static application switcher (alt+tab) functionality not available

Bug #1169045 reported by Paul on 2013-04-15
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
compiz (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The traditional "Static Application Switcher" funtionality of Alt+Tab is no longer available in raring. The new (now default) switcher style does not handle the case of many similar windows gracefully. The upgrade is also not handled gracefully; a user who used the Static Application Switcher previously will have no Alt+Tab or Alt+Shift+Tab functionality after upgrade.

Steps to reproduce:
1. Start four or more Terminal windows
2. Try to Alt+Tab between them without getting confused as to which is which

description: updated
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in compiz (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jonas Öberg (jonas-ffkp) wrote :

I'm not sure if anything changed here, but I had to manually install the compiz-plugins package to get the "Static Application Switcher" functionality. I don't remember having to do this, so maybe the "bug" is simply that the installation no longer defaults to installing compiz-plugins.

Paul (i41bktob-launchpad-net) wrote :

Thanks, confirmed that this resolves the problem.

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