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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How to remove the delay in the switch windows function in Ubuntu

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS and notice a horrible delay (about half a second or more) in the switch windows function (I've replaced the default alt+tab for switching windows / the ungrouped function)....
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Desktop stuck in alt-tab mode

I don't know how I managed to do this but my desktop is stuck in the alt-tab application selector mode. Clicking on an application does nothing, it stays on the zoomed out view. Any tips on how I can ...
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Make alt-tab sequential, not 'sticky'

I am running 20.10 with ubuntu-desktop. Default alt-tab behaviour is "go back to the last program." For a thought experiment let's say there are four programs open on my desktop. Like ...
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How does autoproctor detect application switching?

Autoproctor is used by schools and colleges to conduct exams in a secure environment. I tried it in ubuntu. The AI can find application switching without any feed from my camera, mic, and screen. ...
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CopyQ Window visible on ALT+TAB

Since some days CopyQ is visible if I use ALT+TAB: This was different in the past. I think it does not make sense to show this window. You usually use a shortcut to open the clipboard manager. How to ...
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Can't switch windows nor applications with Alt-Tab after 20.04 Update

After the upgrade, my Alt+Tab / Alt+` functionality has disappeared. I tried setting it up following this or this, but I don't have a "Switch Window" option in my Keyboard Shortcuts. I tried ...
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Diodon visible on “ALT+TAB”?

Since some days the handy clipboard manager Diodon is always visible if I use Alt+TAB. This was not the case in the past. I would like to not see the preview, when I switch between windows. How to ...
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Switch between windows of unique applications (not Alt+Tab or Alt+`)

I'm aware that Alt+Tab lets you switch between all windows and Alt+` lets you switch between windows of the same application. Is there any shortcut to switch between windows of unique applications? ...
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How do I resize the application launcher / start menu in Kubuntu 20.10?

I have a fresh install of Kubuntu 20.10. How can I resize the start menu? Because it is gigantic!
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How to change shortcut to switch windows in Kubuntu?

Most of the shortcuts for switching windows are misconfigured here. I am using Kubuntu 20.04 with KDE Desktop. I want to reconfigure the shortcuts for changing windows. I searched possibilities for ...
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Monitoring ports with Nagios Core on Ubuntu 18.04

I configured a HP switch with 24 VLANs. Each VLAN has its own port. The IP-Address of the Switch is 10.20.6.2 255.255.255.0. I want to monitor all ports on Nagios Core. I added the HP switch in my ...
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Dragging and dropping across full screen applications in Gnome in 20.04

I remember that before upgrading from 16.04 to 20.04 I used to be able to drag and drop across applications that are each in full screen, by using the application switching mechanism (Alt-tabbing), or ...
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E-Sword and PlayonLinux

I have a weird question. I do have E-Sword bible app on PlayonLinux. It works great. The thing is, E-Sword will only open when I open PlayonLinux first. I will have to use PlayonLinux and then open E-...
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Alt-tab brings app switcher instead of switching

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 with Gnome 3. Something that really bothers me with the app switcher is that when I press Alt-Tab the app switcher is brought to the front but the currently active window is ...
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how to change current application with workspace?

I am using 2 workspaces 1 for chrome and another for vscode. whenever I switch between workspace for vscode to the chrome it switches the application but when I come back to vscode I need to click ...
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Broken and Ugly App Switcher Ubuntu Budgie 20.04

I was quite happy with using my installation of Ubuntu Budgie but recently something broke and now my app switcher looks very ugly. It's working but I liked how it used to look. I guess re-installing ...
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Kubuntu 19.10 application-switcher application order always wrong

There are multiple things wrong in my application-switcher. (problem A): When i use Alt-tab i see the application-switcher but the order is reversed. So the appication that had focus before i pressed ...
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Keyboard Shortcut: How to switch to previously active windows in another workspace

I have google-chrome (and other software) in Workspace 2 and thunderbird (and other software) in Workspace 3. How can I switch to previously active windows in another workspace, using keybpard ...
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How to make desktops independent on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS 64-bit. I want to have independent desktops, so if I have app #1 on the first desktop and app #2 on the second desktop, I can't switch from app #1 to app #2 (by the word "...
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How to make alt+backtick switch only windows on the current workspace?

There are multiple questions and answers about how to make Alt+Tab switch only applications of current workspace, most notably this one. However, is there any way to enforce the same behavior to Alt+`...
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Windows are incorrectly grouped under applications

Sometimes my Windows are incorrectly associated to an application group. For example when I use the application switcher (Alt-Tab) I end up wondering where my chrome browser windows are, only to end ...
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KWin - Modifying the Task Switcher to raise all windows

(Apologies in advance if this question is too vague) I'm attempting to modify the behavior of KWin's Alt+Tab task switcher. A common situation: I'm working with an application that has several windows ...
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How to Disable Alt-Q Closing Application Within Switcher?

Too often, my left pinky finger slides off the Tab key and onto the Q key while I'm Alt-Tab'ing through my open windows, resulting in accidentally closing applications. How can I disable this (or ...
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Task switch (alt-tab) not working properly when in full screen

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04 with the classic environment. Whenever I am in the full-screen mode (evince, chrome, firefox, vlc etc.) and trying switch the task to some other running process, it ...
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How do I switch windows using ALT+ TAB in Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I have opened 2 new windows of Chrome in Ubuntu. How do I select them using ALT+TAB? Every time I need to use mouse for this. Is there any way to do like in Windows?
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GNOME: How to get the grouped ALT+Tab behavior back

I use Ubuntu 19.10. I just noticed that Alt + Tab does not group windows anymore. I'm not sure if I did something or if it's the default behavior now. How do I get it back?
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Stop rearrangement of windows on Alt+Tab

I expect Alt+Tab and Shift+Alt+Tab to cycle through all open applications in a workplace in order or in reverse order, even after I switch applications (like in Windows), but that's not the default ...
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how to place application switcher only on secondary monitor?

I have two monitors on Xubuntu 19.10 with Xfce 4.14. When I use Alt + Tab to switch from one app to another the switcher window appears on the both monitors. As workaround I installed compiz and the ...
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Disable screenshots and leave only the icons while Alt-TAB on Ubuntu 19.04

I just upgraded from 18.04 to 19.04 and noticed that when alt tabbing, a preview of the app is shown instead of the icon. Can I set the Alt-TAB switcher to display only icons instead?
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How to switch windows of the application in Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

How do I switch between windows of the same application in GNOME in Ubuntu 18.04? For example, if you have two Nautilus windows open, Alt+Tab will go to the next application (say, browser), but not to ...
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How do I switch between windows on one desktop on Ubuntu 18.04? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and find in very inconvenient: Alt-Tab (switch between applications) can bring you to a different desktop. Usually I keep windows related to different activities on different ...
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Terminator does not appear in the application switcher and Launcher when using Unity in Ubuntu 18.04

I installed the Unity desktop environment in Ubuntu 18.04 and even though everything is working properly, the Terminator app is not being included in the application switcher, making it unreachable by ...
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Why is alt+tab not working when dragging out of Firefox?

In contrast to previous Ubuntu versions, alt+tab while dragging seems to work fine in Ubuntu 18.04. For instance, I can start dragging a file, alt+tab to a different application, and drop the file ...
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Disable Alt Tab MRU

How to disable MRU (Most Recently Used) in Alt-Tab and instead use regular cycling (like Ctrl-Tab in Chrome). I've looked in tweaks and dconf editor. I have Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS.
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Highlight window position with Alt-tab window switching (GNOME shell)

When I switch windows in GNOME shell with Alt-tab, I find it really hard to distinguish between windows just from the little preview thumbnails. Back in the old days, metacity (and Compiz, iirc) ...
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Grid menu for application switcher

I have been looking for a way to have a grid-like alt-tab popup menu in contrast to the default, single row popup menu. The only extension I have found that alters the popup menu is coverflow but not ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alt-tab order is weird when on multiple screens — any way to adjust?

Before the upgrade I was using 14.04 and I was happy with alt+tab and alt+` behavior for switching between apps and between windows of an app respectively. Both showed me the items in last recently ...
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Window switcher appears randomly on any monitor in KDE

I am using 3 monitors and when I am switching between windows with Alt-TAB, windows switcher appears randomly on one of them. Is it possible to configure window switcher to appear on only one monitor ...
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GNOME task switcher and LibreOffice

I finally upgraded to 18.04LTS about two months ago and am still trying to acclimate myself to the GNOME 3.X DE. I noticed recently that the Alt-Tab task switcher doesn't update immediately with ...
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Can't Change Java Versions alternatives on Linux

I already read many similar posts online, but can't seem to arrive at a solution. I want to be able to switch between java versions. Thanks in advance! OS: Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS x86_64 I already ...
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Alt+Tab - want it limited to current monitor in Ubuntu 19.04

I generally use a quick flick of the mouse to switch focus between windows on different monitors. I generally keep the same application on a particular monitor so know where it 'lives'. I usually use ...
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How to display the app switcher and the top bar on all monitors [duplicate]

I use an external monitor and I've just upgraded to Bionic Beaver 18.04 from Xenial Xerus 16.04. The differences are striking ok, but the most annoying are: when I ALT+TAB the app switcher is shown ...
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How do I use the scroll wheel click to close apps displayed on Alt+Tab on Ubuntu 18.04?

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. One feature I miss a lot from Windows 10 is being able to Alt+Tab then use the scroll wheel click to close multiple applications without navigating to them. The ...
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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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