Alt+Shift+Tab doesn't work unless Alt+Tab is pressed first.

Reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2012-03-25
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Ayatana Design
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Unity
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unity (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

The keyboard shortcut Alt-Shift-Tab does nothing unless Alt-Tab is pressed first (and Alt is continued to be held down). It should be possible to use the keyboard window switcher in reverse order without having to go forward first. (Other desktops such as Windows, GNOME Shell, etc. allow this.) This also affects the Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Tab shortcut (to show windows from all workspaces).

If this isn't fixed, I guess the help article will have to be a bit more complex to explain that.

To quote from the Desktop help:

When you hold down the Alt key and then press Tab, a window switcher appears. This shows a list of the windows you have open, with a preview.

You can continue pressing Tab as many times as you need to reach the window you want.

To switch to the previous window, hold down the Alt key and press Shift-Tab instead.

Only windows from the current workspace will be shown. To show windows from all workspaces, hold down the Ctrl and Alt keys and press Tab or Shift-Tab.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.8.0-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-20.32-generic 3.2.12
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-20-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 1.95-0ubuntu1
Architecture: amd64
CheckboxSubmission: 201084ed41ea7548f8becd47fa4d1e6c
CheckboxSystem: c541d13ea4f205f2fd751f76ed21105b
CompizPlugins: [core,composite,opengl,compiztoolbox,decor,vpswitch,snap,mousepoll,resize,place,move,wall,grid,regex,imgpng,session,gnomecompat,animation,fade,unitymtgrabhandles,workarounds,scale,expo,ezoom,unityshell]
Date: Sun Mar 25 10:15:44 2012
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

there is definitely another bug about that which Is kind of lost in the big bug database/

Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity:
assignee: nobody → Andrea Azzarone (andyrock)
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

We need design feedback.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Andrea, why does that need design feedback? Is here any reason to have the key not work directly?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) wrote :

@Seb Which icon should be highlighted when we press Alt+Shift+Tab? The desktop icon or the the last on the right one?

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

ok, that's a good question for design indeed, my gut feeling would be "not the show desktop one" but I'm not a designer ;-)

Changed in unity:
assignee: Andrea Azzarone (andyrock) → nobody
Pander (pander) on 2013-01-29
tags: added: quantal raring
tags: removed: amd64
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