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    Default Alt-Tab Support, Exposay For Wayland's Weston

    Phoronix: Alt-Tab Support, Exposay For Wayland's Weston

    Interesting in the Wayland camp this week has been lots of discussions about the XDG-Shell proposal but besides that, a patch-set just appeared that finally adds alt-tab support to Wayland's Weston compositor and also updates the exposay feature...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTUxNjA

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    Finally alt-tab on the display server level... it may sound weird but lack of it was one of my big problems with X11/Linux way back when I switched from Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushPL View Post
    Finally alt-tab on the display server level... it may sound weird but lack of it was one of my big problems with X11/Linux way back when I switched from Windows.
    What exactly is the issue with how it works on X11?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnor View Post
    What exactly is the issue with how it works on X11?
    Most fullscreen apps completely ignore it. There was a patch for SDL to handle alt-tab but it still does not solve the problem of switching to the desktop as not all apps use shared system SDL.

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    @Michael:

    It think the word is "exposť"... but then I'm no orthographer.

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    I think you'll find the word is "exposť".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabdiznec View Post
    I think you'll find the word is "exposť".
    I'm citing it as the patch was published.

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    Default I just learned something

    I feel like an idiot. I've been a Linux user for about a dozen years, and pretty good at the command line so keyboard shortcuts should be second nature to me. But thanks to this brief thread I just learned that Alt-Tab does window-switching.

    Like that old saying goes, "it was hidden in plain sight."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candide View Post
    I feel like an idiot. I've been a Linux user for about a dozen years, and pretty good at the command line so keyboard shortcuts should be second nature to me. But thanks to this brief thread I just learned that Alt-Tab does window-switching.

    Like that old saying goes, "it was hidden in plain sight."
    Are you serious? It was the first shortcut I've learned. Windows use this shortcut too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RushPL View Post
    (on X11) Most fullscreen apps completely ignore it.
    Exactly. Does these patches mean that finally Alt-tab will always work?

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