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Thread: [Solved] Change Alt + Tab Switcher Behavior in Lubuntu

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    [Solved] Change Alt + Tab Switcher Behavior in Lubuntu

    I want to configure the ALT-TAB window switcher in Lubuntu to show the windows on all desktops instead of just the current desktop. I know I need to make some changes in:

    ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml

    probably in the section <keybind key="A-Tab"> and also the section <keybind key="A-S-Tab">

    but I don't know the needed changes and correct syntax. How should I change these sections? Thank you for helping.
    Last edited by Dennis N; December 10th, 2013 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Change Alt + Tab Switcher Behavior in Lubuntu

    I figured it out myself.

    Information for anyone wanting to do this:

    open ~/.config/openbox/lubuntu-rc.xml in text editor.

    1) find section <keybind key="A-Tab">
    Edit to look like this (added line in red):
    Code:
       <keybind key="A-Tab">
          <action name="NextWindow">
            <allDesktops>yes</allDesktops>
            <dialog>icons</dialog>
            <finalactions>
              <action name="Focus"/>
              <action name="Raise"/>
              <action name="Unshade"/>
            </finalactions>
          </action>
        </keybind>
    2) find section <keybind key="A-S-Tab">
    Edit to look like this (added line in red):
    Code:
        <keybind key="A-S-Tab">
          <action name="PreviousWindow">
            <allDesktops>yes</allDesktops> 
            <finalactions>
              <action name="Focus"/>
              <action name="Raise"/>
              <action name="Unshade"/>
            </finalactions>
          </action>
        </keybind>
    Save, log out, log in. Alt+Tab will now cycle through all windows on all desktops. Shift+Alt+Tab will cycle in reverse.
    Last edited by Dennis N; December 10th, 2013 at 06:29 PM.

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