Ubuntu 16.04 – Fix Alt + Tab Not Working Properly

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After updating ubuntu from 14.04 to 16.04 I've experience this weird behavior. When I press Alt+Tab, two interfaces show up, the one from unity (the same that showed up when I was using the 14.04), and another that i don't have an idea from where it came from… LOL (no I didn't read the changelog, sorry for that XD ).

Thanks in advance.

Best Answer

I've been seeing the same thing on one system, and it's a bit annoying. I finally accidentally stumbled upon the answer for my case:

It was the Compiz switcher also capturing the ALT - TAB key combo along with the Unity switcher.

It can be disabled by installing the CompizConfig Settings Manager:

sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager

I ran it by clicking on the Search icon and typing:

CompizConfig

Then click on the icon.

Click on Window Manager → Application Switcher and disable the Next Window key.

Hope this helps you too.

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