Ubuntu – How to easily switch between windows rather than applications in GNOME Shell

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Currently if I hold ALT + TAB and then while still holding down ALT I press TAB I am able to go between applications in a little view and then when I release all the keys that application and all its windows come to the front.
And this is very useful, but I would like to know if there is a way of switching between individual windows with this keyboard shortcut in the same way rather than grouping windows with an application to switch to?

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 with GNOME 3.18.

Best Answer

  • 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 application.

    There is an exposition of the rationale in this blog post from Canonical's Didier Roche. It's part of a series discussing the development of gnome integration in Ubuntu 17.10.

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