When "Bias alt-tab (...)" is switched on, alt+tab and ctrl+alt+tab are swapped

Bug #942677 reported by Łukasz Zemczak on 2012-02-28
This bug affects 1 person
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Fix Released
Tim Penhey
unity (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When the "Bias alt-tab to prefer windows on the current viewport" option is set in, for instance, ccsm, alt + tab and ctrl + alt + tab are swapped. With this option enabled, alt+tab navigates through all applications on all workspaces (as expected) - but ctrl+alt+tab navigates only through applications on the given workspace.
I'm not sure how the design spec defines the ctrl+alt+tab behavior in this case. Is this option even necessary now anyway?

Unity version: 5.4.0+bzr2035ubuntu0+654
Ubuntu version: precise

Bilal Akhtar (bilalakhtar) wrote :

In my case, alt+tab shows windows only on the current workspace, and ctrl+alt+tab shows the old switcher with all windows on all workspaces.

I'm not sure what's the intended behavior.

Omer Akram (om26er) on 2012-02-29
Changed in unity:
importance: Undecided → Low
Omer Akram (om26er) wrote :

ctrl + alt + tab is just out of scope for this bug since unity's switcher only invokes with alt-tab? enabling biased WS behavior is how design wanted it to be in Precise.

Changed in unity:
status: New → Incomplete
Łukasz Zemczak (sil2100) wrote :

Well, since the new Unity offers both alt + tab and ctrl + alt + tab, I just thought maybe the whole "bias alt-tab behavior (...)" option should be removed from unity? Since it doesn't make sense to have the option when the ctrl + alt + tab binding is at hand.

Tim Penhey (thumper) wrote :

This was fixed yesterday. I agree with Łukasz in that the bias should be removed. Right now it should default to on. It was used in more than one place, so I didn't fix this while fixing the bug.

Changed in unity:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Tim Penhey (thumper)
milestone: none → 5.6.0
Didier Roche (didrocks) on 2012-03-12
Changed in unity:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package unity - 5.6.0-0ubuntu1

unity (5.6.0-0ubuntu1) precise; urgency=low

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Changed in unity (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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