Don Marti

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:

  1. Go to this web page: AlternateTab

  2. Flip the little switch thingy from "off" to on".

  3. 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.