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    Default Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    I much prefer switching between apps by using the keyboard shortcut Alt-tab. However, for some reason it's been a bit buggy of late.

    About 1/2 the time, it will do nothing and then if I hold down Alt-Tab for about 4 full seconds, it pops up, scrolling through the windows. This doesn't always fix it though. The problem can persist and the only way to get it to work at all is hold it down for 4-5 seconds and then scroll through.

    Sometimes, though it will just start working again!

    It's not always the same apps either. Sometimes "alt-tab"-ing between my browser and my text-editor will work and sometimes it won't. There doesn't seem to be rhyme or reason to it.

    How do I debug/fix this?

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    Default Re: Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    Any thoughts?

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    Default Re: Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr
    Any thoughts?
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    Works fine here with Gnome and compiz-fusion just like shuffling a pack
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    Default Re: Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    Hi,

    I had a similar issue when I was using kde 4.0 but since 4.1 the problem was gone. If you are using kde 4.0 you can update to the latest version and all should be fine

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monex View Post
    Hi,

    I had a similar issue when I was using kde 4.0 but since 4.1 the problem was gone. If you are using kde 4.0 you can update to the latest version and all should be fine

    Hope this helps
    Thanks, but is KDE 4.1 stable? I thought it was missing a whole bunch of features (as in, not yet implemented)?

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    Default Re: Why does Alt-Tab only work sometimes?

    4.12 is a lot better than 4.0 IMHO and has more features and 4.13 is due today

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6tr6tr View Post
    Thanks, but is KDE 4.1 stable? I thought it was missing a whole bunch of features (as in, not yet implemented)?
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