Configure the Ubuntu alttab application switcher
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: March 18, 2014
I always struggle with this when installing a new version of Ubuntu, so I thought I'd post it here so I can find it myself easier next time
I am currently on Ubuntu (Unity) 14.04 Trusty Tahr, but I was doing the same in 13.10 and 13.04.
I simply don't like the default Unity alt-tab application switcher. It may work for a lot of people, but it just slows me down. For me it's faster to have a single application switcher that cycles through all open windows, possibly withing one desktop, but I'm not sure about that.
I am really not compatible with the default unity switcher that groups windows, for example terminals, together so when hitting alt-tab you can't (in an effective way) switch between terminals. Having a different key combo for that slows my brain down.
I realize other peoples preferences varies, that's why this post is so great, it shows you how to tweak it the way you want it (other switchers have a lot more options than the unity default one).
So anyhow on to how to ch
12.04 List view in alttab application switcher
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 2, 2012
I am wondering if there is a functionality in Ubuntu 12.04 that allows you to replace the default view while using alt+tab.
Currently it will display the icon of various applications, and then expand into a set of thumbnails while holding over one application for a while (or using alt+|/alt+~). However, these thumbnails are too small to have any practical use for me, and what I want is to replace this sub-menu of thumbnails with a list of the files opened in that application.
To be very precise, I am using emacs with several windows (frames) for the various files I'm working on, and would want a list of my opened files instead of the thumbnails, so that I can tell them apart more easily.
Nonreordering "alttab" application switcher
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: July 5, 2009
One thing I have never liked about MS Windows, Metacity and Compiz's alt-tab application switchers is that they order application in a "most recently used" order. I would much rather have a static, not-constantly-reordered list. Is there a keyboard-driven application switcher which presents such a list for Gnome?
(Ideally, the order in which applications are presented should be that in which they are displayed in the gnome-panel "Window List" widget, but I'll settle for any arbitrary order.)
A better application switcher plugin for compiz.
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 26, 2009
the application switcher plugin used by compiz
is rather ,I should say, useless.
It takes a little time to figure out exactly which
window is being pointed to by the plugin by pressing alt-tab.
the thumbnails shown are not as good,and the background of the
switcher menu is too transparent.
Any suggestions to circumvent this problem?
Best way to hide a window from the AltTab program switcher?
location: linuxexchange.com - date: February 25, 2009
I've been a .NET developer for several years now and this is still one of those things I don't know how to do properly. It's easy to hide a window from the taskbar via a property in both Windows Forms and WPF, but as far as I can tell, this doesn't guarantee (or necessarily even affect) it being hidden from the Alt-Tab dialog. I've seen invisible windows show up in Alt-Tab, and I'm just wondering what is the best way to guarantee a window will never appear (visible or not) in the Alt-Tab dialog.
Update: Please see my posted solution below. I'm not allowed to mark my own answers as the solution, but so far it's the only one that works.
Update 2: There's now a proper solution by Franci Penov that looks pretty good, but haven't tried it out myself. Involves some Win32, but avoids the lame creation of off-screen windows.
ALTTAB Application Icon Pixelated
location: linuxexchange.com - date: November 4, 2009
When a child window of my application is opened and I view the ALT-TAB menu, the application icon looks pixellated. I assume that Windows uses a low resolution version of the icon (16x16 pixel I think). What can I do that Windows selects the right version which would be 32x32 pixel?
I assigned an icon to the window in question that has 16x16, 24x24, 32x32, 48x38 and 256x256 in true color. Please note that VS says in the proterties that 32x32 is used and that it works fine for the main window of my application where I assigned the exact same icon.
Porting application from Redhat to Ubuntu
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 17, 2011
Does anybody have any pointers on what are the steps necessary to be done to port an application from RedHat Linux to Ubuntu 10.04. For example can I take an application that is compiled on Redhat and run it directly on an Ubuntu box. I do understand that I would need to recompile the application on Redhat but was wondering if anybody has tried to run an app compiled one distro on another distro without recompiling.
Also any pointers to articles which list info on porting from Redhat to Ubuntu.
ALTTAB not working in gnome classic?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: April 29, 2012
When I am using gnome classic, ALT-TAB is interpreted as TAB instead I am clueless on what to do .
problem to install and run 32bits application on Ubuntu 11.04 64bits
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: October 3, 2011
I am running into a problem when I try to install or run 32bits application on Ubuntu 11.04 64bits.
I have searched extensively the net for solution but none has worked so far, or they are so complicated that I don't even know where to start...
So, for example I cannot install Wine or flash, or run some small tools that are crucial for my work.
Every time the problem is down to the ia32-libs being missing, when I try to install it I am running into dependencies problem that I cannot solve.
NB: I have tried many solution found on the web using Synaptic and apt-get: they did not work unfortunately.
The error message is:
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
ia32-libs : Depends: lib32v4l-0 but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages
If I try to install lib32v4l-0 I got this one:
The following packages have unmet dependencies.
lib32v4l-0 : Depends: libv4l-0 (= 0.8.3-2~ppa1) but 0.8.5-3u1~ppa1 is to be installed
E: Broken packag
compiling 32 bit application on 64 bit linux(x8664)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: December 13, 2007
i have a 64 bit linux machine.
Linux SVRDELLD30 2.6.9-42.ELsmp #1 SMP Tue Aug 15 10:35:26 BST 2006 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
here by default gcc creates 64 bit executable. but for some reason i want to create 32bit executable.
first i want to create 32 bit object files(.o files) and then i want to link those object files.
Please suggest me suitable gcc options.
Thanks and Regards,
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