Ubuntu – Hiding an application from switcher (alt+tab)


I would like to hide cairo-dock from the switcher since it is redundant to have it there.

I've searched for solutions without any luck.

Best Answer

I solved it after finding a small thread on Ubuntu forums. I think this solution can be applied to any program

Install compizconfig-settings-manager:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

Go into Window Managment and Window Rules, there add:

Skip taskbar: title=Cairo-Dock
Skip pager: title=Cairo-Dock

and finally go back to the main settings and enable the Window Rules by checking the box

It is also possible to change the switcher by activating the ring or shift switcher and replacing the Unity shortcut with the custom switcher. In their respective menus you can choose what kind of windows it should display.

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