[Ubuntu 12.04] [Alt-Tab] doesn't work anymore, only switches between website elements [Regression]

Bug #955859 reported by Kristian Kißling
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This bug affects 14 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
unity-2d
New
Low
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unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Confirmed
Low
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Bug Description

1. Install latest upgrades and reboot
2. Press [Alt-Tab]
3. Expect application switcher but...
4. ...instead focus jumps between elements of window that has focus

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: unity 5.6.0-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-18.29-generic 3.2.9
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-18-generic i686
ApportVersion: 1.94.1-0ubuntu2
Architecture: i386
CompizPlugins: [core,bailer,detection,composite,opengl,decor,compiztoolbox,regex,gnomecompat,place,animation,mousepoll,vpswitch,resize,workarounds,snap,imgpng,move,expo,grid,session,ezoom,wall,fade,scale,unityshell]
Date: Thu Mar 15 11:10:42 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427.1)
SourcePackage: unity
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to precise on 2012-03-07 (7 days ago)

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Kristian Kißling (kkissling) wrote :
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Daniel van Vugt (vanvugt) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 945816, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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Thomas Guyot-Sionnest (dermoth) wrote :

It is said to be a duplicate of bug #945816, however the other bug mention changing the HUD shortcut. I'm affected by this bug and I haven't changed any shortcut; the only customization I have so far is switching to the 2D unity from the login screen.

It was working a few days ago - today I installed the latest updates and I cannot use alt-tab anymore.

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Thomas Guyot-Sionnest (dermoth) wrote :

FWIW it seems to work in Unity 3D but not in Unity 2D.

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François Degimbe (fdegimbe) wrote :

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I did not touch anything in configuration. The Alt+Tab key suddenly stopped functionning and I am not able to recover it, even after a reboot.

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Jonas Obrist (ojiidotch) wrote :

I disagree that this is a duplicate of #945816. I haven't changed my HUD shortcut and alt-tab still behaves as described in this report, and not as expected (switching windows).

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Jonas Obrist (ojiidotch) wrote :

#945816 is marked as fixed in compiz 1:0.9.7.2-0ubuntu1 but I have 1:0.9.7.6-0ubuntu1 and this bug (alt-tab not working, hud key is not re-assigned) is still affecting me.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

do you use unity2d or unity3d? could you add your .xsession-errors to the bug?

Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
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Jonas Obrist (ojiidotch) wrote :

I use unity2d, .xsession-errors attached

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

oh ok, if you use unity-2d that might explain why it doesn't happen here, reassigning to 2d

affects: unity (Ubuntu) → unity-2d (Ubuntu)
Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
affects: unity → unity-2d
Changed in unity-2d:
status: Incomplete → New
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Paweł Stołowski (stolowski) wrote :

To all experiencing the problem in unity-2d: could you please check if you have the same symptoms as
https://bugs.launchpad.net/unity-2d/+bug/963125 (comments 4-6)?

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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

Changed in unity-2d (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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marc riddell (mriddell) wrote :

From the other comments, it appears that this isn't a duplicate. I updated to 12.04 and now alt-tab switching doesn't work - I'm using gnome instead of unity though.

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Alessandro Pezzato (alessandro-pezzato) wrote :

Confirmed. alt+tab does not work after update to 12.04. I'm using Gnome Classic.

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