Cannot set alt + alt-r as window switcher

Bug #236767 reported by J. Pablo Fernández on 2008-06-02
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
metacity (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

In Ubuntu 7.08 I was able to set alt + alt-r (right alt, or graphic alt) as the window switcher, that is, instead of alt-tab. That was very ergonomic. When I upgraded, this key combination would only take me to the next window, but nothing else. And it is impossible to set the combination again.


Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. Unfortunately we can't fix it, because your description didn't include enough information. You may find it helpful to read "How to report bugs effectively" We'd be grateful if you would then provide a more complete description of the problem.
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Changed in metacity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
J. Pablo Fernández (pupeno) wrote :

1. System -> Preferences -> Keyboard shortcuts
2. Window Management -> Move between windows with pop up
3. Click on the accelerator, to re-set it.
4. Press alt and alt-r or alt-gr.

Nothing happens. No accelerator is set. alt+alt-r should be set. It was set and worked properly in the previous version of Ubuntu and I loved it.

Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. You reported this bug a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering is this still an issue for you? Can you try with latest Ubuntu release? Thanks in advance.

J. Pablo Fernández (pupeno) wrote :

Yes, this bug is still present in Ubuntu 8.10.

J. Pablo Fernández (pupeno) wrote :

Why is it marked as incomplete?

Thomas Thurman (marnanel) wrote :

When you say alt+alt-r, you mean that you used to press both alt keys down at once? In order to move to the next window, did you let go and then re-press one of them, and to make the switcher disappear, did you let go of both?

J. Pablo Fernández (pupeno) wrote :

Yes, both alts, generally releasing right-alt and pressing it again switched to the next. Same thing as tab but with right alt.

Victor Vargas (kamus) wrote :

I tried to reproduce this issue in latest Ubuntu Karmic (up to date) and I can confirm this problem is still present.

Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in metacity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
assignee: nobody → Ubuntu Desktop Bugs (desktop-bugs)
Changed in metacity:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → New
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