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Re: Difficulty switching between windows


With all due respect, I don't understand what you are complaining about.

Alt+Tab will by default switch to the last used window. If you cycle it by Alt+Tab, Tab etc then it will cycle through all applications (and windows). Alt+Grave will switch between windows of the same application.

Super+1-0 allows easy switching between windows. Just press the shortcut and your window pops up. If there are more than 1 window of that app then SPREAD opens.

I do NOT agree that Ctrl+1-0 should be an alternate shortcut for Super+1-0. What's the point? Super+1-0 works fine.

Another shortcut available to you is Alt+F1 to use the up/down keys on the Launcher while left/right allows access to icon shortcuts.

Still another is to use Super+Tab to cycle between Launcher items.

Frankly, your comments make me wonder if you've even used Ubuntu. The keyboard shortcuts available in Ubuntu are numerous and very well thought out. Far superior to what Windows offers.

Play around with Ubuntu on Precise and try out these shortcuts. 

> Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 13:59:15 -0500
> From: aviv007@xxxxxxxxx
> To: unity-design@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [Unity-design] Difficulty switching between windows
> Dear Unity design members,
> I find it a bit difficult to switch between windows on Unity. I
> reported the issue as a bug, and made a few suggestions to resolve it
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/939002). I was
> redirected to this mailing list.
> To switch between windows of an open application, Unity should have a
> keyboard shortcut analogous to Super+(1 to 0). Users should also be
> able to use (some key)+(Right or Left) for the same purpose. Likewise,
> (some key)+(Up or Down) could be useful for switching between open
> applications. (An extra key is necessary because the cursor keys are
> likely to have functionality in the application.)
> The ordering of the windows should NOT change (see
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/730617). Unity
> should somehow allow users to easily change the ordering manually.
> There should be an alternative to Super+(1 to 0), like Ctrl+(1 to 0).
> Whenever Super+(1 to 0) is utilized for switching between
> applications, the launcher appears, which is annoying. An alternative
> like Ctrl+(1 to 0) would NOT invoke the launcher, but allow the
> possibility of doing so [with Super+(1 to 0), to review the mapping,
> of applications to numbers, for example].
> I also think it would be better if Alt+Tab would ONLY switch between
> applications, leaving Alt+Grave to do the switching between windows.
> Aviv Yeshayav
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