Sun 15 Jul 2012 07:55:37 AM PDT
Original Alt-Tab behavior in GNOME 3
Update 13 Nov 2012: I'm now using a different extension for this.
As we should all know by now, Alt-Tab should cycle among open windows, not applications. GNOME 3 by default does the Wrong Thing, Mac OS style.
How to fix?
I was working on a lengthy set of instructions here, old-school style, with "apt-get" and stuff, and it would have been pretty awesome as such things go, but it turns out that the answer is:
Go to this web page: AlternateTab
Flip the little switch thingy from "off" to on".
If you're curious about how or why this works, read this LWN article: Managing GNOME shell extensions.
To conclude, I would like to say: get off my lawn.