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I'coming from a mac, where the alt-tab application switcher is grouping windows of the same application as one entry in the application switcher dialog - I'm used to this behaviour, having ALL windows in the list is just too much.

Is this possible with the default xfce alt-tab application switcher, or is there an (lightweight) alternative?

  • still interested if there is an easy solution to this problem. though, it's not as urgent anymore, using jumpapp now, what a great tool. – benzkji Jan 19 '17 at 11:51
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(an imperfect solution) To reduce the number of windows in the list, go to Window Manager Tweaks > Cycling > uncheck "Cycle through windows on all workspaces". Then put each application on its own workspace.

Ctrl-F1, etc switches workspaces, then Alt-Tab cycles application windows.

  • uugh. Since a short time, I'm using one workspace for each of my projects I am working on, so your workaround is not an option. Funny thing is: My new workflow is also a workaround for my problem, as I normaly have one IDE, one terminal and one browser window open - on each workspace. But, further on, I am also using jumpapp now (far better than alt-tab, in most of the cases, at least for me), so cycling is rarely used anymore... – benzkji Mar 16 '17 at 19:03

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