Change ALT-Tab to bring the target window to the front

Bug #736938 reported by David Barth on 2011-03-17
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
John Lea
Unity
Fix Released
Medium
Didier Roche
compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Unassigned

Bug Description

The change consists in modifying the default options for the staticswitcher plugin and set:
Appearnce -> Selected Window Highlight -> Highlight Mode: Bring Selected To Front
Appearance -> {Opacity, Brightness, Saturation}: 100
Icon: TRUE
Show icon only: FALSE

David Barth (dbarth) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
assignee: nobody → Didier Roche (didrocks)
milestone: none → 3.6.8
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → In Progress
tags: added: udt
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2011-03-17
Changed in unity:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package compiz-plugins-main - 0.9.4-0ubuntu4

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compiz-plugins-main (0.9.4-0ubuntu4) natty; urgency=low

  * 03_default_options.patch:
    - revert the ubuntu change from 0s to 0.2s delay back to avoid flickering
    - show other window when doing alt-tab and ensure that the settings are
      according to LP: #736938
 -- Didier Roche <email address hidden> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 17:44:53 +0100

Changed in compiz-plugins-main (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 3.6.8-0ubuntu1

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unity (3.6.8-0ubuntu1) natty; urgency=low

  * New upstream release.
    - crash at the second drag and drop from an unity place (LP: #736704)
    - Compiz crashes with SIGSEGV in nux::GraphicsDisplay::GrabPointer when
      opening the Dash (LP: #737287)
    - Visual Tearing/Rendering Issues with Unity Launcher (LP: #737476)
    - unity-window-decorator crash on unity panel dragout (LP: #740480)
    - unity-panel-service crashed with SIGSEGV in g_type_check_instance_is_a()
      (LP: #694699)
    - compiz crashed with SIGSEGV in nux::BaseTexture::GetDeviceTexture()
      (LP: #692823)
    - the "no result" and "search the web" items need icons (LP: #711199)
    - Resizing with external padding/grab area prevents reaching edge of
      screen (LP: #710356)
    - drag and drop of launcher icons uses microscopic drag icon (LP: #727647)
    - text in places look squeezed (LP: #727799)
    - at-spi-registry consumes most of the CPU and make the system unusable on
      Natty (LP: #729827)
    - migrate_favorites.py crashed with GError in __main__: Bad key or
      directory name: "/desktop/unity/launcher/favorites/app-
      dc++.desktop/type": `+' is an invalid character in key/directory names
      (LP: #737016)
    - Launcher hide state is confusing (LP: #739850)
    - Polish new launcher hide state (part 2) (LP: #740020)
    - launcher icons should expan on super or when entering keynav
      (LP: #741319)
    - Launcher - Dragging a Launcher icon to the Trash should remove the icon
      (LP: #676466)
    - Launcher - Enable dragging and dropping of files & folders to Launcher
      icons (LP: #676549)
    - Dash - Add Dash group header mouseover effect (LP: #689640)
    - unity aborts when you plug in an external monitor (LP: #700757)
    - Keyboard-navigation: focus on launcher remembered (LP: #713340)
    - Launcher Quicklists should always contain the application title
      (LP: #723877)
    - When a maximized window has window on top of it in 'restored state' (not
      maximised) , it is not possible to un-maximized the window by dragging
      the title bar downwards (LP: #723882)
    - When windows open for the first time they should not hide the launcher
      (LP: #723878)
    - UI blocked when expanding a section with more than 2000 items
      (LP: #736059)
    - Change ALT-Tab to bring the target window to the front (LP: #736938)
    - compiz crashed with SIGABRT in __kernel_vsyscall() (LP: #737814)
    - Launcher does not respond to changes in icon theme (LP: #605475)
    - Implement new style scrollbars in Dash (LP: #608124)
    - Closing launcher menu raises window under mouse (LP: #728787)
    - adding url launcher support from the search (LP: #739038)
    - Launcher - Set Launcher 'Hide Animation' to 'Slide only' by default.
      Also introduce subtle fade in effect. (LP: #739567)
    - "Time & Date" settings appears in launcher with empty tooltip
      (LP: #740907)
    - ZeitgeistLog missing implementation of get_property for "connected"
      (LP: #734080)
    - often can't alt-click-dnd to move the focussed dialog (LP: #711911)
    - The Unity P...

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
John Lea (johnlea) on 2011-04-19
tags: added: reviewedbydesign
removed: udt
Changed in ayatana-design:
assignee: nobody → John Lea (johnlea)
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Miroslav Hadzhiev (xtigyro) wrote :

"Alt+Tab" does not bring the windows to front until it the two keyboard buttons are let loose. Why the temporarily selected window isn't brought to the front (the it is under Windows)?

John Lea (johnlea) wrote :

@extigyro; Could you report a new bug with this feature request? Thanks!

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