications, which can get ...
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Alt-tab behavior in Budgie task switcher

Most implementation of the alt-tab task switcher use a "most recent" ordering for switching to different applications. I.e. if you hit alt-tab once, it goes to the most recent previous window/app, ...
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Shortcut for switching to previous and next window in Ubuntu?

There doesn’t seem to be a solid way to do this. What I want to achieve is shortcuts to go to the previous window and next window. When I said previous window, the one that displays before the ...
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Is there a window switcher for GNOME that shows the actual window?

In Ubuntu 16.04 I installed a Compiz plugin with an alternative alt-tab switcher that had the nifty feature that until I let go of the Alt key, it hid all other windows and showed only the one I was ...
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prevent ALT-Tab from bringing all windows to the front

I'm using GNOME3 (under Ubuntu 16.04) and I actually like the ALt-Tab; Alt-^ (key above Tab) bindings for switching between applications and windows of a specific application, respectively. My ...
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Asking for tool that effectively jump between windows

Most of the time I use mouse / Alt-tab to select windows in working screen. I don't think it's a convenient way. Is there any other effective way/tool that help quickly jump between windows? I'm ...
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Can I have a textual Alt-Tab functionality?

Once upon a time there was the fabulous window manager called "enlightenment". If you used it, and you hit Alt+Tab then you saw a small list of window titles below each other. Like this: user@...
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ALT-ESC to switch between windows --> window manager is hanging

I use Ubuntu 18.04 and I want to switch between two terminals. Since it is impossible to switch between two terminals with ALT-TAB , I use ALT-ESC. This works. But once per day the window manager ...
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How can Shift+Alt+Tab navigation be enabled in GNOME when Alt+Shift cycles between multiple keyboard layouts?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 and have used GNOME Tweaks(1) to restore normal keyboard layout switching behavior where pressing Alt+Shift cycles between enabled layouts. I've also used Gnome Settings(2) in ...
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Remove app from alt-tab switcher

I want an application removed from the alt-tab switcher. I have tried CompizConfig Manager functions 'Skip taskbar' and 'Skip pager'. First I tried setting 'window class', then tried 'window id', ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME - windows switcher not cycling

I have the strangest thing happening to me. I configured the alt+tab shortcut to switch between windows instead of applications. And everything worked fine. Until a few days ago, now when I press the ...
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how to use alt-tab when a menu is open

While the context menu or file-menu is open, any attempt to hit alt-tab (application-switcher) is ignored and the menu stays open. This happens in most applications (except for some chromium based ...
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Alt-tab switcher weird behaviour [duplicate]

I have problem with alt-tab switcher in my freshly installed Ubuntu 16.04.05. It seems that there is overlay of app icon and window preview at the same time. Does anyone has the same problem?
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Switch between two terminals with ALT-TAB (Ubuntu 18.04) [duplicate]

I have to switch between two terminals very often. One terminal is a ssh-session to a local test-server and the other terminal is a ssh-session to a remote production server. I am used to switching ...
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Desktop back in the task switcher (Alt + Tab) [duplicate]

With ubuntu unity I had the possibility to have "Desktop" as task in the task switcher (Alt+Tab). In Ubuntu 18.04 this possibility is gone. Is there a way to get it back?
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ALT + TAB shows two lists [duplicate]

Why there are two lists stacked onto each other when I'm using ALT + TAB? This problem was on Ubuntu 16.04 and still persists after upgrade to 18.04? Sorry for poor quality, had to take the photo ...
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Window switcher for multiple windows of the same app does not appear with mouse hover

After enabling 'resize with secondary click' using GNOME Tweaks, window switcher for multiple windows of the same app does not appear with mouse hover over icon. Any way to get it back? I can get to ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME) workspace prohibit alt-tab to windows on other workspaces [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 running GNOME desktop environment I have two workspaces, one and two, with following windows Work space 1: shell 1, chrome 1 Work space 2: shell 2, chrome 2 I want: when I'm ...
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Is there an alternative task switcher to KRunner which is focused exclusively on window switching?

Currently on KDE 5 the KRunner dialogue brought up by Alt-F2 key, is not focused solely on desktop windows. It brings shortcuts to programs, search results etc, as well as the active desktop windows. ...
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XFCE (Xubuntu) Alt-Tab switcher: missing app icons

I have missing icons for Slack and MailSpring (Electron based apps I believe) in Xubuntu 18.04 application switcher: The application's icon appears correctly everywhere else (i.e. in panels, app ...
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Alt + Tab + arrow keys behavior changed to shift to TTY instead of move between open windows

Alt + Tab is the combination to switch between running programs. Also, if I hold alt after pressing tab once I can then use the arrow keys to go right or left and select the program I need. But all ...
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Separate workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

In Ubuntu 16.04 each workspace had a separate 'application space' as it were. That is, when you were on workspace 1 you could only loop through applications on that workspace. So I could have, for ...
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Activities dual monitor issue with Ubuntu 18.04

I found the Activities overview very useful in Ubuntu 18.04. Unfortunately, when I plugged the second display, I found out that it is impossible to switch between activities located at different ...
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Gnome no longer seems to be registering running wine applications

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 and when I start a wine application, gnome does not show it in the application switcher, and in many instances the keyboard input is given to the last application (before wine ...
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Separate workspaces in Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop and I want to have completely separate workspaces on it. Now my workspaces are sharing the icons on the dock, and when I click on icons of application that have ...
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Make Alt + Tab behavior in Ubuntu 18.04 same as in Ubuntu 16 [duplicate]

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 16 to Ubuntu 18.04. The Alt + Tab behavior has changed. I already installed a gnome extension to remove the delay as recommended in this answer: GNOME : Ubuntu 18.04 ...
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Alt+Tab causes applications switching in two layers [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04.4. When I press Alt+Tab the application switcher GUI generates two layers of images. How I can solve this problem?
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ALT-tab glitch on secondary user-account

On my main account, Alt-Tab works just fine, however, I just created a second user, and the application switcher is completely messed up, there seem to be two interfaces displayed on top of each other,...
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How to change the application switcher on Ubuntu 18.04 and 17.10?

Recently, Ubuntu change the UI back to GNOME. Back on 16.04, when the UI was Unity, in order to change the application switcher, I just needed to install Compiz Config System Manager (ccsm), select ...
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How do I separate windows per workspace in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I came from Ubuntu 14.04 where the windows were kept separated in their own workspace: ALT+TAB used to show only windows active on current workspace Side Bar (Unity Launcher) used to show only ...
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How to raise two windows in one Alt + Tab?

I'd like to have two (or more) windows (let's assume they are split 50/50) and attach them so that I can, use one Alt+Tab to get to both. For example: Having Chrome and Terminal together. Is this ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alt+shift+tab does not switch apps backwards

Title says it all. Since upgrading from 17.10 to 18.04 Alt+Tab works fine i.e. switches apps cycling forward. But Alt+Shift+Tab does not switch apps backwards. I went to Settings > Shortcuts and ...
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How can I have a “show desktop” icon when scrolling through opened applications using Alt+Tab in 18.04?

I want to see a "show desktop" icon when I press Alt+Tab (i.e. in the Application-switcher). My question is the opposite of How can I remove "Show Desktop" from the Alt-Tab (application) ...
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How to separate opened windows in alt+tab switcher in Ubuntu 18.04?

When I have multiple windows of an application opened e.g. Chrome main window and Incognito window, and I press Alt+Tab to switch between them, I see only one Chrome icon. I have to then press down ...
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Disable mouse in application switcher

I am using the default application switcher in an out-of-the-box Ubuntu 19.04. My mouse has a hardware problem that makes it moves a tiny bit every two seconds or so, and it is integrated in my rare ...
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ALT+TAB only appearing on primary display

The ALT+TAB window switching menu only appears on my primary (laptop) screen, not the screen that is active. The top-bar, where notifications live, is also not-present on my second monitor. Both these ...
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GNOME : Ubuntu 18.04 ALT+TAB delay

How to remove any delay between pressing alt+tab and switcher emergence in Ubuntu 18.04 [GNOME 3]?
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Budgie Preview applet not working

I have recently installed Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 and my ALT + TAB behavior is still the old style (no preview). I've tried re-installing the applet (I never see any icon for it in the top bar either). I ...
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Window is always in front of other windows [closed]

When use ALT + Tab to switch window, I find my current window is always in front of other windows. And I don't know how it work? This is the example picture:
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How to switch from ubuntu to window 7?

I want to ask. I'm using window 7 and I'm trying to install ubuntu. So my computer is running 2 operating system. My problem right now is I can't switch back to windows and I don't have the option to ...
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Why show desktop (with alt tab) in kde renders alternatively two different things?

If I use task switcher to show the desktop, I obtain the first time: The second time: And so on further. Why?
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alt + tab not working to switch between windows

I have Ubuntu 16.04 lts. I'm working between two open windows (Using google and at the same time another program) but when I try the command Alt+tab like in Windows, nothing happens. I also tried ...