Questions tagged [window-switching]

These questions are about switching focus from one window to another within your window manager. This is not about switching from Windows to Linux.

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How to take screenshot of KDE task switcher?

I've tried hotkeys using Spectacle, but even when I use the hotkeys when the screen shots what I want, it doesn't work - I guess because I can only use those hotkeys by tricking the app switcher into ...
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how xfce's 'switch application' in window manager actions can use recently used application order?

In window manager actions, is it possible to modify the xfce's 'switch application' to use recently used application order? Like Alt+Tab does. Thank you for helping.
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gjs strange process when alt tab

I'm using POP OS 21.04 with default gnome desktop enviroment (Gnome with Wayland) I noticed that when I use the alt-tab shortcut a strange process appears called "gjs" (this only happens on ...
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How can I get Linux Mint to show 3-d app switcher like in Windows 7?

In Windows 7 there was a setting to make Windows+Tab display a 3-d preview of every application and holding down the Windows key while releasing and pressing the Tab key would cycle through each ...
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How do I switch to the next window (NOT the most recent one) in Gnome/Cinnamon?

Let's say that I have 26 open windows in Gnome (specifically, Cinnamon 3.8.8). I want to efficiently navigate through all of them and perform a single task in each. How do I accomplish this? Alt-...
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Executing command when application comes to the foreground (Ubuntu 19.04, X11)

I'd like to be able to execute a command when switching to specific applications. In particular, I'd like to able to change the xmodmap when switching to the Terminal and then change it again when ...
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Switch easily between browser and editor

My usual workflow is like that (for instance): My screen is split into two. My editor (Emacs or whatever) for markdown is on the left, the other on the right (web browser to view the results of ...
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Next/previous window switch in taskbar order in LXDE

I'm using lxde on openbox, lxpanel is opened on the bottom. I want to achieve to move between tasks/windows fast. But I can't find a way to do that, the feature I want is very simple: An indicator(...
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In xmonad, how can I bind a keyboard shortcut to focus a specific application?

E.g. I want to bind Mod+Shift+m to bring me to the window whose className is "Emacs", so I can instantly switch to that application regardless which workspace I'm in and which window I'm focusing.
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Switching to concrete windows with Openbox

This is a Lubuntu 16.04 running in live mode, that opens up at startup three windows (lxterminal, geany editor, and a graphic window). The user is intended to switch from the terminal to the editor ...
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Running a script on leaving an i3 workspace

Does i3 have the ability to run a script whenever one leaves a workspace? I ask because I would like a certain keyboard layout in emacs (including hyper) and a different one outside of emacs (...
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Can detached screens by "imported" inti active session?

I have a few screen sessions that I started from the native shell. Now, in order to switch from one to another, I always detach the current and re-attach the one I want to switch to which works fine ...
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How to configure the mouse wheel to scroll between windows of the same group?

I'm more used to Unity and I really like the option of placing my mouse pointer over an opened application icon and scroll the mouse wheel to move between the application's opened windows. In XFCE ...
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Restrict Alt+Tab to the current workspace in Gnome 3

Is there a way to tweak Alt+Tab in Gnome 3 so it will iterate windows only in the current workspace? I'm using Debian wheezy.
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Use a keyboard shortcut to switch between synergy-"ized" monitors/windows

Is it possible to map a command to my keyboard so that I can switch between my various windows? I checked on the synergy website but was not able to find very much about the subject. I'm trying to be ...