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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

Simply: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.app-switcher current-workspace-only true
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How to separate opened windows in alt+tab switcher in Ubuntu 18.04?

Go to Settings > Devices > Keyboard and scroll down the list of shortcuts. Alt+Tab will be the shortcut for Switch Applications. What you want is to set Alt+Tab on Switch Windows instead, so click ...
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How do I easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell?

You can use Alt+` (the key above Tab) to cycle between windows of the same application. You can even mix Alt+Tab to cycle between application and Alt+` to cycle between windows of the selected ...
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How to ungroup windows on Unity task switcher?

Open Settings > Keyboard > Navigation > Switch Windows > Your_Key-Combo > Done! I am using Ubuntu 17.10. Its that simple
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How to separate opened windows in alt+tab switcher in Ubuntu 18.04?

It's very simple to solve your problem without change the native keybindings. All you need to do is type Alt+` (backtick, the key above Tab) if you want switch between the same apps. To switch ...
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ALT+TAB no longer groups windows under applications in Ubuntu 19.04

According to the release notes for Ubuntu 19.04, Alt+Tab behaves differently than before: alt-tab handling now switches windows by default. Switching applications by default can be done with super-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alt+shift+tab does not switch apps backwards

That's because Alt+Shift+Tab in Ubuntu 18.04 is blocked by another shortcut. It may have been set by Gnome Tweaks (among other possibilities), you can query the current value via: gsettings get org....
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ubuntu 16.04 alt + tab not working properly

I've been seeing the same thing on one system, and it's a bit annoying. I finally accidentally stumbled upon the answer for my case: It was the Compiz switcher also capturing the ALT - TAB key combo ...
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How do I easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell?

As someone still quite new to Ubuntu, I found the other answers confusing. After a bit of digging I found a simpler solution, as I also want Alt + Tab to toggle through all the open windows, not just ...
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Disable GNOME (Compiz) task switcher grouping

I hate the grouping windows function. Anti-programmer. I don't want to remember which window should I press Alt+Tab and which window should I press Alt+`. Just one combo-key: Alt+Tab for all the ...
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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

Seems to be fixed with gsettings set org.gnome.shell.window-switcher current-workspace-only true gsettings set org.gnome.shell.app-switcher current-workspace-only true
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Why do I have two Alt+Tab application switchers?

Run ccsm from the terminal, or search the dash for Compiz and open CompizConfig Settings Manager. If it's not installed, run: sudo apt install compizconfig-settings-manager In CCSM search for ...
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How to ungroup windows on Unity task switcher?

This question is a bit old, but Unity has still the same problem. The solution is hidden in the Compiz Plugins: sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-plugins Start ccsm (the ...
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How do I easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell?

You may use alt+esc combination. It's not as aesthetically pleasing as alt+tab, it doesn't show the overlay with application icons/windows. But it does the job, it just switches to the next window ...
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Unity: How can I make Alt+TAB browse through all my windows without grouping them?

Just thought I would share this since I tried to follow the accepted answer but couldn't find the Ubuntu Unity switcher. I'm running 18.04 and I was able to change the alt-tab behavior by: going to ...
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GNOME : Ubuntu 18.04 ALT+TAB delay

Solved it by simply installing https://extensions.gnome.org/extension/1317/alt-tab-switcher-popup-delay-removal/ P.s. it remains to solve Ubuntu 18.04 super key switcher (gnome-shell app menu) and i ...
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How to make Ubuntu 18.04 (GNOME) workspace prohibit alt-tab to windows on other workspaces

To ensure that the default task switcher of Gnome Shell (Ubuntu 17.10 and higher) only shows applications of the current workspace, change a setting using the following command: gsettings set org....
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macOS-like app switching in Plasma 5

This is possible: Go to system settings and then: Window Management --> Task switcher --> Tick only one window per application
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keyboard shortcut to switch between windows within an application

You should press Alt and the key just above the Tab key. From comments, this is the key you should be pressed by keyboard layout: Spanish ALT + º. German ALT + ^. Azerty french ALT + ². In others ...
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Force alt + tab to switch only on current workspace in GNOME shell

An alternative for people who want to tab through open windows on current workspace but also want to be able to tab through all open apps (on any workspace) this can be achieved by changing the ...
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Unity alt-tab application switcher in Ubuntu 16.04

It's due to Unity and Compiz's application switchers both being enabled with the same keybinding (alt+tab). You can disable the Compiz Application Switcher by: sudo apt install compizconfig-settings-...
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Unity: How can I make Alt+TAB browse through all my windows without grouping them?

Before installing anything, try these key combinations: alt + | (the key above Tab, may be `, º, |...) to switch between instances of the current application alt + ESC to direct switch to the next ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 alt+shift+tab does not switch apps backwards

I was able to resolve it using Gnome Tweaks GUI. Open Tweaks and go to Keyboard & Mouse, then click - Additional Layout Options: as shown here, ans then uncheck Alt+Shift under Switching to ...
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Disable screenshots and leave only the icons while Alt-TAB on Ubuntu 19.04

The window switcher, which appears when you press Alt+Tab, can be set to display only the thumbnail of the window, only the app icon or both. The setting to change this is not exposed to the user, but ...
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Remove app from alt-tab switcher

You can do this by setting the skip_taskbar hint on the window directly. For example, with wmctrl: wmctrl -r "Window title" -b add,skip_taskbar The window will be hidden from the window switcher, ...
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How to separate opened windows in alt+tab switcher in Ubuntu 18.04?

Graphically using dconf-editor From : https://superuser.com/a/860001/718726 (pasted here because there is no equivalent answer in here) Open dconf-editor Go to org/gnome/desktop/wm/keybindings Move ...
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Missing Files app from dash / application switcher

If you open Nautilus and navigate to /usr/share/applications you will see some files named 'Files'. In the Nautilus window you will not see their filenames unfortunately you will see this: If you ...
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ALT+TAB no longer groups windows under applications in Ubuntu 19.04

All keyboard shortcuts including Alt+Tab can be managed in the Settings / Keyboard Shortcuts menu. I liked the style in Ubuntu 18.04 GNOME, where Alt+Tab switch Applications. In Ubuntu Super+Tab ...
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How do I easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell?

This behavior may also be achieved without a GNOME extension. I have found a similar question at Super User that points out how to set the proper GNOME key bindings. To do it using gsettings: $ ...
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How to ungroup windows on Unity task switcher?

As of Ubuntu 16, you can also press Start + W, which will bring this: It's faster than alt+tab task switcher and doesn't group windows.
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