Alt-Tab - Windows in the Alt-Tab spread are skipped when cycling Alt-Tab in reverse using the SHIFT key

Reported by Galaxor on 2011-11-22
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ayatana Design
Undecided
Unassigned
Unity
Medium
Unassigned
unity (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned

Bug Description

Windows in the Alt-Tab spread are skipped when cycling Alt-Tab in reverse using the SHIFT key.

To Reproduce:

1. Open two Chromium Web Browser windows

2. open Gnome terminal

3. Use alt-tab to cycle through all the windows, pausing when the focus is over the Chromium icon to spread the two chromium windows. Notice how it is possible to select either one of the individual Chromium windows using the Alt-Tab spread.

4. Now keeping the ALT key held down, also hold down the SHIFT key.

5. Tap the TAB key (whilst keeping ALT and SHIFT held down) to perform the same exercise in reverse.

6. Notice how only one of the two Chromium windows can be selected in the Alt-Tab spread. Whilst cycling through Alt-Tab in reverse, it is impossible to select one of the Chromium windows.

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Desired Solution:

- Holding down the SHIFT key while in Alt-Tab should reverse all actions, and all app windows should be selectable.

Tags: udp Edit Tag help
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2011-11-23
description: updated
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in unity:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-03-25
Changed in unity:
importance: Low → Medium
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Medium
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-24
summary: - Can't switch back with shift-alt-tab
+ Alt-Tab - Windows in the Alt-Tab spread are skipped when cycling Alt-Tab
+ in reverse using the SHIFT key
John Lea (johnlea) on 2012-04-24
description: updated
description: updated
tags: added: udp
Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-07-24
Changed in unity:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in ayatana-design:
status: New → Fix Committed
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