Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

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Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Rolo » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:01 am

Is there an equivalent of Alt-Tab or Alt-Esc in any desktop environment for Linux? While I'm gaming in full screen mode, I often need to go back to the desktop in order to add people to VOIP calls, etc, while still leaving the game running. I've tried looking for this feature and came up empty, yet it is an important feature for anyone who games with friends.

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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by BlackVeils » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:38 am

if Alt-Tab isnt working for you, maybe look in the keyboard shortcuts settings, in the windows section of that see if there is something else which can be used. but as far as i understand Alt+Tab works the same.. perhaps its a misconfiguration of your game?

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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Booman » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:32 pm

Not all game like Alt+Tab in Mint. Some work just fine and others are very stubborn and take over the window completely.
What sometimes works better is multiple desktops. Use Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Key to switch back-n-forth to other programs.
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by barney384 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:33 pm

alt+tab works when there is a pause in gameplay. Then I use ctrl+alt+>arrow key(cursor key) to change desktops.

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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:44 am

Rolo, if you haven't looked into separate workspaces yet, you're in for a wonderful surprise. It's just SO convenient. :D
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Booman » Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:28 am

I love workspaces! Its one feature that Windows doesn't have and ironically have not copied yet.
I use workspaces all the time, even at work with dual screens.
Its priceless!
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Bolle1961 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:55 pm

Booman wrote:I love workspaces! Its one feature that Windows doesn't have and ironically have not copied yet.
Not quite right, Windows 10 has it ;)
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Booman » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:57 pm

What??? It Does!!??? I knew it was going to happen sooner or later :x
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by BEeK » Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:37 am

Booman wrote:What??? It Does!!??? I knew it was going to happen sooner or later :x
Yea, because good ideas are always copied.

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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Booman » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:14 pm

Yup, specially by Microsoft. Sadly its taken them this long to finally do it
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by PublicLewdness » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:01 pm

I have found that on Linux Mint Alt-Tab works with some games, Alt-F4 works with others and sometimes neither work.
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Re: Equivalent of Alt-Tab in Linux?

Post by Habitual » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:33 am

Dunno about Cinnamon, but Ctrl+Alt+[dD] usually gets me a desktop riki-tik

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