Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

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Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby red-lichtie on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:26 pm

CTRL-ALT-TAB swaps between all applications in all workspaces and this is the behaviour that I want for ALT-TAB (lets be honest, CTRL-ALT-TAB breaks your fingers! :wink: ).

How do I switch them around in Cinnamon 2 (LM16 Petra) :?:

I found Alt-Tab as "Cycle through open windows" in "System Settings -> Keyboard -> Keyboard shotcuts [ Categories : Cinnamon ]" but I can't see "Cycle through ALL open windows" (or what ever it is really called :? ).

I'm not afraid to use gconf-editor or something like that, if that is what it takes to make this important key combination work as I want it to.
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby red-lichtie on Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:01 pm

Surely someone in the Linux Mint community knows how to configure Alt-Tab to cycle through all the applications regardless of with workspace they are in ?
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby red-lichtie on Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:12 pm

I was asked why would I want to switch out of one workspace to another, as it is not "in my workspace".

Not everyone uses a workspace to just separate their work / task in hand, but, as I do, also use it to visually separate displays (or screens as they were originally known).

I might have logs in one screen, email in anotther and irc in yet another.

I want the freedom to configure my UI the way I want it, not the way someone expects me to want it. That is EXACTLY why I don't want Windows or Ubuntu (they are going off at a tangent IMHO) . . . .

Thank.
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby red-lichtie on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:02 pm

I can't believe that there is really no way of configuring this in Cinnamon 2. Someone must know how to change this action, right?
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby clfarron4 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:37 pm

red-lichtie wrote:I can't believe that there is really no way of configuring this in Cinnamon 2. Someone must know how to change this action, right?


Ask over on the Cinnamon Github. Someone there would probably know.
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby ProGent on Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:40 am

I had the similar request and didn´t find any "native" solution.
I´m using Coverflow Alt-Tab extension.
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Re: Swap Alt-Tab and Ctrl-Alt-Tab hot keys?

Postby ProGent on Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:25 pm

For me (Mint 17 Ubuntu) the following did what I wanted. Without using any extra software.

# gsettings set org.cinnamon.muffin.keybindings switch-panels "['<Alt>Tab']"
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